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

SILVIA

You are building a new house?  I have heard father talk about your collection of Japanese prints.

MR. WENTWORTH

A really delightful thing, Japanese prints.  Yes, I intend building on Long Island.  And my new interest in pictures ...  I shall have a gallery especially for them.

JOE

Americans haven’t done any too much for art so far.

MR. WENTWORTH

Oh, I assure you!  I know many men who are continually buying the best on the market.

JOE

Oh, that....

SILVIA

Another cup, Mr. Wentworth?  Joe, pass the cake.

MR. WENTWORTH

No, thank you, Silvia.  Yes, the cake if you please.  Why, it’s real English plumcake!

SILVIA

English things are getting very popular over here.  Joe, won’t you show us the new picture?  He finished it just before you came, Mr. Wentworth.

MR. WENTWORTH

Indeed!  I should like to see it very much.

JOE

There isn’t very much light.

SILVIA

No, the light is poor.  But even so—­and your colors will stand out, Joe.

MR. WENTWORTH

Really, Mr. Carson, I counted on seeing some of your work.  I have heard, nice things about you.

JOE

There.  If you stand just here....

SILVIA

Oh, Joe!

JOE

What?

SILVIA

It’s our little cottage!  I’m so glad!  That’s where we lived last summer, Mr. Wentworth.  I always wanted Joe to paint it.  Joe, it’s splendid!  Don’t you think so, Mr. Wentworth?

MR. WENTWORTH

Yes....  Yes. Very interesting....

SILVIA

Don’t you love the bright colors and the firm, flowing lines?

MR. WENTWORTH

Of course, it isn’t exactly what I have been accustomed to....  I have heard that some of the younger Frenchmen and Russians are painting in a new way, but—­

SILVIA

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