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The Straw

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Author: Eugene O'Neill
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,482 / 104 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,269
Added to site: 2007.09.17
mnybks.net#: 18252
Genre: Drama
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m>He gets to his feet with a harsh laugh.) But what's the use of talking? The damage is done. We've got to set to work to repair it at once. I'll write to-night to Dr. Stanton of the Hill Farm Sanatorium and find out if he has a vacancy. And if luck is with us we can send her there at once. The sooner the better.

CARMODY (his face growing red with rage). Is it sendin' Eileen away to a hospital you'd be? (Exploding.) Then you'll not! You'll get that notion out of your head damn quick. It's all nonsense you're stuffin' me with, and lies, makin' things out to be the worst in the world. I'll not believe a word of Eileen having the consumption at all. It's doctors' notions to be always lookin' for a sickness that'd kill you. She'll not move a step out of here, and I say so, and I'm her father!

GAYNOR (who has been staring at him with contempt--coldly angry). You refuse to let your daughter go to a sanatorium?

CARMODY. I do.

GAYNOR (threateningly)

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