Lady runs the dry goods store with her husband Jabe. Jabe has
START: LADY: Ge’ me the drug store, will you? I know the drug store’s closed, this is Mrs Torrance, my store’s closed, too, but I got a sick man here, just back from the hospital, yeah, yeah, an emergency, well, wake up Mr. Dubinsky, keep ringing till he answers, it’s an emergency! (Pause, she whispers under her breath) I wish I was dead, dead, dead…
VAL: (Quietly) No, you don’t, ma’am.
END: VAL: And I’m going to be steady and honest and hard-working to please you and by the way, I can solve your sleeping problems.
VAL: A lady osteopath taught me how to make little adjustments in the neck bone and spine: It will give you a sound natural sleep. Good night! Tennessee Williams. Orpheus Descending. Dramatists Play Service, 1989. Pp. 22-30
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