The scene represents a small villa near Nogent-sur-Marne.
When the curtain rises, the MAID and JULIETTE are discovered.
Not at all. if someone had bought it on the very day, then I might have felt sorry because I would have wondered if I hadn't been a fool to sell at all. But the sign has been hanging on the gate for over a month now and I am beginning to be afraid why i bought this..
Won't Madame be sorry?
What time did those agency people say the lady would call?
Between four and five, Madame.
No, perhaps not. But still. . . there are moments in life when it's the right time to buy, but it's never the right time to sell. I have no other way to except to sell it, because i need money.
Madame, is it a good time to sell?
Very good, Madame.
I am going upstairs for a moment. If that is the lady, tell her I will not be long. It won't do to give her the impression that I am waiting for her.
Hello! My name is Gaston
Jeanne here, Thank you!
I will tell Madame you are here.
But the inside of the house seems very nice, Gaston. I love this villa!
And they call that a garden! Why, it's a yard with a patch of grass in the middle!I don't like this villa!!
It's not for us . . it's for your parents. You are simply trying to make me buy a villa so that you can put your father and your mother in it.