Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Why the Chimes Rang

A Play in One Act

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,907 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 96.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 254
Added to site: 2005.03.09
mnybks.net#: 9962
Genre: Drama

Adapted from the story of the same name by Raymond McDonald Alden.

Show Excerpt

figure in the corner_) And hurry!

(BERTEL _too turns toward his left hand and does not see the woman._)

HOLGER. (_In a tone of bright happiness, roused from his dreaming_) I'm coming!--Nothing can happen to stop us now, can it? (_As he says this he wheels to his right in a way that brings the chimney corner in his line of vision. He starts, bends forward staring as the others open the door, then he speaks in a tone that is little more than a gasp_) _Steen!_

(_The others stop and stare at him, then in the direction of his look._)

STEEN. Oh!--The Old Woman!

BERTEL. (Looking to STEEN) When did she come in?

STEEN. I didn't see her!

(HOLGER _crosses timidly towards her. As he approaches the_ OLD WOMAN _turns her eyes on him and holds out her hands in pitiful appeal._)

HOLGER. What dost thou want, dame?

OLD WOMAN. (_In a voice that is harsh and broken_) Refuge--from the storm of the world!

HOLGER. Surely thou shalt rest here.

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Vickie M McKeehan
If there are two things that Vickie McKeehan knows very well its romance and suspense. However, she doesn’t just love reading these type of books, but has also written numerous ones. Judging by the consistency at which her novels appear on Amazon’s Top 100 lists for these genres she also has a knack for creating characters who readers can identify with. Today we talk to Vickie about the first book in her The Evil Secrets trilogy, her journey as an author and what inspires her.
Read full interview...