Five Weeks Later

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Five Weeks Later. Again the library of the Connage house. Rosalind is alone, sitting on the lounge staring very moodily and unhappily at nothing. She has changed perceptibly—she is a trifle thinner for one thing; the light in her eyes is not so bright; she looks easily a year older. Her mother comes in, muffled in an opera-cloak. She takes in Rosalind with a nervous glance. Mrs. Connage : Who is coming to-night? (Rosalind fails to hear her, at least takes no notice. ) Mrs. Connage : Alec is coming up to take me to this Barrie play, “Et tu, Brutus.” (She perceives that she is talking to herself. ) Rosalind! I asked you who is coming to-night? Rosalind : (Starting ) Oh—what—oh—Amory—— Mrs. Connage : (Sarcastically ) You have so many admirers lately that I couldn’t imagine which one. (

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