Prose Dramas Volume 1

Prose Dramas Volume 1

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...family. MRS. BERNICK. Well, it's not my fault that _ BERNICK. What's not your fault? That you're related to them? No; that's true enough. MRS. BERNICK. And it wasn't I that asked them to come home. BERNICK. Aha! now we have it. "I didn't ask them to come home; I didn't write for them; I didn't drag them home by the hair of their heads." Oh, I know the whole story off by heart. MRS. BERNICK (bursting into tears). Oh, why are you so unkind? BERNICK. Yes, that's right; set to crying, so that the town may have that to talk about too. Stop this I nonsense, Betty. Youd better sit outside there; some one might come in. Perhaps you want people to see madam with red eyes? Yes, it would be nice if it got abroad that Ah! I hear some one in the lobby. (A knock.) Come in. (MRS. BERNICK goes out to the garden steps with her work. AUNE comes in from the rzght.) AUNE. Good-day, Consul! BERNICK. Good-day. Well, I suppose you can guess what I want with you? AUNE. Your clerk told me yesterday that you were not pleased with BERNICK. I am altogether displeased with the way things are going at the yard, Aune. You're not getting on at all with the repairs. The Palm Tree should have been at sea long ago. Mr. Vigeland comes bothering me about it every day. He's a troublesome partner. AUNE. The Palm Tree can sail the day after to-morrow. BERNICK. At last! But the American, the Indian Girl, that's been lying here five weeks, and AUNE. The American? I understood that we were first to get on as fast as possible with your own ship. BERNICK. I've given you no reason for such an idea. You should have made all possible progress with the American too; but you've done nothing. AUNE. The vessel's bottom is as rotten as matchwood, Consul; the more we patch at it...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236992083
  • 9781236992086