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GERRY : And how's Maggie? CHRIS : Fine. GERRY : And Rose and Kate? CHRIS : Grand. GERRY : And Agnes? CHRIS : Everybody's well, thanks. GERRY : Tell her I was asking for her - Agnes. CHRIS : I would ask you in but the place is - GERRY : No, no, some other time; thanks all the same. The old schedule's a bit tight today. And the chappie who gave me the lift tells me Father Jack's home. CHRIS : Just a few weeks ago. GERRY : All the way from Africa. CHRIS : Yes. GERRY : Safe and sound. CHRIS : Yes. GERPt: Terrific. CHRIS : Yes. GERRY : Lucky man. CHRIS : Yes. ( GERRY uses the cane as a golf club and swings.} GERRY : Must take up some exercise. Putting on too much weight. KATE : He's not still there, is he? MAGGIE : Yes. KATE : Doing what, in God's name? MAGGIE : Talking. KATE : Would someone please tell me what they have to say to each other?
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MAGGIE : He's Michael's father, Kate. KATE : That's a responsibility never burdened Mr Evans. CHRIS : A commercial traveller called into Kate's school last Easter. He had met you somewhere in Dublin. He had some stupid story about you giving dancing lessons up there. GERRY : He was right. CHRIS : He was not, Gerry! GERRY : Cross the old ticker. CHRIS : Real lessons? GERRY : All last winter. CHRIS : What sort of dancing? GERRY : Strictly ballroom. You're the one should have been giving them - you were always far better than me. Don't you remember? ( He does a quick step and a pirouette .) Oh, that was fun while it lasted. I enjoyed that. CHRIS : And people came to you to be taught? GERRY : Don't look so surprised! Everybody wants to dance. I had thousands of pupils - millions! CHRIS : Gerry - GERRY : Fifty-three. I'm a liar. Fifty-one. And when the good weather came, they all drifted away. Shame, really. Yes, I enjoyed that. But I've just started a completely new career, as a matter of interest. Never been busier. Gramophone salesman. Agent for the whole country, if you don't mind. 'Minerva Gramophones - The Wise Buy'. CHRIS : Sounds good, Gerry. GERRY : Fabulous. All I have to do is get the orders and pass them on to Dublin. A big enterprise, Chrissie; oh, one very big enterprise. CHRIS : And it's going all right for you? GERRY : Unbelievable. The wholesaler can't keep up with me. Do you see this country? This country is gramophone crazy. Give you an example. Day before yesterday; just west of Oughterard; spots this small house up on the side of a hill. Something seemed just right about it - you know? Off the bike; up the lane; knocks. Out comes this enormous chappie with red hair - what are you laughing at? CHRIS : Gerry - GERRY : I promise you. I show him the brochures; we talk about
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them for ten minutes; and just like that he takes four - one for himself and three for the married daughters. CHRIS : He took four gramophones? GERRY : Four brochures! (They both laugh.) But he'll buy. I promise you he'll buy. Tell you this, Chrissie: people thought gramophones would be a thing of the past when radios came in. But they were wrong. In my experience... Don't turn round; but he's watching us from behind that bush.
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