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

Rada - A Drama of War in One Act

Cover image for

Download


Author: Alfred Noyes
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,820 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.8
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 1,352
Added to site: 2004.07.02
mnybks.net#: 8519
Genres: War, Drama
Excerpt

hreshold with the revolver in her hand._]

FIRST SOLDIER Liars! Liars!

RADA There is one woman here, One woman and a child---- And war they tell me is a noble thing; It is the mother of heroic deeds, The nurse of honour, manhood.

SECOND SOLDIER Christ, a speech!

RADA Yes, and your training benefits your health.

NANKO [Who is crouching over the fire again.] Certainly, Rada! Military training! Life is a battle.

RADA You hear, drunk as you are, Up to your necks in blood, you hear this fool, This poor old fool, piping his dreary cry; And through his lips, and through his softening brain, You and the men that buy you, statesmen, kings, Teach the poor sheep of the world that war is good. Go! Take your manhood out of this. Or else---- [She threatens to shoot.] I have one bullet for the child, and five To share between you and myself!

FIRST SOLDIER O, Christ, A speech! [They fall back before the revolver as she raises it.]

RADA If you h

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.09.14
Paulo Respighi
****.

A one-act, one scene play of a doctor's wife trying to protect her 12 year old daughter from Romanian soldiers after they had invaded their town and killed her husband. It pretty much illustrates how any crime becomes acceptable to soldiers, once the killing starts.
Not a happy story.


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

Eric Wilder
Growing up, Eric Wilder always loved visiting New Orleans and listening to stories about this fascinating city. This inspired him to write a dark love story that takes place during Mardi Gras. As our author of the day, Wilder tells us all about his book, City of Spirits, where his hove for New Orleans comes from and why he worked a love triangle into his book.
Read full interview...