This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1883 Excerpt: ... GREENCLOTH: A STORY OF MONTE CARLO. IN FOUR ACTS. "We have trod the wine-vat's treasure, Whence, ripe to steam and stain, Foams round the feet of pleasure The blood-red must of pain." CHARACTERS. Harry Verney. Captain Morley. The Chevalier Vauban. Edward Alston (of the firm of Gregory, Alston, & Co., Brass Founders and Mediaeval Metal Workers, Birmingham). M. Sass, Director of the Etablissement at Monte Carlo. Thomas, an English Waiter. Sergent-de-ville. Mrs. Verney. Madame St. Preux. Madame Frager (nfe Jones). Miss Lindsay, of Balham. Miss Dorothy Lindsay, her Niece. Period, the present day. The scene is laid at Monte Carlo. An interval of a week between the ist and 2nd Acts. Acts II., III., and IV. occupy a period of about twelve hours. ACT I. Gardens and cafe at Monte Carlo, landscape background, with distant view of the sea, of Rocca Bruna, and the mountains of the coast-line. Sass, at a small table, with coffee, smoking cigarette, and reading over the hotel list of visitors. Thomas standing at his side. Madame St. Preux and Madame Frager seated at a further table. Sass. Tres bien, Monsieur Thomas, bien arrange; Messieurs les Russes, Messieurs les Allemands, Messieurs les Wallaques, Messieurs les Turcs, tres bien loge. Eh bien! how ave you lodged your compatriots? Let me to see: Mr. and Mistress Verney, London, au quatriime! Mon Dieu, Monsieur Thomas, dat beautiful Mistress Verney at ze top of ze house! I ave watch her yesterday at ze table d'hote; beauty is von dinner for me, elle est belle. You are von leetle ass, Thomas. Thomas. Mr. Verney would not pay for better rooms. Madame grumbled, but Monsieur was obstinate. They are only here for a day or so. Sass. You are von big fool, Thomas. Mistress Verney is so beautiful, dey will come to look at Mistres...
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