The Delegate

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Excerpt from The Delegate: A Comedy in Two Acts

Scene I. - A dining-room scene. Table with fruit and finger-bowls. Mr. and Mbs. McAllister seated drinking coffee. Door-bell rings. Waitress enters with a letter, which she hands to Mrs. McAllister.

Mrs. McAllister. (Reading.) Well!

Mr. McAllister. Oh! I can guess fast enough what it is - you're elected treasurer of another missionary society.

Mrs. McA. Don't interrupt. Guess who will be here to-night?

Mr. McA. Well, don't keep me in suspense.

Mrs. McA. Brother Nathaniel!

Mr. McA. What - of all things - Professor Crinoid! What has brought him from his books and specimens? I thought he had given up coming. What does he say?

Mrs. McA. (Reads.) "My Dear Sister: There is a report that some one has caught a rare specimen of (hesitates) Chrysophanus Amerieanus in your Central Park; in fact, a form closely resembling the (what's this) Epixanthe. They say it is totally different from the ordinary Nympha-lis. I must see this, as I strongly doubt their conclusions. So I will visit you after all, leaving to-morrow on the 11 o'clock train and reach your house about 9 o'clock to-morrow night. Your affectionate brother, "Nathaniel Crinoid."

Mr. McA. Well, this is rich. We have invited your brother Nathaniel dozens of times to visit us. He has never accepted before. Now, he first accepts, then declines, and finally a new bug, or whatever it is, starts him off; not much of a compliment to us - eh?

Mrs. McA. Oh, well, he is a dear good old fossil, if he is my brother, and as kind as he can be.

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EAN: 9781330901335
ISBN: 1330901339
Untertitel: A Comedy in Two Acts (Classic Reprint). 23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Forgotten Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2015
Seitenanzahl: 30 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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