The Wedding (text)

KOKA BRIANSKY : I’m getting married today.


MOTHER : What?


KOKA BRIANSKY : I’m getting married today!


MOTHER : What?


KOKA BRIANSKY : I said I’m getting married today.


MOTHER : What did you say?


KOKA BRIANSKY : To-day — ma-rried!


MOTHER : Ma? What’s ma?


KOKA BRIANSKY : Ma-rri-age!


MOTHER : Idge? What’s this idge?


KOKA BRIANSKY : Not idge, but ma-rri-age!


MOTHER : What do you mean, not idge?


KOKA BRIANSKY : Yes, not idge, that’s all!


MOTHER : What?


KOKA BRIANSKY : Yes, not idge. Do you understand! Not idge!


MOTHER : You’re on about that idge again. I don’t know what idge’s got to do with.


KOKA BRIANSKY : Oh blow you! Ma and idge! What’s up with you? Don’t you realise yourself that saying just ma is senseless.


MOTHER : What did you say?


KOKA BRIANSKY : Ma, I said, is senseless!


MOTHER : Sle?


KOKA BRIANSKY : What on earth is all this! How can you possibly manage to catch only bits of words, and only the most absurd bits at that: sle! Why sle in particular?


MOTHER There you go again — sle.


KOKA BRIANSKY throttles his MOTHER. Enter his fiancee MARUSIA.

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