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Mrs. E "He has been here a week already. Just fancy—a whole week! In this terrible town, alone! With so many temptations on all sides."

MRS. ELVSTED.
Perfectly irreproachable, I assure you! In every respect. But all the same—now that I know he is here—in this great town—and with a large sum of money in his hands—I can't help being in mortal fear for him.

MRS. ELVSTED.
After his book was published he was too restless and unsettled to remain with us.

TESMAN.
Yes, by-the-bye, Aunt Julia told me he had published a new book.
MRS. ELVSTED.
Yes, a big book, dealing with the march of civilisation—in broad outline, as it were.

MRS. ELVSTED.
No, not yet. I have had the greatest difficulty in finding out his address. But this morning I discovered it at last.

HEDDA.
[Looks searchingly at her.] Do you know, it seems to me a little odd of your husband—h'm—
MRS. ELVSTED.
[Starting nervously.] Of my husband! What?
HEDDA.
That he should send you to town on such an errand—that he does not come himself and look after his friend.
MRS. ELVSTED.
Oh no, no—my husband has no time. And besides, I—I had some shopping to do.

MRS. ELVSTED.
[Rising quickly and uneasily.] And now I beg and implore you, Mr. Tesman—receive Eilert Lovborg kindly if he comes to you! And that he is sure to do. You see you were such great friends in the old days. And then you are interested in the same studies—the same branch of science—so far as I can understand.

MRS. ELVSTED.
That is why I beg so earnestly that you—you too—will keep a sharp eye upon him. Oh, you will promise me that, Mr. Tesman—won't you?