Sergeant Ernest Heath: [Annoyed that duty calls him away from his Turkish bath] A man can't even perspire in peace around here!
Dr. Doremus: [to Markham, angered that there is no body] I can't perform an autopsy on a theory! I'm a coroner, not a philosopher!
Sergeant Ernest Heath: [Arriving at the crime scene] Well, where's the body?
Sergeant Ernest Heath: I'm afraid there ain't any, Doc.
Dr. Doremus: [Annoyed] You called me away from my breakfast for nothing?
Sergeant Ernest Heath: Well, at least you got a sniff at it. That's more than we've had.
Dr. Doremus: Well, where was the body when you phoned?
Sergeant Ernest Heath: We thought it was in the pool.
Dr. Doremus: [Annoyed] I don't want thoughts; I want bodies, and when there aren't any bodies, I want to be left alone!
Sergeant Ernest Heath: [Reacting to the obviously demented and looney Mrs. Stann] Boy, I'll bet she can tell a nifty bedtime story!
Dr. Doremus: [Leaving the scene, thoroughly annoyed that the body was not dead] Now I'm going to get some breakfast...
[turning for one last word]
Dr. Doremus: ... and, Heath, don't you call me out here again unless you've got a corpse. I'm here as a coroner, not as a doctor!
Sergeant Ernest Heath: [shouting after him sarcastically] Why don't you learn to carry a hard-boiled egg in your pocket?