So Like Her Father; A Drama, In A Prelude And Three Acts

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJames Vila Blake

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... ACT 2. SCENE--The same as in Act I. Time, evening; lamps lighted in room. On table at window a water-bottle filled, and empty glass. Madam and Diamond dis-covered. Madam. Must I speak more plainly, Diamond? Dia. I think I may be pardoned if I have no taste for any man at present. Madam. Yes, for the present; but not for the future, and the present controls the future. Dia. We have supposed this man Connor rich, but we don't know it. We have only the hints in father's letters. Madam. I managed in the talk yesterday to lead him to acknowledge it. He's a transparent creature. Well, he is rich, therefore desirable; honest, therefore safe; your father's passionate friend, that's your opportunity; you are beautiful, that's your power. Dia. And so, with these advantages, to let him pass me Madam. Would be rank folly. Dia. And you think it safe? Madam. Why not? Dia. The child. Madam. Ellen will not tell. She was a fool, of course, but she'll be so to the end. Besides, she is resolved to keep the child, and she understands that if the truth be known we'll send the wretched little interloper packing. Dia. But if he finds a child here, it will turn him from all of us, even if he think it Ellen's. Madam. That's not likely. Ellen keeps the baby well out of sight, and luckily the brat is not a crying one. If he does find her, a little fib straightens it--she's a neighbor's child loaned for a day. I have banished Ellen to the extreme east room, and my sewing room is on the west corner. It will work awhile--long enough, if you will act well. Hark, I hear Joyce at the outer door--yes, she is letting Mr. Connor in. Run off, Diamond, listen at the door, and make a telling entrance at the right moment. I'll give you a signal by sneezing. And, Diamond, it's early evening; wea...

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... ACT 2. SCENE--The same as in Act I. Time, evening; lamps lighted in room. On table at window a water-bottle filled, and empty ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217873197

ISBN - 13:9780217873192

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