The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Start: Today I saw it. Behind the glass

Tillie (Matilda) Hunsdorfer

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

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Time and place unspecified, in the background darkness sits Tillie’s house but this monologue is from her memories of school.
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Tillie, a precocious and talented young adolescent girl growing up in an impoverished,

Monologue Text

Start: Today I saw it. Behind the glass a white cloud began to form. He placed a small piece of metal in the center of the chamber and we waited until I saw the first one-- a trace of smoke that came from nowhere and then disappeared.

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End: And no one could stop the fountain. It would go on for millions of years-- on and on, this fountain from eternity.

For full, extended monologue see:
Zindel, Paul, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Harper Trophy, 2005, pp 23-24.




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