Comic Tragedies

Comic Tragedies
Written by 'Jo' and 'Meg' and Acted by The 'Little Women'

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Comic Tragedies by Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt, Louisa May Alcott

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1893

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159

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Comic Tragedies
Written by 'Jo' and 'Meg' and Acted by The 'Little Women'

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Book Excerpt

orna's curse is on thee.

[She bears away Theresa's body through the secret door, and vanishes.

CURTAIN.

NOTE TO SCENE SECOND.

The mysterious cave was formed of old furniture, covered with dark draperies, an opening being left at the back wherein the spirits called up by Norna might appear. A kitchen kettle filled with steaming water made an effective caldron over which the sorceress should murmur her incantations; flaming pine-knots cast a lurid glare over the scene; and large boughs, artfully arranged about the stage, gave it the appearance of a "gloomy wood."

When Louis "retires within," he at once arrays himself in the white robes of the vision, and awaits the witch's call to rise behind the aperture in true dramatic style. He vanishes, quickly resumes his own attire, while Norna continues to weave her spells, till she sees he is ready to appear once more as the disguised Count Louis.

SCENE SECOND.

[A wood. Norna's cave among

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