A Family Man : in three acts by John Galsworthy

By John Galsworthy

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He retreats from the window, opening the paper. BOY'S VOICE. [Receding] Payper! First edition! P. chawged! Payper! TOPPING. [To himself as he reads] Crimes! Phew! That accounts for them bein' away all night. While he is reading, CAMILLE enters from the hall. Here! Have you seen this, Camel−−in the Stop Press? CAMILLE. No. They read eagerly side by side. TOPPING. [Finishing aloud] "Tried to prevent her father from forcing her mother to return home with him, and he struck her for so doing. She did not press the charge.

Bows her head] Thank you! I quite understand. But you must forgive my feeling it impossible to remain a wet blanket any longer. BUILDER. What! Because of a little thing like that−−all over in two minutes, and I doing my utmost. MRS BUILDER. My dear John, the fact that you had to do your utmost is quite enough. I feel continually humiliated in your house, and I want to leave it−−quite quietly, without fuss of any kind. BUILDER. But−−my God! Julia, this is awful−−it's absurd! How can you? I'm your husband.

Julia's very upset, my dear fellow; we all are. The girls came here to try and−− BUILDER. [Rising] They may go to hell! If that lousy Mayor thinks I'm done with−−he's mistaken! [He rings the bell] I don't want any soft sawder. I'm a fighter. RALPH. [In a low voice] The enemy stands within the gate, old chap. BUILDER. What's that? RALPH. Let's boss our own natures before we boss those of other people. Have a sleep on it, John, before you do anything. BUILDER. Sleep? I hadn't a wink last night. If you'd passed the night I had−− RALPH.

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