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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 64 pages of information about If.

Cater paid him, I didn’t.

MARY

Are you sure that Cater didn’t give him ten shillings?

JOHN

It’s the sort of silly thing Cater would have done!

MARY

O, John!

JOHN

Hmm.

Curtain

SCENE 3

Scene:  As in Act I, Scene 1. 
Time.  Ten years ago.

BERT

’Ow goes it, Bill?

BILL

Goes it?  ’Ow d’yer think it goes?

BERT

I don’t know, Bill.  ’Ow is it?

BILL

Bloody.

BERT

Why, what’s wrong?

BILL

Wrong?  Nothing ain’t wrong.

BERT

What’s up, then?

BILL

Nothing ain’t right.

BERT

Why, wot’s the worry?

BILL

Wot’s the worry?  They don’t give you better wages nor a dog, and then they thinks they can talk at yer and talk at yer, and say wot they likes, like.

BERT

Why?  You been on the carpet, Bill?

BILL

Ain’t I!  Proper.

BERT

Why?  Wot about, Bill?

BILL

Wot about?  I’ll tell yer.  Just coz I let a lidy get into a train.  That’s wot about.  Said I ought to ’av stopped ’er.  Thought the train was moving.  Thought it was dangerous.  Thought I tried to murder ’er, I suppose.

BERT

Wot?  The other day?

BILL

Yes.

Bert?

Tuesday?

BILL

Yes.

BERT

Why?  The one that dropped her bag?

BILL

Yes.  Drops ’er bag.  Writes to the company.  They writes back she shouldn’t ’av got in.  She writes back she should.  Then they gets on to me.  Any more of it and I’ll. . .

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