Lolita: Why? What difference does it make? I want to call her.
Humbert: I just don't think it would be a very good idea. That's all.
Lolita: Why can't I call my mother if I want to?
Humbert: Because you can't!
Lolita: Why?
Humbert: Because - [long pause] your mother is dead.
Lolita: [laughs] Come on, now, cut it out! Why can't I call her?
Humbert: Your - mother - is - dead.
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