Mid-Channel; A Play in Four Acts

Mid-Channel; A Play in Four 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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...been home? you Zoe. J-just for a minute or two. Ethel. You must have noticed? Zoe. N-now you mention it Ethel. I watched him through the opera-glass several times during the evening. Simply. He looks like a lost soul. Zoe. I--I've never--ha, ha!--I've never made the acquaintance of a lost--ha, ha! Ethel. After a pause. Zoe, do you think anything has happened to Lenny Ferris? Zoe. H-happened? Ethel. Anything bad. Zoe. Bad? Ethel. Men's lives are constantly being wrecked by racing, or cards, or Half turning from Zoe. Oh, I oughtn't to know about such things, but one doesn't live in the dark--he may have got mixed up with some woman of the wrong sort, mayn't he? Zoe. Rising quickly and walking away to the left/ I--I really can't discuss topics of that kind with you, Ethel. Ethel. Wistfully. No; but if he is in any scrape--any entanglement--and one could help him Zoe. At the writing-table, taking up a bottle of salts--faintly. Help him? Ethel. Save him! Zoe. Sniffing the salts.' How--how romantic you are! Ethel. Am I! Her elbows on the back of the armchair by the oblong table, timidly. Zoe, would it be possible--in your opinion--would it be possible for me to--to see him? Zoe. Sitting' in the chair at the writing-table. See Mr. Ferris? Ethel. Plucking at the cover of the chair on which she is leaning. Here--in your house--or elsewhere--see him and offer him my friendship--a sister's friendship? You could manage it. Zoe. My--my dear! Ethel. Oh, yes, I'm lacking in dignity, aren't I--and selfrespect! Coming forward. I've told myself that a thousand times. Warmly. But there are quite enough dignified people in the world without me; and if I could influence Lenny, any one might have my dignity for twopence. Zoe. Influence him? Ethel. For his good. Oh, I...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548523
  • 9781236548528