A Streetcar Named Desire

by: Tennessee Williams

Scene Five

1

Don’t you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour—but a whole little piece of eternity dropped into your hands—and who knows what to do with it?

2

It isn’t enough to be soft. You’ve got to be soft and attractive. And I—I’m fading now! I don’t know how much longer I can turn the trick.

3

Now run along, now, quickly! It would be nice to keep you, but I’ve got to be good—and keep my hands off children.