A Bit O' Love (Dodo Press) by John Galsworthy

By John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy OM (1867-1933) was once an English novelist and playwright. he's considered as one of many first writers of the Edwardian period; hard in his works a number of the beliefs of society depicted within the preceeding literature of Victorian England. He gained the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932. outstanding works comprise The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and its sequels, a contemporary Comedy and finish of the bankruptcy. From the 4 Winds was once Galsworthy's first released paintings in 1897, a suite of brief tales. those, and a number of other next works, have been released below the pen identify John Sinjohn and it should no longer be until eventually The Island Pharisees (1904) that he might commence publishing lower than his personal identify. His first play, The Silver field (1906) turned successful, and he it up with the guy of estate (1906), the 1st within the Forsyte trilogy. in addition to different writers of the time comparable to Shaw his performs addressed the category approach and social matters, of the simplest identified being Strife (1909) and the surface online game (1920).

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STRANGWAY. [Taking her up] No, no, my bird, you didn't! It was me. TIBBY. [Burying her face against him] I'm frighted. It was a big one. [She gives tongue again] O−o−oh! STRANGWAY. There, there! It's nothing but me. Look! TIBBY. No. ] STRANGWAY. See! It's the moonlight made me all white. See! You're a brave girl now? TIBBY. [Cautiously] I want my apple. [She points towards her nest. STRANGWAY carries her there, picks up an apple, and gives it her. ] TIBBY. I want any tambourine. STRANGWAY. [Giving her the tambourine, and carrying her back into the' track of moonlight] Now we're both ghosties!

You must come and talk to the Rector to−morrow. You're overwrought. You'll see it all in another light, then. STRANGWAY. [With a strange smile] Perhaps. [Lifting the blind] Beautiful night! Couldn't be more beautiful! MRS. BRADMERE. [Startled−softly] Don't turn sway from these who want to help you! I'm a grumpy old woman, but I can feel for you. Don't try and keep it all back, like this! A woman would cry, and it would all seem clearer at once. Now won't you let me−−−−? STRANGWAY. No one can help, thank you.

TIBBY. I can't hear−−nor I can't see! STRANGWAY. Beyond−−−−[To himself] They are−−they must be; I swear they are! [Then, catching sight of TIBBY'S amazed eyes] And now say good−bye to me. TIBBY. Where yu goin'? STRANGWAY. I don't know, Tibby. VOICE OF MERCY. [Distant and cautious] Tibby! Tibby! Where are yu? STRANGWAY. Mercy calling; run to her! [TIBBY starts off, turns back and lifts her face. He bends to kiss her, and flinging her arms round his neck, she gives him a good hug. ] [STRANGWAY stands, uncertain.

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