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One night when I was seven he came home crazy drunk and hit my mother in the face. Louisa smiles in spite of herself. I said a Captain Brant had been calling and folks had begun to gossip. Becomees runs to him and throws her arms around him and kisses him.

Then she turns back to Lavinia–coldly But you wanted my answer, didn’t you? Christine hurries from the door to the window and watches him from behind the curtains as he goes down the drive. He ascends two steps, his face toward the door. You’ve got to help me smash it down! That made the white nell seem meaningless–making so much solemn fuss over death!


Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)

She is carrying a big bunch of flowers. It is shortly before sunset and the soft light of the declining sun shines directly on the front of the house, shimmering in a luminous mist on the white portico and the gray stone wall behind, intensifying the whiteness of the columns, the somber grayness of the wall, the green of the open shutters, the green of the lawn and eugenee, the black and green of the pine tree.

She breaks away, shrinking from nill mother with a look of sick repulsion. Act II A moment later, Lavinia appears inside her father’s study.

Apparently, she was so sure she was going to win that, when the winner was about to be announced, she had risen from her seat to accept it They will think the excitement of coming home and the reaction were too much for his weak heart!

Adam has hidden motives as well.

He was omurning in his lieutenant’s uniform! While she has been speaking she has come toward Lavinia until she is now within arm’s reach of her. They are all fine, honorable gentlemen, you think! They used to speak then.

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And I simply couldn’t believe that he ever would come home. It’s our patriotic duty to celebrate! Between them a desk.


I haven’t had a chance to be alone with you since–that night we went walking in the moonlight, do you remember?

SETH–How’s that fur singin’ fur an old feller? You’ve called me vile and shameless! Father has taken a fancy to him for some reason.

Are you going to prove, the first time your love is put to a real test, that you’re a weak coward like your father? I wouldn’t notice nerves. He then observes snidely that Lavinia is the most interesting criminal of all. One is struck at once by the strange impression it gives in repose of being not living flesh but a wonderfully life-like pale mask, in which only the deep-set eyes, of a dark violet blue, are alive.

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A muffled shot is heard, as Orin commits suicide in the other room. She goes to the door and reaches it just as Brant appears from the hall. I couldn’t find Vinnie.