High Tor, a Play in Three Acts

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ACT TWO

SCENE II

SCENE: Another part of the Tor. LISE is sitting high up on a ledge,
looking out over the Zee. VAN stands near her, looking at her
as she speaks. She has his old felt hat in her lap and has woven
a wreath of dandelions around the brim. The beacon light
strikes athwart her face
.

Lise. But nobody likes this flower?

Van. I like it now.
I used to think it was a weed, but now,
well, it's a flower now.

Lise. The dandelion.
Where will you find another prodigal
so merry or so golden or so wasteful,
pouring out treasure down the sides of hills
and cupping it in valleys?

Van. Buttercups
and touch-me-nots. The touch-me-not's a shoe,
a tiny golden shoe, with a hair-spring latchet
for bees to loosen.

Lise. When did you part from Judith?

Van. Judith?

Lise. When did she go away?

Van. Last evening.
But it seems longer.

Lise. Why?

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  • Title Page i
  • Act One 1
  • Scene I 3
  • Act One 27
  • Scene III 36
  • Act Two 71
  • Scene I 73
  • Scene II 99
  • Act Three 115
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