By Arthur Miller

Victor, a brand new York cop nearing retirement, strikes between furnishings within the disused attic of a home marked for demolition. cupboards, desks, a broken harp, an overstuffed armchair - the relics of a misplaced lifetime of affluence he's eventually come to promote. but if his brother Walter, who he hasn't spoken to in years, arrives, the controversy stops being with regards to even if Victor's been provided a good expense for the furnishings, and turns to the cost that one and never the opposite of them paid whilst their father misplaced either his fortune and the desire to head on ...

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I’m too outdated each time I open my mouth you need to essentially name me a thief. VICTOR: Who known as you a thief? SOLOMON, relocating towards the door: No—I don’t want it. I don’t wish it in my store. Wagging a finger into Victor’s face: And don’t overlook it—I by no means gave you a cost, and glance what you probably did to me. you notice? I by no means gave you a value! VICTOR, angering: good, what did you come back the following for, to do me a want? What are you conversing approximately? SOLOMON: Mister, I pity you! what's the topic with you humans! You’re worse than my daughter! not anything on the earth you suspect, not anything you respect—how are you able to reside? you're thinking that that’s the sort of clever factor? That’s so demanding, what you’re doing? permit me offer you a bit advice—it’s now not that you simply can’t think not anything, that’s now not so hard—it’s that you simply nonetheless bought to think it. Thafs not easy. And in case you can’t do this, my friend—you’re a useless guy! He starts off towards the door. VICTOR, chastened regardless of himself: Oh, Solomon, come on, will you? SOLOMON: No-no. you were given a definite challenge with this furnishings yet you don’t are looking to pay attention so how am i able to speak? VICTOR: I’m listening! For Christ’s sake, what do you need me to do, get down on my knees? SOLOMON, placing down his portfolio and disposing of a wrinkled tape degree from his jacket pocket: ok, come the following. I detect you're a actual individual, yet a few proof are humorous. He stretches the tape degree around the intensity of a bit. What does that learn? Then turns to Victor, exhibiting him. VICTOR—comes to him, reads: 40 inches. So? SOLOMON: My boy, the bed room doorways hello a latest residence condominium are thirty, thirty-two inches greatest. so that you can’t get this in— VICTOR: What concerning the previous homes? SOLOMON, with a desperation becoming: All I’m attempting to inform you is that my probabilities are smaller! VICTOR: good, can’t I ask a query? SOLOMON: I’m supplying you with architectural proof! Listen—Wiping his face, he seizes at the library desk, going to it. you were given there, for example, a library desk. That’s an outstanding attractiveness. yet move locate me a latest condo with a library. in the event that they could construct previous inns, i'll promote this, yet they simply construct new motels. humans don’t reside like this not more. these items is from one other global. So I’m attempting to offer you a latest point of view. as the fee of used furnishings is not anything yet a perspective, and in case you wouldn’t comprehend the perspective is most unlikely to appreciate the associated fee. VICTOR: So what’s the viewpoint—that it’s all worthy not anything? SOLOMON: That’s what you stated, I didn’t say that. The chairs is worthy anything, the chiffoniers, the mattress, the harp— VICTOR—turns clear of him: ok, let’s omit it, I’m no longer supplying you with the cream— SOLOMON: What’re you leaping! VICTOR, turning to him: reliable God, are you going to make me a suggestion or now not? SOLOMON; strolling away with a hand at his temple: Boy, oh boy, oh boy. You must’ve arrested one million humans via now. VICTOR: Nineteen in twenty-eight years. SOLOMON: So what are you so tough on me? VICTOR: since you speak about every thing yet funds and that i don’t comprehend what the hell you’re as much as. SOLOMON, elevating a finger: we'll now speak cash.

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