Cape Breton's Magazine

> Issue 39 > Page 28 - Beatrice T. MacNeil's Play: "The Dream"

Page 28 - Beatrice T. MacNeil's Play: "The Dream"

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1985/6/1 (238 reads)

MICKEY; (Thinking) When I was hiding from Clara's mother. MURDOCK; Well, she's gone now. I think the best remedy is to relive your old dreams so new ones can't interfere with your life. Mickey, do you re? member poor "Split the Wind" MacGee? MICKEY; Of course I do, I gave him his name. The poor man was so skinny you could count the mortal sins on his soul. Didn't he move to Ontario years ago? MURDOCK; Yes, poor Split was a good fella. Remem? ber the night we landed at Bucksaw MacPherson's in Mabou, the three of us? They were having a dance at the house for Bucksaw's birthday. MICKEY: Yes, Bucksaw had a birthday every six months, when a new batch was ready. Wasn't that the night the two MacQuarry sisters were there sit? ting by the kitchen stove? MURDOCK; (Laughing) There was more life in the kindling behind the stove. MICKEY: Weren't they stiff, trying to pretend they were prim and proper, with them cameo brooches holding desire intact. MURDOCK: That was the closest they were held that night. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, which one of them was it that Split asked for a dance? MICKEY: I think it was Flossy, the one with the big teeth. MURDOCK: Well anyway, poor Split made his way over to the stove and says, "Flossy, would you care to dance with me?" MICKEY: And Flossy looked Split right in his bare face and says, "Indeed not, I'm fussy who I dance with." MURDOCK: (Both men break out in laughter.) With that Split looked right down her long face and says, "Well I'm not, that's why I asked you." MICKEY: Well, the racket that followed, weren't we lucky to get out of there alive! MURDOCK; We could always count on Split to provide some action. MICKEY; He sure is a /ery down-to-earth fella. MURDOCK; Well, he's down even further than that now. MICKEY: How's that? Miners'Village Restaurant We are fully licensed and we feature a complete menu from sandwiches to full-course meals In the setting of a tum-of-the-century mining community adjacent to the Miners' Museum Complex OPEN' JUNE 10 to SEPTEMBER 6 11 AM to 9 PM, Phone: 849-1788 QUARRY POINT, GLACE BAY fpra's'??iftShop Located 2 miles south of Cheticamp at POINT CROSS Largest display of Cheticamp Hooked Rugs -Art Gallery with oil paintings by local artist- -Quallty Souvenlrs- New 1985: Handcrafted Clothing section -Tartans & Kilts- Sweaters, Jackets etc. -OPEN 7:30 AM-8 PM DAILY -Large parking-Restroom facllities- -U.S. currency at bank rate- (28) Cheticamp, Cabot Trail, N.S. 902-224-3139 'ONE OF THE FOREMOST MUSEUMS IN NOVA SCOTIA k. ;'''h~~~. Visit an Underground Coal Mine The Miners' Museum Glace Bay N.S. Bring your family to enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of touring an actual Coal Mine with a retired miner as your guide. After touring the Mu? seum and Mine, visit the well-stocked Gift Shop and the Miners' Village Restaurant on the same 15-acre site located just one mile from downtown Glace Bay. HOURS Museum and Miners' Village 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily June 10 until September 6 The Miners' Museum Welcomes Group Tours, and Is Open Year Round. For Information about Fall and Winter Hours PHONE (902)849-4522
Cape Breton's Magazine
  View this article in PDF format Print article

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to the PDF version of this content. Click here to download and install the Acrobat plugin
Acrobat Reader Download