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AMORY, SON OF BEATRICE
SPIRES AND GARGOYLES
THE EGOTIST CONSIDERS
NARCISSUS OFF DUTY
THE DEBUTANTE
EXPERIMENTS IN CONVALESCENCE
YOUNG IRONY
THE SUPERCILIOUS SACRIFICE
THE EGOTIST BECOMES A PERSONAGE

drink as much as you want. (She pauses.) He'll be a little neglected 

to-night. This is Rosalind's week, you see. When a girl comes out, she 

needs _all_ the attention. 

 

ROSALIND: (Outside) Well, then, prove it by coming here and hooking me. 

 

(MRS. CONNAGE goes.) 

 

ALEC: Rosalind hasn't changed a bit. 

 

CECELIA: (In a lower tone) She's awfully spoiled. 

 

ALEC: She'll meet her match to-night. 

 

CECELIA: Who--Mr. Amory Blaine? 

 

(ALEC nods.) 

 

CECELIA: Well, Rosalind has still to meet the man she can't outdistance. 

Honestly, Alec, she treats men terribly. She abuses them and cuts them 

and breaks dates with them and yawns in their faces--and they come back 

for more. 

 

ALEC: They love it. 

 

CECELIA: They hate it. She's a--she's a sort of vampire, I think--and 

she can make girls do what she wants usually--only she hates girls. 

 

ALEC: Personality runs in our family. 

 

CECELIA: (Resignedly) I guess it ran out before it got to me. 

 

ALEC: Does Rosalind behave herself? 

 

CECELIA: Not particularly well. Oh, she's average--smokes sometimes, 

drinks punch, frequently kissed--Oh, yes--common knowledge--one of the 

effects of the war, you know. 

 

(Emerges MRS. CONNAGE.) 

 

MRS. CONNAGE: Rosalind's almost finished so I can go down and meet your 

friend. 

 

(ALEC and his mother go out.) 

 

ROSALIND: (Outside) Oh, mother-- 

 

CECELIA: Mother's gone down. 

 

(And now ROSALIND enters. ROSALIND is--utterly ROSALIND. She is one of 

those girls who need never make the slightest effort to have men fall in 

love with them. Two types of men seldom do: dull men are usually afraid 

of her cleverness and intellectual men are usually afraid of her beauty. 

All others are hers by natural prerogative. 

 

If ROSALIND could be spoiled the process would have been complete by 

this time, and as a matter of fact, her disposition is not all it should 

be; she wants what she wants when she wants it and she is prone to make 

every one around her pretty miserable when she doesn't get it--but in 

the true sense she is not spoiled. Her fresh enthusiasm, her will to 

grow and learn, her endless faith in the inexhaustibility of romance, 


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