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by Glasworthy, John.
Published by Duckworth. (1912) 1925 reprint
Hardcover Measures 7.25x5 inches Weighs 8 ounces

Condition: Good.
Black cloth boards have gold decoration on cover. Gold text on spine. Clean tannish pages with minor age spots.
Former library book; evidenced by residue from a cardholder and a neat blind embossed stamp on (at least) page 51. A few pages have pencil in margins.

It is the night of Christmas Eve, the SCENE is a Studio,
flush with the street, having a skylight darkened by a
fall of snow. There is no one in the room, the walls
of which are whitewashed, above a floor of bare dark
boards. A fire is cheerfully burning. On a model's
platform stands an easel and canvas. There are
busts and pictures; a screen, a little stool, two arm-
chairs, and a long old-fashioned settle under the win­
dow. A door in one wall leads to the house, a door
in the opposite wall to the model's dressing-room, and
the street door is in the centre of the wall between.
On a low table a Russian samovar is hissing, and
beside it on a tray stands a teapot, with glasses,
lemon, sugar, and a decanter of rum. Through a
huge uncurtained window close to the street door the
snowy lamplit street can be seen, and beyond it the
river and a night of stars.
The sound of a latchkey turned in the lock of the street
door, and ANN WELLWYN enters, a girl of seventeen,
with hair tied in a ribbon and covered by a scarf.
Leaving the door open, she turns up the electric light
and goes to the fire. She throws off her scarf and
Jong red cloak. She is dressed in a high evening
frock of some soft white material. Her movements

The Pigeon: A Fantasy In Three Acts, John Glasworthy, Published by Duckworth 1912/1925 Hardcover Antique Book


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