George has brought his friend, Captain Hawtree, to visit the home of
(As curtain rises slowly on empty stage George D'Alroy and Captain Hawtree are seen to pass window from l. Handle of door is tried, and voices heard outside. Key then heard to turn in lock.)
Geo. (opening door and entering, followed by Hawtree). I told you so. The key was left under the mat in case I came. They're not back from rehearsal. (Crosses L., to fireplace.)
Haw. (coming c. looking around). And this is the Fairy's Bower.
Geo. And this is the Fairy's fireplace; the fire is laid, I'll light it. (Places hat and stick on table and lights fire with match from mantelpiece.)
[RED LIGHT gradually on at fireplace.]
Haw. And this is the abode rendered blessed by her abiding, it is here that she dwells, walks, talks, eats and drinks. Does she eat and drink?
Geo. Yes, heartily. I've
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