Jean and Christine are discussing the behavior of their mistress,
JEAN. Tonight Miss Julie is crazy again, perfectly crazy.
KRISTIN. So—you're back at last.
JEAN. I went to the station with the Count and coming back I went in to the barn and danced and then I discovered Miss Julie there leading the dance with the gamekeeper. When she spied me, she rushed right toward me and asked me to waltz, and then she waltzed so—never in my life have I seen anything like it! Ah—she is crazy tonight.
KRISTIN. She has always been. But never so much as in the last fortnight, since her engagement was broken off.
JEAN. Yes, what about that gossip? He seemed like a fine fellow although he wasn't rich! Ach! they have so much nonsense about them. [Seats himself at table.] It's queer about Miss Julie though—to prefer staying here at home among these people, eh, to going away
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