Just Off the Avenue; A Play in Three Acts and Four Scenes
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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...work on the statue) (Rhoda is occupied with her supper of sandwiches, pickles, eclairs) RHODA Mr. Vaux--will you lend me a shoe? (Extends her shoeless foot) I lost one of mine. Vaux (pretending ignorance) Lost it?--Where? RHODA In the snow likely--as I ran. VAUX We'll have to find another 'fore you can go. (During the ensuing dialogue, Vaux makes a pretence of working on the statue, but he is, obviously, preoccupied with the danger of Rhoda; as he moves back and forth, as if to vision the statue at various angles, he glances furtively out the window, taking care that Rhoda shall not see his uneasiness) (Church-chimes strike the hour) Rhoda (rising) It's getting late, Mr. Vaux--and I'm keeping you from work. VAUX No, no, --I'll work all the better for you being here--with me. It's always so, somehow.--You put me in the spirit--of the job--just as Cosie does--and Higgins doesn't--sometimes.--You make me think of Spain.--Perhaps it's the dark eyes, eh? EHODA Must be Cosie's.--Mine are light-blue. VAUX Then it's your coal-black hair. RHODA That happens to be red. VAUX Quite usual in Spain--I've seen it often.--Just that tint--in Seville.--They call it--(Uncertain)--let me see--what do they call that shade of red? Khoda (prompting him) Rufo? VAUX Yes, of course!--I s'pose Tom told you, eh? KHODA No--that Spanish girl--Mercedes--who plays at Pedro's restaurant. She learns me her language.--Vaux (chaffingly) She " learns " you, eh? Ehoda (laughing at the correction) Yes, and I teach her mine, --teacher! And I have a book, too--" Spanish Taught in Spare Seconds."--I've read some of "Don Quixote" in Spanish. (Takes up guitar, and strums very softly) VAUX Good! When you marry you can go to Spain on your honey-moon. EHODA...
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- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
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