"When is your birthday?" Max wondered

"It's on the sixteenth of May, you?"

"Mine's the seventeenth of June. What about you Ben?"

"Fifteenth of April" he said to Max - obviously I already knew: I'd been to two of his birthday parties.

"What were you gonna do on your birthday?" wondered Ben.


"You know, when you got the gerbil you already knew about?"

"Oh, I was gonna pretend I didn't have a clue, you know; act."

"I would never be able to pretend something like that convincingly." Said Max "How do you know it was gonna work?" I pointed to the certificate on the wall in the front room. It was a best actor award. I won it at a play.

"Wow. You played in Oliver" said Max. "What character were you?"



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