Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: Paul Kauvar; or, Anarchy eBook

Steele MacKaye
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[To the DUKE.]

You have foully wronged the man who bravely met a martyr’s death for you!—­have scorned and spurned me from your side, because I was his wife.  You have disowned me—­I now disown you!

[Turning, she goes swiftly up the steps to the terrace.

LA ROCHE.

Where are you going?

DIANE.

Back to the Sans Culottes!

DUKE.

Diane!—­Daughter!

DIANE.

No!  Not your daughter—­but his wife!  No longer Diane de Beaumont—­but, thank God,—­Diane Kauvar!

CURTAIN.

ACT IV.

SCENE. Same as Act III.—­DUKE discovered seated in attitude of despair.—­GOUROC standing near mantel.—­LA ROCHEJACQUELEIN enters sadly.

DUKE.

[Rising anxiously.]

What news?

LA ROCHE.

None.

[The DUKE sinks back into chair.

GOUROC.

Then she has positively escaped?

LA ROCHE.

While we stood dazed with horror at her words—­she vanished.  Our soldiers have searched, but can find no trace of her.

DUKE.

[Starting up.]

I will find her!

LA ROCHE.

[Barring his way.]

This is madness.

DUKE.

Let me pass!

LA ROCHE.

Hear me!

DUKE.

While I listen, she is lost!—­An army shall not stop me.

[Breaks from him towards door.

DENISE.

[Entering joyfully.]

She is found!

ALL.

Found?

DENISE.

Yes.  Jean tracked her,—­they are bringing her here.

JEAN.

[Entering.]

General, I have not failed.

LA ROCHE.

[Grasping his hand.]

You never do.

LA HOGUE enters first, followed by two GUARDS, whom he directs to the entrance at top of steps.—­DIANE enters, followed by two GUARDS.

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