A Fallen Idol: A Farce in One Act: Originally Published in 1900

Jul 15, 2012 by

Sweet little reproduction of the original one act play A FALLEN IDOL first  published in 1900. Do you ever wonder, as you sit on  your comfy couch in front of your wide screen tv……brazenly hypnotized by your tv, commercials, beer and food…do you ever wonder what life might be like if you didn’t have so many lazy conveniences? Would your tummy roll be so wide?  What would you  do with yourself if you weren’t allowing yourself to be hypnotized into a big jelly roll??? You know what I mean?  Hello?  Anyone out there awake?  We live in an era of excess and laziness for goodness sake!  Here’s a glimpse into life in 1900’s….put down those chips and read a little honey…..your soul will thank you!! “The next thing to be done was to get rid of the idol, as he now felt himself at liberty to do. He was beginning to feel less superstitious about it ; its behaviour had, so far as he knew, been most exemplary since he had been away up the Thames, and he had almost argued himself out of the notion that it could possess any sort of intelligence, but for all that he was determined not to have it about him any longer. It had such painful associations ; it was in the way in his painting room ; it was so infernally ugly. He had innumerable most excellent reasons for his resolution, and he was quite certain that anything like alarm or apprehension was not amongst them. One would think it was easy enough to dispose of a superfluous ornament or curiosity, but in this case there were difficulties. For reasons he would not admit, even to himself, Campion did not attempt to destroy his idol, nor could he conscientiously bestow it upon a friend, or even press it upon some passing stranger. Perhaps it was some lingering regard for the Mahatma’s suggestion that inspired him to take the idol up to Hanway Street, find the old man who had sold it to Sybil, and see if he could not be induced to take it back. There was an old man in one of the curiosity shops there, but he flatly denied having sold the idol, though Campion rightly or wrongly suspected from his look that he had seen it before. He declined to purchase on the plea that idols were ‘ dull,’ and there was no demand at all for them.” This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.   Enjoy baby! Are you awake yet??? 😉

 

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