The bread of idleness; a play in four acts
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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. 1911 Excerpt: ...him. Gertrude. Now he's here to return them. Oh! Tom. What changed his mind, do you suppose? Gertrude. His wife--Hortense. Tom. Impossible. She couldn't shame him to save her life. Gertrude. But he wants to win her back. She's going to divorce him. For once Mr. Jerrems will lose out. you, I fancy. Well, this is the last straw. If you could only have married some woman who would have strengthened my hands as well as yours. Sitting down. I feel desolate, thinking you don't figure in my scheme of life at all. I have struck bottom in every possible way. Tom. That's good for you. You've been living in a false a worthless world. Go to work. Women should work--even if they bear children they should work, caring for the children and the house. And if they don't have children they should stand by the husband in some useful work. Edna and I both work. We have interests together. What was there to hold you and Herbert together? Nothing but ambitions founded on vanity and self-love--nothing but--Gertrude. What a man you are! Tom. What a woman you can be! Get something to do, Gertrude. You've been living a life of leisure for a long while. Now Herbert's money is gone and he's gone. Try work! Shift for yourself! You'll find lots of people to help you with fellowship and a word of cheer. Youll find a meaning in life that you never found before. Gertrude. You don't realize that there isn't a thing in the world I can do. Tom. There is, and we'll find it. Besides I can bring into your life the best and most helpful friend you ever had. Gertrude. That's--? Tom. Edna. Gertrude. She's your wife, Tom. Tom. She's more than that. She's a woman in the noblest sense. trouble, Mrs. Drury, with his professional zeal and social--what shall I say? Gertrude. Principles? Mr. Jerrems. Enth...
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