ARROGOND: I … I won’t even ask. PONTAGAR: Probably best, Father. ARROGOND: (muttering) Ungrateful little … (expansively ) Bah! Never mind! Never mind. Why are we even bothered about silly women’s choices? You’re home! We’ll have a feast tonight! All your favorites. PONTAGAR: That will be very nice. For the moment, I think I just need to find my bed and rest awhile. ARRAGOND: Yes of course, of course. But first – you and I need a quick chat. PONTAGAR: Can’t it wait, father? ARROGOND: No – I’m afraid not. But it shouldn’t take long. ARROGOND’S STUDY ARROGOND: (pours a drink) I have heard some very interesting things, my son. I need to hear from you that they are true. PONTAGAR: What, in particular? Since I left things have never stopped being interesting.