from Dear Brigitte

a 1965 movie (Twentieth Century Fox)

A poet (James Stewart) finds that his 8-year-old son (Billy Mumy) is a whiz at calculations.


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I want to tell you something. I don't want you to do it any more. Because if they find out about this, do you know what they're going to say?

No, sir.

They'll say, "There goes that Erasmus Leaf. He's a mathematician."


And we don't want that, do we?

No sir!

Of course not. 'Course we don't. So... We'll just keep this our own little closely-guarded family secret, huh?