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Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit)

A Tragedy in Four Acts

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Author: Frank Wedekind
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,413 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 831
Added to site: 2009.08.13
mnybks.net#: 24982
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama
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our little danseuse doing now?

SCHÖN. (Turning round on Schwarz.) You and a danseuse?

SCHWARZ. The lady was sitting for me at that time only as a favor. I made her acquaintance on a flying trip of the Cecilia Society.

DR. GOLL. (To Schön.) Hm.... I think we're getting a change of weather.

SCHÖN. The toilet isn't going so quickly, is it?

DR. GOLL. It's going like lightning! Woman has got to be a virtuoso in her job. So must we all, each in his job, if life isn't to turn to beggary. (Calls.) Hop, Nellie!

LULU. (Inside.) Just a second!

DR. GOLL. (To Schön.) I can't get onto these blockheads. (Referring to Schwarz.)

SCHÖN. I can't help envying them. These blockheads know nothing holier than an altar-cloth, and feel richer than you and me with 30,000-mark incomes. Besides, you can't be judge of a man who from childhood has lived from palette to mouth. Try to get at his finances: it's an arithmetic example! I haven't the moral courage,

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