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The Spirit of Contradiction

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Language: English
Wordcount: 6,676 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 250
mnybks.net#: 2341
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
Genre: Drama

Translated by Frank Morlock.

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ow to whom. But me, I've seen it all in my garden. As I tell Madam, trees benefit from the sun; plants from the shade. So you see if your daughter is ready to benefit from marriage, your wife will put her in a convent.

Townly: You've said it exactly. If my daughter wishes to get married she'd better not show it.

Lucas: Madam has already tried to worm it out of me. "But Lucas," she said to me, "what do you think of this marriage?" "I think nothing, Madam." "But my daughter, for her part--" "Nothing." "But my husband, for his part--" Silence. "And because they know I can't breathe when I'm contradicted, they hide it from me. But it won't work. And I have tricks for figuring out when I'm being contradicted. It's a blind alley." What a woman. Very well. Leave it to me to put everything right. She's coming.

Townly: I will wait for you in the arbor.

(Exit Townly)

Lucas: I'd be very much put out to leave the employ of that bourgeois. His bourgeois money shines forth more splendidly than the money of n

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