Lauren Compton:How dare you contradict me in front of a servant?
Harry Compton:The Sphinx has spoken.
Ralph Compton - 11 years old:Why is Daddy's medal stupid?
Lauren Compton:Because all those idiots, dressed up like bloody vanilla ice creams, think that it's a suitable reward for enduring a lifetime of boredom out here in this... middle of bloody nowhere, that's why!
Ralph Compton - 11 years old:Doesn't she love me any more?
Harry Compton:Of course she does.
Ralph Compton - 11 years old:Then how could she leave?
Harry Compton:I suppose you think this is all so bloody easy. Well, wake up. Just you wait until you lose everything. And I mean everything. Wife, position, future. The whole damn kit and caboodle. Come independence, we're all on the scrapheap. So wake up.
Lauren Compton:I'm not invisible, you know.
Lady Riva Hardwick:No, you're a divorcée, which is far worse.
Ruby Compton:I'm an American.
Lady Riva Hardwick:How very hubbly jubbly for you.