Read-Aloud Plays eBook

Horace Holley
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 62 pages of information about Read-Aloud Plays.

Oh, she’s getting married, too.

MARIAN

Who to?

GEORGE

That fellow, what’s his name, that’s got the garage over on Seventh Avenue.

MARIAN

Snider!  So he’s the one!  Well!  And I suppose she’ll be all over town in a new car.

GEORGE

Sure.  Saw him to-day.  A big yellow one.  I always told you she was out for money.  And you thought she was in love with Jackson!

MARIAN

Hypocrite!  She was.  Or she told me so.  Cried all over me.  Have you seen Jackson?

GEORGE

Yes.  He’s as blue as your old kimono.  He said—­

FRED

Look here, Marian!  I’m not going to wait all night for my dinner!

MARIAN

Order your old dinner!  What did Jackson say, George?

THE GENIUS

The front porch of a small farmhouse in New England.  Stone flags lead to the road; the yard is a careless, comfortable lawn with two or three old maples.  It is autumn.

A boy of sixteen or so, carrying a paper parcel, stops hesitatingly, looks in a moment and then walks to the porch.  As he stands there a man comes out of the house.  The man is in his early forties, he stoops a little, but not from weakness; his expression is one of deep calm.

THE MAN

I wonder if you have seen my dog?  I was going for a walk, but Rex seems to have grown tired of waiting.

THE BOY

Your dog?  No, sir, I haven’t seen him.  Shall I go look?

THE MAN

No, never mind.  He’ll come back.  Rex and I understand each other.  He has his little moods, like me.

THE BOY

If you were going for a walk—?

THE MAN

It doesn’t matter at all.  I can go any time.  You don’t live in this country?

THE BOY

No, sir.  I live in New York.  I wish I did.  It’s beautiful here, isn’t it?

THE MAN

It’s very beautiful to me.  I love it.  You may have come a long road this morning, let’s sit down.

THE BOY

Thank you.  I’m not interfering with anything?

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