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The servant in the house

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    Charles Rann Kennedy
Excerpt from book: [With sudden inspiration]. There's one thing I can do! Manson. What's that? Robert. Renahnce ole Beelzebub an' all 'is bloomin' wirks! 'And us that brarss-band! [He alludes to the ear-trumpet. Manson obeying, Robert jabs it into the ear of the Bishop, who seems quite surprised.] 'Ere! 'Av' you ever 'card of 'ell? Bishop. Of what ? Robert. 'Ell. [Spelling.] H, E, double L, 'ell. Bishop. Well, my dear sir, I think I ought to! Robert. Then, go there! Aymen . . . Now I'll go an' 'av' a look at our Bill's drains, damn 'is eyes! [He goes out through the main door, repentant.] Bishop. The scoundrel! Did you hear what he said? I shall certainly report him to his bishop! Manson. I don't think I should. His bishop doesn't mind a little plain speech now and again. Bishop. A little plain speech! Do you think it's right for a clergyman to—to direct me to perdition ? Manson. I think you are making a mistake: the MARY! v : .:,. . . . man who gave you your—direction is not a clergyman. He's a scavenger. Bishop. A scavenger! Manson. Yes—looks after drains. Bishop. Do you mean to tell me that I've been sitting down to breakfast with a common working- man ? Manson. Yes: have you never done that before? Bishop. My dear sir, whatever do you take me for ? Manson. A bishop of God's church. Bishop. Precisely! Is it your custom to breakfast with working-men ? Manson. Every morning. You see, I'm prejudiced: I was one myself, once. Bishop. You? . . . Manson. Yes—a long time ago, though: people have forgotten. Bishop. But, my dear brother, I am perfectly sure you never told people to go to ... Manson. Oh yes, quite frequently: it would shock you to learn the language I really did use. Perhaps, under the circumstances, it might be advisable...  
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