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A Noble Name; Or Donninghausen

A Noble Name; Or Donninghausen

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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. A CRISIS. Johanna could not carry her resolve into execution. The following morning she was busy until late in replacing by order the disarray produced by the birthday fete, and when her father, who had gone out meanwhile, returned, he hurried past her with so gloomy an expression that she did not venture to follow him to his room. At dinner she learned the cause of his troubled mood. He had quarrelled with the manager because the latter would persist in giving various of Helena's youthful parts to her rival, Friiulein Kronberg. " Of course I cannot withdraw my stipulations," Roderich added, " and therefore cannot renew my contract, favourable as its conditions were for me." " You can get another anywhere else quite as favourable, and even more so," said Helena. " But not the accessories which I have here," Roderich declared. " Not the intelligent public, nor the charming mise-en-sclne which makes each separate performance a work of art." " That is no affair of yours," said Helena. " Each for himself, and God for us all. And as for the public, I can't see that it is especially intelligent. Wherever else you go you receive more applause than you get here, and so do 1." " Applause !" he repeated, with an impatient shrug. " Dear Helena, there is a kind of applause that makes me blush with mortification ; but from your point of view you can hardly understand this." How gladly would Johanna have assured him that she understood him perfectly ! But while she was struggling with her natural shyness, Helena exclaimed, " If you think so meanly of me, pray do not proclaim it before other people ; it is more tlum I can bear." Roderich changed colour. " To accuse me of unkindneps just when I am sacrificing all my plans for your sake is rather hard !" ...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217433471
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 6 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217433472
Publisher Date: 12 Feb 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 106
Series Title: English
Weight: 204 gr
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