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$SCENE: $A ROOM IN A TENEMENT HOUSE IN $HILLJOY $SQUARE, $DUBLIN. $SOME HOURS ELAPSE BETWEEN THE TWO ACTS. $THE PERIOD OF THE PLAY IS $MAY, 1920. (($A $RETURN $ROOM IN A TENEMENT HOUSE IN $HILLJOY $SQUARE. $AT THE BACK TWO LARGE WINDOWS LOOKING OUT INTO THE YARD; THEY OCCUPY PRACTICALLY THE WHOLE OF THE BACK WALL SPACE. $BETWEEN THE WINDOWS IS A CUPBOARD, ON THE TOP OF WHICH IS A PILE OF BOOKS. $THE DOORS ARE OPEN, AND ON THESE ARE HANGING A NUMBER OF COLLARS AND TIES. $RUNNING PARALLEL WITH THE WINDOWS IS A STRETCHER BED; ANOTHER RUNS AT RIGHT ANGLES ALONG THE WALL AT RIGHT. $AT THE HEAD OF THIS BED IS A DOOR LEADING TO THE REST OF THE HOUSE. $THE WALL ON THE LEFT RUNS DIAGONALLY, SO THAT THE FIREPLACE- WHICH IS IN THE CENTRE- IS PLAINLY VISIBLE. $ON THE MANTELSHELF TO THE RIGHT IS A STATUE OF THE $VIRGIN, TO THE LEFT A STATUE OF THE $SACRED $HEART, AND IN THE CENTRE A CRUCIFIX. $AROUND THE FIREPLACE ARE A FEW COMMON COOKING UTENSILS. $IN THE CENTRE OF THE ROOM IS A TABLE, ON WHICH AR . . .