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The Flutter of the Goldleaf

and Other Plays

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Author: Olive Tilford Dargan (Fielding Burke)
Co-author: Frederick Peterson
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,804 / 61 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 498
Added to site: 2006.12.24 15627
Genre: Drama

in ours, in others incomparably more advanced.


We may admit that.

(BELLOWS looks to WARNER for sympathy, and shakes his head.)


We have reached a stage when we have begun to peer out into the stellar depths and question them. We are beginning to master the light and the lightning, to measure the vastness of space, to weigh the suns, to determine the elements that comprise them, to talk and send messages thousands of miles without wires. Each year uncovers new wonders, infinitely minute, infinitely great.


True,--all true.

Philo (becoming more repressed and tensely excited as he goes on)

The dreams of the alchemists are being realized. That machine yonder detects the waves from a millionth of a millionth of a milligramme of radium.




I have invented a tuned electroscope that would be destroyed by such wa



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