The Middleman, a Play

The Middleman, a Play

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...(nancy looks up.) yes, dear, thank Him with all your heart for giving you a man that can so reverence and worship a woman that he becomes like a fool in her presence. Thank Him that though your lover seems common to you, he loves you so much that you can never become common to him. Nancy. Mary! I've' never heard you talk like this! What's the matter? 1 Going to o. 9 Rises, comes to Mary c. She has left her handkerchief on table. Nancy turns slightly, kisses watch. Goes up stage a little. Going to door R. s Following slightly. Mary. Nothing, dear. (Subdues herself, and becomes quite calm and indifferent for the rest of the scene with Nancy.)1 By the way, Nance, you've often longed for a watch--you may as well take mine. ( Taking off watch and chain.) Nancy. Oh no, Mary, I couldn't think of it. What will you do yourself?2 Mary. I shan't want it. (Hurriedly.) There are plenty of clocks at Tatlow Hall. Come, I insist. (Holding tip watch and chain to Nancy, who takes them admiringly.) 3 Mary. There! (Pause.) Won't you give me a kiss for it, Nancy? (nancy kisses her, then turns away again.) You don't mind kissing me, do you? Nancy. Mind kissing you?! Mary. There never were two sisters who loved each other better than you and I do, Nance. Nancy. Never! But you didn't come all the way from the Hall to tell me that, did you? Mary. No. (Indifferently.) I came to have a little gossip with father. Where is he? 4 Nancy. Gone to get something for his new kiln. He'll be back directly. (Looking at watch.) Twenty min-utes to one! Good gracious, I've been forgetting all about dinner! You won't be going yet.B Mary. Yes, I shall be going soon.6 Nancy. carelessly) Well, good-bye. I shall sec you on Sunday as usual! (Exit.)1 Mary.2 You'll never see me again, ...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769961
  • 9781236769961