The Price of Money; A Play in Four Acts

The Price of Money; 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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...You've opposed your husband--refused to obey him. Lilian. (turning and facing him boldly) Yes, I have refused! And it is useless--useless--useless--to re-open the matter! Willie. (r. C.) (Chuckling) Hoity-toity! Quite another Ajax, defying the lightning (he brings out his snuff box which he taps--eyeing her keenly) The old cat will have told you, I suppose, that our Eomeo is going to Canada? (lilian is silent and turns her head away--Pause.) (Harshly) Answer me! Lilian. (seated) Miss Lesson informed me that she and Lord Cardew were leaving. Willie. And doesn't our little heart leap when we know that the man we love intends to desert us? Lilian. (rises and faces him with a sudden violent movement) I will not endure this. Willie. (chuckling) The Honourable Susan has been advising her little lamb to show its teeth! Lilian. (almost in a wail--turns from him) What pleasure can it give you to torture me, day after day! Willie. (talcing snuff from box) Torture, torture! Why do you use such ridiculous words? I was merely putting an every day question. Lilian. (face to him) Yes, you have put it, day after day! Mention Lord Cardew to me again--I'll leave you! Willie. (taking a pinch) Threatened men live long. Lilian. (despairingly) I'll leave you, I will! I can't bear it! Willie. You can have your dowry, you know, for the asking. (moving up to her) It shall be sent on a post-card. Lilian. Yes--I have no money--and you have driven away all my friends--But I'd rather be in the workhouse--Willie. (a step to her) There's a fine one in the Marylebone Road--all the latest improvements--it's lucky that should be our parish. (lilian moves swiftly to the door R.) (With sudden fierceness) Listen, you! I don't want any of your airs and graces. I--stay here, I tell...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552431
  • 9781236552433