Mr. and Mrs. Martin arrive at the Smiths for dinner. They both
START: Mr. Martin: Excuse me, madam, but it seems to me, unless I’m mistaken, that I’ve met you somewhere before.
Mrs. Martin: I, too, sir. It seems to me that I’ve met you somewhere before.
Mr. Martin: Was it, by any chance, at Manchester that I caught a glimpse of you, madam?
Mrs. Martin: That is very possible. I am originally from the city of Manchester. But I do not have a good memory, sir. I cannot say whether it was there that I caught a glimpse of you or not!
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END: Mr. Martin: (In the same drawling monotonous voice) How curious it is and what a coincidence! And bizarre! Perhaps they are the same, dear lady!
Mrs. Martin: How curious it is! It is indeed possible, dear sir. (A rather long moment of silence. The clock strikes 29 times.)
Mr. Martin: (Having reflected at length,
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