Man. ’Evening, squire!

Squire. [stiffly] Good evening.

Man. Is, uh, . . . Is your wife a go­er, eh? Know whatah­mean, know whatah­mean, nudge nudge, know whatah­mean, say no more?

Squire. I, uh, I beg your par­don?

M. Your, uh, your wife, does she go, eh, does she go, eh?

S. [flus­tered] Well, she some­times “goes”, yes.

M. Aaaaaaaah bet she does, I bet she does, say no more, say no more, knowwhatah­mean, nudge nudge?

S. [con­fused] I’m afraid I don’t quite fol­low you.

M. Fol­low me. Fol­low me. That’s good, that’s good! A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind bat!

S. Are you, uh, . . . are you sell­ing some­thing?

M.sell­ing! Very good, very good! Ay? Ay? Ay?

[pause]

M. Oooh! Ya wicked Ay! Wicked Ay! Oooh hooh! Say No more!

S. Well, I, uh . . .

M. Is, your uh, is your wife a sport, ay?

S. Um, she likes sport, yes!

M. I bet she does, I bet she does!

S. As a mat­ter of fact she’s very fond of crick­et.

M. ’Oo isn’t? Likes games, eh? Knew she would. Likes games, eh? She’s been around a bit, been around?

S. She has trav­eled, yes. She’s from Scars­dale.

[pause]

M.say no more!!

M. Scars­dale, saynomore, saynomore, saynomore, squire!

S. I wasn’t go­ing to!

M. Oh! Well, nev­er mind Dib dib?
Is your uh, is your wife in­ter­est­ed in . . . pho­tog­ra­phy, ay?
“Pho­tographs, ay”, he asked him knowl­ing­ly?

S. Pho­tog­ra­phy?

M. Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more?

S. Hol­i­day snaps, eh?

M. They could be, they could be tak­en on hol­i­day. Can­did, you know, can­did pho­tog­ra­phy?

S. No, no I’m afraid we don’t have a cam­era.

M. Oh. Still, mooooooh, ay? Mwooho­ho­ho­hoo, ay? Ho­ho­ho­ho­ho­ho, ay?

S. Look . . . are you in­sin­u­at­ing some­thing?

M. Oh, no, no, no . . . yes.

S. Well?

M. Well, you’re a man of the world, squire.

S. Yes . . .

M. I mean, you’ve been around a bit, you know, like, you’ve, uh . . . You’ve “done it” . . .

S. What do you mean?

M. Well, I mean like, . . . you’ve slept, with a la­dy . . .

S. Yes . . .

M. What’s it like?