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Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 4 Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 4

Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 4
ACT IVSCENE The same. The blinds are down. Ashes fill the grate. Time.--Early the next morning. The door opens softly. Newte steals in. He fumbles his way across to the windows, draws the blinds. The morning sun streams in. He listens--no one seems to be stirring. He goes out, returns immediately with a butler's tray, containing all things necessary for a breakfast and the lighting of a fire. He places the tray on table, throws his coat over a chair, and is on his knees busy lighting the fire, when enter the Misses... Plays - Post by : tisinc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 2684

Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 3 Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 3

Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 3
ACT IIISCENE The same. Time.--A few days later. (A table is laid for tea. Ernest enters with the tea-urn. He leaves the door open; through it comes the sound of an harmonium, accompanying the singing of a hymn. Fanny comes from her dressing- room. She is dressed more cheerfully than when we last saw her, but still "seemly." She has a book in her hand. She pauses, hearing the music, goes nearer to the open door, and listens; then crosses and takes her place at the table. The music ceases.) FANNY. Another prayer meeting?... Plays - Post by : tisinc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 2285

Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 2 Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 2

Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 2
ACT IISCENE The same. Time.--The next morning. (The door opens. Dr. Freemantle enters, shown in by Bennet, who follows him.) DR. FREEMANTLE (talking as he enters). Wonderful! Wonderful! I don't really think I ever remember so fine a spring. BENNET (he is making up the fire). I'm afraid we shall have to pay for it later on. DR. FREEMANTLE. I expect so. Law of the universe, you know, Bennet- -law of the universe. Everything in this world has got to be paid for. BENNET. Except trouble. (The doctor laughs.) The Times? (He... Plays - Post by : tisinc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 2441

Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 1 Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 1

Fanny And The Servant Problem - Act 1
ACT ISCENE The Lady Bantock's boudoir, Bantock Hall, Rutlandshire, a spacious room handsomely furnished (chiefly in the style of Louis the Fourteenth) and lighted by three high windows, facing the south-west. A door between the fireplace and the windows leads to his lordship's apartments. A door the other side of the fireplace is the general entrance. The door opposite the windows leads through her ladyship's dressing-room into her ladyship's bedroom. Over the great fireplace hangs a full-length portrait of Constance, first Lady Bantock, by Hoppner. The time is sunset of a day in early spring. The youthful... Plays - Post by : tisinc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 995

Fanny And The Servant Problem - The Characters Fanny And The Servant Problem - The Characters

Fanny And The Servant Problem - The Characters
FannyHer Husband, Vernon Wetherell, Lord BantockHer Butler, Martin BennetHer Housekeeper, Susannah BennetHer Maid, Jane BennetHer Second Footman, Ernest BennetHer Still-room Maid, Honoria BennetHer Aunts by marriage, the Misses WetherellHer Local Medical Man, Dr. FreemantleHer quondam Companions, "Our Empire": England Scotland Ireland Wales Canada Australia New Zealand Africa India Newfoundland Malay Archipelago Straits SettlementsHer former Business Manager, George P. Newte... Plays - Post by : tisinc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 1135

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Tuesday, The 27th--Continued Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Tuesday, The 27th--Continued

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Tuesday, The 27th--Continued
We talk on.--An Argument.--The Story that Transformed the World. "And now, as to the right or wrong of the performance as a whole. Do you see any objection to the play from a religious point of view?" "No," I reply, "I do not; nor do I understand how anybody else, and least of all a really believing Christian, can either. To argue as some do, that Christianity should be treated as a sacred mystery, is to argue against the whole scheme of Christianity. It was Christ himself that rent the veil of the Temple, and brought religion down... Long Stories - Post by : tycoon88 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 2351

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Tuesday, The 27th Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Tuesday, The 27th

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Tuesday, The 27th
A Pleasant Morning.--What can one Say about the Passion Play?--B. Lectures.--Unreliable Description of Ober-Ammergau.--Exaggerated Description of its Weather.--Possibly Untruthful Account of how the Passion Play came to be Played.--A Good Face.--The Cultured Schoolboy and his Ignorant Relations. I am lying in bed, or, to speak more truthfully, I am sitting up on a green satin, lace-covered pillow, writing these notes. A green satin, lace-covered bed is on the floor beside me. It is about eleven o'clock in the morning. B. is sitting up in his bed a few feet off, smoking a pipe. We have just finished... Long Stories - Post by : tycoon88 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 1250

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Sunday, 25th--Continued Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Sunday, 25th--Continued

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Sunday, 25th--Continued
We Dine.--A Curious Dish.--"A Feeling of Sadness Comes O'er Me."--The German Cigar.--The Handsomest Match in Europe.--"How Easy 'tis for Friends to Drift Apart," especially in a place like Munich Railway Station.--The Victim of Fate.--A Faithful Bradshaw.--Among the Mountains.--Prince and Pauper.--A Modern Romance.--Arrival at Oberau.--Wise and Foolish Pilgrims.--An Interesting Drive.--Ettal and its Monastery.--We Reach the Goal of our Pilgrimage. At one o'clock we turned into a restaurant for dinner. The Germans themselves always dine in the middle of the day, and a very substantial meal they make of it. At the hotels frequented by tourists _table d'hote is, during the... Long Stories - Post by : tycoon88 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 3266

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - The Rest Of Sunday, The 25th Diary Of A Pilgrimage - The Rest Of Sunday, The 25th

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - The Rest Of Sunday, The 25th
We Seek Breakfast.--I Air My German.--The Art of Gesture.--The Intelligence of the Premiere Danseuse.--Performance of English Pantomime in the Pyrenees.--Sad Result Therefrom.--The "German Conversation" Book.--Its Narrow-minded View of Human Wants and Aspirations.--Sunday in Munich.--Hans and Gretchen.--High Life v. Low Life.--"A Beer-Cellar." At Munich we left our luggage at the station, and went in search of breakfast. Of course, at eight o'clock in the morning none of the big cafes were open; but at length, beside some gardens, we found an old-fashioned looking restaurant, from which came a pleasant odour of coffee and hot onions; and walking through and seating ourselves... Long Stories - Post by : Matthew_Moyer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 2398

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - End Of Saturday, 24th, And Beginning Of Sunday, 25th--Continued Diary Of A Pilgrimage - End Of Saturday, 24th, And Beginning Of Sunday, 25th--Continued

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - End Of Saturday, 24th, And Beginning Of Sunday, 25th--Continued
The Rhine!--How History is Written.--Complicated Villages.--How a Peaceful Community Was Very Much Upset.--The German Railway Guard.--His Passion for Tickets.--We Diffuse Comfort and Joy Wherever We Go, Gladdening the Weary, and Bringing Smiles to Them that Weep.--"Tickets, Please."--Hunting Experiences.--A Natural Mistake.--Free Acrobatic Performance by the Guard.--The Railway Authorities' Little Joke.--Why We Should Think of the Sorrows of Others. We returned to the station just in time to secure comfortable seats, and at 5.10 steamed out upon our fifteen hours' run to Munich. From Bonn to Mayence the line keeps by the side of the Rhine nearly the whole of the way,... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 3366

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Half Of Saturday 24th, And Some Of Sunday, 25th Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Half Of Saturday 24th, And Some Of Sunday, 25th

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Half Of Saturday 24th, And Some Of Sunday, 25th
Difficulty of Keeping this Diary.--A Big Wash.--The German Bed.--Its Goings On.--Manners and Customs of the German Army.--B.'s Besetting Sin.--Cologne Cathedral.--Thoughts Without Words.--A Curious Custom. This diary is getting mixed. The truth is, I am not living as a man who keeps a diary should live. I ought, of course, to sit down in front of this diary at eleven o'clock at night, and write down all that has occurred to me during the day. But at eleven o'clock at night, I am in the middle of a long railway journey, or have just got up, or am just... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 2591

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Saturday, 24th--Continued Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Saturday, 24th--Continued

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Saturday, 24th--Continued
A Man of Family.--An Eccentric Train.--Outrage on an Englishman.--Alone in Europe.--Difficulty of Making German Waiters Understand Scandinavian.--Danger of Knowing Too Many Languages.--A Wearisome Journey.--Cologne, Ahoy! There was a very well-informed Belgian in the carriage, and he told us something interesting about nearly every town through which we passed. I felt that if I could have kept awake, and have listened to that man, and remembered what he said, and not mixed things up, I should have learnt a good deal about the country between Ostend and Cologne. He had relations in nearly every town, had this man. I suppose... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 725

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Monday, 19th Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Monday, 19th

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Monday, 19th
My Friend B.--Invitation to the Theatre.--A Most Unpleasant Regulation.--Yearnings of the Embryo Traveller.--How to Make the Most of One's Own Country.--Friday, a Lucky Day.--The Pilgrimage Decided On. My friend B. called on me this morning and asked me if I would go to a theatre with him on Monday next. "Oh, yes! certainly, old man," I replied. "Have you got an order, then?" He said: "No; they don't give orders. We shall have to pay." "Pay! Pay to go into a theatre!" I answered, in astonishment. "Oh, nonsense! You are joking." "My dear fellow," he rejoined,... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 743

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Preface Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Preface

Diary Of A Pilgrimage - Preface
Said a friend of mine to me some months ago: "Well now, why don't you write a _sensible book? I should like to see you make people think." "Do you believe it can be done, then?" I asked. "Well, try," he replied. Accordingly, I have tried. This is a sensible book. I want you to understand that. This is a book to improve your mind. In this book I tell you all about Germany--at all events, all I know about Germany--and the Ober-Ammergau Passion Play. I also tell you about other things. I do... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 2750

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 20 The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 20

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 20
CHAPTER XXWoman and her behaviour. Should women smoke? The question, in four-inch letters, exhibited on a placard outside a small newsvendor's shop, caught recently my eye. The wanderer through London streets is familiar with such-like appeals to his decision: "Should short men marry tall wives?" "Ought we to cut our hair?" "Should second cousins kiss?" Life's problems appear to be endless. Personally, I am not worrying myself whether women should smoke or not. It seems to me a question for the individual woman to decide for herself. I like women who smoke; I can see no objection... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 1156

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 19 The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 19

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 19
CHAPTER XIXMan and his Tailor. What's wrong with the "Made-up Tie"? I gather from the fashionable novelist that no man can wear a made-up tie and be a gentleman. He may be a worthy man, clever, well-to-do, eligible from every other point of view; but She, the refined heroine, can never get over the fact that he wears a made-up tie. It causes a shudder down her high-bred spine whenever she thinks of it. There is nothing else to be said against him. There is nothing worse about him than this--he wears a made-up tie. It... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 1383

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 18 The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 18

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 18
CHAPTER XVIIIMarriage and the Joke of it. Marriages are made in heaven--"but solely," it has been added by a cynical writer, "for export." There is nothing more remarkable in human sociology than our attitude towards the institution of marriage. So it came home to me the other evening as I sat on a cane chair in the ill- lighted schoolroom of a small country town. The occasion was a Penny Reading. We had listened to the usual overture from _Zampa_, played by the lady professor and the eldest daughter of the brewer; to "Phil Blood's Leap," recited... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 644

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 17 The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 17

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 17
CHAPTER XVIIParents and their Teachers. My heart has been much torn of late, reading of the wrongs of Children. It has lately been discovered that Children are being hampered and harassed in their career by certain brutal and ignorant persons called, for want of a better name, parents. The parent is a selfish wretch who, out of pure devilment, and without consulting the Child itself upon the subject, lures innocent Children into the world, apparently for the purpose merely of annoying them. The parent does not understand the Child when he has got it; he does not understand anything,... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 811

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 16 The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 16

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 16
CHAPTER XVIThe Ghost and the Blind Children. Ghosts are in the air. It is difficult at this moment to avoid talking of ghosts. The first question you are asked on being introduced this season is: "Do you believe in ghosts?" I would be so glad to believe in ghosts. This world is much too small for me. Up to a century or two ago the intellectual young man found it sufficient for his purposes. It still contained the unknown--the possible--within its boundaries. New continents were still to be discovered: we dreamt of giants, Liliputians, desert-fenced... Long Stories - Post by : padin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 1340

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 12 The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 12

The Angel And The Author - And Others - Chapter 12
CHAPTER XIIWhy I hate Heroes. When I was younger, reading the popular novel used to make me sad. I find it vexes others also. I was talking to a bright young girl upon the subject not so very long ago. "I just hate the girl in the novel," she confessed. "She makes me feel real bad. If I don't think of her I feel pleased with myself, and good; but when I read about her--well, I'm crazy. I would not mind her being smart, sometimes. We can all of us say the right thing, now... Long Stories - Post by : hozer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Jerome K Jerome - Read : 2403