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(Lights come up on the eating garden. Early evening. The place is deserted. Mrs. Lovett is sitting on the steps knitting a balf-finisbed muffler. The bells of St. Dunstan's sound. After a beat, Tobias emerges from the shop with a "Sold Out" sign, puts it on the shop door, and goes to Mrs. Lovett)

TOBIAS:

Oh, you're so good to me, mum. Sometimes, when I think what it was like with Signor Pirelli - - it seems like the Good Lord sent you for me.

MRS. LOVETT: It's just my warm heart, dear. Room enough there for all God's creatures.

TOBIAS:

I put the sold-out sign up, mum.

TOBIAS:

(Coming closer, hovering, very earnest) You know, mum, there's nothing I wouldn't do for you. If there was a monster or an ogre or anything bad like that wot was after you, I'd rip it apart with my bare fists, I would.

MRS. LOVETT: That's my boy. (Holding up the knitting) Look, dear! A lovely muffler and guess who it's for.

TOBIAS:

Coo! For me?

MRS. LOVETT: What a sweet child it is.

MRS. LOVETT: Wouldn't you like to know!

TOBIAS:

... Or even if it was just a man ...

MRS. LOVETT: (Somewhat uneasy) A man, dear?

TOBIAS:

(Exaggeratedly conspiratorial) A man wot was bad ...

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NOT WHILE I'M AROUND (TOBIAS, MRS. LOVETT)

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TOBIAS: ... and wot might be luring you all unbeknownst into his evil deeds, like.

MRS. LOVETT: (Even more wary) What is this?

What are you talking about?

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MRS LOVETT: Of course not, dear, and why h ld ·t:>

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MRS. LOVETT, What do you mean "a man "?

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It's him, you see - - Mr. Todd. Oh, I know you fancy him, but men ain't like women, they ain't wot you can trust,

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TOBIAS:

That proves it! What I've been thinking. That's his purse!

MRS. LOVETT: (Concealing what is now almost panic) Silly boy! It's just a little something Mr. T. gave me for my birthday.

TOBIAS:

(Suddenly excited, pointing) That! That's Signor Pirelli's purse! (Mrs. Lovett, realizing her slip, quickly hides it)

TOBIAS:

Mr. Todd gave it to you! And how did he get it? How did he get it?

MRS. LOVETT: (Stalling for time) What's that? What was that, dear?

MRS. LOVETT: Bought it, dear, in the pawnshop, dear. (To distract bim, she lifts the unfinished muffler on its needles) Come on, now.

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What will we think of next! Here, dear. Sit here by your Aunt Nellie like a good boy and look at your lovely muffler.

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