Parcel from my sister Kate
Look for the celebrity cameo in this companion piece to Jack and Tom by students at Miranda Public, Caringbah Public and Port Hacking High schools.
11 August 2020
Duration – 10:39
Boys, we'll never make it. Those Thompson boys will stop us for sure.
Let's face it, we're outnumbered and they're too strong. That flag's never coming off the pole.
What about my sister Kate.
She's a girl. Girls don't storm battlements and take castles and capture flags.
This one does.
I won't let you down Tom.
There's a girl in the group.
What a bunch of g–
She smacked you Thompson boys.
What a tiger, she's braver than brave.
Who wants to try one of my biscuits? It's a new recipe.
I wouldn't mate, she looks pretty but the biscuits aren't.
They're downright dangerous.
You're hilarious. COme on, try one for me?
Ok, lads, we'll all have one of Kate's biscuits.
[tapping biscuits on wooden bench]
What's got you all in a fluster?
The old Huns really been giving it to France and Britain. It's on Jack, it's on.
We need to sign up, Tom. We need to do our part and while we're at it we'll see the world.
This isn't a game Jack. It's not like capturing flags, this is war. People get killed. The newspapers don't tell you everything.
We'd better be in it. We can't not sign up.
If you boys are going I'm going to sign up.
Sorry Kate, they don't take women.
Why not? I can run faster shoot straight up and ride better than all you lot.
They won't let you Kate. They just won't.
We'll see about that.
How do I look?
What are you doing here?
I'm signing up. How do I look?
You look like a girl dressed as a bloke. It's not gonna work.
Maybe if we gave her a few whiskers, she'd look the part?
Alright, I'll sort out the whiskers, you get the paperwork done.
Alright, see you in a second mate.
Now remember Kate; deep voice, no eye contact, make sure you look down.
And if you're not sure, just say "mate". Here are your papers. I fixed them up best I could.
Mate? I'd love to be your mate. Why don't we have a cuppa and a bit of a chat. Don't be a boofhead son. I'm a sergeant. Now, what's your name?
I fix them up best likely you're next
sir down seven down pending romantic
sense of humanity what's your brother
Bob man I don't know man
good luck that's all
what am I going to do Khan I did I know
whether you take clover all punched on
punch me you see no hard units
distraction a distraction I'm game you
can fight like that good enough for me
okay the next room get eautiful what
you're a girl
let's go that again at least you can say
you gave your best shot you nearly got
through this yellow box would have been
a hurdle though what can I do now
don't worry sis we've back before you
look after my brother you know Mary's
horse got out last week that's the third
one was come on ladies we need to have
these parcels ready by Friday or they'll
miss the boat it's wrong Emel
she had a little from the vehicle her
husband's missing on the Thunder
that's the third letter this week for
someone from this space they were and
they said the war would be over by
Christmas that was two Christmases ago
there'll be no young men left soon
okay no no no pls i would like either
were there before for me I need to find
my brother is living in friend it's not
that reason there's you both I just have
to go what you have to go in a
I'm here to see my brother Tom its
private Thomas hook
it's the Patriots restaurant you must
come back later he's a very sick man
I've come all the way from Australia so
I'm not going to come back late I must
insist my Tom services you make
careful he was caught in an explosion
and then gasped as he lay in the field I
thought I'd never see you again I've got
some biscuits for you outside in my
suitcase show me a better cake but worse
that's not very nice
I've come halfway it's Jack he was right
there with me before the explosion he
pushed me out of the way came he pushed
me out of the way it's okay Tom where's
Jack now this is in my hair when they
found me it's Jack's
I found use home I'll find Jack this is
for you jack
you were brave and brave I'll never
forget you now the years have gone
quickly plans new memories are clear and
fast locked in my heart and my soul and
his death draws me gently need for me
there will be no fear for you I'll be
braver but embrace all the joys of our
childhood throws a wild carefree lives
when our eyes could see all that was
cool and our friendship is wrong as to