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"H'm," said Mr. Carter. "Excessive self-confidence was always a characteristic of you two. Whether your immunity is entirely due to your own superhuman cleverness, or whether a small percentage of luck creeps in, I'm not prepared to say."
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'I've got something better to do,' continued Tuppence. 'Something ever so much more exciting. Something I've never done before.'
Tommy looked at her with lively apprehension.
'I forbid it, Tuppence.'
'You can't,' said Tuppence. 'It's a law of nature.'
'What are you talking about, Tuppence?'
'I'm talking,' said Tuppence, 'of Our Baby. Wives don't whisper nowadays. They shout. OUR BABY! Tommy, isn't everything marvellous?'
'Let me tell you this, sir, not a person on my highly trained staff is a day over twenty-five. That is the truth.'
Since the highly trained staff consisted of Tuppence and Albert, the statement was truth itself.