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The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Glossary - The Dances - Costumes The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Glossary - The Dances - Costumes

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Glossary - The Dances - Costumes
GLOSSARY OF INDIAN WORDS AND PHRASESThe names and phrases used in _The Arrow-Maker were chosen from the culture area comprising the central valleys of California, from tribes belonging to or affiliated with the Paiute group. Exact definitions could not always be ascertained and frequently the meaning given by different villages differed widely. Whenever possible the nomenclature of the locality in which the incident occurred is preferred._Choco._“Fatty”; a nickname of doubtful origin, possibly from the Spanish _Chopo_._Pamaquash._“Very tall”; the Paiute equivalent of Longfellow._Castac._“Place of Springs”; a small valley in the southerly Sierra, from which the inhabitants take their name._Yavi. A common given... Plays - Post by : gabby - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 1716

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Act 3 The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Act 3

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Act 3
Act ThirdTIME.--_One year later._(SCENE.--_The top of Toorape the tribe has been driven by their enemies of Tecuya. The women and children hide in holes in the rocks. Off to the right on a jutting boulder, against the sky, stands YAVI, _as sentinel; two or three wounded lie about. Crouching over the fire are SEEGOOCHE, WACOBA, _and TIAWA, _showing in their dress and appearance the marks of a year of distress, as do all the others as they appear upon the scene._)YAVI(_To them._) St--st!WACOBA(_Rising._) Some one on the trail!SEEGOOCHEWhat is it?WACOBA(_To her._) Hush!YAVIThe Sparrow Hawk!SEEGOOCHENews from the Fighting Men!TIAWAThe gods grant... Plays - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 1712

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Act 2 The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Act 2

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Act 2
Act SecondSCENE.--_The campody of Sagharawite, three months later, near the new wickiup of the Arrow-Maker. At the right, the house of RAIN WIND, _and behind all a spring under a clump of dwarf oaks. A little trail runs between stones to connect the Arrow-Maker with the rest of the campody, and beyond it the valley rises gently to the Sierra foothills, brooding under the spring haze. A little to the fore of SIMWA'S _house lies a great heap of blankets, baskets, and camp utensils, displayed to the best advantage, the wedding dower of the Chief's daughter. By her father's house BRIGHT... Plays - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 2462

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Act 1 The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Act 1

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Act 1
Act First(SCENE.--_The hut of the CHISERA, _in the foot-hills of the Sierras. It stands at the mouth of a steep, dark cañon, opening toward the valley of Sagharawite. At the back rise high and barren cliffs where eagles nest; at the foot of the cliffs runs a stream, hidden by willow and buckthorn and toyon. The wickiup is built in the usual Paiute fashion, of long willows set about a circular pit, bent over to form a dome, thatched with reeds and grass. About the hut lie baskets and blankets, a stone metate, other household articles, all of the best quality;... Plays - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 1436

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Persons Of The Drama The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Persons Of The Drama

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Persons Of The Drama
In the order of their appearanceCHOCO }PAMAQUASH } _Fighting men_TAVWOTS }YAVI _A youth_SEEGOOCHE _The Chief's wife_TIAWA _A very old woman_WACOBA _Wife to Pamaquash_THE CHISERA _Medicine Woman of the Paiutes_BRIGHT WATER _The Chief's daughter_WHITE FLOWER }TUIYO } _Friends of Bright Water_PIOKE }SIMWA _The Arrow-Maker_PADAHOON _Rival to Simwa for leadership_RAIN WIND _Chief of the Paiutes_HAIWAI _A young matron... Plays - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 2302

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Preface The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Preface

The Arrow-maker: A Drama In Three Acts - Preface
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITIONThe greatest difficulty to be met in the writing of an Indian play is the extensive misinformation about Indians. Any real aboriginal of my acquaintance resembles his prototype in the public mind about as much as he does the high-nosed, wooden sign of a tobacco store, the fact being that, among the fifty-eight linguistic groups of American aboriginals, customs, traits, and beliefs differ as greatly as among Slavs and Sicilians. Their very speech appears not to be derived from any common stock. All that they really have of likeness is an average condition of primitiveness: they have... Plays - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 2896

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 12 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 12

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 12
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER XII"And you are sure," asked Peter, "that you are not going to mind my being so much older?""Oh, I'm going to mind it: There will be times when I shall be afraid of not living up to it. But the most part of my minding will be, since you are so much better acquainted with life than I am, that in any matter in which we shouldn't agree I shall be so much the more sure of your being right. It's going to be a great help to us, having... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 2873

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 11 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 11

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 11
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER XIIt was odd, then, having come to this conclusion in the middle of the night, that when he joined the ladies in the morning he should have experienced a sinking pang in not being able any longer to be sure what Miss Dassonville thought of him. There was in her manner, as she thanked him for the flowers, nothing to ruffle the surface of the bright, impersonal companionship which she had afforded him for weeks past.The occasion which brought them together was an agreement entered into some days earlier, to... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 687

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 10 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 10

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 10
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER XHe had been sitting just so in his library with the lamp behind him and the hollow flare of the coals making an excellent starting place for the House which was now so near him that the mere exhibition in shop windows of the stuffs with which it was being modernly renewed, was enough to set him off for it. It was so near now, that since the announcement of their engagement in September, he had moved through all its obligations benumbed by the white, blinding flash thrown backward from... Long Stories - Post by : ben.g - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 1390

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 9 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 9

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 9
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER IX"Peter! oh, Peter!"It was dark in the room when Peter awoke, but he knew it was morning by the salt smell which he thought came into the room from the cove beyond Bloombury pastures, until he roused in his bed and knew it for the smell of the lagoons. He looked out to see the beginning of rose light on the world and understood that he was called. He did not hear the voice again but out there in the shimmering space the call awaited him. It might be the... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 2513

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 8 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 8

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 8
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER VIIIA morning or two after the arrangement about the gondola Peter was leaning over the bridge of San Moise watching the sun on the copper vessels the women brought to the fountain, when his man came to him. This Luigi he had picked up at Naples for the chief excellence of his English and a certain seraphic bearing that led Peter to say to him that he would cheerfully pay a much larger wage if he could only be certain Luigi would not cheat him."Oh _Signore! In Italy? _Impossible!_""In that... Long Stories - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 2884

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 7 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 7

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 7
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER VIIIt was the evidence of how far he had come on the road to recovery that he was able, when he woke in his bed at the _Britania_, to allow full play to the suggestion that he had experienced nothing more than the natural reversion of age to the bright vividness of the past. "Though I didn't expect," he admitted as he lay fronting in the wide old mirrors, interminable reflections of a pillow dinted by his too-early whitened head, "I really did not expect to have it begin at... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 3185

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 6 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 6

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 6
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER VIHe knew at once that she was from Home, though as she sat opposite him with the fingers of her mended gloves laced under her chin and her face turned away to miss no point of the cypresses and warm, illumined walls, there was nothing to prove that any one of a hundred towns might not have produced her. Peter remembered what sort of people wore gloves like that in Bloombury--the minister's wife, the school teacher, his mother and Ellen--and was instantly sure she would not have been travelling through... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 497

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 5 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 5

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 5
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER VThe senior partner of Weatheral, Lessing & Co., was exactly the sort of man, when his physicians ordered him abroad for two years, with the intimation that there might even worse happen to him, to make so little fuss about it that he got four inches of type in a leading paper the morning of his departure and very little more. Lessing would certainly have been at the steamer to see him off, except for being so much taken up with adjustments of the business made necessary by Peter's going... Long Stories - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 1255

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 4 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 4

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 4
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER IV"Peter, have you any idea what I am thinking about?""Not in the least, Ellen," which was not strictly the truth. He supposed she must be thinking naturally of the news he had told her not an hour since, of his engagement to Eunice Goodward. It lay so close to the surface of his own mind at all times that the slightest stir of conversation, like the wind above a secret rose, seemed always about to disclose it. They were sitting on the porch at Bloombury and the pointed swallows pitched... Long Stories - Post by : runtonk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 2038

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 3 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 3

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 3
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER IIIWhatever the process of becoming engaged to Eunice Goodward lacked of dramatic interest, it made up to Peter by being such a tremendous adventure for him to become engaged to anybody.He had gone through life much as his unfriended youth had strayed through the city streets, aching for the walled-up splendour--all the world's chivalries, tendernesses, passions--known to him only by glimmers and reflections on the plain glass of duty. Now at a word the glass dissolved and he was free to wander through the rooms crammed with imperishable poets' wares.... Long Stories - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 1952

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 2 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 2

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 2
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER IIIt was the late end of the afternoon when Peter stepped off the train at the Lessing's station and into the trap that was waiting for him. He learned from Lessing's man that the family had been kept by the tennis match at Maplemont and he was to come on to the house at his leisure. That being the case, Peter took the reins himself and made a long detour through the dust-smelling country roads, so that it was quite six when he reached the house, and everybody dressing for... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 1219

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 1 The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 1

The Lovely Lady - PART 4 - Chapter 1
PART FOUR. IN WHICH THE LOVELY LADY MAKES A FINAL APPEARANCECHAPTER IOn the day that the silver-laced maple, then in fullest leaf, had passed by the space of three delicate palm-shaped banners the sill of the third-story office window, Lessing, of Weatheral, Lessing & Co., Brokers in Real Estate, crossed over to his partner's desk before sitting down at his own, and remained quietly leaning against it and looking out of the window without a word. He remained there staring out over the new, orderly growth of the suburb, toward the river, until the stenographer from the outer room had come... Long Stories - Post by : andrewteg - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 1777

The Lovely Lady - PART 3 - Chapter 2 The Lovely Lady - PART 3 - Chapter 2

The Lovely Lady - PART 3 - Chapter 2
PART THREE. IN WHICH PETER BECOMES A BACHELORCHAPTER IIIt was a week or ten days after Miss Havens left, before Peter went down to Bloombury for his midsummer vacation, a week in which he had the greatest difficulty in getting back to the House of the Shining Walls. He set out for it almost immediately with a feeling akin to the release with which one returns to daily habit after the departure of an unexpected guest. But his thought would no sooner strike into the accustomed paths than Miss Minnie Havens would meet him there unaccountably, to begin again those long... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 2771

The Lovely Lady - PART 3 - Chapter 1 The Lovely Lady - PART 3 - Chapter 1

The Lovely Lady - PART 3 - Chapter 1
PART THREE. IN WHICH PETER BECOMES A BACHELORCHAPTER IThe day before leaving for his summer vacation Peter was notified that he was wanted in his private office by the younger Siegel Brother. Though he couldn't quite fall in with the dark prognostications of Blinders that he was about to be mulcted of his salary by a plot which had been plainly indicated by the marked partiality of our Mr. Croker, the incident gave him some uneasiness. The young Siegel Brother must have been younger than somebody of course, though it couldn't have been by more than a scratch, and he might... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Mary Hunter Austin - Read : 3254