Three Plays

Three Plays

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Three Plays by Padraic Colum

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of the turf.

ANNE Your hair is loose, Maire.

Maire goes to the mirror and fixes her hair.

MAIRE The wind blew it about me, and then I let it down. I came home by the long way, just to feel young again with my hair about me.

ANNE And did you meet any one?

MAIRE Indeed I did. I met James Moynihan.

ANNE James had to go early. They're building at his place.

MAIRE Indeed they ought to let James build a house for himself. ANNE Some day they will, Maire.

MAIRE But we must not let some day be a far day.

ANNE (hesitatingly) I think I'll show you something.

MAIRE What is it, daughter?

_Anne rises and goes to the dresser. She opens drawer. Maire watches her_.

MAIRE (waiting) I made a good girl out of you, anyway.

ANNE You wouldn't let me use stroller words when we were on the road. Do you mind of that?

MAIRE I kept you to the mannerly ways. I have that to my credit.

ANNE (showing Maire the verses) Read that, Maire. It was James that

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