Scampi: You know what that is?
Scampi: It’s Orion’s belt.
Peter: Yes. I did know that.
Scampi: I bet you haven’t seen the stars this clear in a million years.
Scampi: Oh, don’t start tabulating. I’m just saying it’s pretty.
Scampi: Have you ever heard of St. Patrick’s Battalion?
Peter: I have not.
Scampi: A bunch of them were Irish defectors from the U.S. Army.
Scampi: A hundred and fifty years ago. There were African-American slaves, and Germans and other Roman Catholic types, too. They fought for Mexico in the Mexican-American War. Yup. They were all granted Mexican citizenship, too.
Scampi: Their flag was ultra-Irish. Green and gold with “Erin Go Bragh” on it.
Scampi: “Ireland forever.” You knew that.
Scampi: Americans said they were traitors. But the Mexicans said they were heroes.
Peter: That tends to be the way of things.
SCAMPI HUMS A SONG ABOUT HEROES.
Peter: Why are we doing this again?
Scampi: Because we can.