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[first lines]

Title card: This story is laid in a mythical kingdom.

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[last lines]

Walter Burns: The son of a...

[Walter's elbow conveniently hits a typewriter keyboard]

Walter Burns: ...stole my watch!

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[McCue is questioning a woman via the telephone]

'Mac' McCue: Is it true that you took the part of Lady Godiva for charity seven years ago? Hello? She cut off!

Jimmy Murphy: What? Her hair? Tell her I'll be right over.

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[Hildy tries to explain to his fiancee why he's still working for Walter Burns' newspaper when he promised to resign]

Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Listen, dear, something terrific has happened. I was going to tell but I couldn't!

Walter Burns: Tell her nothing. She's a woman, you fool!

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Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: I'm all washed up.

Walter Burns: What's that?

Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: I mean it this time, Walter.

Peggy Grant: Oh, Hildy, if I only thought you did!

Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: If I'm not telling you the absolute truth, may I fall dead. I'm going to New York tonight with you, if you give me one last chance. I'm going to cut out drinking and swearing and everything connected with the crazy newspaper business! Honey, I'll never even read a newspaper.

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'Mac' McCue: [phone rings, he answer] Start hollerin'! Hildebrand!

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