Once they are alone again Cliff Leyton tells Diane that if she is going to get married again it will be to him. "Well
say something" he says when he see's Diane staring at him. "What did you have to go and say that for," says Diane.
"Alright, I'll say it again. If you're going to get married again it's going to be to me. You know the way I feel
about you Di," says Cliff. "Oh Cliff," "You can't marry a man that's old enough to be your father," says Cliff.
"Bart's been very good to me and I won't have you knocking him. And one more thing. I take him very seriously,"
says Diane. "I'm sorry but I can't help it if I find it unbelievable that a girl like you would even think of marrying
a bloke like Bart Fisher," says Cliff.
David tells Tish Hope that he has invited Michel Maurice to have a drink with them. Michel Maurice arrives and when
he is introduced to Tish he kisses her hand.
Diane tells Bart Fisher that she hasn't quite made up her mind about his proposal. She tells him that she has had
another proposal from Cliff Leyton. Bart advises her to forget about Cliff Leyton and concentrate on making up her mind
about his proposal.
Tish Hope and Sheila Mollison sort through the morning mail and Tish comes across a letter addressed to Michel Maurice.
"He seems charming. Do you prefer working for a man?" Tish asks Sheila. "Not that one," answers Sheila.
"Don't you like him. He's a bit brash, but he's young. He's probably never been in charge of a salon before,"
says Tish. "Is that really how he seems to you. I think he's ruthless and he's a bully," says Sheila. "Oh
surely not. Give him time Sheila. I think he's quite attractive," says Tish.
David goes to his cottage and finds the squatter Muriel Baines with her coat on and a shopping bag in her hand. "You
going out? Well please don't let me stop you," says David. "No I can't. Not while you're here. Anyway
I promised Jim I wouldn't leave the place empty," says Muriel Baines, putting the shopping bag down. "You were just
about to break your promise," says David, sitting down. Muriel Baines takes off her coat and sits down.
"It's such a lovely day. I was going to take the kids for a walk. We were going to the shops," she says.
"I saw them over the hedge. Nice kids," says David. "They can be a bit of a handful," says Muriel. "Always
are. I've had one of my own," says David. "How old is he?" asks Muriel. "Oh he's a young man now," says
David. "Just the one have you?" asks Muriel, and David nods. "I wouldn't be without the children," says Muriel.
"Do you know, I don't even know your name," says David. "Jim says I'm not to give it," says Muriel. "It makes
no difference. So how do you enjoy living in my cottage?" asks David. "I do and I don't," answers Muriel.
"Something wrong with it?" asks David. "No, it's lovely." "Well I expect you'll have a home of your own one day,"
says David. "You live in hope don't you," says Muriel. "It'll happen. And when it does no doubt you'll make
sure the doors are always locked when there's no one at home. When you do I expect you'll take pride in it," says David.
"When I have a home of my own I shall keep it as shiny as a new pin," says Muriel. "So how would you feel if squatters
moved in?" asks David. "I'd feel terrible. And don't think it isn't terrible having to be a squatter," says Muriel.
"You can't live here for ever you know. There's going to be a reckoning one day and not far off either," says David.
"What kind of reckoning?" asks Muriel worriedly. "Oh I don't just mean the bailiffs, all that unpleasantness upsetting
the children. I'll sue for damages. I don't know how well off your husband is..." threatens David. "We haven't
got any money," says Muriel. "Um. That's bad. If he can't pay the damages..." "What'll they do to him?
We've only broken one cup," says Muriel. "I'm not just talking about damages. You're depriving me of my home and
you can't guarantee you won't damage something else, something more valuable. There are expensive things her," says
"You're doing yourselves no good at all. You're going to be the losers. It's inevitable," says David.
"Yes, yes. I think you're right. But we can't leave. We've got to think of the children," sobs Muriel Baines.
At that moment a child begins to cry from the garden. "Aren't you going to see to the baby?" asks David.
"I want to. You'll lock me out, won't you," says Muriel. "You baby's crying," David tells her. Muriel puts
her head in her hands. "Oh I don't know what to do anymore. I feel so stupid," she sobs. "Go and see to
your baby. I won't lock you out I promise," says David softly.