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

Steele MacKaye
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 58 pages of information about Representative Plays by American Dramatists.

POTIN.

Like my wife.

[Cheers outside.]

Good heavens!  Worse and worse!  Yonder comes Carrac—­the king of curs!—­Damme!  The devil himself is a saint compared with him.

GOUJON.

The beast!

POTIN.

The bloodiest beast of all—­a tiger!

[To SOLDIERS.]

Quick, form on this side [Pointing to the left.] and protect the
General.—­This hog will want to eat him, before we can deliver him to
Kleber and get the credit of his capture.

[SOLDIERS form in front of PAUL.

SCARLOTTE.

[Outside.]

This way, you fools!—­Death to Rochejacquelein.  Come on!

MOB.

[Outside.]

Death to Rochejacquelein!

SCARLOTTE.

[Entering, followed by MOB.]

Rochejacquelein!—­Rochejacquelein!—­Where is Rochejacquelein?

MOB.

Down with Rochejacquelein!  Down with Rochejacquelein!

BOURDOTTE.

[Appearing.]

Silence!  Here comes Carrac, the great Carrac—­representative of the
Republic—­who never spares an enemy!

[Comes down stage.

POTIN.

And never makes a friend.

MOB.

Carrac!—­Carrac!—­Long live Carrac!

CARRAC appears, followed by a second MOB, and makes a gesture commanding silence.

CARRAC.

So—­this is the ancestral hall of that cursed kin of kings, La Rochejacquelein!—­Ha!  He’s doubtless sneaking like a coward in some safe corner of his den.  Is the place surrounded?

BOURDOTTE.

On every side.

SCARLOTTE.

Good!—­Tear his house about his ears!

CARRAC.

Aye—­strip the old hawk’s nest.

MOB.

Aye!—­Aye!

[The MOB dismantle the house, with yells of exultation.

SCARLOTTE.

[Urging them on.]

Heroes of Liberty!—­demolish every trace of beauty in the place!

Amid a scene of anarchic rage and turmoil, the room is stript stark.

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