Professor Higgins has come unexpectedly to see his mother. She is
MRS HIGGINS [dismayed] Henry [scolding him]! What are you doing here to-day? It is my at home day: you promised not to come. [As he bends to kiss her, she takes his hat off, and presents it to him.]
HIGGINS Oh bother! [He throws the hat down on the table.]
MRS HIGGINS. Go home at once.
HIGGINS [kissing her] I know, mother. I came on purpose.
MRS HIGGINS But you mustn't. I'm serious, Henry. You offend all my friends: They stop coming whenever they meet you.
HIGGINS Nonsense! I know I have no small talk; but people don't mind. [He sits on the settee.]
MRS HIGGINS Oh! don't they? Small talk indeed! What about your large talk? Really, dear, you mustn't stay.
HIGGINS I must. I've a job for you. A phonetic job.
MRS HIGGINS No use, dear. I'm sorry; but I can't get round your vowels; and though I
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