Abby and Martha Brewsters have murdered twelve elderly
(Abby and Martha enter from the kitchen. Abby speaks as she enters.)
Abby: Have they gone *(Sees Jonathan and Einstein.) *Oh--we thought we heard somebody leave.
Jonathan: Just Mortimer, and he’ll be back in a few minutes. Is there any food left in the kitchen? I think Dr. Einstein and I would enjoy a bite.
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Einstein: No, Chonny. You got twelve and they got twelve. The old ladies are just as good as you are.
Jonathan: Oh, they are, are they? Well, that’s easily taken care of. All I need is one more, that’s all--just one more.
For the full extended scene, refer to Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace. Dramatists Play Service, 1969. pp. 66-68.
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