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