Lizzy walks distractedly across the "stage"
Aunt and Uncle Gardiner enter and see Lizzy.
Aunt Gardiner: Oh, Lizzy, there you are!
Uncle Gardiner: We wondered where you'd wandered off to! Did you enjoy the house?
Lizzy, flustered: Yes, yes, very much.
Aunt G: Are you ready to return to the inn, or would you like to stroll along the grounds? They are quite lovely.
Lizzy: NO - um, no, I believe I have seen enough…of the grounds.
Uncle G: Well, then, I shall call for our carriage.
Lizzy, still flustered: I believe I would prefer to walk back to the inn.
Aunt and Uncle G look at her in amazement
Aunt G: WALK back? All the way to Lambton?
Lizzy: Yes….the countryside is so fine…and you know how fond I am of walking.
Uncle G: Yes, yes, we know. But are you sure you know the way?
Lizzy: Of course. It is an easy distance.
Aunt G: Well, as you wish, my dear. But please do be careful. As we have no children of our own, you are as dear as a daughter to us and we would never forgive ourselves if you came to harm.
Uncle G, looking rather confused: You know, I do feel as though we ought to have children. Did something happen to them?
Aunt G, patting Uncle G's arm: Don't fret, my love. I'm sure they are bound to turn up, quite probably in the next adaptation.
They all exit.