Six One-Act Plays; The Hand of the Prophet--Children of Granada.--The Turtle Dove--This Youth-Gentlemen--The Striker--Murdering Selina
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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...I leap across the river of Heaven to your arms! Fate--She is not dead. She dreams, and smiles upon the bosom of the water. (To Kwen-lin.) Awake! Awake! (Kwen-lin enters, and goes to Chang.) Fate--Your sublime father, Chang-won-yin, has gone to his ancestors. You are Chang-sut-yen, the Great, ruler of this province. (Gong-bearer strikes gong.) Chang-sut-yen--I renounce my rule. I am a lover, not a ruler. Fate--You are a turtle dove. (To Mandarin.) To your home, and set forth majestic feasting. Chang-sut-yen will honor your house. He rules. Chang-sut-yen--I rule not. I am a lover. Kwen-lin--Exalted one, a lover is a turtle dove. Fate--It is sometimes given to women to know the truth. Thus Fate is fulfilled, and Chang-sutyen, the turtle dove, will live upon a Willow plate. (Gong-bearer strikes the gong twice.) (CURTAIN) Chorus--For your eager ears, for your shining eyes, for your smiling faces, I bow, I bow, I bow. (Chorus followed by the Gong-bearer goes behind the curtains.) THIS YOUTH--GENTLEMEN! A Fantasy Cast A Man. A Boy. This Youth--Gentlemen! Scene I--A narrow lane sharply ascending the hill-side. In the distance a lake shimmers in the sunlight. As the curtain rises the BOY is discovered sitting on a huge boulder. He curiously watches the approaching MAN. Man--The road is narrow. Boy--(Curtly.) I like it so. Man--I have followed you from the valley. Boy--(Moving aside.) I'll follow you up the hill. Man--(Smiling.) I may wait here. Boy--I may play. (He throws a stone across the waters, and laughs as it strikes the surface.) Man--(Sharply.) Now! You have disturbed the frogs and hidden green things! Boy--A ripple on the waters! It's the smile that quick adorns my lady's face when I tell.. A little ripple--it whispers of spring and youth to the...
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