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Excerpt from Woodbarrow Farm: Play in Three Acts
Scene: Kitchen at Woodbarrow Farm. An ideal old farmhouse kitchen. From the smoke-blackened ceiling beams hang huge sides of bacon, strings of onions, and herbs, and poultry. Over the great fireplace are the guns, and in profusion everywhere are the homely furnishings of a prosperous farmhouse kitchen. A huge fire burns r. in old-fashioned fireplace, with settle on each side. Door l.c. at back opening on corner of farmyard. Latticed window looking out on yard to r. of door. Table r.c. piled with linen waiting to be folded. Linen press l. Door l. below press. Settle in front of press. Mrs. Rollitt at table r.c. discovered ironing. She folds up clothes as she finishes with them, and crosses and places them one by one in press l.
Mrs. R. Rachael! Rachael!! (Crossing l. then crosses to r. at back of table r.c.) Ah, drat the girls - allus philandering about with the boys when they're wanted. Rachael!
(Enter Rachael, she comes slowly forward to l.c.)
Rach. Did you call, ma'am?
Mrs. R. (At table.) Did I call? Why thee be geting deaf in thee old age sure, Rachael.
Rach. I was in the dairy, ma'am.
Mrs. R. In the dairy!
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