Coraline shook her head. "Why don't you play with me?" she asked.
"Busy," he said. "Working," he added. He still hadn't turned around to look at her. (2.50-51)
"Yes, dear. Now, I think you could do with some more hair clips, don't you?"
"Well, let's say half a dozen, to be on the safe side," said her mother.
Coraline didn't say anything. (3.11-14)
"Yes," said the other mother. "It wasn't the same here without you. But we knew you'd arrive one day, and then we could be a proper family." (3.60)