(sitting down, reading)
I will insist upon it. You dare not to refuse.
Surely it will be something for you?
(looking out the window)
Oh, you know me well enough. Can’t you guess already?
The usual history, as it usually happens, as it has always happened…
doesn’t interest me.
(putting letter down, rising)
(turning back slowly, picking up tea cup, sipping gently)
(after a pause)
Perhaps… it is more than you expect…?
I shall give one week.
One can always be ready to have a perfectly terrible scene.