It is Tuesday afternoon. The gang are playing football. Everyone is on holiday. The park is full – even though the wind is biting. George decides to leave.
Mary: George is leaving early again. I wonder where he is going.
Evan: Work, I expect.
Eve: What do you mean work? He is only just ten years old!
Evan: Don’t be silly. You know what I mean.
Eve: Of course, silly! He is going to do his eleven plus work.
Mary: I wonder why he is working over the school holidays.
Evan. His dad bribed him.
The children follow George to his house. George goes inside. The children, waiting outside, see a light go on. They see George sit down. No-one inside the house speaks to George.
Eve: Has he started work all ready?
Evan: Well he was on a course today so I expect he has work to finish before tomorrow.
Eve: He is so keen isn’t he?
Mary (Quick as a flash.) Do you mean keen or do you mean keen?
Eve: (Laughs) The second one. You have always fancied him, haven’t you?
Evan: Stop it you two.
Eve: Do you mean two or too?
Evan: I can never win can I?
Mary and Eve (Together) No hope!