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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
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  • I munch it all day long except for a few minutes at mealtimes when I take it out and stick it behind my ear for safekeeping.
  • In five minutes, he was back.

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  • In the mornings, he left the house ten minutes earlier so that he could walk slowly to school, without ever having to run.
  • Sometimes, he would stand motionless outside the gates for several minutes on end, taking deep swallowing breaths as though he were trying to eat the smell itself.
  • And five minutes later he arrived at his own home.
  • All my most secret new inventions are cooking and simmering in here! Old Fickelgruber would give his front teeth to be allowed inside just for three minutes! So would Prodnose and Slugworth and all the other rotten chocolate makers! But now, listen to me! I want no messing about when you go in! No touching, no meddling, and no tasting! Is that agreed?

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very, very small
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