While they were there, a little boy that Charlie guessed was four, darted across the playground and pushed William away from the swings. Charlie being the gentle soul that he is, told the little boy that there were plenty of swings and no need to push.
When the same little boy came out of hiding and ambushed Carolyn and Elizabeth as they tried to climb on the merry-go-round, knocking them down and making them cry, Charlie being the gentle soul that he is, found the child's mother and told her that although her son's behavior is probably normal for a four year old, if her little
And then, he laughed.
But I'm not sure he was kidding.