Read-Aloud Plays

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Author: Horace Holley
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,517 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 320
Added to site: 2005.06.05
mnybks.net#: 10505
Genre: Drama
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n person. Consider, then, that you shall have an income of your own. You see, Richard?

RICHARD

No, I don't.

UNCLE RICHARD

Why, it's simple enough!

RICHARD

Yes, the facts are, but I don't understand--an income, a home. Why, I never dreamed of such a thing!

UNCLE RICHARD

And why not, my boy, why not? We haven't seen enough of each other, Richard. Perhaps I have been at fault there, not to show more clearly the interest I have always taken in you. Yes, indeed, a warm interest, Richard!

RICHARD

Why not, Uncle Richard? Three years ago you might have asked me that question. Now I ask you _why_?

UNCLE RICHARD

Why? How strange! How could that question arise between a man and his own nephew?

RICHARD

Three years ago, before Aunt Ethel died, I spent Thanksgiving with you. It was during the recess, my second year at Harvard. I came here practically from my mother's funeral. I had just learned the truth about our affairs--not a thing of ours really ours, not a penny left. How moth

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