The strange wooing of Mary Bowler

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byRichard Marsh

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI A PARTICULARLY PRIVATE REHEARSAL "will you stand here, looking R., engaged with the little pile of linen on the table. I come in, L. As I enter you turn and give just one quick glance at me, and then return to the linen, as if you had not noticed me. You understand?" "Perfectly. Should I stand at this little table, and pretend that this music is linen?" "Haven't you got any linen down here--anything that would do for a sheet?" "I am afraid I haven't, unless this table-cover will do." "That will do; take it off, and pretend it's a sheet. Are you ready?" "Quite. Thank you." "Now then. I come on--you look round. That is it; your look should be half cruel, half saucy--the sort of look you can do first-rate." "Oh, Mr. Temperley; I don't think you should say that." "But I assure you, Miss Bowler, the sort of look I mean comes quite naturally to you; it is often on your face." "Of course, Mr. Temperley, if you really do mean what you say, and do believe that that's the sort of girl I am, perhaps you had better get somebody else to take my place. Don't you think you had?" "Well!" He sighed. "Miss Bowler, would you mind assuming a failing, even though you have it not? Shall we begin again? Now--I come on. That's not the look, Miss Bowler." "Never mind the look; let's get on." "Very good. Only I intended that these private rehearsals should be thorough." "What do you call thorough? There!--is that the look?" "It will do. I stand still and watch you. Then I say softly, 'Helen!' You say nothing. I come closer, and say again, 'Helen!' Then I come quite close, and request aloud, 'Miss Capadose!' You turn, and I take you in my arms." Miss Bowler turned--he took her in his arms. "Oh, Mr. Temperley!" "'Whittaker' in the play." "I--I mean...

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI A PARTICULARLY PRIVATE REHEARSAL "will you stand here, looking R., engaged with the little pile of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217898823

ISBN - 13:9780217898829

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