JOHN : Maria! They’ve been caught.
MARIA : No! Wonderful!
JOHN : Apparently, it was a couple of young thugs. Believe it or not, they both come from rich families. So the police said.
VISITOR : Well, I’m glad you’ll recover your things.
JOHN : The only snag is that the silver’s been lost.
MARIA : How d’you mean?
JOHN : Apparently they crashed into the side of a bridge. The car turned over on its side and all the silver fell into the river. They doubt if it can be recovered.
MARIA : Oh, no!
VISITOR : I am sorry!
MARIA : Well, I can only hope that they get a stif sentence.
JOHN : Young good-for-nothings!
MARIA : When they find themselves in prison for years and years they’ll regret it!
JOHN : They’ve wrecked my car too!
JOHN : Their families should pay.
MARIA : Teach them to bring their children up properly. I’ll make them pay what my silver was worth
JOHN : I bet they all feel pretty miserable now. And I should hope so. After what they’ve done.
MARIA : It isn’t as if they needed money either. Just did it for excitement.
JOHN : If I were the judge
MARIA : I’d hang them
VISITOR : That’s a bit extreme isn’t it?
MARIA : Well, an eye for an eye —-
VISITOR : Yes, but they haven’t killed you.
MARIA : Perhaps not. But they deserve to be taught a real lesson
VISITOR : They’re probably just two mixed-up young men.
MARIA : Well, that isn’t our fault is it?
JOHN : Are you suggesting they should get off scot-free?
VISITOR : They probably need a psychiatrist.
JOHN : Oh, a psychiatrist! Never heard of such nonsense! If only I could get my hands on them!
VISITOR : You might get beaten up.
JOHN : I don’t know.
MARIA : They must be made to suffer.
JOHN : Perhaps they’ve suffered a lot already. After 50 all, crime is a disease.
VISITOR : This needs some pretty incisive surgery.
JOHN : Well, it needs treatment. But primitive punishment doesn’t necessarily do any good.
VISITOR : I don’t agree. Primitive people need primitive 55 punishment.
JOHN : The trouble is you haven’t been robbed.
VISITOR : Oh no, the trouble is, you have!