Plays of the 19th and 20th Centuries Volume 33

Plays of the 19th and 20th Centuries Volume 33

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... return To ChilDren I asked Dame Goody if Gretchen's mother was dead and she shook her head so sadly I know she must be. Now, Kenneth, Marks words with uplifted finger be sure and tell Gretchen, that Dame Goody knew her mother before she died. Exit Kenneth Esther. Poor Gretchen, that will be sad news for her. Bernice. Sad news and glad news, for Gretchen has often said, "If I cannot see my mother I pray I may find some one who knew her." Let us sing another carol for Dame Goody. Children. Sing "The snow lay on the ground, The stars shone bright, When Christ our Lord was born On Christmas night." &c, &c. As they finish the carol enter Gretchen and Kenneth in haste as though they had been running. G. drops her bundle on first bench (R.) and looks about; does not perceive D. G. Gretchen. Oh, where is Dame Goody? To Children Are you sure she knew my mother? And my dear mother you say is dead. Oh, my heart overflows with joy and sorrow. Goes toward house, with eagerness, as though to enter it, then discovers D. G. on bench (L.). Regards her for a moment, then stepping forward kneels at her side Gretchen. Oh. Dame Goody, you knew my mother I Drops head reverently on D. G.'s knees A moment later lifts head Oh, how do you know it? D. G., not trusting herself to speak, takes some beads from her neck. Gretchen. Rises, starts back What I My mother's beads! You have her beads! O children, see, they are just like mine. Takes beads from D. G.'s outstretched hand, holds them off lovingly, then kisses them reverently Oh, tell me, did you know her well? You must have or she would not have given you these beads. We played with them, my mother and I, the morning our ship landed. My mother, my sweet mother, I remember so well how...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857518
  • 9781236857514