Plays of the 19th and 20th Centuries Volume 15

Plays of the 19th and 20th Centuries Volume 15

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...days' notice to quit. Mistaken clemency. When the day arrived for the agent's departure, he requested to see your son in his office. Scarcely had he entered, when two hirelings, in this villain's pay, rushed on him, and pinioned him. The word was given to convey him to a room barricaded like a prison. Here for years he lingered on, until the sudden death of the principal of the foul outrage, and the repentance of one of the participants released him. Mrs. B. Oh! horror! My poor boy. Bella. The wicked wretches! Mrs. B. And he is coming home? When may we expect him f Stranger. Soon--very soon. You are sure you have the strength to-bear this meeting when he comes T Mrs. B. Oh, yes. Stranger. When he takes your hand, as I do now; when lie kneels at your feet and looks into that face; when ho utters the word mother Mrs. B. What is this? Your hand trembles as it grasps mine--your voice falters. It is you who are weak, I am strong. Stranger. Mother, it is Harry who speaks to you, who clasps yon in his arms once more. Mrs. B. Oh! my son, my darling boy. Bella. Harry, my brother Harry. (About to go to him.) Laura. Hush! One moment I bog. (mrs. B. and Harry embrace. Laura and Bella grouping themselves on either side and pause. Enter Reginald, L. Bella. Oh, Reginald, such news. (She runs to meet hhn and turns him round sn that he has his back to Harry.) Who do you think has come home? You'll never guess. Harry--and there he is. (Turns him round.) Reginald. Harry.' Harry. (Coming towards him.) Reginald? Bella. (Coming between them.) Oh, stop, stop. I have not had my recognition yet. (She kisses Harry several times.) Then there is Laura. (laura turns away, Bella goes to her). Ah, you sly one, that is all over is it? Harry. By and by, Reginald, more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877640
  • 9781236877642