By Donald Ogden Stewart
Donald Ogden Stewart (1894-1980) used to be an American writer and screenwriter. He graduated from Yale collage in 1916 and used to be within the Naval Reserves in international conflict I. After the battle he began to write and located luck with A Parody define of historical past (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 chum of his acquired him attracted to theatre and he turned a famous playwright on Broadway within the Nineteen Twenties. In 1924, he wrote Mr. and Mrs. Haddock in a foreign country for the publishing condominium 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 coming into Hollywood he needed to adapt the performs of others as his personal have been first and foremost shelved. As international struggle II approached, he turned a member of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, which, in the course of the moment crimson Scare, was once 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 men's teeth click together, their heads are thrown back, and with a light in their eyes that somehow suggests Joan of Arc the Crusaders move on. SCENE 2 Three months later. A section of an American front line trench now occupied by the Blankth regiment. It is early morning and the three soldiers mentioned in Scene I are conversing together for perhaps the last time, for soon they are to be given the chance which every American man desires more than anything in the world—the opportunity to go “over the top”.
You are not very wide awake this morning. The stranger had a gun. ” “I know,” cried little Prudence eagerly. ” “No, Prudence,” replied Miss Pinkwood. ” “Oh come now, Aunt Polly,” chorused the boys and girls. ” And their little faces fell. “Children,” said Miss Polly, “the stranger refused the drink because he was a Revenue Officer. And he pointed his gun at the brave handsome man and said he would have to go to jail because he had not paid the tax on his whisky. And the brave handsome man would have had to have gone to jail, too; but fortunately his brother came up just at the right time and—” “Shot the Revenuer dead,” cried the children in glee.
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. ELLA IS RESCUED BY THE GENERAL “With a few swift, powerful strokes, and with eyes purposely kept tight shut, he reached the side of the n—k—d drowning girl.
A Parody Outline of History by Donald Ogden Stewart