A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS
CORNELIA, his sister.
HAGBART, his nephew.
AAGOT, her niece.
CHIEF JUSTICE RÖST.
PEDERSEN, agent to Mrs. Falk.
(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--.