Read-Aloud Plays eBook

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

EVERITT

Good Lord! (Alice appears in the doorway holding Harold)

WALTER

It seems to me that none of us has been really satisfied, so it isn’t so bad after all.  We can begin on something real to us all.  Mother said she would be happy in a tenement.  Well, maybe she would, but why not come up here?

MRS. EVERITT

Oh, Charles!

EVERITT

Well ... but Alice.

ALICE

Mother.

MRS. EVERITT

You, too!  What is it?  What’s the matter with Harold?

ALICE

Nothing.  He wouldn’t go to sleep, and wouldn’t.  He said he wanted to sit in your lap.  I never saw him so.  I had to bring him.

MRS. EVERITT

Give him to me, dear.

ALICE

And I knew something was going on down here...  I could feel it.  I don’t know what it was, but there’s one thing I do know.

MRS. EVERITT

What?

ALICE

Why, ever since father said I looked as you used to I’ve been thinking about what you must have been like as a girl, and it came over me how useless I am.  I’ve never done anything.  And you must have done a lot.

EVERITT

I should say she did!

WALTER

There!  Say, Alice, how’d you like to live in that white house we passed, the one with the orchard?

ALICE

Really?  And do things?

MRS. EVERITT

Charles!

EVERITT

This is the most extraordinary night I ever heard of.  Here I was, feeling like a condemned criminal because I’d lost my business, afraid to tell Mary and you children, and now you all seem positively glad of it.  I expected all kinds of trouble, and all at once.... What the deuce is it?

HAROLD

Rain—­rain....  Mother, why can’t the brook come back to the same little girl?

PICTURES

A studio on the Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs.  There is a small entrance hall, kitchenette, and a balcony before which curtains are drawn.  It is a winter afternoon, and a young man is busy at an easel placed close beside the north light.  A young woman arranges tea things on the table.

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