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King of Swamp Castle: When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. And that one sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that’s what you’re going to get, Son, the strongest castle in all of England.
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Arthur: I am your king!
Woman: Well I didn’t vote for you!
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Prisoner: [clap clap clap clap]
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Knight: I have to push the pram a lot.
French Soldier: I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough water! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
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Bridgekeeper: Stop. What… is your name?
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Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
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