The Glittering Gateby Edward John Dunsany
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Format of Original Source: Play
Recommended Adaptation Length: 30 Minutes
Candidate for Adaptation? Promising
You’ll never get through those gates, Bill. You’ll never do it.
They’re only gold, Jim. Gold’s soft like lead. Old Nut-cracker would do it if they were steel.
You’ll never do it, Bill.
[Bill puts a rock against the gates, stands on it to reach the lock and gets to work on the lock. A good instrument to use is an egg-whipper. Jim goes on wearily with his work. As Bill works away, fragments and golden screws begin to fall on the floor.
Jim! Old Nut-cracker thinks nothing of it. It’s just like cheese to old Nut-cracker.
They won’t let you do it, Bill.
They don’t know what I’ve got. I’m getting through it like cheese, Jim.
Suppose it’s a mile thick. Suppose it’s a million miles thick. Suppose it’s a hundred million miles thick.
Can’t be, Jim. These doors are meant to open outward. They couldn’t do that if they were more than four inches at the most, not for an Archbishop. They’d stick.
You remember that great safe we broke open once, what had coal in it.
This isn’t a safe, Jim, this is Heaven.
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