The House Next Door; A Comedy in Three Acts

The House Next Door; A Comedy in Three 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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...laughs. There she goes! Esther, I'm going to show Miss Cotswold father's latest additions to the picture gallery. Esther. Mischievously. Perhaps Mr. Cotswold would like to see them too? Adrian. Furious; turns to Cecil. Would you? Cecil. Certainly I would. Esther. Disappointed. Oh! Adrian. Angrily. Oh! Cecil. But not just now. I'll wait until the guv'nor comes first. Adrian. Brightens up. Yes--that's much better. You'll be here? Cecil. Looking at Esther. Oh, yes. I'll be here. To Adrian. Don't hurry. Adrian. Right! To Ulrica. Come along. They go up together. Ulrica! This is the decisive moment in both our lives. esther bursts out laughing; Adrian and Ul-Rica turn with hurt expression and exit, R. arch. Esther sits settee L. Cecil. A very remarkable young man. Esther. Laughing. He's very much in love. Cecil. Comes to side of settee, L. The finest thing in the world at his age. Esther. With Ulrica! Cecil. Sits beside herJ I know. Esther. Do you object? Cecil. Why should I? Esther. / wondered! Cecil. Another reason why the two old gentlemen mustn't meet. Esther. It's very hard on children when parents quarrel, isn't it? Cecil. Very. That's why I rushed away--in the middle of rehearsal. I know my guv'nor so well. He's the best in the world, but a little hot-headed. I don't want the breach between the families to be any wider than it is. My dear, dear Esther! Goes to embrace her. She rises. Esther. Oh! Be careful! Cecil. What's the matter? Esther. If my father should come in! Cecil. All the better! Let him come! Now, Esther--listen! Sits down; Esther sits. I loved you when I was twelve, didn't I? I'm a little older now and I love you a great deal more. Oh! a great deal more Now don't turn away--I'm not going to rest until you toddle up to another altar...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512545
  • 9781236512543