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Yum-Yum:
Yes, I am indeed beautiful! Sometimes I sit and wonder, in my artless Japanese way, why it is that I am so much more attractive than anybody else in the whole world. Can this be vanity? No! Nature is lovely and rejoices in her loveliness. I am a child of Nature, and take after my mother.

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Yum-Yum:
You're not going to kiss me before all these people?



Ko-Ko:
I'm certainly not going to kiss you after them.



Yum-Yum:
[to Pitti-Sing] Seems odd, don't it.



Pitti-Sing:
It's rather peculiar.



Peep-Bo:
I expect it's all right, must have a beginning you know.



Yum-Yum:
Well, I know nothing about these things, but I've no objection if it's usual.



Ko-Ko:
Oh it's quite usual, eh Minister of Fun?



Pooh-Bah:
I have known it done. I have not banned it yet.

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Katisha:
I'm a silly little goose.

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Nanki-Poo:
Ko-Ko, the cheap tailor, Lord High Executioner of Titipu! Why, that's the highest rank a citizen can attain!



Pooh-Bah:
It is. Our logical Mikado, seeing no moral difference between the dignified judge who condemns a criminal to die, and the industrious mechanic who carries out the sentence, has rolled the two offices into one, and every judge is now his own executioner.



Nanki-Poo:
But how good of you, for I see that you are a nobleman of the highest rank, to condescend to tell all this to me, a mere strolling minstrel!



Pooh-Bah:
Don't mention it. I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering. But I struggle hard to overcome this defect. I mortify my pride continually. When all the great officers of State resigned in a body because they were too proud to serve under an ex-tailor, did I not unhesitatingly accept all their posts at once?



Pish-Tush:
And the salaries attached to them? You did.



Pooh-Bah:
It is consequently my degrading duty to serve this upstart as First Lord of the Treasury, Lord Chief Justice, Commander-in-Chief, Lord High Admiral, Master of the Buckhounds, Groom of the Back Stairs, Archbishop of Titipu, and Lord Mayor, both acting and elect, all rolled into one. And at a salary! A Pooh-Bah paid for his services! I a salaried minion! But I do it! It revolts me, but I do it!



Nanki-Poo:
And it does you credit.



Pooh-Bah:
But I don't stop at that. I go and dine with middle-class people on reasonable terms. I dance at cheap suburban parties for a moderate fee. I accept refreshment at any hands, however lowly. I also retail State secrets at a very low figure. For instance, any further information about Yum-Yum would come under the head of a State secret.


[Nanki-Poo takes his hint, and gives him money]



Pooh-Bah:
[Aside] Another insult and, I think, a light one!

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Ko-Ko:
Grovels is an extra



Ko-Ko:
Oh, throw in a grovel Pooh-Bah!

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