When Harry Garland, Mandy's father, precipitously leaves the flat where Mandy and Christine are staying, he departs empty handed. In the next scene, coming out of the taxi, he has the bag he had brought into the flat. See more
They all told us; in the most reassuring way, there was nothing to be done about it. Mandy would never hear, she would never be able to imagine what sound was like, so naturally, she would be dumb too. To the doctors it was an interesting case, but not at all unusual. One child in every sixteen thousand is born that way, and they explained that all over the country we should find special schools, day schools or residential.