East of Suez
GEORGE. Is she American?
HARRY. Only by marriage. I'm afraid she didn't have a very happy married life.
GEORGE. Poor thing. I think I'd take a small bet that you won't beat her.
HARRY. I mean to try my best to make her happy.
GEORGE. You old fool, I've never known a man who was likely to make a better husband.
HARRY. I'm most awfully in love with her, George.
GEORGE. Isn't that ripping? How old is she?
HARRY. Only twenty-two. She's the loveliest thing you ever saw.
GEORGE. And is she in love with you?
HARRY. She says so.
GEORGE. She damned well ought to be.
HARRY. I do hope you'll like her, George.
GEORGE. Of course I shall. You're not the sort of chap to fall in love with a woman who isn't nice.
[HARRY walks up and down for a moment restlessly.
HARRY. Will you have a whisky and soda?
GEORGE. No, thanks ... I'll wait for tea.
HARRY. She ought t