Bronte has returned to his hometown after being disgraced and fired
START: BRANWELL. To what do I owe this great and unexpected pleasure? My three dear sisters awake at two o’clock in the morning to welcome me back into the bosom of –
ANNE. We need cold water. Fetch a towel. I’ll get the bucket.
END: [CHARLOTTE prays.]
BRANWELL. There is no God. He is not there. He cannot hear you. There is only us. Us and the darkness.
Polly Teale, Bronte, NHB Modern Plays, Kindle Edition, 2014, pp. 61-4..
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