The Coming of Gabrielle; A Comedy

The Coming of Gabrielle; A Comedy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...He may come by the next train from Rockminster. Lady Letham. So our long mornings together have come to an end. You will never dictate to me again. Davenant. Am I not going to Westmorland in the autumn? Lady Letham. I hope so indeed, but I shall not be able to act as your secretary, not in the mornings certainly; I never appear till luncheon; all the business of the house is transacted in my bedroom. Davenant. Lord Letham's dinner is ordered there? Lady Letham. Yes, and everybody else's dinner. I am afraid you cannot count upon my help. I should only disappoint you, and a man with ideas in his head waiting to have them taken down is apt to lose his temper. Davenant, But after luncheon? Lady Letham. After luncheon we shall go out driving, for you must see the mountain ranges that I told Mr. Dayne might inspire you, a suggestion that seemed to amuse him. Is it true that time and place count for little or nothing in the artist's hfe? Davenant. You must not pay too much attention to what Mr. Dayne says. Lady Letham. He told me that all your writing was done by dictation, so I said that I hoped he would come too. And now good-bye. (She turns up stage.) Davenant. You will not forget that you're dining with me at Rockminster to-night? Lady Letham. I shall not forget. (Exit by garden. Davenant goes out with her and comes back a moment after. He crosses the stage in silence.) Davenant (coming dozen). Has she her eye on Sebastian, I wonder; on that irresponsible youth who looks forward to telling me his adventures, which means that he is in love with Gabrielle? (Enter Martin with a letter, L.) Maetin. Fletcher has just brought this letter, sir. It came yesterday to Rockminster, and, knowing that you weren't returning till this evening, he thought...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800168
  • 9781236800169