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The Thorn Birds movie 15 | I take it you're the famous Meggie Cleary

Quotes from film part 15

Fresh as a daisy, are we? Nothing like shearing a ton or two of sheep to set a man up. Do you? How did you come by that information? I saw you cooling yourself on your nice, big veranda. And they said you were a beauty. Really? What else did they tell you? You'd be surprised what a bloke can learn if he's interested. Judy Mrs. Smith was looking for you. Something about the washing up. Yes, Mr. Cleary. Judy? That wasn't nice. Still interested? Listen, man, you ought to give that contest a bit more thought. You're a good match for Bob. I could out-shear Bob Cleary any day if I was cruel enough to show him up in front of these men. Bob's not like that. And what do you care, anyway? You'll be going down the track in a couple of weeks. Pete, who's that girl? That's just Meggie. Now, listen there's good money in this contest, I'm telling you. Shouldn't swim alone, you know. Too dangerous. And what are you doing here? Seeing you don't drown. I don't know why you'd swim in that thing, anyway. It smells like hell. It's the sulfur. I'm Luke O'Neill. Meggie Cleary. Meggie? That doesn't suit you a bit. Not enough dignity. I'm going to call you Meghann. I detest the name Meghann. Good night, Meghann. I often wonder what can account for such sadness in a face with so much spiritual beauty. I should be sorry to think that I look sad when I pray, Your Grace. No, but it's true. And at other times when you think no one is watching. And the passage of time seems only to deepen it, my Ralph. Perhaps it's the Irish strain in me. We're a tragic lot, you know. You received a wire from the Vatican this morning. The Athens Conference is all arranged. I'll soon have our travel plans in order. Splendid. The Church is long overdue for some discussions with our Greek Orthodox brethren. I'm delighted you want me to accompany you. It will be excellent training for you. A good opportunity to nourish your career as a church diplomat. And besides, you know very well that you have become indispensable to me, my dear Ralph. If you're not with me, how could I possibly continue my interesting little game of working out precisely what makes you tick? It's too early to tell, but we could have one of the biggest clips ever. It's nice to see the place get back on something like a paying basis. I don't believe it was only two years ago, Christmas, that we were almost burnt out. Couldn't have done it without Father Ralph advancing us the money for new stock. All right, lads, this is the last call. Gentlemen, let's hear them. This £5 on Cleary. I'll match any of that. Now, we all know the rules. The men will shear for two hours only and since my own brother's in there, I'm stepping out. So I want one of you shearing men to keep score and you, Drogheda lads, choose a man to watch the time. Are we ready, men? Yeah! Mr. Cleary, show him what a boss cocky can do. We'll show him! Hold him steady, O'Neill. Come on! Here we go. Come on. All right, Mr. Cleary, come clear. Just squeeze him through the breezer. Hurry up! Down the chute! Good show, O'Neill! You're making twice the number of blows because you're not filling your shears. Fill your shears, boy! Don't let us down. Come on, O'Neill. That's it, O'Neill, you've got him on the run now! Come on! Jack, who's winning? It's only half-over, still an hour to go. But looks like old Bob's losing so far. Losing? Come on, Meggie. Judy, you go back to the house. You can do it. Long blows, Mr. Cleary. Fill your shears, boy! Luke, pay attention! Come on, Bob! I could out-shear that learner. That's his job, missus. Stay in there, Bob! You can do it! Don't stop! Keep going! Come on, Bob! Two minutes to go! Go! Go! What did I tell you? I taught him myself! What about a cheer for a bonzer opponent? Luke O'Neill! Hip, hip, hooray! There's not a pub around for 40 miles, but if a barrel of rum and another of ale will take away the sting, they're outside!
   
Thorn Birds 15 I take it you're the famous Meggie Cleary
Thorn Birds 15 I take it you're the famous Meggie Cleary
 
Perhaps it's the Irish strain in me
Perhaps it's the Irish strain in me
 
You'll actually work for no wages
You'll actually work for no wages
 
Show them what Drogheda men are made of
Show them what Drogheda men are made of