e it was simply to get acquainted with him more than anything else. (She starts.) Do drop in and see me when you can. Good afternoon, Mrs. Warren. (She goes out.)
CLARA. Shall I take away the tea things, ma'am?
MRS. WARREN. No ... no, not just yet, Clara. Someone else may drop in, you know, and perhaps Betty would like a cup of tea.
CLARA. Shall I call her, ma'am?
MRS. WARREN. Yes, I believe you had bet---- (The knocker sounds.) There, there, see who that is, Clara.
(CLARA goes into the hall. She returns immediately.)
CLARA. It's Mrs. Pickering, ma'am.
MRS. WARREN. Have her come right in, Clara.
CLARA. Shall I call Miss Betty, ma'am?
MRS. WARREN. Yes, do have her come down and have a cup of tea.
(CLARA goes out. MRS. PICKERING enters.)
MRS. PICKERING. How do you do, Mrs. Warren?
MRS. WARREN. Oh, good afternoon. Do sit down, Mrs. Pickering.