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Hello

Hello, fancy seeing you here

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Orange juice? Certainly!

You're sure you don't want something stronger? I'll ring if you like

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Not now, thanks. This is fine.

Don't tell me you've forsaken your beloved whiskey-and-whiskies-

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I expect that at one time I secretly wanted to be a writer

Dexter, would you mind doing something for me?

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Anything, what?

Get the hell out of here.

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You need me too much

Would you mind telling me just what it is you're hanging around for? No- please don't go! I'd honestly much prefer it if you wouldn't.

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As a writer this ought to be right up your street

Don't miss a word!

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Honestly, you never looked better in your life; your getting a fine tawny look-

Oh, we're going to talk about me, are we? Goody.

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- she was a dumpy little thing originally

- Only as it happens, I'm not interested in myself, for the moment. What interests me now, is what, if any, your real point is, in-

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You're far and away you're favorite person in the world

Dexter in case you don't know it I -

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Shall I go on?

Oh, yes, please do, by all means-

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Of course she is kindness itself Mr. Connor

Itself Mr.Connor

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For instance, she never had the slightest sympathy toward nor understanding of what used to be known as my dark and gorgeous thirst

That was your problem!

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You were no helpmate there- Tracy- you were a scold

It was disgusting. It made you so unattractive

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Oh-never mind

Say it-

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- but that a kind of priest to a virgin goddess, then my drinks grew more frequent and deeper in hue, that's all

I never considered you as that nor myself!

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And the night you got drunk on champagne , and climbed out on the roof and stood naked, with your arms out to the moon, wailing like a banshee-

I told you I never had the slightest recollection of doing any such thing.

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You wanted to- Mr. Connor what would you say in the case of-

He's a reporter incidentally. He's doing us for Destiny

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A pity we can't supply photographs of you on the roof

Honestly the fuss you made over that silly, childish-

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The moon is also a goddess, chaste and virginal

Stop using those foul words! We were married nearly a year weren't we?

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It's an affair of the spirit- not of the flesh

Dexter, what are you trying to make me out as?

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Tracy, what do you fancy yourself as?

I don't know that I fancy myself as anything

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How in the world can you even think of it?

I love him that's why! As I never began to love you

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He's just a tower

You've known him how long?- half a day.

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I knew him for two days two years ago, the time I went up to the fields with your father, but half a day would've done, I think

It's just personal then-

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Purely and completely

You couldn't possibly understand him or his qualities. I shouldn't expect you to

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I suppose when you come right don to it, Tracy, it just offends my vanity to have anyone who was ever remotely my wife, remarry so obviously beneath her

"Beneath" me! How dare you- any of you- in this day and age use such a -?

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You could marry !ac, the night watch man, and I'd cheer for you

And what's wrong with George?

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He's a wizard at his job, and I'm sure he is honest, sober, and industrious. He's just not for you

He is for me- he's a great man, and a good man; already he's of national importance.

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He'll give you no out as I did.

I won't require one.

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There's something engaging about it, this virgin goddess business, something more challenging to the male than he more obvious charms

really?

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This citadel will and shall be taken- and I'm just the boy to do it

You seem quite contemptuous of me all the sudden

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Your so- called strength- your prejudice against weakness- your blank intolerance-

Is that all?

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You're a special class of American female now- the Merry Maidens- and a type of Philadelphiaensis, you're the absolute tops, my dear

Damn your should, Dext, if you say another-!

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You see- it's no use even attempting to be friendly

Certainly not. You were a dear to try. Please don't mind him.

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You got taken when you bought that roan. She's parrot-jawed

Get into a tub. You're revolting.

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What's more she swallows wind by the bucket

Where's Miss Imbrie? Wasn't she with you?

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She's gone to the privy ugh Uncle Willie

It's anyone's guess what this might be. It's, why- it's a photograph of the True Love

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- the?- what's that?

A boat he designed- and built practically. We sailed her up the coast of Maine and back, the summer we were marrid. My, she was yare.

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Yare? What does that mean?

It means- oh, what does it mean?- easy to handle- quick to the helm- fast- bright- everything a boat should be.- And the hell with it

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Rather bad taste, I'd say giving you that

Dexter never concerns herself much with taste

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How'd you ever happen to marry a fellow like that?

Oh, I don't know- I expect it was a kind of a hangover from childhood days. We grew up together, you know.

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I see- prop iniquity

Oh, George- to get away- to get away-! Somehow to feel useful in the world-

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I'm going to build you an ivory tower with my own two hands

Like fun you are

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You mean you've been in one too long?

I mean that p, and a lot of things

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I'm going to make a grand life, dear- and you can help, all right

Oh I hope I can

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From now on we'll both stop wasting time on unimportant people.

That's all right with me

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I'd like people to consider it an honor to be asked there

Why an honor especially?

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And then perhaps young Me. Haven May be somewhat condescending

George- you don't really mind him do you? I mean the fact of him

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The-? I don't see what you mean Tray

I mean that- you know that he was- was my lord and master- that we ever were-

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That's the wonderful thing about you Tray

What? How-

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It's- it's a kind of beautiful purity , Tracy, that's the only word for it

George-

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It's what I first worshipped you for, Tracy, from afar

George, listen-

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Only from a little nearer now- eh darling?

I don't want to be worshipped! I want to be loved!

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You're that too. You're that all right.

I mean really loved

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But that goes without saying Tracy

And now it's you- who doesn't see what I mean. You can just leave them Edward.

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Shall I out this picture with the other presents, Miss Tracy?

No- just leave it there please

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Don't let miss Imbrie get ahold of it

I should say not

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I hope they'll soft pedal the marriage angle

I wish they'd pedal themselves right out if here

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They've got a job to do, and it's an honor, you know, Tracy

What is?

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Why- to be done by Destiny

Are you joking?

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Joking-

But you can't seriously mean that you think-!

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Does he by chance ever walk anywhere?

When he likes I expect

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Seth, you idiot

That's very amusing I'm sure

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What bothers me at the moment is the spectacle we're making ourselves for the benefit of the young man and woman from Destiny

Whose fault is it?

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It's worse; it's stupid and undignified

So are other things

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They can publish hat they like about me,but-

- My idea is they'll publish nothing about any of us

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How do you propose to stop them

I don't quite know yet

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Well, at present the least we could do us to inform Connor and the camera lady that we are all quite aware do the purpose here. I insist on that

All right. I'll tell them myself

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I think it will come better from me, don't you- as, at least, titular head of the family?

Of course- inasmuch as you let us in for it in the first place

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It's most unAttractive

Oh? How does Miss Mara talk? Or does she purr?

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It's all right Margaret

Sweet and low, I suppose. Dulcet. Very ladylike.- you've got a fine right, you have- after the way you've treated mother- after the way you've treated us all- a magnificent right you've got to come back here in your best country manner and strike attitudes and makes stands and criticize my fiancé and give orders and mess things up generally, just as if you'd done-

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Stop it instantly Tracy!

I can't help it. It's sickening.- as if he'd done nothing at all!

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What most wives don't realize is that their husband's philandering- particularly the middle aged kind- has nothing whatever to do with them

Oh? Then what does it have to do with?

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- the right kind of daughter

- that's interesting to say the least

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One for whom he can do no wrong-

How sweet

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I think a devoted young daughter gives a man the illusion that you is still his

Very important, I suppose

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- but with a girl of his own full of warmth for him, foolish, unquestioning, uncritical affection

-none of which I've got

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In fact-

I never! I loved them!

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Without it you might just as we'll be made of bronze

That's an awful thing to say to anyone

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Indeed it is

So I'm to blame for Tina Mara am I?

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If any blame attaches, to some extent I expect you are

You coward.

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I'm afraid nothing is

Wha-what did you say I was?

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I understand a lot more than I did, as well.

"A prig and a-". You mean- you mean you think I think I'm some sort of virgin goddess or something?

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Also, you've been talking like a jealous woman

A-? What's the matter with everyone all at once, anyhow?

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No, it's me that does

You look adorable Dinah

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Champagne, instead?

No thanks

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The girls demented

-but prigs don't

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What's that?

Nor spinsters

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We don't get you

Nor goddesses, virgin, or otherwise

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Aren't you coming?

I'll follow along with George

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What's the matter with you Tracy

You tell me will you?

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Damn if I know, I'd like to

Well if you happen to find out

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- I'll tell you sure

-and remember, Mike- "With the rich and mighty"-

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"Always a little Patience- yes, highness. I will.

Do that. Please do