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The Chaste Adventures Of Joseph

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The Chaste Adventures Of Joseph

by Floyd Dell

Genre: Romance
Setting: Fantasy
Format of Original Source: Play
Recommended Adaptation Length:

Candidate for Adaptation? Not Likely

EXCERPT:

She holds out a scroll.

JOSEPH. (taking it) Dear Asenath–

ASENATH. (interrupting him) And now the advice. It is this. Ally yourself to the wisest woman in the land of Egypt–one who can teach you to interpret the dreams of Pharaoh. Then you shall become the second in power in the kingdom.

JOSEPH. The second in power in the kingdom! Asenath–do not mock me. Can you do this?

ASENATH. I swear that I can and will!

JOSEPH. (overcome) You do love me….

ASENATH. (jumping up) Love you! What nonsense! (Scornfully) Love!

JOSEPH. You–you don’t love me?

ASENATH. Not in the least!

JOSEPH. But–but–then what are you doing it for?

ASENATH. I am doing it for myself. Do you think I wish to stay in Heliopolis all my life? No–I want power and riches–and I intend to have them. But I cannot get them, unfortunately, without wasting my time with some man.

JOSEPH. And I–?

ASENATH. You are the man.

JOSEPH. Admirable!

ASENATH. Hate me if you will–


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