Mary of Scotland, a Play in Three Acts

Mary of Scotland, a Play in Three Acts

Mary of Scotland, a Play in Three Acts

Mary of Scotland, a Play in Three Acts

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ACT ONE

SCENE ONE

SCENE: A half-sheltered corner of the pier at Leith. It is a sleety, windy night, and the tall piles of the background and the planks underfoot shine black and icy with their coating of freezing rain. Long cables stretch away into the dark. The only light comes from the lantern of two iron-capped GUARDS who are playing cards morosely on the head of a fish-tub in the lee of a great coil of rope.

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