well, it's no great matter. And, to tell the truth, I had quite a habit o& living
among furniture that I didn't relish, and in false positions. I'd even come to
like it. A false position in a Louis Philippe dining room you know the style?
well, that had its points, you know. Bogus in bogus, so to speak.
VALET. And you'll find that living in a Second Empire drawing room has its points.
GARCIN. Real y? ... Yes, yes, I dare say ... (He takes another look around) Still,
I certainly didn't expect this! You know what they tell us down there?
VALET. What about?
GARCIN. About (makes a sweeping gesture) this residence.
VALET. Real y, sir, how could you believe such cock and bull stories? Told by
people who'd never set foot here. For, of course, if they had
GARCIN. Quite so. (Both laugh. Abruptly the laugh dies from Garcin's face) But, I
say, where are the instruments of torture?