JAMES - Philip down yet? EMILY - He'...

The Boy Comes Home

Uncle James Aunt Emily

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JAMES - Philip down yet?

EMILY - He's just having his breakfast.

JAMES - (looking at his watch) Ten o'clock. (Snapping it shut and putting it back) Ten o'clock. I say ten o'clock, Emily.

EMILY - Yes, dear, I heard you.

JAMES - You don't say anything?

EMILY - (vaguely) I expect he's tired after that long war.

JAMES - That's no excuse for not being punctual. I suppose he learnt punctuality in the Army?

EMILY - I expect he learnt it, James, but I understood him to say that he'd forgotten it.

JAMES - Then the sooner he learns it again the better. I particularly stayed away from the office to-day in order to talk things over with him, and (looking at his watch) here's ten o'clock—past ten—and no sign of him. I'm practically throwing away a day.

EMILY - What are you going to talk to

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