When Sam Kaplan spots Vincent Jones assaulting Rose Maurrant in the
Start: ROSE: It’s alright Sam. Everything’s all right. Why should you pay any attention to a big tough like that? [SAM does not answer. ROSE caresses his hair and he grows calmer.] He’s nothing but a loafer, you know that. What do you care what he says?
SAM: [without raising his head] I’m a coward.
End: ROSE [eagerly]. Yes, that’s it! That’s just what I felt like doing - breaking off a little bunch of the flowers. But then I thought, maybe a policeman or somebody would see me, and then I’d get into trouble; so I didn’t.
Rice, Elmer, Street Scene, Hill and Wang, 1965, pp.104-106
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