Topic At the mention of this word, Miss Trunchbull's face turned purple and her whole body seemed to swell up like a bullfrog's. "A genius!" she shouted. "What piffle is this you are talking, madam? You must be out of your mind! I have her father's word for it that the child is a gangster!" Matilda by Roald Dahl I hold the word that her father told me / I had talking with her father's for a shortime which one is correct ?