Why Marry?

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 30,298 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,245
Added to site: 2011.08.18
mnybks.net#: 30616
Origin: gutenberg.org

This is a comedy in three acts originally published as And So They Were Married.

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lder.] Rex is just the sort to give the woman he adores everything in the world.

JEAN

[wriggling out of LUCY'S embrace]

I am not the woman he adores.

LUCY

Why, Jean! He's engaged to you.

JEAN

But he's in love with my sister. You know that as well as I do.

LUCY

[uncomfortably]

Oh, well, he was once, but not now. Men admire these independent women, but they don't marry them. Nobody wants to marry a sexless freak with a scientific degree.

JEAN

Oh, what's the use, Lucy? He's still wild about Helen, and she still laughs at him. So you and John have trotted out the little sister. Why not be honest about it.

LUCY

Well, I may be old-fashioned, but I don't think it's nice to talk this way when you're just engaged.

JEAN

Here comes your "sexless freak"--not with a degree, either.

LUCY

[following JEAN'S gaze]

With a man!

JEAN

[smiling]<

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