View of the Lake
Shirley: Im under the tree. Be quick girl, I think my feet are frozen.
Emma: I know who Johns father is.
Shirley: Was it Vera who told you? You know shes never been straight, not even with me.
Emma: No, it wasnt Vera. It was Jerry.
Shirley: Jerry? Jerry Anderson? When did you talk to him?
Emma: I went to the prison. He told me everything.
Emma: Yes, everything. How he and Betsy had a fling, and she got pregnant and you sent her away. You asked him to steal things from the house to sell, so he could give money to John.
Shirley: So I helped him help his son. No more than he should have done. Johns a good boy. How could these two miss what they didnt know they had?
Emma: He didnt just tell me about the robberies, he told me about Elizabeths father.
Shirley: What! What does he know about that? Martin was her Dad.
Emma: Jerry said that her father was Monty Hall. Shirley, this means John is the rightful heir to Stoney Grove!
Shirley: Now listen here, Miss. Martin was her Dad, no matter what you heard. Monty and I, well that was a long time ago. Johns doing just fine as he is, I wont have you saying anything else that would upset Martin.
Emma: Shirley, I have to tell them, its only right.
Shirley: Right is it? Well young lady, theres many done right and wrong in this world and have moved on afterwards. I was leaning over garden fences long before you were born. Not your first visit to prison was it? If you want your little secret kept then I think we both better keep quiet. And Id give Frank a break too, especially knowing what I know.
Emma: Perhaps we both better think on it.