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Three Comedies

LEONARDA
A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS
DRAMATIS PERSONAE
The BISHOP.
CORNELIA, his sister.
HAGBART, his nephew.
The GRANDMOTHER.
LEONARDA FALK.
AAGOT, her niece.
GENERAL ROSEN.
CHIEF JUSTICE RÖST.
MRS. RÖST.
PEDERSEN, agent to Mrs. Falk.
HANS.
A Maid.
LEONARDA
ACT I
(SCENE.--A large room in LEONARDA FALK's house. At the back, folding doors
which are standing open. Antique furniture. LEONARDA, dressed in a riding-habit, is
standing beside a writing-desk on the left, talking to her agent PEDERSEN.)
Leonarda. It is a complete loss.
Pedersen. But, Mrs. Falk--
Leonarda. A loss, every scrap of it. I can't sell burnt bricks. How much is there of it?
Two kilns' full, that is 24,000 bricks-- at their present price about thirty pounds' worth.
What am I to do with you?--send you about your business?
Pedersen. Madam, it is the first time--
Leonarda. No, indeed it is not; that is to say, it is certainly the first time the bricks have
been burnt, but your accounts have been wrong over and over again, so that I have been
led into sending out faulty invoices. What is the matter with you?
Pedersen. Madam, I beg--.
[Enter HANS.]
 
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