Image from page 103 of "St. Nicholas book of plays & operettas" (1900)
Publisher: New York : The Century Co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
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Then spake the ancient fisherman: Go, bring me my ha,rpoon!I 11 jump into my fishing-boat, and fix the fellow soon. 92 ST. NICHOLAS PLAYS AND OPERETTAS Down fell that lovelv innocent, as falls the snow-white •/ lamb, Her hair dropped round her pallid cheeks like sea-weed round a clain. CHORUS. XTIT
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Alas for those two loving ones! she wraked not from her swound,And he was taken with the cramp, and in the stream was drowned;But fate has metamorphosed them in pity of their woe,And now they keep an oyster-shop for mermaids down below. CHORUS. THE MAGIC SWORDBY KATHARINE PYLE The jars of candy, Noahs Ark, and music-box for the firstact are painted scenery, and should be in such proportion tothe actors as the real ones would be to the toys—that is, five orsix feet in height. The dolls-house furniture in the second and third scenesshould be of the usual size, but copied as closely as possiblefrom toy furniture. The gestures and movements of the actors should be stiff andmechancial, as toys might be supposed to move. The BEARS costume can be hired at a good costumers; butif this is not convenient, a suit may be made of brown Cantonflannel, sewed into a loose shape, somewhat like that of a littlechilds night-garment, the sleeves and legs ending in mittensand stockings of the same mater
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