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such an expensive present,
and I'm inclined to agree with him.

Oh, that's all right. I want him to have it.
Why, Harvey?
Well, it's...
We don't need it. We've got lots of them.
Harvey, you know
that's a silly answer, old man.

- Well, it was an act of friendship.
- You mean a bribe, don't you?

- What's a bribe?
- A bribe's a dishonest gift.

A person who accepts it knows that
he must do something dishonest in return.

Be honest, Harvey.
All I wanted was to belong
to the Buffaloes.

Look, people give presents after
someone's been nice to them, don't they?

So what's dishonest with giving presents
before someone's nice to you?

Harvey, why do you think
you don't belong to the Buffaloes?

'Cause Charles don't want me in.
It isn't Charles that kept you out.
I kept you out.

What? You said you were a friend of mine.
I am, but sometimes
we have to do things for friends...

that we don't particularly like to do.
do you remember me saying it hadn't
been wise for you to tell the boys...

that you ought to be a member simply
because your father was so important?

And I said the way to get in
was for you to be important...

to stand on your own feet...
not depend on your father
for everything you want.

My father gives me everything I want.
Did you talk this over
with your father, Harvey?

No. He's got more important things to do.
He's anxious for your happiness, isn't he?
- I'm perfectly happy.
- Oh, no, Harvey, you're not...

because you know you've been dishonest.
- Well, so were you dishonest.
- Now, Harvey.

Well, you took a bribe.
What are you talking about?
Didn't you find some money
in your room...

a couple of days
before Christmas vacation...

- lying on your table in an envelope?
- What?

Yes. Only it wasn't a bribe.
It was a present...

because I thought
you were a friend of mine.

- Did you put that $50 there?
- Yes.

I was going to tell you it was from me.
I thought maybe you'd make
the history exam easier.

You went to the dentist and came back
late, and I didn't get a chance to tell you.

- I had no idea it was from you.
- You kept it, though.

It'll be returned, Harvey.
I'm afraid you need a little sterner lesson
than I can give you.

What are you going to do?
I'm going to talk it over with Dr. Finley
and see what he thinks ought to be done.

You hate me.
- Where's Coventry?
- It isn't a place.

It means he can't talk to anybody,
and you can't talk to him.

You just have to pretend he doesn't exist.
And if he tries to talk to you,
you have to report it to a master.

What did he do?
I don't know. He's a fresh kid. That's all.