The Builder of Bridges; A Play in Four Acts

The Builder of Bridges; A Play in Four Acts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... him that he has got to pay. Arnold. He won't. Dorothy (fiercely). How wicked of you to say that! If he didn't--if he dared not to... But he will, of course, without a word. It was his love for me, that's all, that made him refuse--his care for my future. Well, now he'll see.... And I won't let... Edward... lose the money.... How fine that is of him, though--how fine!... Where is he? Arnold. He went to the office, that we might be alone. I was to be playful, jolly--treat it all as a joke--as I'm doing. Dorothy. I see--I must remember. (almost to herself again) Yes. Then I'll ask him to call this afternoon. Arnold. And say "good-bye; out you get." Very right and proper. Dorothy (miserably). I know what you mean. But you mustn't ask that of me, Arnold. Arnold (turning away). I'm asking nothing. I happen just to be feeling pretty muddy, that's all. Dorothy. You're saved I Arnold. Oh, yes, I'm saved, right enough. Just now, when he was talking to me, I had to dig my nails into my hand to keep quiet. "I'm fifteen years older than she--a dull, elderly chap--she may not, after all--you must never let her have a suspicion "(with sudden passion) Oh, someone should take me and fling me into the river. I'm not fit to live. Dorothy (anxiously, laying a hand on his arm). Arnold, Arnold! Arnold (shaking her off impatiently). I ought to have gone to the Chief a month ago, with my head up, and said, "Here, I've done this. I've stolen your money--clap me in gaol." I'd have been a man. What am I now? Dorothy. Don't get so excited. Listen. Arnold. 'That's what I've been doing. And I've sheltered myself behind you--dragged you down with me. And between us--do you know what we've done? Dorothy (wildly). Why do you say these things? What...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492765
  • 9781236492760