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The Silver Box

A Comedy in Three Acts

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Author: John Galsworthy
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,842 / 61 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,231
mnybks.net#: 2784
Genre: Drama

Galsworthy's first play.

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bag. [He swings the reticule.] Serves her joly' well right. [He takes a cigarette out of the silver box and puts it in his mouth.] Never gave tha' fellow anything! [He hunts through all his pockets and pulls a shilling out; it drops and rolls away. He looks for it.] Beastly shilling! [He looks again.] Base ingratitude! Absolutely nothing. [He laughs.] Mus' tell him I've got absolutely nothing.

[He lurches through the door and down a corridor, and presently returns, followed by JONES, who is advanced in liquor. JONES, about thirty years of age, has hollow cheeks, black circles round his eyes, and rusty clothes: He looks as though he might be unemployed, and enters in a hang-dog manner.]

JACK. Sh! sh! sh! Don't you make a noise, whatever you do. Shu' the door, an' have a drink. [Very solemnly.] You helped me to open the door--I 've got nothin, for you. This is my house. My father's name's Barthwick; he's Member of Parliament--Liberal Member of Parliament: I've

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2006.02.17
Hira
*****

This is an interesting novel.


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