By Samuel Beckett
To be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES basically. As Vladimir and Estragon watch for the coming of Godot, they speak about their lives and view striking themselves, yet decide to stay up for Godot as a substitute, within the wish that he can inform them their objective.
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Down within the gap, lingeringly, the grave-digger places at the forceps. we have now time to become old. The air is stuffed with our cries. (He listens. ) yet behavior is a smart deadener. (He appears back at Estragon. ) At me too an individual is asking, of me too a person is announcing, he's snoozing, he is aware not anything, permit him sleep on. (Pause. ) I can’t pass on! (Pause. ) What have I acknowledged? He is going feverishly back and forth, halts ultimately at severe left, broods. input Boy correct. He halts. Silence. BOY: Mister . . . (Vladimir turns. )Mister Albert . . . VLADIMIR: Off we pass back. (Pause. ) Do you now not realize me? BOY: No Sir. VLADIMIR: It wasn’t you got here the day past. BOY: No Sir. VLADIMIR: this is often your first time. BOY: certain Sir. Silence. VLADIMIR: you may have a message from Mr. Godot. BOY: convinced Sir. VLADIMIR: He won’t come this night. BOY: No Sir. VLADIMIR: yet he’ll come to-morrow. BOY: sure Sir. VLADIMIR: with no fail. BOY: certain Sir. Silence. VLADIMIR: Did you meet someone? BOY: No Sir. VLADIMIR: different . . . (he hesitates) . . . males? BOY: I didn’t see an individual, Sir. Silence. VLADIMIR: What does he do, Mr. Godot? (Silence. ) Do you listen me? BOY: certain Sir. VLADIMIR: good? BOY: He does not anything, Sir. Silence. VLADIMIR: How is your brother? BOY: He’s in poor health, Sir. VLADIMIR: probably it was once he got here the previous day. BOY: I don’t comprehend, Sir. Silence. VLADIMIR: (softly). Has he a beard, Mr. Godot? BOY: certain Sir. VLADIMIR: reasonable or . . . (he hesitates) . . . or black? BOY: i feel it’s white, Sir. Silence. VLADIMIR: Christ have mercy on us! Silence. BOY: What am I to inform Mr. Godot, Sir? VLADIMIR: inform him . . . (he hesitates) . . . inform him you observed me and that . . . (he hesitates) . . . that you simply observed me. (Pause. Vladimir advances, the Boy recoils. Vladimir halts, the Boy halts. With unexpected violence. ) You’re definite you observed me, you won’t come and inform me to-morrow that you just by no means observed me! Silence. Vladimir makes a surprising spring ahead, the Boy avoids him and go out operating. Silence. The solar units, the moon rises. As in Act 1. Vladimir stands immobile and bowed. Estragon wakes, takes to the air his boots, will get up with one in every one hand and is going and places them down heart entrance, then is going in the direction of Vladimir. ESTRAGON: What’s improper with you? VLADIMIR: not anything. ESTRAGON: I’m going. VLADIMIR: So am I. ESTRAGON: was once I lengthy asleep? VLADIMIR: I don’t comprehend. Silence. ESTRAGON: the place we could cross? VLADIMIR: now not a ways. ESTRAGON: Oh definite, let’s move far-off from right here. VLADIMIR: We can’t. ESTRAGON: Why now not? VLADIMIR: we need to come again to-morrow. ESTRAGON: What for? VLADIMIR: to attend for Godot. ESTRAGON: Ah! (Silence. ) He didn’t come? VLADIMIR: No. ESTRAGON: And now it’s too overdue. VLADIMIR: convinced, now it’s evening. ESTRAGON: And if we dropped him? (Pause. ) If we dropped him? VLADIMIR: He’d punish us. (Silence. He seems on the tree. ) Everything’s lifeless however the tree. ESTRAGON: (looking on the tree). what's it? VLADIMIR: It’s the tree. ESTRAGON: sure, yet what style? VLADIMIR: I don’t be aware of. A willow. Estragon attracts Vladimir in the direction of the tree. They stand immobile earlier than it. Silence. ESTRAGON: Why don’t we hold ourselves? VLADIMIR: With what? ESTRAGON: You haven’t received just a little rope? VLADIMIR: No.