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The Impostures of Scapin

(Les Fourberies de Scapin)

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Author: Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Published: 1671
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,403 / 53 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.5
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 788
Added to site: 2008.09.06
mnybks.net#: 21996
Genre: Drama
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heard of the affair, and is so struck by it that, although alone, he speaks aloud about it.

ARG. (thinking himself alone). Such a bold thing to do.

SCA. (to SILVESTRE). Let us listen to him.

ARG. (thinking himself alone). I should like to know what they can say to me about this fine marriage.

SCA. (aside). We have it all ready.

ARG. (thinking himself alone). Will they try to deny it?

SCA. (aside). No: we have no thought of doing so.

ARG. (thinking himself alone). Or will they undertake to excuse it?

SCA. (aside). That may be.

ARG. (thinking himself alone). Do they intend to deceive me with impertinent stories?

SCA. (aside). May be.

ARG. (thinking himself alone). All they can say will be useless.

SCA. We shall see.

ARG. (thinking himself alone). They will not take me in.

SCA. (aside). I don't know

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