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By Donald Ogden Stewart

Donald Ogden Stewart (1894-1980) used to be an American writer and screenwriter. He graduated from Yale college in 1916 and was once within the Naval Reserves in international battle I. After the battle he began to write and located luck with A Parody define of background (1921), a satire of the description of background (1920) through H. G. Wells. This led him to joining the Algonquin around desk. round that point a pal of his acquired him drawn to theatre and he grew to become a famous playwright on Broadway within the Twenties. In 1924, he wrote Mr. and Mrs. Haddock in a foreign country for the publishing residence George H. Doran. It used to be a snarky ship up of the grotesque American vacationer. He took an interest in adapting a few of his performs to movie, yet on first getting into Hollywood he needed to adapt the performs of others as his personal have been at the beginning shelved. As international battle II approached, he grew to become a member of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, which, in the course of the moment crimson Scare, used to be suspected of being a Communist entrance. His different works contain: ideal habit: A Parody define of Etiquette (1922), The loopy idiot (1925), Father William (1929) and Rebound (1930).

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The Professor's Son does not answer. Enter Pat. He has on an old pair of corduroy trousers, with his brown army shirt, and shoes out at the heel. He looks as if he had not slept for days—certainly he has not shaved for a week. He approaches one of the workmen. Pat—Say buddy any chance for a job here? The Workman—Hell no. They was fifty applicants yesterday. (Looking at his army shirt) Most of them ex-soldiers like you. Jobs is mighty scarce. Pat—I'll tell the world they are. I'd almost join the army again, except for my wife and kid.

Extending across the “street”, from footlights to “sidewalk”, is a large white plaster arch, gayly decorated with the Allied colors. ” At the rising of the curtain, distant march music is heard (off stage, right); this constantly grows louder during the ensuing dialogue which takes place between three elderly women crowded together at the edge of the sidewalk. These women, although, before the war, of different stations in social rank, are now united, as are all mothers in the Allied countries, by the glorious badge which each proudly wears pinned over her heart—the service star.

To her horror he swam rapidly towards her—but her shame was soon changed to joy when she realized that he was purposely keeping his eyes tight shut. With a few swift powerful strokes he reached her side, and, blushing deeply, took off his blue coat, fastened it around her, opened his eyes, and swam with her to the shore. Carrying her to where she had left her clothes he stayed only long enough to assure himself that she had completely recovered the use of her limbs, and evidently to spare her further embarrassment, had vanished as quickly and as mysteriously as he had appeared.

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