Mrs. Beech has summoned her son, William, back from the country. He
START: Mrs Beech: (taking off her coat and hat) I’ll put the kettle on.
(She goes through the door to the kitchen. William, on his own, puts down his carrier bag, takes off his rucksack and removes his mackintosh, putting it on the back of a chair. He glumly looks around.)
Mrs Beech: Where’d you get them clothes and boots?
William: Mrs Fletcher.
Mrs Beech: You steal them?
William: No. They were presents.
END: William: Jews. Zach’s Jewish.
Mrs Beech: (with a scream) You’ve been poisoned by the devil. Don’t you know that?
(She gets up and hits William savagely in the face)
William: (trying to defend himself) But...Zach says Jesus was a Jew.
Mrs Beech: (attacking him and chasing him round the room) You blasphemer. Blasphemer!
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