California Play and Pageant

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...decreed that I shaw--or, rather, I didn't shee--the proshtrate body of a woman. Judge--Do you know who the unfortunate woman was? Sansth.--Hello, magishtrates! Why shouldn't I know? Shomebody's unworthy shon enticed her into the old garden Pushpakaranda when it was empty, and for a mere trifle--for her money!--shtrangled Vasantasena and killed her. But I didn't He breaks off, and puts his hand over his mouth. Judge--What carelessness on the part of the city police! Gildwarden and clerk, write down the words "I didn't" as the first article in the case. Clerk.--Yes, sir. He does so. Sir, it is written. Sansth. aside--Goodnessh! Now I've ruined myself. Well, I'll get out of it thish way. Aloud. Well, well, magishtrates! I was jusht remarking that I didn't shee it happen. What are you making thish hullabaloo about? He wipes out the written words with his foot. Judge--How do you know she was strangled--and for her money? Sansth.--Hello! Why shouldn't I think sho, when her neck was shwollen and bare, and the places where you wear jewels didn't have any gold on them? Gild-warden and Clerk--That seems plausible. Sansth. aside--Thank heaven! I breathe again. Judge--My good beadle, summon Vasantasena's mother, without, however, giving her cause for anxiety. Beadle--Yes, your honor. He goes out, and returns with the mother of Vasantasena. Follow me, madam. They walk about. Here is the court room. Pray enter, madam. They enter. Mother approaching--Happiness be yours, most worthy gentlemen. Sansth. abusively--You're here, are you, you old frump? Judge--My good woman, you are very welcome. Pray be seated. Mother--Thank you. She seats herself. Judge--Whither has Vasantasena gone at this moment? The conduct of the case puts the question. Mother--What!...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520149
  • 9781236520142