The same room a quarter of an hour later. EDWARDis alone, playing Patience. The doorbell rings, and he answers it.
Are you alone?
[ EDWARDreturns with CELIA.]
Celial! Why have you come back?
I said I would telephone as soon as I could:
And I tried to get you a moment ago.
If there had happened to be anyone with you
I was going to say I'd come back for my umbrella....
I must say you don't seem very pleased to see me.
Edward, I understand what has happened
But I could not understand your manner on the telephone.
It did not seem like you. So I felt I must see you.
Tell me it's all right, and then I'll go.