Containing the Three Unpleasant Plays

Containing the Three Unpleasant Plays

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...character, you think? CUTHBERTsoN. Oh, no, no. A scientific man, perhaps, like yourself. But you know what I mean--a MAN. (Strikes himself a sounding blow on the chest.) PARAMoRE. Of course; but Charteris is a man. CUTHBERTsoN. Pah! you don't see what I mean. (The Page Boy returns with his salver.) PAGE BoY (calling rnonotonously as before). Mr. Cuthbertson, Mr. Cuthbertson, Mr. Cuth CUTHBERTsoN. Here, boy. (He takes a card from the salver.) Bring the gentleman up here. (The boy goes out.) It's Craven. He's coming to lunch with me and Charteris. You might join us if you've nothing better to do, when you've finished with the instrument man. If Julia turns up I'll ask her too. PARAMoRE (flushing with pleasure). I shall be very happy. Thank you. (He is going out at the right hand door when Craven enters.) Good morning, Colonel Craven. CRAvEN (at the door). Good morning--glad to see you. I'm looking for Cuthbertson. PARAMoRE (smiling). There he is. (He goes out.) CUTHBERTsoN (greeting Craven effusively). Delighted to see you. Now will you come to the smoking room, or will you sit down here and have a chat while we're waiting for Charteris. If you like company, the smoking room is always full of women. Here we shall have it pretty well all to ourselves until about three o'clock. CRAvEN. I don't like to see women smoking. I'll make myself comfortable here. (Sits in an easy chair on the right.) CUTHBERTsoN (taking a chair beside him, on his left). Neither do I. There's not a room in this club where I can enj oy a pipe quietly without a woman coming in and beginning to roll a cigarette. It's a disgusting habit in a woman: it's not natural to her sex. CRAvEN (sighing). Ah, Jo, times have changed since we both courted Molly Ebden all those years...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979265
  • 9781236979261