Hill And Dale
Setting: Outside, anywhere
Dale: Yeah, Hill?
Hill: I don't get it.
Dale: What don't you get?
Hill: Shapes in the ground, Dale.
Dale: What shapes in the ground, Hill?
Hill: You know, how the ground rises sometimes?
Dale: Yeah, I reckon I do know all about the ground rising.
Hill: I feel comfortable up there on those risings in the ground.
Dale: Sure you do, Hill, and you should feel comfort up there.
Hill: How bout you, Dale; what ground shapes you like?
Dale: I reckon I like flat places, between rises.
Hill: Like how flat are these places, Dale?
Dale: Kinda smooth, flat and long places.
Hill: You like smooth sorta flat land?
Dale: Places where you can stretch.
Hill: I guess I can see all that.
Dale: Can see for miles there.
Hill: In smooth, flat land?
Dale: Where I like to be.
Hill: Must be nice.
Dale: Yep, it is.
Hill: Okay then.
Dale: Well, I...
Hill: What is it?
Dale: Ah, it's nothing.
Hill: It's nothing?
Hill: No rises?
Dale: Little rises.
Hill: Those are fine?
Dale: Yeah, don't mind those.
Hill: They're what I like best.
Dale: Yeah, we've covered all that.
Hill: Yeah, I guess we covered it all.
Dale: Only one thing left to do then, Hill.
Hill: I know just what you're gonna say here, Dale.
Dale: Well, gosh golly; I know what I'm gonna say here too.
Hill: You don't even need to say it, since we both already know.
Dale: But, I just gotta say it, Hill. It's churning me up inside.
Hill: Alright, if you think it's for the best; you say it, Dale.
Dale: Can you take the iron shackle offa my left ankle now?
Hill: I really wish that I could that for you, Dale.
Dale: Why ain'tcha gonna do it for me, Hill.
Hill: Can't have ya wandering again.
Dale: I don't go wandering, Hill.
Hill: You wander far, Dale.
Dale: I do not wander.
Hill: Over the rises.
Dale: Over the rises?
Hill: And the flats.
Dale: And the flats?
Hill: You do that.
Dale: I do not.
Hill: You do.
Dale: I do?
Dale: But why?
Hill: I don't know.
Dale: You say I wander.
Hill: Yep, that's what I say.
Dale: Over the rises and the flats?
Hill: Over the rises and across the flats.
Dale: But we tend to livestock; we gotta wander.
Hill: True enough, but we can't have you wandering.
Dale: I'm leading the livestock across the stark landscape.
Hill: That's nice, but we're supposed to be following the livestock.
Dale: So you gotta shackle my leg to get that point across?
Hill: You didn't seem to listen to reason at first.
Dale: I'm always listen to your reason, Hill.
Hill: But you wouldn't this time, Dale.
Dale: The livestock need some wander.
Hill: Not that much wander, Dale.
Dale: It's good for their legs.
Hill: It runs'em roughshod.
Dale: Exercise is good.
Hill: Yeah, but...
Dale: At what?
Dale: The rises and flats.
Hill: Can't be out there all the time.
Dale: Why can't I be out there all the time?
Hill: We'd give the rises and the flats some bad names.
Dale: Oh, never thought of it that way.
Hill: Well, you should.
Dale: I guess I will.
Hill: You should.
Dale: I will.
Dale: For tomorrow?
Hill: The rises.
(pause a bit)
Hill: Yeah, Dale?
Dale: The leg shackle?
(pause until lights are out)
Hill: I'm thinking about it, Dale.
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