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(They both laugh.) KATE : They're not still talking, are they? MAGGIE : Laughing. She laughs all the time with him. D'you hear them, Aggie? AGNES : Yes. KATE : Laughing? Absolutely beyond my comprehension. AGNES : Like so many things, Kate. KATE : Two more minutes and Mr Evans is going to talk to me. Laughing? Hah! GERRY : Thinking of going away for a while, Chrissie. CHRIS : Where to? GERRY : But I'll come back to say goodbye first. CHRIS : Are you going home to Wales? GERRY : Wales isn't my home any more. My home is here - well, Ireland. To Spain - as a matter of interest. Just for a short while. CHRIS : To sell gramophones? GERRY : Good God, no! ( Laughs .) You'll never believe this - to do a spot of fighting. With the International Brigade. A company leaves in a few weeks. Bit ridiculous, isn't it? But you know old Gerry when the blood's up - bang-bang-bang! - missing everybody. CHRIS : Are you serious? GERRY : Bit surprised myself- as a matter of interest. CHRIS : What do you know about Spain? GERRY : Not a lot. A little. Enough, maybe. Yes, I know enough. And I thought I should try my hand at something worthy for a change. Give Evans a Big Cause and he won't let you down. It's only everyday stuff he's not so successful at. Anyhow I've still to enlist... He's still watching us. He thinks we don't see him. I wouldn't mind talking to him. CHRIS : He's a bit shy. GERRY : Naturally. And I'm a stranger to him practically... does he know my name? CHRIS : Of course he knows your name. GERRY : Good. Thanks. Well, maybe not so good. He's a very handsome child. With your eyes. Lucky boy.
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('Dancing in the Dark' softly from the radio.) MAGGIE : Good for you, Aggie. What did you do to it? AGNES : I didn't touch it. KATE : Turn that thing off, Aggie, would you? ( AGNES does not.) GERRY : You have a gramophone! I could have got it for you wholesale. CHRIS : It's a wireless set. GERRY : Oh, very posh. CHRIS : It doesn't go half the time. Aggie says it's a heap of junk. GERRY : I know nothing about radios but I'll take a look at it if you- CHRIS : Some other time. When you come back. (Pause.) GERRY : And Agnes is well? CHRIS : Fine-fine. GERRY : Of all your sisters Agnes was the one that seemed to object least to me. Tell her I was asking for her. CHRIS : I'll tell her. (They listen to the music.) GERRY : Good tune. (Suddenly he takes her in his arms and dances.) CHRIS : Gerry - GERRY : Don't talk. CHRIS : What are you at? GERRY : Not a word. CHRIS : Oh God, Gerry - GERRY : Shhh. CHRIS : They're watching us. GERRY : Who is? CHRIS : Maggie and Aggie. From the kitchen window. GERRY : Hope so. And Kate. CHRIS : And Father Jack. GERRY : Better still! Terrific! (He suddenly swings her round and round and dances her lightly, elegantly across the garden. As he does he sings the song to her.) MAGGIE : ( Quietly ) They're dancing. KATE : What! MAGGIE : They're dancing together.
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KATE : God forgive you! MAGGIE : He has her in his arms. KATE : He has not! The animal!
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  • Fall '11
  • Kerins
  • Ode, 2007 singles, 2005 singles, 2008 singles, 2004 singles, UK Singles Chart number-one singles, KATE MAGGIE ROSE

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