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A woman? Aha! ha! ha! precisely what I stated. I extraordinarily keep in mind announcing, If it is spared it is going to be a lady. (CRICHTON now comes down. ) LORD LOAM. Very thrilled to work out you, Crichton. (CRICHTON has to shake palms. ) Mary, you recognize Mr. Crichton? (He wanders off looking for different prey. ) girl MARY. Milk and sugar, Crichton? CRICHTON. i am ashamed to be visible speaking to you, my woman. girl MARY. To one of these ideal servant as you all this has to be so much distasteful. (CRICHTON is just too respectful to reply to. ) Oh, please do converse, or I shall need to recite. You do hate it, do not you? CRICHTON. It pains me, your ladyship. It disturbs the etiquette of the servants' corridor. After final month's assembly the pageboy, in a burst of equality, known as me Crichton. He was once disregarded. woman MARY. I wonder—I quite do—how you could stay with us. CRICHTON. I must have felt forced to provide realize, my girl, if the grasp had no longer had a seat within the higher condo. I grasp to that. woman MARY. Do pass on conversing. inform me, what did Mr. Ernest suggest by way of asserting he was once no longer younger adequate to grasp every little thing? CRICHTON. i've got no thought, my woman. woman MARY. yet you laughed. CRICHTON. My girl, he's the second one son of a peer. woman MARY. Very right sentiments. you're a sturdy soul, Crichton. LORD BROCKLEHURST (desperately to TWEENY). And now inform me, have you ever been to the Opera? what kind of climate have you ever been having within the kitchen? (TWEENY gurgles. ) For Heaven's sake, girl, be articulate. CRICHTON (still chatting with girl MARY). No, my woman; his lordship could compel us to be equivalent upstairs, yet there'll by no means be equality within the servants' corridor. LORD LOAM (overhearing this). what is that? No equality? cannot you notice, Crichton, that our divisions into periods are man made, that if we have been to come back to nature, that is the aspiration of my existence, all will be equivalent? CRICHTON. If i'll make so daring as to contradict your lordship— LORD LOAM (with an effort). cross on. CRICHTON. The divisions into periods, my lord, usually are not synthetic. they're the typical consequence of a civilised society. (To woman MARY. ) There should always be a grasp and servants in all civilised groups, my girl, for it truly is typical, and no matter what is usual is true. LORD LOAM (wincing). it's very unnatural for me to face the following and let you speak such nonsense. CRICHTON (eagerly). convinced, my lord, it really is. that's what i've been striving to indicate on your lordship. AGATHA (to CATHERINE). what's the topic with Fisher? She is asking daggers. CATHERINE. The tedious creature; a few query of etiquette, i assume. (She sails throughout to FISHER. ) How are you, Fisher? FISHER (with a toss of her head). i'm not anything, my girl, i'm not anything in any respect. AGATHA. Oh expensive, who says so? FISHER (affronted). His lordship has requested that kitchen wench to have a moment cup of tea. CATHERINE. yet why now not? FISHER. If it pleases his lordship to provide it to her ahead of providing it to me— AGATHA. in order that is it. do you need one other cup of tea, Fisher? FISHER. No, my lady—but my position—I must have been requested first. AGATHA. Oh pricey. (All this has taken your time, and through now the feeble appetites of the uncomfortable visitors were satiated.