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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 24, 1913, Image 18',
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HEAR? THRILLS FROM A NEW. VORK THE ATER
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By Norman. .
New York, March 24. Thrills!
Yea, verily; thrills that curl your
spina! column up; thrills that quicken
your breath and make your heart
thump like the bass drum in a far
1 They are to be had, at the very
jnoderate price of $2.50 per portion,
m New". York's latest playhouse., the
Princess, whose bill of fare is to be
giodeled after the programs of the
rand Guignol and the Theater An
toine in Paris, where short, plays of
mirth and horror hold the boards.
Would you hear of the big thriller
tyi the. present program? Listen
tis is the story of "Fear," which ran
jjOO nights at the Grand Guignol:
.,, An English army bungalow in In
cjia. Two officers, Skiptpn and Bever
)yv in charge of railway .construction.
Month after month xf intolerable
heat has soured the temper of Skip
tpn, the chief, and rendered Beverly
a wreck. Beverly is afraid to go out
in the sun; he shirks his work and
damns his country.
Skipton despises the. weak, cow
ardly Beverly. Beverly hates Skipton.
They are alone in the stifling bun
galow, the tropic sun blazing through
door and wiadow. Heat, heat, heat.
No ice; nothing cool Revert thelriatiyes
too. .enervated .to ,work,'the' swinging
fans. t "
They quarrel. Skipton excoriates
the whining wretch whd moah's for
.the green .meadows of EnglandVBej?
eriy, 'madden'ed, rushes attiin?', land
is flung, blind -and dazed! to the' floor,
'Then, Skipton takes pity'otf th.e"pther,
soothes .him, and bidshiinqhisjbest
to'buckup. , . ,r . , . V
The chpj?ra,is'rangln.camps .n&t
far away." ,Skiptoihis three sick nien
jn camp?, .He is goingl'tomake testp
of their blood. Beyerly';fauly , chatters
with f ear'and .begs him no,t tp.Skip.
ton laughs, at him and makes, his
tests, j, , X . t x, '
The suspense? "-, '
It is -wonderful. Theaudience-holds
its. ,. breath. K.-.Skjptott .unperturbed,
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