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Taxi Driver in The Witches

By Roald Dahl

Taxi Driver

Ah, the getaway car. The taxi driver who takes Grandmamma and our narrator away from the hotel is an old man with a mustache. He's kind of an over-sharer. He tells Grandmamma that he used to have mice as a kid and that they breed like, well, mice (not a super-appropriate comment given the circumstances). Most notably, though, he's not really fazed when Grandmamma says that the mouse in her hand is her grandson. Either he's seen a lot of witchery in his day (unlikely, since everyone else at the hotel seemed to be pretty shocked by it) or he just thinks he's talking to a crazy old lady. Mice can't be grandsons! Oh, yes they can.