Inigo Montoya: I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
Man in Black: Do you always begin conversations this way?
Inigo Montoya: My father was slaughtered by a six-fingered man.
[The Man in Black holds up his hand, revealing only five fingers.]
Inigo Montoya: He was a great swordmaker, my father. And when the six-fingered man appeared and requested a special sword, my father took the job. He slaved a year before he was done. [unsheaths his sword and hands it to the Man in Black]
Man in Black: [examines the sword with admiration] I have never seen its equal. [hands it back to Inigo]
Inigo Montoya: The six-fingered man returned and demanded it, but at one-tenth his promised price. My father refused. Without a word, the six-fingered man slashed him through the heart. I loved my father, so naturally, I challenged his murderer to a duel. I failed. Six-fingered man leave me alive, but he gave me this. [points to a scar on first one cheek, then the other]
Man in Black: How old were you?
Inigo Montoya: I was eleven years old. When I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of fencing. So the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
Man in Black: You've done nothing but study swordplay?
Inigo Montoya: More pursuit than study lately. You see, I cannot find him. It's been twenty years now. I am starting to lose confidence. I just work for Vizzini to pay the bills. There's not a lot of money in revenge.
Man in Black: [standing up after a pause in the conversation] Well, I certainly hope you find him someday.
Inigo Montoya: You are ready, then?
Man in Black: Whether I am or not, you've been more than fair.
Inigo Montoya: [assumes fighting stance] You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.
Man in Black: [also assumes fighting stance] You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.
Inigo Montoya: [enthusiastically] Begin!
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