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Act 1 Key Quotes


““I’m sorry, Daddy.” She looks attentive, as they all do””

“But these girls aren’t cheap labour - they’re people.”

“But she was very pretty and looked as if she could take care of herself. I couldn’t be sorry for her.”

“(laughs rather hysterically) why - you fool - he knows. Of course he knows. And I hate to think how much he knows that we don’t know yet. You’ll see. You’ll see.”


Act 2 Key Quotes


“We all started like that - so confident, so pleased with ourselves until he began asking us questions”

“I’m a child, don’t forget. I’ve a right to know.”

“(rather wildly, with laugh) No, he’s giving us the rope - so that we’ll hang ourselves”


Act 3 Key Quotes


“(flaring up) it’s you two who are being childish - trying not to face the facts”

“(bitterly) I suppose we’re all nice people now”

“(tensely) I want to get out of this. It frightens me the way you talk”

“You began to learn something. And now you’ve stopped. You’re ready to go on in the same old way”