Mary is weary and full of sadness after being abandoned by her
Start: MRS. BOYLE. An' has Bentham never even written to you since — not one line for the past month?
MARY (tonelessly). Not even a line, mother.
MRS. BOYLE. That's very curious. . . . What came between the two of yous at all? To leave you so sudden, an' yous so great together. ...
End: MARY. It would have been useless to tell you — you wouldn't understand.
MRS. BOYLE (hurt). Maybe not. . . . Maybe I wouldn't understand. . . . Well, we'll be off now.
For the full, extended monologue, please see:
Sean O'Casey, _Three Dublin Plays: "Shadow of a Gunman", "Juno and the Paycock" and "Plough and the Stars", Faber and Faber, 1998. _
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