The Assassin, a Play in Three Acts

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ACT TWO

SCENE II

The lights come up on a bleak room in a small villa outside Algiers. GENERAL MOUSSETis sitting on a plain table, his coat on, his collar up, his hat on. He has a swagger stick that he plays with slowly. He is smoking. There is a knock on the door.

MOUSSET

Come in.

(The door opens and MALASSIScomes in, also in his overcoat.)

MALASSIS

Yes, sir.

MOUSSET

What's his name again?

MALASSIS

De Mauny. Robert de Mauny. He says he's related to you. Second cousin. Your father's side.

MOUSSET

Uh-h. That's good. Father's side. I'll remember it. Are you sure he'll do?

MALASSIS

I think so. I've checked fifty others, and he looks like the most likely candidate. He's very brave. He's challenged people in half the bars in town. And he's just the right age. A little

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Table of contents

  • By Irwin Shaw ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Act One 1
  • Scene I 3
  • Scene II 39
  • Scene III 52
  • Act Two 63
  • Scene I 65
  • Scene II 75
  • Scene III 96
  • Act Three 127
  • Scene I 129
  • Scene II 137
  • Scene III 145
  • Scene IV 157
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