MELI: He’s asleep. What happened?
ALEC: He was injured in the first race.
MELI: What do you mean first race?
ALEC: Well he was crew for the first time today.
MELI: I would never have let him race.
ALEC: If you had been at the regatta you could have had your say. But you never come these days.
MELI: (angrily) You are an idiot! You know he’s never raced before. How could you have been so stupid.
ALEC: He’s got to start some day.
MELI: So why did you take him out today, when I wasn’t there?
ALEC: We reckoned we could win. There was almost no wind and Robbie is so light. Also it helped our handicap.
MELI: And who was ‘we’?
MELI: Etta who?
ALEC: You know. Etta Kernahan.
MELI: Of course I know. How dare you sail with her!