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Excerpt: are! You're even lovelier than you used to be. TATYANA. Let that be a secret. Good-by. Come on, Lusha! LUKERYA. Approaching Good-by! Good night, pleasant dreams-of plucking roses, of watering jasmine! Going But what a man you are! Oh, oh, oh! He's clever, I must say! I just looked and wondered. They go out. BABAYEV. Now the novel is beginning; I wonder how it'll end! ACT II TABLEAU I A room in KRASNOV's house; directly in front a door leading to a vestibule; to the right a window and a bed with chintz curtains; to the left a stove-couch and a door into the kitchen; in the foreground a plain board table and several chairs; along the back wall and window benches; along the left wall a cupboard with cups, a small mirror, and a wall clock. SCENE I TATYANA stands before the mirror putting on a kerchief; AFONYA is lying on the stove-couch; LUKERYA comes in with a figured table-cloth. LUKERYA. There, Tanya, I've borrowed a cloth from the neighbor to cover our table. Ours is awfully poor. Lays the cloth on the table. TATYANA. Have you started the samovar? LUKERYA. Long ago; it'll boil soon. Well, you see it's just as I told you; that kerchief is much more becoming to you. But why did you stick the pin through it? Adjusting it There, that's much better. AFONYA. Where are you dressing up to go to? Why are you prinking so at that mirror? TATYANA. Nowhere; we're going to stay at home. LUKERYA. What business is it of yours? Do you think we ought to be as slovenly as yourself? AFONYA. But who are you fixing up for? For your husband? He loves you more than you deserve even without the fine clothes. Or is it for some one else? LUKERYA. Hear him! A fool, a fool! yet he understands that she's dressing up for some one else. TATYANA. Why should I dress for my husband? He knows me anyway. When I dress, of course it's for a stranger. AFONYA. Who are you going to flirt with? Who are you going to charm? Have you no conscience? LUKERYA. What's more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236687035
  • 9781236687036