The Idol-breaker; A Play Of The Present Day In Five Acts, Scene Individable, Setting Forth The…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byCharles Rann Kennedy

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... THE THIRD ACT The Scene and the Situation remain unchanged. The day is clear, though clouded. Adam is in the doorway. To the left below him, the Constituted Sons stand rooted as before: Editor Snark, Lawyer Dank, Sunday School Jones. They face the Scarlet Woman at the anvil. Ellen is by the carpenter's horse. Dank. Hm! I think I understand. Snark. So do I. The situation's worth a column, as it stands at this moment. Jones.-I don't agree with you. I consider she's a public outrage, and her language disgusting. Snark. That's good enough for my purpose. I'm yellow, and I don't mind who knows it. Yellow and unashamed!... Keeping me up all night, listening to a lot of jaw! Jones. We've been sitting up too! I'm ready to drop. Snark. I wish you'd dropped nine hours ago. Look here! Most of it your cackle and his! He whips out his note-book savagely. Jones. Notwithstanding, I consider that woman no fit subject for discussion before the young. If you don't know your Bible, I do. Snark. I'll make it an interview with her, if I like. I know when I'm on a snap, without you!... Whereabouts in the Bible was that? Dank. Tut, tut, gentlemen: this is no time for idle prattling. Snark. Oh, shut it! We've had nothing else but prattling from you since midnight. Withered old ninepin! Dank. How dare you defame me, sir? I am no ninepin! Adam. And then they talk about the anarchy of the lower classes! They all three remember him at once; Trio. Ah!... Dank. Which brings us to the point of our visit. Ellen moves up swiftly to Adam; Ellen. Now be careful. I'm not friends with you; but I don't want you a bigger fool than you are. Snark writing). See! His own wife knows him! Ellen. It wasn't meant for your ears, Mr. Smarty! Adam. I'll be careful! I won't let a word slip from me as I d...

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... THE THIRD ACT The Scene and the Situation remain unchanged. The day is clear, though clouded. Adam is in the doorway. To the l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217628672

ISBN - 13:9780217628679

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