THE INN and OTHER PLAYS - 192 I - CONTENTS - PAQE THE INN . , 1 CHOOSING A BUTLER . . l1 ON THE WANE . . I9 THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER . . 33 AUNT NARYS GREAT DESIRE . 45 THE INN. THE INN. A Play in One Act. Characters The curtain rises on the roorn, or hall, of an OM Inn. CHERRY-n very pretty girtbdiscoveretl polishing tile old oak. ARCHIED AVENPO e R n T te rs by thedoor zip L. C. rorapped ARCHIE comes dozm c. and looks at CHERRY. CHERRY E top in her zoork and looks at him. ARCHIE. Very cold and icy to-day. CHERRY. Yes, sir, very coid and icy ARCHIE aside. What a nicely modulated voice. Looks at her-tzmw away. What a pretty girl. To her Can I have a cup of tea CHERRY. Certainly, sir Mother is out, but-ARCHIE. Please dont put yourself out on my account. CHERRY. Thats all right, sir. I will bring you a tray in a few minutes. She goes tor door L. I. E. ARCHIE s top ng her. Will you please let my chauffeur have something as soon ns possible. CHERRY. Yes, sir. 3 IHE INN. ARCHIE. We are both perished with the cold. CHERRY. I will see to it at once. Esit L. I. E. Aitc n m . icle - goes d0i 7r n. - tanis. Pretty oirl Wonder who she is. look o t z d . G r eat S lnlprovement in the place since I came courting my wife here. By jove, yes lftMzwintgZg Y es my wife Sits 072 chair R. c. Where call she be I n ust go Yery carefully in my pursuit CHERR r Y e-enters at L. I. E. C n i m. ther early for tea, sir, I find, so you must wait till the kettle boils. Tzrrns to p. ARCHIE b eckons her. I say-CHERR s to ps at door. Yes ARCHIE r ises--comes c. Youre a pretty kid CHERRY. DO YOU think so. ARCHIE. Yes I do think so How long have you been here l CHERRY comes to fable and speaks nmovs talrle. Well, vhether 1 111 pretty or not is no business of yours. ARCHIE miles. Really CHEILILYY. es ARCHIE. Oh oh La rghs. CHERRY. Sor 10 I feel inclined to tell you how long I have been here, either LzJts her chin in the air. ARCHIE in the C., lookbg ozvr at hcr. Hoity Toity that is rather a cheeky answer CHXRR N. ot SO cheeky as your 1-emarks I ARCHIE. Indeed CHERRY. I hope Mother will come in soon she doesnt like me to rait oil strangers. ARCHIE. Perhaps she is wise. CHERRY. She is very wise. 1 will bring in your tea as soon as the water has boiled. ARCHIE. Thats vely generous of you CHERRY. Here are to-days papers Takes them ofthe tahk, b. irgst hem rotl, l i the table, and hands them to hint. THE INN. A CHIE T. hank you Takes them. CHERRY. Shall I take your coat and shake the rain off ARCHIE. Tl axiks. Let iny chauFeur attend to it. CHEI RY J . u st as vou like ARCHIE. JYhere ii he CHE RI-I. n the kitchen. ARCHIE h aod. Ite r the coad. Thank you CEIER L tYa ki gth e coat. Ezit I... E. ARCHIE r emains bz c. o f the stage. I shall not get - ally illforination out of her now. Takes out cigarette-case avd cigarette frour it, Zighta clgrrqatte, and looh ozmd. It must be seventeen years since I parted froin my wife, iu n rage. Crosses to c1u-k. R. and sits dozerz, 6lo7v moke, and thi1zks. J Sot one word or line have I had from her since that day. I vasd runk Pazrse,. I was in the wrong, and I was a scouildrel to have left her to fend for herself. Blowing moke. Well, its never too late to illend, and so I ilust try and find her and take her out to iny plamising farm in Canada. CHEILRI-. JIother has just come in, sir, and is bringing in your tea. Sorry to keep you waiting so long. ABCHIEL T c cioz I. Not at all. What cant be cured must be endured. CHERRY a side. Like inaster, like man thev both say funny things. xi t . ARCHIE l ooking b directio, o f door. Strange little person. Mrs. GAMAGEvn, y ut, slmrt, at phin, enters with tray. MRS. G. I hope, sir, you didnt think I was never coming riacers...
|Book:||The Inn And Other Plays|
|Author:||Mary C. Roylance Court|
|Number of Pages:||80|
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