By Eugene O'Neill
This quantity brings to readers a range of Eugene O'Neill's early paintings, written among 1914 and 1921 and produced for the degree among 1916 and 1922. incorporated listed here are: seven one-act performs, The Moon of the Caribbees, Bound East for Cardiff, In the Zone, The lengthy Voyage Home, Ile, Where the move Is Made, and The Rope; and 5 full-length performs, Beyond the Horizon, The Straw, Anna Christie, and the classics The Emperor Jones and The furry Ape. the vast majority of the performs are seriously encouraged through German expressionism-Freud, Nietzsche, Strindberg, and the novel leftist politics during which O'Neill was once concerned in the course of his formative years. incorporated during this special assortment is the little recognized and hugely autobiographical play, The Straw, which attracts on O'Neill's confinement within the Gaylord Farm health center.
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That used to be the very fact. For the rest—who is aware? And what does it topic? HIGGINS: [With a shudder. ] I should still imagine it can matter—a lot. NAT: [Fiercely. ] We’re facing proof, physician! [With fun. ] And listed below are a few extra for you. My father introduced the 3 right down to this residence with him—Horne and Cates and Jimmy Kanaka. We infrequently well-known my father. He were via hell and regarded it. His hair used to be white. yet you’ll see for yourself—soon. And the others—they have been all a section queer, too—mad, when you will. [He laughs back. ] lots for the proof, physician. They depart off there and the desires commence. HIGGINS: [Doubtfully. ] it's going to seem—the proof are sufficient. NAT: Wait. [He resumes intentionally. ] in the future my father despatched for me and within the presence of the others instructed me the dream. i used to be to be inheritor to the key. Their moment day at the island, he stated, they found in a sheltered inlet the rotten, water-logged hulk of a Malay prau—a right conflict prau comparable to the pirates used to take advantage of. She have been there rotting—God is aware how lengthy. The group had vanished—God understands the place, for there has been no sign up the island that guy had ever touched there. The Kanakas went over the prau—they’re devils for staying less than water, you know—and they found—in chests—[he leans again in his chair and smiles ironically]—Guess what, physician? HIGGINS: [With an answering smile. ] Treasure, in fact. NAT: [Leaning ahead and pointing his finger accusingly on the different. ] you notice! the foundation of trust is in you, too! [Then he leans again with a hole laugh. ] Why, definite. Treasure, to make sure. What else? They landed it and—you can bet the remaining, too—diamonds, emeralds, gold ornaments—innumerable, after all. Why restrict the stuff of goals? Ha-ha! [He laughs sardonically as though mocking himself. ] HIGGINS: [Deeply . ] after which? NAT: They started to pass mad—hunger, thirst, and the rest—and they started to disregard. Oh, they forgot much, and fortunate for them they did, most likely. yet my father figuring out, as he instructed me, what was once taking place to them, insisted that whereas they nonetheless knew what they have been doing they should—guess back now, health care provider. Ha-ha! HIGGINS: Bury the treasure? NAT: [Ironically. ] basic, isn’t it? Ha-ha. after which they made a map—the usual dream, you see—with a charred stick, and my father had care of it. They have been picked up quickly after, mad as hatters, as i've got advised you, by way of a few Malays. [He drops his mocking and adopts a peaceful, planned tone back. ] however the map isn’t a dream, health professional. We’re coming again to proof back. [He reaches into the pocket of his mackinaw and pulls out a crumpled paper. ] right here. [He spreads it out at the desk. ] HIGGINS: [Craning his neck eagerly. ] Dammit! this can be attention-grabbing. The treasure, i guess, is the place— NAT: the place the go is made. HIGGINS: And listed below are the signatures, I see. And that signal? NAT: Jimmy Kanaka’s. He couldn’t write. HIGGINS: And less than? That’s yours, isn’t it? NAT: As inheritor to the key, convinced. all of us signed it right here the morning the Mary Allen, the schooner my father had mortgaged this condo to slot out, set sail to convey again the treasure.