For Love of the King
MENG BENG goes (C.) with U. RAI GYAN THOO. MAH PHRU mounts to the verandah to watch them go from behind the curtains. Then, slowly sinking across the heaped-up cushions, she faints.
The sun has set. The music ceases. The melancholy cry of the peacocks fills the silence.
Seven years have elapsed.
The same scene.
Curtain discovers MAH PHRU seated on a high verandah. A clearance has been made in the surrounding trees to give a full view of the road beyond. She is watching, always watching. Wi