Dawn and Other One-Act Plays of Life To-Day

Dawn and Other One-Act Plays of Life To-Day

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...was that? She What, Arthur? He (Looking about) I thought I heard something. She What do you mean? He I would swear to it--I heard a sound. She (Laughing) Look! (She indicates his cigarette case, which has fallen to the floor.) You dropped your case. (As he picks it up): 'Fraid cat! You've been reading about burglars! He (Smiling) Which of us would be more frightened if we saw one? She Oh, you don't think there's one here? He (Laughing) Of course not. (He lights a cigarette.) He couldn't get past the elevator man. She I'm so glad. He (Changing the conversation) What do you hear from Jimmy? She Which Jimmy? He Not your brother--Jimmy Duncan, I mean. She Oh, he's in Chicago. He Coming back this week? She I don't think so. He's not sure himself. He He writes to you often, doesn't he? Yes, quite often.... (She pauses.) Do you remember, dear, four years ago? She Both of you were attentive to me. If you took me to theater one night, Jimmy took me the next. If you sent me roses, Jimmy sent me orchids. You used to hate each other! He (Laughing) Funny, wasn't it? She You didn't think so then. I was afraid, one night--it was at some ridiculous dance He (Interrupting) Oh, that was nothing. She I'm not so sure.... I was afraid that you and Jimmy would come to blows. I was glad you didn't. He (With a comic swagger) I could have whipped himl She (Shaking her head) I don't know He Why, I'm twice as strong as Jimmy--always was. She It isn't only strength, Arthur. He No? Then it's nerve: Jimmy has no nerve. She (With a sudden change of tone) You know, I liked him for that! He Liked him for that? She Yes. He For being a coward? She If you want to put it that way, yes. There was something sweet about him. Something gentle, womanly. Not effeminate--Jimmy was...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838394
  • 9781236838391