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  • Peter Holmes: By the way, I invited Captain Towers for the weekend.
    Mary Holmes: Oh Peter you didn't.
    Peter Holmes: I had to really, we had lunch together and he started asking questions about how we lived and all. Mary I'd have looked an awful clod not to have asked him. He'll be alright I think.
    Peter Holmes: I had to really, we had lunch together and he started asking questions about how we lived and all. Mary, I'd have looked an awful clod not to have asked him. He'll be alright I think.
    Mary Holmes: Was he married do you know?
    Peter Holmes: Two kids.
    Mary Holmes: And they're gone?
    Peter Holmes: Yes, they were in America.


  • Admiral Bridie: I've got an assignment for you. You care for some of this miserable muck which passes for coffee these days?
    Peter Holmes: No thank-you sir.
    Peter Holmes: No thank you sir.
    Admiral Bridie: It's a reasonably important assignment as things go these days. That's going to be quite a phrase isn't it, these days? Do you find yourself using it?
    Peter Holmes: Yes sir, I'm afraid I do.


  • Mary Holmes: Peter, they must be giving you a ship of your own.
    Peter Holmes: No darling, they don't give ships to Lieutenants.
    Mary Holmes: Then why would it be Admiral Bridie himself? If you were just to replace someone who was ill or something, that wouldn't mean seeing Admiral Bridie himself would it?
    Peter Holmes: I don't know, you don't quite know what to expect these days.


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