Alice Sit-By-The-Fire by J. M. Barrie

By J. M. Barrie

The prolific Scotish writer and dramatist J. M. Barrie is most famed for his construction of Peter Pan. Born in Kirriemuir, Forfarshire in 1860, he graduated Edinburgh college and started operating as a journalist. quickly after he released his first novel larger lifeless becaming a well-liked author with many profitable novels. After his most renowned paintings Peter Pan he nonetheless endured to jot down on growing many extra cherished stories.

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Never will he betray her, never. STEVE, with a meaning that is lost on her but is very evident to the other lady present, 'Anything you ask me to do, Alice, anything. I shall go upstairs only, so that if you want me--' ALICE. ' He goes, wondering whether he is a villain or a hero, which is perhaps a pleasurable state of mind. COLONEL. 'You are wondrous lenient to him; I shall have more to say. ' ALICE. 'It isn't really hardness, Robert. It is because she thinks that you are hard. Robert, dear, I want you to go away too, and leave Amy to me.

COLONEL. ' ALICE. 'Robert dear, Amy has come to a time in her life when she is neither quite a girl nor quite a woman. There are dark places before us at that age through which we have to pick our way without much help. I can conceive dead mothers haunting those places to watch how their child is to fare in them. Very frightened ghosts, Robert. ' COLONEL. ' COLONEL. ' ALICE, like one defying him, 'But even though it were not, though I had come back too late, though my daughter had become a woman without a mother's guidance, though she were a bad woman--' COLONEL.

AMY. ' GINEVRA. 'Thank heaven, we know exactly what to do. ' AMY. ' GINEVRA. 'It is always evening dress. ' AMY. ' GINEVRA. 'First try fascination. You remember how they fling back their cloak--like this, dear. If that fails, threaten him. You must get back the letters. ' AMY. 'If father should suspect and follow? htm (30 of 76) [9/22/2008 8:53:44 AM] Alice Sit-By-The-Fire GINEVRA. 'Then you must sacrifice yourself for her. ' AMY, pressing Ginevra's hand, 'I will do my duty. ' II Night has fallen, and Amy is probably now in her bedroom, fully arrayed for her dreadful mission.

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