Sacrifice and Other Plays

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General

But Kumarsen, the Queen's brother, is already punished for his sister's temerity. His army is routed, he is hiding for his life. His uncle, Chandrasen, is only too eager to be seated upon the vacant throne. Make him the king, and leave this unfortunate country to peace.

Vikram

It is not for punishment, that I stay here; it is for fight. The fight has become like a picture to a painter. I must add bold lines, blend strong colours, and perfect it every day. My mind grows more and more immersed in it, as it blossoms into forms; and I leave it with a sigh, when it is finished. The destruction is merely its materials, out of which it takes its shape. It is a creation. It is beautiful, as red bunches of palash, that break out like a drunken fury, yet every one of its flowers delicately perfect.

General

But, Sire, this cannot go on for ever. You have other duties. The minister has

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  • Title Page *
  • Sanyasi Or The Ascetic 1
  • Malini 43
  • Malini 45
  • Act II - The Palace Garden 67
  • Sacrifice 83
  • The King and the Queen 151
  • Act II - Tent in Kashmir 181
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