The Strange Looking Man | NewMusicalsInc /* Mobile Menu Retract ---------------------------------*/

The Strange Looking Man

                                                                                                                                                                   BACK TO LISTINGS

The Strange Looking Man

by Fanny Kemble

Genre: Drama
Setting:
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length: 90 Minutes

Candidate for Adaptation? Not Likely

EXCERPT:

He tried on the tin mask and played with the baker’s mechanical leg, so indulgent were they of his caprices; and it amused him excessively to rock the cradle of the man who had no limbs, and who was his father.

In and out he ran, and was humored to his bent. To one he seemed the son he had lost, to another the son he might have had, had the world gone differently. To others he served as a brief escape from the shadow of a future without hope; to others yet, the diversion of an hour. This last was especially true of the blind man who sat at the door of his old mother’s cottage binding brooms. The presence of the child seemed to him like a warm ray of sunshine falling across his hand, and he would lure him to linger by letting him try on the great blue goggles which he found it best to wear in public. But no disfigurement or deformity appeared to frighten the little fellow. These had been his playthings from earliest infancy.



COMMENTS:

Too thin to be much more than a song.


VIEW SOURCE DOCUMENT

                                                                                                                                                                    BACK TO LISTINGS