Savva and the Life of Man eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 146 pages of information about Savva and the Life of Man.

SAVVA

Evidently you have been cut out for a spy.  Go on!

LIPA

I am not afraid of insults.

SAVVA

Never mind, never mind—­go on.

LIPA

Then I saw that you had frequent talks with that fellow—­Kondraty. 
Yesterday I looked in the trunk again, and the machine wasn’t there. 
So I understood.

SAVVA

You say you have another key?

LIPA

Yes.  The trunk is mine, you know.  Well, and to-day—­

SAVVA

When to-day?

LIPA

Toward evening—­I couldn’t find Kondraty anywhere—­I told him that I knew all.  He got very much frightened and told me the rest.

SAVVA

A worthy pair—­spy and traitor.

LIPA

If you are going to insult me, I won’t say another word.

SAVVA

Never mind, never mind—­go on.

LIPA

He was going to tell the Father Superior, but I didn’t let him.  I didn’t want to ruin you.

SAVVA

No?

LIPA

When it was, all over, I understood what a crazy scheme it was—­so crazy that I simply can’t think of it as real.  It must have been a nightmare.  It’s quite impossible.  And I began to feel sorry for you—­

SAVVA

Yes.

LIPA

I am sorry for you now too. (With tears) Savva, darling, you are my brother.  I have rocked your cradle.  My dear angel, what idea is this you have got into your mind?  Why, it’s terrible—­it’s madness.  I understand how hard it must be for you to see how people live, and so you have resolved on a desperate deed.  You have always been good and kind, and so I can understand you.  Don’t you think it’s hard for me to see this life?  Don’t you think I suffer myself?  Give me your hand.

SAVVA (pushing her hand away)

He told you he would go to the Superior?

LIPA

But I didn’t let him.

SAVVA

Has he got the machine?

LIPA

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