The Joy of Living; A Play in Five Acts

The Joy of Living; A Play in Five Acts

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...was over at eleven, and I went to bed soon after. About midnight in walks Meixner, as cool as you please, and sits down on my bed. "We haven't finished that argument yet. Let's have it out now," he said. And there he sat till six in the morning. Kellinghausen. Takes a copy of the "Lengenfeld News" out of his pocket and glances at it.) Did that happen before or after the twelfth of January? HOLTZMANN. It happened before he made that speech. Kellinghausen (startled). What? You knew? HOLTZMANN. Why--naturally. Kellinghausen. Herr Holtzmann, we were in the train together for hours. We drove together for miles. I have always treated you as a friend. Why did you never speak of this? (holtzmann remains silent.) Let me tell you one thing: you can't put me off with a shrug. If you think you can, you don't know me. HOLTZMANN. I beg your pardon, Count Kellinghausen--but I must remind you that I am not in your service. Kellinghausen. My dear Herr Holtzmann, you are known as one of the most zealous supporters of our party. Probably you attach some importance to that fact. Your silence in this matter surprises me, and I shall not fail to draw my own conclusions. Holtzmann (rising). You must draw what conclusions you please, sir. Personally I have nothing to gain by serving your party. I might have a living at any moment, and if I have preferred, for the present, to devote myself to politics, it was only because I thought I could be of use to the cause. Kellinghausen (after a pause). I have offended you. You must make allowances for my excitement--this business has unnerved me. (Holds out his hand.) Sit down again and let me ask you a question. Has this Meixner any recognised standing in his party, or is he merely a hanger-on?...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776607
  • 9781236776600