Captain J.J. Jones: Yours is a story with a happy ending, Mrs. Collins. People love happy endings. We better get a move on, the train's pulling in. Back, boys. Back. Thanks. Thanks, boys, thanks! I'll have a statement for you in a few minutes, but the important thing right now is to reunite this little lady with her son, so if you'll excuse us.
Guard: Stay right there. Come on, don't rush. Easy, easy.
Captain J.J. Jones: Mrs. Collins, I'd like to introduce you to James E. Davis, Chief of Police.
Mrs. Collins: Nice to meet you.
James E. Davis: We don't get a lot of positive attention from the boys in the press these days, so it's good to be here with a positive story, don't you think?
Mrs. Collins: Yes, sir.
James E. Davis: I take it you've been treated well by my boys in the department?
Mrs. Collins: I couldn't file a report for 24 hours, and I thought that maybe that was a...
James E. Davis: Technicalities aside.
Mrs. Collins: It was wonderful.
James E. Davis: Well, good. Then you won't have any trouble telling that to the press, and the fact that the LAPD...
Captain J.J. Jones: Women. Hold on a second. Back, boys, back. Keep them back. Well, aren't you... Aren't you gonna...
Captain J.J. Jones: Well, he's been through five terrible long months. He's lost weight, he's changed.
Mrs. Collins: I would know my own son.
Captain J.J. Jones: All I'm saying is you're in shock and he's changed. What's your name? Can you tell me your name?
The boy: Walter Collins.
Mrs. Collins: It's a common name.
Captain J.J. Jones: Where do you live, Walter? You know your home address?
The boy: I live at 210 Avenue 23, Los Angeles, California. And that's my mommy!
Captain J.J. Jones: Mrs. Collins, listen to me. I understand. You're feeling a little uncertain right now, and that's to be expected. A boy this age, he changes so fast. We've compensated for that in our investigation. And there's no question that this is your son.
Mrs. Collins: That is not Walter.
Captain J.J. Jones: It's not Walter as you remember him. And that's why it's important for you to take him home on a trial basis.
Mrs. Collins: A trial basis?
Captain J.J. Jones: Yes, yes. Once he's around his familiar surroundings, and you've given yourself time to recover from the shock of his changed condition, you will see that this is your Walter. Now, I promise you, I swear to you, I give you my word. This is your son. Now, if you have any problems, any problems at all, you come and you talk to me. I'll take care of it. I give you my word. Trust me. Mrs. Collins, he has nowhere else to go. Please.
1. press: 媒体。Mrs. Collins赶到现场时，发现已经有很多媒体在那里等候了。平时我们常用the press来表示新闻工作者；新闻界，例如：The press was/were not allowed to attend the trial.（庭审谢绝新闻采访），而press conference则是指“新闻发布会，记者招待会”。
2. happy ending：A happy ending is an ending of the plot of a work of fiction in which almost everything turns out for the best for the hero or heroine, their sidekicks, and almost everyone except the villains.（圆满的结局，大团圆的结局。）
3. get a move on：赶快。Jones警官在催促Mrs. Collins赶紧走，get a move on就是“赶快，赶紧”的意思，例如："Get a move on, " said Mor,"we haven't got all day."“快点儿”，莫尔说，“我们没有多少时间了。”
4. pull in: 进站。在这里，Jones警官的意思是，the train's pulling in（火车要进站了），所以我们得get a move on（赶快）。
5. Hold on a second：等会儿，相当于hold on a moment. 例如：Can you hold on? I'll see if he's here.（等一下行吗？我去看看他在不在。）在接电话时，我们常会说hold on a second来表示“先别挂”。
6. in shock: 处在震惊之中。 Jones警官认为Mrs. Collins还处于震惊之中，所以认不出自己的儿子。我们还常用in shock来表示in a coma（处于休克、昏迷状态），而culture shock（文化休克）则是指在异国生活时的一种困惑不安的感觉）。
7. to be expected: to be likely to happen; to be quite normal（在预料之中的，相当正常的），例如：A little tiredness after taking these drugs is to be expected.（服用这些药后有点倦意是正常的）。
8. no question: no doubt（毫无疑问）。Jones警官认定这个男孩就是Mrs. Collins的儿子，其实是想逃避找错孩子的责任，他认为 There is no question about it.（这是毫无疑问的，he makes no question of it.（对此他毫不怀疑）。但out of the question则是指“不可能，没门儿），例如：Another trip abroad this year is out of the question.（今年再度出国是绝无可能的）。
9. on a trial basis：试着, 试验性地。Jones警官想先让Mrs. Collins“试着”把男孩儿带回去，以避免在媒体面前承认找错孩子的尴尬。On a trial basis还可以用于“试用期、试行”等等，例如：He is hired for a three months period on a trial basis.（他受雇试用三个月）；The regulations have been put into practice on a trial basis.（这些规定已开始试行）。
10. give one's word: 保证，答应。I give you my word that I will return.（我向你保证我会回来的）。而give the word则是指“说出通行口令”，例如：When I give the word, start writing.（我一下令，你们就开始写）。