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“It's nice having a bear about the house.”
Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
“Please look after this bear.”
Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
“I'm not a criminal,” said Paddington, hotly. “I'm a bear!”
Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
“Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear.”
Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
“If you really want something in this world,' said Olga simply, 'you'll never get it by sitting down and waiting. But if you go out and do things there's no knowing where you'll end up.”
Michael Bond, The Tales of Olga Da Polga
“strong-room”
Michael Bond, Paddington Abroad
“From the very beginning, there was not the slightest doubt that Olga da Polga was the sort of guinea pig who would go places.”
Michael Bond, The Tales of Olga Da Polga
“Luckily he had found a piece of cloth on the balcony outside Mr Brown’s room and so he’d been able to clean off the worst of the dirt before getting down to the important job of taking it to pieces and polishing it.”
Michael Bond, Paddington Abroad
“Beau Brummel”
Michael Bond, Paddington at Work
“MRS BROWN STARED at Paddington in amazement. “Harold Price wants you to be an usher at his wedding?” she repeated. “Are you sure?”
Michael Bond, Paddington Goes To Town
“PADDINGTON BUYS A SHARE”
Michael Bond, Paddington at Work
“A VISIT TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE”
Michael Bond, Paddington at Work
“They can’t,” said Jonathan. “The Dame is always played by a man.” “And the Principal Boy is always a girl,” agreed Judy. “It’s traditional.” “I don’t see why,” insisted Paddington.”
Michael Bond, Paddington Takes the Test
“I’d like to leave all my interest in, please,” explained Paddington. “In case it rains.” “Well,” said the man in a superior tone of voice as he made some calculations on a piece of paper. “I’m afraid you won’t keep very dry on this. It only comes to ten pence.” “What!” exclaimed Paddington, hardly able to believe his ears. “Ten pence! I don’t think that’s very interesting.” “Interest isn’t the same thing as interesting,” said the man. “Not the same thing at all.” He tried hard to think of some way of explaining matters for he wasn’t used to dealing with bears and he had a feeling that Paddington was going to be one of his more difficult customers. “It’s… it’s something we give you for letting us borrow your money,” he said. “The longer you leave it in the more you get.” “Well, my money’s been in since just after Christmas,” exclaimed Paddington. “That’s nearly six months.” “Ten pence,” said the man firmly.”
Michael Bond, Paddington Abroad
“PADDINGTON STEPS OUT”
Michael Bond, Paddington at Work
“neighbor”
Michael Bond, Paddington's Finest Hour
“Oh well, bears will be bears,” said Mr Brown.”
Michael Bond, More About Paddington
“Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform. In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear, for Paddington was the name of the station.”
Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
“PLEASE LOOK AFTER THIS BEAR. THANK YOU.”
Michael Bond, Paddington
“I daresay you'll be wanting some marmalade.”
Michael Bond, Paddington
“The Browns were holding a council of war in the dining room, and Mr. Brown was fighting a losing battle.”
Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
“he didn’t think much of the ticket. He examined carefully the piece of green cardboard which he held in his paw. “It doesn’t seem much to get for eighty pence,” he said. After all the lovely whirring and clanking noises the ticket machine had made, it did seem disappointing. He’d expected much more for his money.”
Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
“There was such a hullabaloo going on it was difficult to write up the notes in his scrapbook.”
Michael Bond, More About Paddington


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