Island in the Sun

Are you nervous?
So am I.
All these people.

It seems so strange and unbelievable,
our being here.

Do you remember the day
of the governor's party...

when poor Hilary Carson
suggested you run for election?

- I never really thought-
- I remember.

It must have come to his mind
that very moment...

because when he came out
to the house that morning-

- He came out to the house?
- Yes.

You knew Carson rather well, didn't you?
Well- No.
L- I wouldn't say well.

Why did he come out
to the house?

It had to do with
the Belfontaine Fund.

The Belfontaine Fund?
Yes, he wanted to find out
what sort of a gift your father wanted.

It was intended to be some sort
of token of his services to Santa Marta.

He said don't mention it to anybody,
particularly Maxwell.

It was intended as a surprise.
That's all. That's all it was.
Of course.
What did you imagine it was?

It's time to start.
May I have
your attention, please?

- [Boat Whistles In Distance]
- [Chattering Quiets]

I'm here tonight as chairman of a meeting
at which Mr. Maxwell Fleury...

who is offering himself as your representative
in the Legislative Council...

will explain his position to you.
Now, you all know Mr. Fleury.
Few West Indian families
bear a name as respected as his.

- Mr. Fleury.
- [Applause]