It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them. - Pierre Beaumarchais (1732 - 1799)
Cristov Well, it would be helpful if you understood what you were talking about before you open up your gob and drivel all over the place.
Nathan And yet, so many courtiers do just that. If the world only knew how I suffer.
Cristov Aw, poor you. Aren’t you supposed to be at court today?
Nathan … … … No.
Cristov I’m pretty sure you are.
Nathan Why would you think that?
Cristov Because it’s a court day.
Nathan Well, I… … … called a holiday. Yes, it’s a holiday. A Royal Holiday.
Catherine He lost his crown.
Nathan Did not! It’s a HOLIDAY!
Cristov He lost it again?
Catherine He lost it again.
Cristov I thought… didn’t you…?
Catherine Sigh. He outwitted me this time. Found my stash and hid them all.
Nathan Did not! I just… I mispl…. IT WAS STOLEN!!!
Catherine Nathan, it was not stolen.
Nathan Was, too! Now there will have to be an inquiry. Oooh, yes! An inquiry! And I won’t be able to hold court until it’s found! It could take years! Call out the guard!!!
Catherine Years, huh?
Nathan Best of all, I can have ALL the courtiers INTERROGATED! That’ll be fun!
Catherine Go get your crown from wherever you hid it and scram! You’re driving me insane!
Nathan You were insane when I met you. You can’t pin that on me.
Catherine You have no idea. But keep it up and you’re going to find out.