Through the open door,
the first flush of dawn shows in the sky.
There is a sound of goat-bells passing.
The curtain falls.
PERSONS OF THE PLAY
James how, solicitor
Walter how, solicitor
Robert Cokeson, their managing clerk
William Falder, their junior clerk
Sweedle, their office-boy
Wister, a detective
Cowley, a cashier
Mr. Justice Floyd, a judge
Harold Cleaver, an old advocate
Hector frome, a young advocate
captain Danson, V.C., a prison governor
the Rev. Hugh Miller, a prison chaplain
Edward Clement, a prison doctor
Wooder, a chief warder
Ruth Honeywill, a woman
A number of barristers, SOLICITERS, spectators, ushers, reporters,
jurymen, warders, and prisoners
Time: The Present.
Act I. The office of James and Walter How. Morning. July.
Act II. Assizes. Afternoon. October.
Act III. A prison. December.
Scene I. The Governor’s office.
Scene II. A corridor.
Scene III. A cell.
Act IV. The office of James and Walter
March, two years later.
CAST OF THE FIRST PRODUCTION
AT THE DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE, FEBRUARY 21, 1910
James How Mr. Sydney valentine
Walter How Mr. Charles Maude
Cokeson Mr. Edmund Gwenn
Falder Mr. Dennis Eadie
The Office-boy Mr. George HERSEE
The Detective Mr. Leslie Carter
The Cashier Mr. C. E. Vernon
The Judge Mr. Dion boucicault
The Old Advocate Mr. Oscar ADYE
The Young Advocate Mr. Charles Bryant
The Prison Governor Mr. GRENDON Bentley
The Prison Chaplain Mr. Hubert Harben
The Prison Doctor Mr. Lewis Casson
Wooder Mr. Frederick Lloyd
Moaney Mr. Robert PATEMAN
Clipton Mr. O. P. Heggie
O’Cleary Mr. Whitford Kane
Ruth Honeywill Miss Edyth olive