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The Betrothal; or, The Blue Bird Chooses

A Sequel to the Blue Bird

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,742 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.8
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 708
Added to site: 2010.11.16 29591
Genre: Drama

A Fairy Play in Five Acts and Eleven Scenes

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again behind her, enter a second young girl, dressed in a blood-red skirt and bodice. A butcher's knife hangs from her belt.)


(Rushing up to TYLTYL and kissing him.) Here I am, Tyltyl darling, here I am!


(To THE FAIRY.) This is Belline, my cousin, the butcher's daughter.... (To BELLINE.) What's the matter with you, Belline dear? You're wet through and quite out of breath!...


I should think I was!... It's a long way from the village to your place!... I didn't even wait to wash my hands.... I was helping daddy to cut up a calf; the moment your thoughts came, I dropped my knife and left everything so as to get here quicker.... I even believe that, while I was there, I cut my finger rather badly; but here it doesn't show.... Daddy hasn't the least idea what has happened; he must be furious. (Catching sight of MILETTE.) How do you do, Milette?


How do you do, Belline?...



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