Older Mike: From that moment on, I realized Bobby was my responsibility. Older Mike: There are seven lost secret fascinations and abilities. They are that: animals can talk; your favorite blanket is woven from a fabric so mighty, that once pulled over your head, it becomes an impenetrable force field, nothing is too heavy to lift with the aid of a cape; your hand, held forefinger out and thumb up, acutally fires bullets; jumping from any height with an umbrella is completely safe; monsters exist and can be both seen an done battle with; and the greatest, most special and regrettable loss of all: the ability to fly. Older Mike: [When the bullies showed up] We knew we were dead instantly,the way you always know you're in for it when bigger kids show up. It's a sixth sense you never lose. Older Mike: [on getting the idea to sell golf balls] It was money, I didn't know how it would help but I knew we were better off if we had some than if we didn't. Older Mike: We called him 'The king', because... that's what he liked to be called. Boy #1: Dad, he promised to let me play with it, now he says he didn't and he won't. Older Mike: Did you promise? [other son nods] Older Mike: Well, you can't just say, "I promise," then forget about it. "I promise" are the most important words you'll ever say... well almost the most important words you'll ever say. Bobby: He's coming back, Mike. It's not mom's fault, but he's coming back.