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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: 15,690 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 832
mnybks.net#: 4976
Genre: Drama
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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 that.

ARG. (_thinking himself alone_). I shall know how to put my rascal of a son in a safe place.

SCA. (_aside_). We shall see about that.

ARG. (_thinking himself alone_). And as for that rascal Silvestre, I will cudgel him soundly.

SIL. (to SCAPIN). I should have been very much astonished if he had forgotten me.

ARG. (seeing SILVESTRE). Ah, ah! here you are, most wise governor of a family, fine director of young people!

SCA.

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