Told By The Gate; And Other One-act Plays

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byMalcolm Morley

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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.1916 Excerpt: ... A MOTOR MISHAP (The curtain rises on a dark stage, the scene being barely discernible. The noise of an auto approaching is heard L., then suddenly ceases. The lamps from the auto light up the L. of the stage, but the R. is in comparative darkness) Agnes. (Speaking off) What is the matter? Why have you stopped the car? Godfrey. (Speaking off) I haven't stopped it. It stopped itself. Agnes. (Off) What's the matter with it? Godfrey. (Off) I don't know. Agnes. (Off) I'm going to get out. Help me down. Godfrey. (Off) Yes, dear. (They are heard to descend from the car. Enter Agnes, followed by Godfrey, L.) Agnes. I thought you knew how to drive a car. Godfrey. So I do, darling. Agnes. Then why does it stop dead? What is the matter with it? Why doesn't it go on? Godfrey. I say, I'm not to blame, you know, for the vagaries of an automobile. Agnes. You could have seen that everything was all right before we set out. Godfrey. They are supposed to do that at the garage. Agnes. On an occasion like this, you should have done it yourself. Godfrey. Yes, dear, but I don't know how. Agnes. You don't know how? You said just now that you knew how to drive a car. Godfrey. Yes, but I don't know anything about overhauling. It wasn't part of the course. Agnes. The course? Godfrey. Yes, I had a ten-guinea course at a motoring school--twelve lessons in all. Agnes. Where are we? Godfrey. I don't know, dear. Agnes. What are we going to do? Godfrey. I don't know, darling. Agnes. What a resourceful man you are. For goodness' sake, do something. We can't stay here all night. Godfrey. No, of course not, darling. Agnes. And don't keep calling me darling. Godfrey. Not if you don't wish it. Agnes. And don't stand there doing nothing. Get us out of this fix. Oh, if only my husband were here,...

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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.1916 Excerpt: ... A MOTOR MISHAP (The curtain rises on a dark stage, the scene being barely discernible. The noise of an auto approaching is heard...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217139043

ISBN - 13:9780217139045

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