By Peter Handke
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I heard you conversing from a distance and got here in. The sounds I heard have been so inviting, voices and laughter, what's extra attractive than that? What are you displaying to one another there, I’d wish to see whatever too. What are you whispering approximately? I’d wish to listen whatever too. (She tosses her hat to VON STROHEIM. he's so disconcerted that he turns apart rather than catching it. ) How are you? (Pause. them all look petrified. ) How are you? BERGNER (Suddenly loosens up and strikes. She practices her answer. ) nice? high quality. fantastic! We’re superb. certainly! We’re effective! (Pause. She attempts to speak quite often back. ) And how—and how are you? ALICE (Answers rather clearly. ) I’m fantastic too. notwithstanding my hand continues to be trembling from sporting that heavy suitcase, and I’m nonetheless a bit vulnerable within the knees simply because I’m now not used to donning high-heeled footwear; yet i will be able to submit with all that simply because I’m so satisfied to work out you. What are you doing right here? BERGNER (Is joyful with a purpose to solution so easily. ) We’re speaking. ALICE And now you don’t understand how to head on? BERGNER possibly. (She falters. ) certain. definite! ALICE hi! BERGNER hi! ALICE (To the others) hi! (They elevate their heads, puzzled. as though awakening, nonetheless part asleep, no longer understanding but what they say, they are saying one by one: “Hello! ” Then they understand what they've got stated and turn into full of life. The degree gentle steadily becomes early-morning mild back. ) What time is it? (GEORGE nudges JANNINGS within the hip. ) JANNINGS (As if again to sleep already) Don’t you've gotten an eye? (He supplies a begin. ) “How past due is it? ” after all: how past due is it? good, how overdue is it now? you might have stated so without delay. ( He opens his pocket watch in entrance of ALICE. ) ALICE thank you! (He shuts the watch back. ) JANNINGS (After a pause. ) Don’t point out it. (He spreads his hands broad as though he simply discovered an answer and performs with the reply. ) Don’t point out it! (To GEORGE ) question me what time it's. GEORGE (Merrily) What time is it? ( JANNINGS exhibits him the pocket watch. ) thank you! JANNINGS (Shuts the watch. ) Don’t point out it. GEORGE (Merrily) thank you! JANNINGS (Cheerfully) yet I insist: don’t point out it! (ALICE holds out her hand to JANNINGS. He shakes it immediately. She additionally holds out her hand to GEORGE and he shakes it immediately. She holds out her hand to PORTEN and PORTEN shakes it gratefully. VON STROHEIM is aware too and takes her hand. Now she takes to the air her gloves and everybody watches very inquisitively. She palms them to VON STROHEIM and he's taking them. He now alternatives up the hat and tosses it playfully to GEORGE. GEORGE catches the hat and places it at the desk. VON STROHEIM provides the gloves to it. every little thing is operating good. BERGNER sits down, it seems that relieved. ) ALICE (To VON STROHEIM ) What do you could have there on your hand? VON STROHEIM (Opens his fist. ) A necklace. convinced, a necklace! ALICE It’s attractive! A VOICE (From the wings) It’s no longer appealing. (ELLEN KESSLER now seems to be from the left, additionally with a suitcase, dressed precisely like ALICE. She tosses VON STROHEIM her hat, then takes to the air her gloves and arms them to him.