By Oscar Wilde
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Hock and seltzer, sir. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. thanks. LORD GORING. Is your carriage right here, Robert? SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. No; I walked from the membership. LORD GORING. Sir Robert will take my cab, Phipps. PHIPPS. certain, my lord. [Exit. ] LORD GORING. Robert, you don’t brain my sending you away? SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Arthur, you want to enable me remain for 5 mins. i've got made up my brain what i'll do to-night in the home. the talk at the Argentine Canal is to start at 11. [A chair falls within the drawing-room. ] what's that? LORD GORING. not anything. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. I heard a chair fall within the subsequent room. a few one has been listening. LORD GORING. No, no; there isn't any one there. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. there's a few one. There are lighting within the room, and the door is ajar. a few one has been hearing each mystery of my existence. Arthur, what does this suggest? LORD GORING. Robert, you're excited, unnerved. I let you know there's no one in that room. sit, Robert. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Do you supply me your observe that there's nobody there? LORD GORING. sure. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Your notice of honour? [Sits down. ] LORD GORING. convinced. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. [Rises. ] Arthur, enable me see for myself. LORD GORING. No, no. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. If there's no one there why should still I no longer glance in that room? Arthur, you want to allow me move into that room and fulfill myself. permit me be aware of that no eavesdropper has heard my life’s mystery. Arthur, you don’t comprehend what i go via. LORD GORING. Robert, this needs to cease. i've got advised you that there's nobody in that room—that is sufficient. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. [Rushes to the door of the room. ] it's not sufficient. I insist on going into this room. you have got informed me there is not any one there, so what cause are you able to have for refusing me? LORD GORING. For God’s sake, don’t! there's a few one there. a few one whom you need to no longer see. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Ah, i presumed so! LORD GORING. I forbid you to go into that room. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Stand again. My existence is at stake. and that i don’t care who's there. i'm going to recognize who it truly is to whom i've got instructed my mystery and my disgrace. [Enters room. ] LORD GORING. nice heavens! his personal spouse! [SIR ROBERT CHILTERN comes again, with a glance of scorn and anger on his face. ] SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. What rationalization have you ever to offer me for the presence of that girl right here? LORD GORING. Robert, I swear to you on my honour that that girl is stainless and guiltless of all offence in the direction of you. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. She is a vile, an notorious factor! LORD GORING. Don’t say that, Robert! It was once on your sake she got here right here. It was once to attempt and prevent she got here the following. She loves you and nobody else. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. you're mad. What have I to do along with her intrigues with you? enable her stay your mistress! you're like minded to one another. She, corrupt and shameful—you, fake as a pal, treacherous as an enemy even— LORD GORING. it isn't actual, Robert. sooner than heaven, it isn't actual. In her presence and in yours i'll clarify all. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. allow me cross, sir. you may have lied adequate upon your be aware of honour. [SIR ROBERT CHILTERN is going out.