holy smoke (驚き)なんてこった
look for 捜す
hon = honey ((米口)かわいい人（darling）
pick up 受け取る
nah = now
got ‘em = got them
get～on the ball 有能である
in view of the fact that ～なので、為、以て
in toto 完全に(ラテン語)
hard to do ～しにくい
news event 報道価値のある出来事
prevent A from doing A が～するのを防ぐ
The pleasure is mine.
Holy smoke, the Princess’ interview !
Eleven forty-five ! Oh, shhh… !
Good Morning, Joe.
Mr. Hennessy has been looking for you.
Thanks a lot, hon.
You’ve been looking for me ?
Just coming to work ?
Who, me ?
We start our days at 8.30 in this office.
We pick up our assignments…
I picked up mine last night.
What assignment was that ?
The princess, 11:45.
You’ve already been the interview ?
Why, sure. I just got back.
Well, well, well- All my apologies.
It’s all right.
Er, this is very interesting.
Nah, just routine.
Tell me, tell me, did she answer all the questions on the list ?
Well, of course she did,
I’ve got’em right here, somewhere.
Er, don’t disturb yourself,
I have a copy here.
How did Her Highness react to the idea of a European Federation ?
She thought it was just fine.
She did ?
Well, she thought that there’d be… two effects.
The er, direct and the- indirect.
Naturally, she thought that the indirect would not be as- direct- as the direct.
That is, not right away.
Later on, of course, well nobody knows.
Well, well, well.
That was a shrewd observation.
They fool you, you know, these royal kids.
They’ve got a lot more on the ball than we suspect.
How did she feel about the future friendship of nations ?
Youth, she felt that, er, the youth of the world must lead the way to a better- world Original.
Er, by the way, what was she wearing ?
Oh, you mean what did she have on ?
Well, that’s usually what it means.
Er, what’s the matter, is it a little warm in here for you ?
No no. I just hurried over here.
Oh, naturally, with a story of these dimensions.
Did you say she was wearing gray.
No, I didn’t say that.
Well, she usually wears gray.
Oh, well, er, it was a- kind of a gray.
Oh, I think I know the dress you mean.
It has a gold collar around the neck.
That’s the one, that’s the one.
Yeah, I didn’t know exactly how to describe it but that’s it, yeah.
I think you described it very well.
In view of the fact that Her Highness was taken violently ill at three o’clock this morning, put to bed with a high fever, and has had all her appointments for today cancelled in toto !
In toto ?
Yes, Mr. Bradley, in toto.
Certainly pretty hard to swallow.
In view of the fact that you just left her, of course.
But here it is, Mr. Bradley, all over the front page of every newspaper in Roma !
All right, all right, I overslept.
It can happen to anybody.
If you ever got up early enough to read a morning paper, you might discover little news events, little items of general interest, that might prevent you in the future from getting enmeshed in such a gold-plated, triple-decked, star-spangled lie as you have just told me.
If I were you, I would try some other line of business, like mattress testing.
Is this the Princess ?
Yes, Mr. Bradley. That is the Princess.
It isn’t Annie Oakley, Dorothy Lamour, or Madame Chiang Kai-Shek.
Take a good look at her. You might be interviewing her again some day !
Am I fired ?
No, you’re not fired. When I wanna fire you, you won’t have to ask.
You’ll know you’re fired !
The man’s mad.