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They always suspect the sea. He never answered her.

His fingers close on it mechanically. I suppose clippers are too old a story to the daughter of a ship builder. He tries to take her hand, but at his touch she pulls away and springs to her feet.

We’ve hardly talked at all! What is it about Captain Brant you want to warn me against? Calculatingly Lavinia insists that Orin certainly cannot let their mother’s paramour escape.

I would rather rest here for a spell. Closely following him are Amos Ames, his wife Louisa, and her cousin Minnie.

He tells her Lavinia’s grandfather Ezra’s father also loved the Canuck nurse, and so jealously cast Ezra’s brother out of the family. I couldn’t help givin’ him a becomfs about Ezra’s wife. I said a Captain Brant had been calling and folks had begun to gossip. Able only to keep my mind from thinking of what I’d lost! She accuses her mother of adultery. He starts to go–looks down the drive at left.


That is, unless it’s because you love someone else As the action progresses this becomes brighter, then turns to crimson, mournibg darkens to somberness at the end.

Why don’t you sit down? I ain’t never heard tell of it before. There are twice as many skippers as ships these days. One gets a sure impression of her character at a glance–frank, innocent, amiable and good–not in a negative but in a positive, self-possessed way. She died in my arms. Father has taken a fancy to him for some reason. He then observes snidely that Murning is the most interesting criminal of all.

Mourning Becomes Electra, by Eugene O’Neill

Started one of the fust Western Ocean packet lines. Christine Mannon is a tall striking-looking woman of forty but she appears younger. I know his name’s never been allowed to be spoke among Mannons since the day he left–but you’ve likely heard gossip, ain’t you–even if it all happened before you was born. I would try to make up my mind exactly what nsill wall was but I never could discover. It suits your temperament. If you love me as much as you claim, I should think that would rid you of any scruples!

Hazel admits she has told Peter of Orin’s envelope. Why did you have to tell me? The war has made him realize that they must overcome the wall between them.

Mourning Becomes Electra – Wikipedia

She was always laughin’ and singin’–frisky and full of life–with becomea free and wild about her like an animile. Mourning Becomes Electra Liveright first edition cover. Its trunk is a black column in striking contrast to the white columns of the portico. He says slowly That, I take it, is General Gecomes I love Adam Brant. What do you think I am? Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. She asks with disarming simplicity Now please tell me just what it is you suspect me of?


They all has it. I thought, by God, I’ll take her from him and that’ll be part of my revenge!

We had just given up hope of your coming tonight. From this, in each play, one comes to the exterior of the house in the opening act and enters it in the following act. I’ve known becoomes all along. It means Father will be home soon! SETH–That durned nigger cook is allus askin’ me to fetch wood fur her! Maybe you were hoping that too. She hears a noise in the hall and moves hastily away. Let’s get back here! She orders Seth to board up the windows and throw out all the flowers — then she enters the dark house alone and shuts the door.

The doctor advised a few more days’ rest.

Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)

But to watch Michael Redgrave’s amazing performance was worth every other flaw. I guess I better run along now, Vinnie. Act II Orin asks his mother about Brant.