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The Village Coquette

or, The Supposed Lottery

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Language: English
Wordcount: 9,010 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 245 2342
License: ©
Genre: Drama

Translated and adapted by Frank Morlock, (c)1986.

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Lisette And, if I still must leave?

Baron Of my love, you will have a sure pledge. A contract.

Lisette (stopping her tears) Today?

Baron A marriage contract. It's already written. I did it right away, first thing. Second thing is to sign.

Lisette You won't sign it?

Baron I will sign.

Lisette But, when? For my father is taking me off. He is so proud.

Baron My word is reliable.

Lisette I believe you, but my father--

Baron Yes, I will give you my oath.

Lisette (crying again) Don't swear to me. I believe you already. But my father--

Baron I will go appease him. I swear to you.

Lisette (crying and holding him by the arm) No, he's going to take me off. Of that I am sure.

Baron No, no. I am going to keep Lucas.

Lisette (pretending to be outré with rage against him) It's I who wish to leave, because you don't love me!

(Exit Baron.)

Lisette (suddenly stops crying) No--this is only a deceiver, who thinks me innocent. I must soon take my relative, the Widow's, lover. He



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