Four Short Plays by John Galsworthy
HALL-MARKED The scene is the sitting-room and verandah of HER bungalow.The room is pleasant, and along the back, where the verandahruns, it seems all window, both French and casement. There is adoor right and a door left. The day is bright; the timemorning.[HERSELF, dripping wet, comes running along the verandah,through the French window, with a wet Scotch terrier in herarms. She vanishes through the door left. A little pause, andLADY ELLA comes running, dry, thin, refined, and agitated. Shehalts where the tracks of water cease at the door left. Alittle pause, and MAUD comes running, fairly dry, stolid,breathless, and dragging a bull-dog, wet, breathless, and stout,by the crutch end of her 'en-tout-cas'].
LADY ELLA. Don't bring Hannibal in till I know where she's put Edward!
MAUD. [Brutally, to HANNIBAL] Bad dog! Bad dog!
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