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Blithe'Spirit'

Charles! (sits$right$of$table$opposite$Ruth.$firmly)$Yes''it'does.'
Ruth! Im'sure'Im'very'glad'to'hear'it.'
Charles! Youre'very'glacial'this'morning.'
Ruth! Are'you'surprised?'
Charles' Frankly''yes.'I'expected'more'of'you.'
Ruth! Well,'really!'
Charles! Ive'always'looked'upon'you'as'a'woman'of'perception'and'understanding.''
Ruth! Perhaps'this'is'one'of'my'off'days.'
Edith$comes$in$with$some$bacon$and$eggs$and$toast$$comes$above$table$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
between$Charles$and$Ruth..
Charles! (cheerfully)'Good'morning,'Edith.''
Edith! Good'morning,'sir.'
Charles! Feeling'fit?'
Edith! Yes,'sir''thank'you,'sir.'
Charles! Hows'cook?'
Edith! I'dont'know,'sir''I'havent'asked'her.'
Charles! You'should.'You'should'begin'every'day'by'asking'everyone'how'they'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
are''it'oils'the'wheels.'
Edith! Yes,'sir.'
Charles! Greet'her'from'me,'will'you?'
Edith! Yes,'sir.'
Ruth! That'will'be'all'for'the'moment,'Edith.'
Edith! Yesm.''Edith$goes$out.'
Ruth! I'wish'you'wouldnt'be'facetious'with'the'servants,'Charles''it'confuses''''''''''''''''''''''''''
them'and'undermines'their'morale.'