Jonathan Brewster, a homicidal maniac, has returned to the home of
Martha: Abby, what are we going to do?
Abby: Well, we're not going to let them stay more than one night in this house for one thing. What would the neighbors think? People coming in here with one face and going out with another.
[... … …]
Martha: … Abby, I’ve never even seen Mr. Hoskins.
Abby: Oh, my goodness, that’s right--you were out. Well, you just come right over and see him now. He’s really very nice looking--considering he’s a Methodist.
For the full extended scene, refer to Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace. Dramatists Play Service, 1969. pp. 45-46.
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