Close The Bookby Susan Glaspell
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Format of Original Source: Play
Recommended Adaptation Length:
Candidate for Adaptation? Promising
Were any of the family found in the charred remains?
The family, I believe, escaped.
But no thanks to old man Harrison.
No!–I’m sure grandfather meant them to burn. [Seizing book.] I wonder if grandfather’s protest is recorded in this book!
That book does not emphasize unfortunate occurrences.
And how right it is! One should think only of the good in human nature.
[Looking with JHANSI.] What is this fine print at the bottom of the page?
[Hastily.] That is not important.
It is in fine print because it is not important.
One of the descendants of Peter Byrd. [To JHANSI.] The leg at Bull Run, you know. He–
Peyton, remember that you are in your own house.
“Unfaithful to the high office of treasurer of the Baxter County Cemetery Association.”
[Gasping, then beaming.] Why–why!–a grave robber! Was he a near relative?
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