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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... Act I Late Afternoon The curtain discovers hunters, Gervaine, Cathbad, Engus, Jean, and others, arranging spears, bows and trappings, preparatory to the chase. CATHBAD The afternoon grows late. ENGUS 'Tis evening soon: Our markmanship will have its trial now. This spear has kissed the blood of many a boar; I sharpened it anew. CATHBAD 'Tis rusty with use; Mine has the better head. iENGTJS Rusty but trusty, And tried in use. I'd rather have the shaft Seasoned with service, the bow that has been bent. All the hunters match spears and trappings. Enter Arthur, running through the gate from the right. ABTHUR Gervaine, Cathbad, saw ye my hound pass here? He broke the leash on entering the gate. GERVAINE He passed within; we thought he followed you. Exit Arthur across stage to the left. CATHBAD A fine lad that. S3NGUS His father was a hunter; He runs as if he had been born to chase. CATHBAD Too slender in the thigh. GEBVAINE Where's the king's bow? JEAN Here, fresh suppled, oiled and strung. GEBVAINE Takes the bow. It has grown stubborn with its long disuse. Bends it. Are all the spears new polished for the chase? JEAN They are. More hunters enter and converse to the rear of stage. Enter Arthur from the left, dragged in by the hound. ABTHUB I found him at the warder's post; he stood Awaiting bits; but then I brought him here. A hungry hound is keener on the scent: And so I dragged him off. ENGUS You dragged him off! It seems to me you follow where he leads. Gervaine, going to the gate to the right. GEBVAINE The day is fainting into evening's arms, And dies as mildly as the aged sleep. The night will be too beautiful to hunt, Besides a little bright and clear for us; For million stars will shudder pityingly. We that mean death should choose a...

Tristan and Isolde; A Tragedy by Louis Kaufman Anspacher

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