Garry Essendine is used to people throwing themselves at him. A
START: Garry: I was right about you from the first.
[Joanna: Were you?]
Garry: You’re predatory as hell!
Garry: You got the wretched Hugo when he was convalescent, you’ve made a dead set at Morris, and now by God you’re after me! Don’t deny it-- I can see it in your eye.
[... … …]
END: When I’m driven into a corner I tell the truth, and the truth at the moment is that I know you, Joanna, I know what you’re after, I can see through every trick. (Move in) Go away from me! Leave me alone!
For full extended monologue, please refer to the video link or script edition cited here: Coward, Noel, Present Laughter, Samuel French, 1976, p. 54.
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