St. John's Fire; A Drama in Four Acts

St. John's Fire; A Drama 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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...hurts.--I've felt so, too. Marikke. Oh George, now you know everything, now I have no one in the world but you. Georg. Yes, yes.--We both understand each other. We two--we belong together--don't we? Marikke. Oh, God, yes. Georg. We will remember to-day. It has brought us to each other. It is the day before St. John's night. Will you remember it? Marikke. (After a short silence, freeing herself, timidly.) Go away. Georg. (Surprised.) Why have I got to--go away--all of a sudden, Heimchen? Marikke. Go away. I beg you, George. I--must set the table for supper. Go away. Georg. But, Heimchen, you said yourself you have no one but me. And you need someone. Marikke. If you do not hate me, then go away. (In a low tone.) Go away. Georg. (With an anxious laugh.) Why should I hate you?--Well, then I will go away. (He hesitates. turns 'round once more at the door and goes out. MarIkke falls in a heap, crying.) CURTAIN. ACT III. The same scenery. Late in the evening. The hanging lamp burns over the centre table--another lamp on the table at the left. The glass doors arc opened onto the garden. Moonlight trickles in. Vogelreuter, Mrs. Vogelreuter, and Haffke sit around the table at the left. Trude and Georg are at the center table. Vogelreuter. Well, where's Heimchen keeping herself all this time with the bowl?-Haffke. What? You're going to pass the bowl around, Mr. Vogelreuter? Mrs. Vogelreuter. Oh tonight's St. John's night, you know. The folks around burn their old tar barrels up, and we have our bowl of wine to drink. Vogelreuter. But maybe that's too paganish a feast for a high clergyman? Haffke, That has nothing to do with the matter. If the clergymen are not consulted, it is paganish--Vogelreuter. (Interrupting.) And when the clergy do their share of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626842
  • 9781236626844