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                                           corny kelleher
       (Nudges the second watch.) Come and wipe your name off the slate. (He
lilts, wagging his head.) With my tooraloom tooraloom tooraloom tooraloom.
What, eh, do you follow me?

                                            second watch
       (Genially.) Ah, sure we were too.

                                           corny kelleher
       (Winking.) Boys will be boys. I’ve a car round there.

                                            second watch
       All right, Mr Kelleher. Good night.

                                           corny kelleher
       I’ll see to that.

                                                  bloom
       (Shakes hands with both of the watch in turn.) Thank you very much,
gentlemen, thank you. (He mumbles confidentially.) We don’t want any scandal,
you understand. Father is a well known, highly respected citizen. Just a little
wild oats, you understand.

                                              first watch
       O, I understand, sir.

                                            second watch
       That’s all right, Sir.

                                              first watch
       It was only in case of corporal injuries I’d have had to report it at the station.

                                                  bloom
       (Nods rapidly.) Naturally. Quite right. Only your bounden duty.

                                            second watch
       It’s our duty.

                                           corny kelleher
       Good night, men.