All right, then.
Where were we?
Oh, yeah, that's right. Now I remember.
"A note about witches."
See, here's the thing about them.
Witches are as real as a rock in your shoe.
That's the first thing you need to know.
The second thing you need to know,
And they live amongst us...
side by side, with humans.
In every big city, in every small town.
For all you know,
a witch might be living right next door to you right now.
A witch might be a nurse,
or your teacher,
and you can bet your sweet patootie
that friendly, little old lady on the bus offering you
a delicious piece of salt water taffy
is a witch.
And here's the most important thing.
The most important thing.
Witches hate children!
A witch spends all her time
thinking up ways to destroy children.
That's all she thinks about.
"How will I squish this horrible child?"
A witch gets the same pleasure from squishing a child
as you get from eating a bowl of ice cream
covered in butterscotch syrup,
with whipped cream,
and a cherry on top.
My story begins during the last month of 1968.
Believe it or not, I was once a young boy.
A boy with a mother and a father.
We lived in Chicago.
And it snows a lot at Christmas time.
Tricky thing with snow is, it's slippery.
-去前面 这边 -妈妈
- Take the front! This way! - Mom?
- I was wearing my seat belt. - Dad?
Mama and Daddy weren't.
Let's get you out of here.
It was during my eighth Christmas
that I lost my mother and father.
My dear child...
You gonna be all right.
Here, let me look at you.
I'mma get you out of here.
I packed your things, I'm gonna take you home.
Home? To my house?
Home to my house.
Need any help bringing these bags inside, sister?
谢谢 不用了 雷吉纳德
Oh, no, thank you, Reginald.
You've done enough already.
Running into you at the bus station was a godsend.
I'm much obliged.
I'll see you in church come Sunday?
Oh, you know you will.
Pleasure to make your acquaintance, young man.
Welcome to Demopolis.
-谢谢 雷吉 -回见
- Thank you, Reggie. - Sister.
Take them shoes off before you walk on my good rug.
Grandma was my mama's mama.
A tough lady with a big heart.
The kind that wouldn't hesitate
to give a spanking if you deserve it
or a big ol' hug if you needed it.
you'll be comfy here.
In your mama's old room.
We'll get you situated tomorrow.
I'm gonna make some hot chocolate.
I'm gonna make some anyway,
in case you change your mind.
High tomorrow, 73.
Young man, what is wrong with you?
Sitting in here all by your lonesome. It's nice out.
You want something to eat?
I just fried some wings.
Nobody turns down my wings. I'm gonna make you a plate.
♪ 如果你感到前路无望 ♪
♪ Now if you Feel that you can't go on ♪
♪ 所有希望都已成空 ♪
♪ Because all of your hope is gone ♪
♪ 如果你的生活充满困惑 ♪
♪ And your life is filled with much confusion ♪
♪ 连快乐都成了一种幻觉 ♪
♪ Until happiness is just an illusion ♪
♪ 如果你的世界已濒临崩塌 ♪
♪ And your world around is tumblin' down ♪
♪ 亲爱的 ♪
♪ Darlin' ♪
♪ 伸出手来 ♪
♪ Reach out ♪
♪ 伸出手来 ♪
♪ Reach out ♪
来吧 宝贝 伸手
Come on, baby. Come on.
What you waiting for?
Don't feel like eating.
And I don't feel like wasting all this good food.
What, you think I'm supposed to feel sorry for you?
Well, I don't.
Do I feel bad? Yeah.
But not sorry.
Sometimes, whatever the good Lord needs to teach us
comes in ways we don't see.
But it doesn't mean we're not supposed to learn something.
This was my baby.
I'd do anything for her to be here right now.
But the Man Above had another plan for her.
And whether it seems fair to me or not, it doesn't matter.
Sometimes life isn't fair.
It's a hard lesson for folks to learn
and most people don't have to learn it this young.
But you do.
You hear me?
拜托 宝贝 你得吃点东西
Come on now, baby, you got to eat something.
You like cake?
Well, corn bread is basically cake.
Go on. Try it.
What's his name?
It's a she.
Her name is something you can ponder.
Have you come up with a name for your mouse yet?
Well, tell me.