Episode 76 scene 6.

     A customer leaves the Book Gallery after finding nothing to buy. 

C:   Goodbye, Allison.
AM:  Oh, you can't find anything.
C:   Not this time.
AM:  Oh, Well.  Maybe next time.
C:   Please extend my congratulations to your mother.
AM:  All right.  Thank You.

DS:  Hello.
AM:  Oh, Hello, Mrs. Schuster.
DS:  I came by to talk to you, Allison.  Do you have a moment?
AM:  Well, I was just about to close up.

AM:  Yes, of course.
DS:  First and most importantly, I would like to apologize for husband 
     and my behavior last night.  It was so ungracious thanking you in 
     that off-hand manner. 
AM:  But . . .
DS:  Were you going to say something?
AM:  I think a lost child is reason enough for being upset.
DS:  It wasn't a very auspicious beginning to our life in Peyton Place, 
     was it? 
AM:  My Latin teacher has a saying on her wall:

     Many a time from a bad beginning 
     great friendships have sprung.

     I think in her case she's just being defensive though.
DS:  Terence, isn't it?
AM:  Yes.
DS:  Isn't it amazing how the mind is crammed full of that useless 
     information.  I copied that quote and sent it to a class bully 
     once, hoping to prevent her from picking on me again.  
AM:  Did it work?
DS:  No.  Delaying tactics seldom do.

AM:  How is Kim?
DS:  She's fine.  She is with Mrs. Chernak in the park this afternoon.  
     I thought after last night's episode an outing was much more 
     important than clean kitchen floors. 

DS:  Allison, I have a problem and I'd like to talk to you about it.  
     My husband, David and I have been invited out tonight.  And it's 
     very important for him to go.  I've done everything I can think of 
     to try to get a baby sitter for tonight. 
AM:  No luck? 
DS:  No.  I think every college coed is either coming down with the flu 
     or going out with a boy. 
AM:  Couldn't Mrs. Chernak stay? 
DS:  She has to get back home to her family.
AM:  Oh.

DS:  Allison, Kim knows you now.  I was hoping that perhaps you could 
     stay with her tonight.
AM:  I'm afraid I can't.  I'm Sorry.
DS:  We won't be out late tonight.
AM:  Oh, No.  You don't understand.  You see, my parents are coming home 
     tonight.  And it's their first night home.  I think I should be 
     there. 
DS:  Oh, I see.  You must be very close. 

DS:  Well, thank you.  Perhaps, some other time. 
AM:  Mrs. Schuster, could I have a little while to think it over?  Could 
     I call you in about an hour.  Would that be too late? 
DS:  That's fine.  All right.  Thank you Allison.

     [Doris leaves.]  

     [Dialog between Norman and Doris in front of the Book Gallery.]

DS:  Hello, Norman Harrington.  Look up.  The sunshine is that way.
NH:  Well, Well.  If it isn't the lady of the manor.
     The year's at the spring and the days at the morn. 
     God's in his heaven and all's right with Mrs. Schuster's world.
DS:  Norman.  Wait just a minute.  I . . . 
NH:  Mrs. Schuster, with that deceptive pretty mouth she says, "Come in, 
     Norman.  Come visit the old homestead.  Stay with us.   Break 
     bread."  With her treacherous hidden hand she deftly digs a knife 
     in.  Good day. 

     [Norman leaves.]

This is the Robert Browning poem which Norman modified.

     The year's at the spring
     The day's at the morn
     Morning's at seven
     The hill-side's dew-pearled
     The lark's on the wing
     The snail's on the thorn
     God's in his heaven
     All's right with the world.

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