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An Inspector Calls - Mrs Birling
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'His wife is about fifty, a rather cold woman and her husband's social superior.'
'When you're married you'll realize that men with important work to do sometimes have to spend nearly all their time and energy on their business.'
'What an expression, Sheila! Really the things you girls pick up these days!'
'Now, Arthur, I don't think you ought to talk business on an occasion like this.'
'My husband has just explained why you're here, and while we'll be glad to tell you anything you want to know, I don't think we can help you much.'
'Girls of that class-'
'You know of course that my husband was Lord Mayor only two years ago and that he's still a magistrate-'
'No, of course not. He's [Eric] only a boy.'
'...naturally I don't know anything about this girl.'
'We've done a great deal of useful work in helping deserving cases.'
'...I think it was quite simply a piece of gross impertinence...and naturally that was one of the things that prejudiced me against her case.'
'I think she had only herself to blame.'
'...I used my influence to have it refused. And in spite of what's happened to the girl since, I consider I did my duty.'
'...I've done nothing wrong...'
'Go and look for the father of the child. It's his responsibility.'
'As if a girl of that sort would ever refuse money!'
'...if you'd take some steps to find this young man and make sure that he's compelled to confess in public his responsibility...'
'...you're not the type - you don't get drunk -'
'Sheila, I simply don't understand your attitude.'
'He certainly didn't make me confess...I told him quite plainly that I thought I had done no more than my duty.'
'...from the way you children talk, you might be wanting to help him instead of us.'
'...feeling so worried, when he suddenly turned on me with those questions, I answered more or less as he wanted me to answer.'
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