Possession

A Peep-Show in Paradise

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,980 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 611
Added to site: 2009.03.02
mnybks.net#: 23587
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama

This play--originally intended to form part of Angels and Ministers--was separated on an after-thought as a concession to those who do not like to have their politics and their religion mixed. And, as the Victorian age was eminently successful in keeping the two apart, it is 'in keeping,' in another sense, with the Victorianism of the religion here portrayed that it should make its appearance under a separate cover.

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in loud tones, to suit the one whom she presumes to be rather deaf:)

LAURA. Mother! Where are you living now?

MRS. R. I'm living, my dear.

LAURA. I said 'where?'

JULIA. We live where it suits us, Laura.

LAURA. Julia, I wasn't addressing myself to you. Mother, where are you living? . . . Why, where has she gone to?

(For now we perceive that this gentle Old Lady so devious in her conversation has a power of self-possession, of which, very retiringly, she avails herself.)

JULIA (improving the occasion, as she hands back the cup, with that touch of superiority so exasperating to a near relative). Now you see! If you press her too much, she goes. . . . You'll have to accommodate yourself, Laura.

LAURA (imposing her own explanation). I think you gave me green tea, Julia . . . or have had it yourself.

JULIA (knowing better). The dear Mother seldom stays long, except when she finds me alo

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