Lulu is in jail for murdering Alva’s father, and she is broken out of
Start: LULU. I haven't seen a room for a year and a half. Curtains, chairs, pictures....
ALVA. Won't you drink it?
LULU. I've swallowed enough black coffee these five days. Have you any brandy?
ALVA. I've got some elixir de Spaa.
LULU. That reminds one of old times. (Looks round the hall while Alva fills two glasses.) Where's my picture gone?
ALVA. I've got it in my room, so no one shall see it here.
LULU. Bring it down here now.
ALVA. Didn't you even lose your vanity in prison?
LULU. How anxious at heart one gets when one hasn't seen herself for months! One day I got a brand-new dust-pan. When I swept up at seven in the morning I held the back of it up before my face. Tin doesn't flatter, but I took pleasure in it all the same.—Bring the picture down from your room. Shall I come too?
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