Sacrifice & Other Plays

Sacrifice & Other Plays

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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. 2003-04-01 edition. Excerpt: ... and strike Mother's enemy down to the dust. Nayan Rai Tell me, father, who is the enemy? Raghupati Govinda. Nayan Rai Our King? Raghupati Yes, attack him with all your force. N ayan Rai It is evil advice. Father, is this to try me '.7 Raghupati Yes, it is to try you, to know for certain whose servant you are. Give up all hesitation. Know that the Goddess calls, and all earthly bonds must be severed. N ayan Rai I have no hesitation in my mind. I stand firm in my post, where my Goddess has placed me. Raghupati You are brave. N ayan Rai Am I the basest of Mother's servants, that the order should come for me to turn traitor? She herself stands upon the faith of man's heart. Can she ask me to break it? Then to-day comes to dust the King, and to-morrow the Goddess herself. J aising Noble words. Raghupati The King, who has turned traitor to Mother, has lost all claims to your allegiance. Nayan Rai Drive me not, father, into a wilderness of debates. I know only one path, --the straight path of faith and truth. This stupid servant of Mother shall never swerve from that highway of honour. Goes out. Jaising Let us be strong in our faith as he is, Master. Why ask the aid of soldiers? We have the strength within ourselves for the task given to us from above. Open the temple gate wide, father. Sound the drum. Come, come, O citizens, to worship her, who takes all fear away from our hearts. Come, Mother's children. Citizens come. First Citizen Come, come, we are called. All Victory to Mother! They sing and dance. The dread Mother dances naked in the battlefield, Her dark tresses fly in the sky, sweeping away the sun and stars, Red streams of blood run from her cloud-black limbs, And the world trembles and cracks under...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810252
  • 9781236810250