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The Servant in the House

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Language: English
Wordcount: 22,664 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 280
Added to site: 2004.07.02
mnybks.net#: 8435
Genre: Drama
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t kind of people are they?

MANSON. Just common people.

MARY. And then, all that talk of die great churches he built out there! . . .

MANSON. Churches?

MARY. Yes; didn't he?

MANSON. He built one.

MARY. What's it like?

MANSON. Those who have seen it say there is nothing like it on earth.

MARY [eagerly]. Have you seen it?

MANSON. I was there when he built it.

MARY. From the very beginning?

MANSON [solemnly]. From the beginning.

[MARY pauses before speaking: then she says, slowly.]

MARY. I hope I shall like him. Is he--is he anything like you?

[MANSON regards her silently for a moment.]

MANSON. How is it that you know so little about him?

MARY. Well, you see, I only heard yesterday.

MANSON. I thought you said his name was on everybody's lips.

MARY. You don't understand. I mean, I never knew that he had anything to do with _me_--that he was my father's brother.

MANSON. Didn't he know?

MARY. Who--father? Oh,

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