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The Stranger

A Drama, in Five Acts

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Language: English
Wordcount: 19,222 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 96.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,320
Added to site: 2006.12.30
mnybks.net#: 15674
Genre: Drama

Translated by Benjamin Thompson.

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adle is the grave.

[TOBIAS replaces his cap.

Fra. I wish you joy. I am glad to see you are so much recovered.

Tob. Thank you. Heaven, and the assistance of a kind lady, have saved me for another year or two.

Fra. How old are you, pray?

Tob. Seventy-six. To be sure I can expect but little joy before I die. Yet, there is another, and a better world.

Fra. To the unfortunate, then, death is scarce an evil?

Tob. Am I so unfortunate? Do I not enjoy this glorious morning? Am I not in health again! Believe me, sir, he, who, leaving the bed of sickness, for the first time breathes the fresh pure air, is, at that moment, the happiest of his Maker's creatures.

Fra. Yet 'tis a happiness that fails upon enjoyment.

Tob. True; but less so in old age. Some fifty years ago my father left me this cottage. I was a strong lad; and took an honest wife. Heaven blessed my farm with rich cro

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