(ROADSHOW SCENE NO. 10) 307 - INT. TEA SHOP IN THE PARK - DAY It is cold, Holman is in his peajacket. Shirley wears a coat. They are by themselves. SHIRLEY I -- get so excited watching those kids learn. Back home most of us just went through the motions -- got by. Here, there's a sense of purpose. They want to do something. HOLMAN (wry smile) Yeah. Get rid of the U.S. Navy. SHIRLEY Well, wouldn't you feel the same if the Chinese had gunboats running up and down the Mississippi? HOLMAN I guess. SHIRLEY (very serious, very young) I hope some day all people can pledge allegiance to something beyond their country. To something that emphasizes, oh, not our differences, but the things we have in common. Like -- like what you found in Po-Han. HOLMAN Well -- he was different. SHIRLEY Jake, everyone's different. That's what makes them interesting. In a small way it's what we're doing at China Light. People live wonderfully together. It's only nations that can't get along. Like Frenchy and Maily. Why can't they get married? Who has a right to say "No."? HOLMAN Well -- they ain't the same color. SHIRLEY They don't seem to mind. HOLMAN (shrugging) I don't know. SHIRLEY (suddenly intense) Jake, you do know if you'll just give yourself a chance to. All your life people have been telling you what to do and how to think. HOLMAN Look, I told you. I'm in the Navy 'cause I was put there. I didn't go lookin' for it. SHIRLEY Then why don't you get out? HOLMAN And do what? (he rises) I gotta go back. SHIRLEY Jake -- HOLMAN It's all right. SHIRLEY Don't be angry -- HOLMAN (angrily) I'm not! He leaves. She watches him go - worried and sad. END...
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