Inheritors

by Susan Glaspell (1921)

Act 4

Ira - Male, Over 50 yrs

Scene partner - Madeline

Monologue - Dramatic, Under 1:00 min

Ira:

Grown up now — and going off and leaving me alone. You too — the last one. And — what for? There used to be so many in this house. My grandmother. She sat there. Fine days like this — in that chair she'd sit there — tell me stories of the Indians. Father. It wasn't ever lonely where father was. Then Madeline Fejevary — my Madeline came to this house. Lived with me in this house. Then one day she — walked out of this house. Through that door — through the field — out of this house. Then Fred — out of this house. Now you. With Emil Johnson! Don't let him touch my corn. If he touches one kernel of this corn! I wonder where he went? How do I know he went where he said he was going? I dunno as that south bin's locked.

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