Show Boat Author:Edna Ferber Ravenal tapped the tip of his shiny shabby boot with the smart little malacca cane.
"Am I to understand that I am being offered the position of--oh--juvenile lead on the--" He glanced upward. "Cotton Blossom Floating Palace Theatre?"
"That's the size of it. No responsibility. A chance to see life."
"I've seen it," Ravenal answered.