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The Blue Bird - Dance of the Mist Maids

Act II, scene 2, The Land of Memory

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A thick fog, from which stands out, on the right, close to the footlights, the trunk of a large oak, with a board nailed to it. A vague, milky, impenetrable light prevails. TYLTYL and MYTYL are at the foot of the oak.  

Frederick Cayley Robinson, (1862-1927) The Land of Memory, Act II

Frederick Cayley Robinson,
The Land of Memory, Act II

TYLTYL
Here Is the tree!...  

MYTYL
There's the board!...  

TYLTYL
I can't read it.... Wait, I will climb up on this root.... That's it.... It says, " Land of Memory."  

MYTYL
Is this where it begins?...  

TYLTYL
Yes, there's an arrow....  

MYTYL
Well, where are grandad and granny?...  

TYLTYL
Behind the fog.... We shall see....  
 

Tyltyl and Myltyl meet their grandparents, The Land of Memory from The Playgoer and Society Illustrated 1910

Tyltyl and Myltyl meet their
grandparents,

from The Playgoer and Society Illustrated, 1910

The mist begins to move; It grows thinner and lighter, disperses, evaporates. Soon, in a more and more transparent light, appears, under a leafy vault, a cheerful little peasant's cottage, covered with creepers.

The door and windows are open. There are bee-hives under a shed, flower-pots on the window-sills, a cage with a sleeping blackbird. Beside the door is a bench, on which an old peasant and his wife, TYLTYL'S grandfather and grandmother, are seated, both sound asleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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