You have to feel a bit for George Bone as he struggles to get the attention of the beautiful but cruel Netta. Armed with the money from his aunt he decides to take her out but she takes him for granted, abuses his generosity and reveals accidentally later on that she is sleeping with another member of the gang.
Poor old Bone keeps getting the click in his head and then is unable to remember where he is and what he is doing. The only thing he can recall is that he is meant to be planning to kill Netta and then escape to Maidenhead.
Hamilton is building it up cleverly with Bone as the clear victim. It must be annoying having someone hanging around declaring their love for you but he is harmless. Netta is determined to get things from people but without giving back anything. She knows she is beautiful and there is a cynicism about that which is incredibly unattractive.