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BOOK ONE

(The CHORUS enters, picks up their instruments and sings while HENRY puts on her dress.)

CHORUS (singing)
I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls

With vassals and serfs at my side
And of all who assembled within those walls
That I was the hope and the pride
I had riches to great to count, could boast
Of a high ancestral name

But I also dreamt, which pleased me most

That you loved me still the same

Oooooooooooooooooo… [1]The song Marble Halls is from Willa Cather’s story THE BOHEMIAN GIRL. It is sung by the main character as they

CHORUS (spoken over the “Oooooooooooooooooo…”)
Far from the lights of Omaha and Lincoln, in southern Nebraska, between the Platte and Republican rivers, amidst the flat and featureless country,[2]This is a test footnote.in the small town of Empire City, they still talk of Henry Solway[3]This is a test footnote.. Needless to say, Henry was not a boy.[4]This is a test footnote. Her real name was Henrietta, but everyone agreed that Henry suited her better. They do not talk of her a great deal, to be sure; life goes on and they live in the present. But when they do mention her name it is with a gentle glow in the face or the voice, a confidential glance which says: “Yes, you, too, remember?” They see her still as a stout figure, riding her bike around town, on the kind of hot morning that encourages idleness.[5]This is a test footnote.

(HENRY rides her bike STAGE LEFT to the general store. Ring-a-ding-ding!)

COLONEL BYWATERS[6]This is a test footnote.
Bywaters’ Dry Goods, Groceries and Notions. What can I do for you?

HENRY
Morning Colonel Bywaters. 

COLONEL BYWATERS
(Saluting) Morning, Henry.

HENRY
I’ll take two yards of that blue ribbon.

Bywaters’ Dry Goods, Groceries and Notions. What can I do for you?

HENRY
Morning Colonel Bywaters. 

COLONEL BYWATERS
(Saluting) Morning, Henry.

HENRY
I’ll take two yards of that blue ribbon.

Bywaters’ Dry Goods, Groceries and Notions. What can I do for you?

HENRY
Morning Colonel Bywaters. 

COLONEL BYWATERS
(Saluting) Morning, Henry.

HENRY
I’ll take two yards of that blue ribbon.

Bywaters’ Dry Goods, Groceries and Notions. What can I do for you?

HENRY
Morning Colonel Bywaters. 

COLONEL BYWATERS
(Saluting) Morning, Henry.

HENRY
I’ll take two yards of that blue ribbon.

Bywaters’ Dry Goods, Groceries and Notions. What can I do for you?

HENRY
Morning Colonel Bywaters. 

COLONEL BYWATERS
(Saluting) Morning, Henry.

HENRY
I’ll take two yards of that blue ribbon.

Bywaters’ Dry Goods, Groceries and Notions. What can I do for you?

HENRY
Morning Colonel Bywaters. 

COLONEL BYWATERS
(Saluting) Morning, Henry.

HENRY
I’ll take two yards of that blue ribbon.

Bywaters’ Dry Goods, Groceries and Notions. What can I do for you?

HENRY
Morning Colonel Bywaters. 

COLONEL BYWATERS
(Saluting) Morning, Henry.

HENRY
I’ll take two yards of that blue ribbon.

Bywaters’ Dry Goods, Groceries and Notions. What can I do for you?

HENRY
Morning Colonel Bywaters. 

COLONEL BYWATERS
(Saluting) Morning, Henry.

HENRY
I’ll take two yards of that blue ribbon.

Bywaters’ Dry Goods, Groceries and Notions. What can I do for you?

HENRY
Morning Colonel Bywaters. 

COLONEL BYWATERS
(Saluting) Morning, Henry.

HENRY
I’ll take two yards of that blue ribbon.

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