Makers of Madness eBook

Hermann Hagedorn
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 33 pages of information about Makers of Madness.

Sufficiently.

TANEY

I’m due back at the Senate.  I’ll talk with you till the cock crows after we adjourn.  Will that do?

HARRADAN

I should like to talk to you now.

MAYNARD

In that case, I’ll go back to the House.

GROSVENOR

We won’t intrude—­

CONROY

The Senators have the floor—­

[They are about to beat a retreat.

HARRADAN

I wish you’d stay, gentlemen.

GROSVENOR

[Looking at his watch, nervously.

I’m sorry I—­

HARRADAN

You’ll please stay, Mr. Grosvenor.  You, too, Mr. Conroy.

CONROY

I’m hanged if I’ll be dictated to.

HARRADAN

[Quietly.

Do as you please.  But if you don’t stay, I’ll have you both under arrest in fifteen minutes.

CONROY

[In disgust.

Oh, come off!

GROSVENOR

[Indignantly.

What do you mean, Senator?

HARRADAN

[Fiercely.

My God, man, don’t make me mad.  I’m twenty years older than you, but I could wipe the floor up with you yet!

GROSVENOR

[Nervously lights a cigar and during the ensuing scene shifts it with his lips from one corner of his mouth to the other in extreme agitation.

I don’t know what you’re talking about.

MAYNARD

Well, you don’t need me.

HARRADAN

I do.

[MAYNARD sits down, chewing his lips.

POLLEN

[With an amused, patronizing smile.

You haven’t expressed yourself about me yet, Senator.  Am I invited to the party?

HARRADAN

You may stay or not as you like.

POLLEN

Thanks.

[Deliberately.

Do you know, if I were you, I don’t think I’d detain these other gentlemen just now.

HARRADAN

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