ALEC: So? Anyway, what’s this that you have been visiting the McCarthys?
MELI: What do you mean?
ALEC: Mrs Murphy has told me. (Laughing) You don’t fancy Martin, do you? All the other ladies do. Muscular with a big smile and beautiful white teeth.
MELI: Don’t be revolting. Anyway that’s the sort of thing your stupid friends would say.
ALEC: Then why have you been to see the McCarthys?
MELI: Because she’s been ill.
ALEC: And Martin?
MELI: He’s never there. Always on the Estate. Being chased by your friend, that boor, Colonel Kernahan.
ALEC: Now, now Meli. Show a bit of respect. Though I wouldn’t say Kernahan is exactly a friend.
MELI: Not like his sporty wife?
ALEC: Enough of that.