Geography and Plays, by Gertrude Stein

The King or Something
(The Public is Invited to Dance)

Letting me see.

Come together when you can.

Have it higher. You mean that lake.

What was that funny thing you said.

I am learning to say a break.

I am learning to say a clutch.

I am learning to say it in french. A house or lions.

A young lion looks like a dog. We laugh. I am not satisfied.

You have to feel what you write.

PAGE II.

I hear a noise.

PAGE III.

Did I say I was a mechanic and a chauffeur but not of the working classes not of the class of the working classes. I saw a funeral. All along the street. This is not inauguration. It was Sunday. Cook said he was sorry he drove us there.

PAGE IV.

Letting me see.

Nellie has a gift.

PAGE V.

Do you mind whose presents.

We didn't bring them up.

PAGE VI.

By hand.

PAGE VII.

Nellie.

PAGE VIII.

Now then yesterday.

Now then for today.

Nellie is poor that is to say she is not spending more money.

Josephine and Genevieve.

A cup.

I am so happy.

In counting gifts.

Yes.

And in mixing ceramics.

You don't mean to make them.

Oh no to give them.

Oh yes.

PAGE IX.

Were you pleased with this.

Are you fond of blue flowers. Yes if you pick them. We will pick them together.

PAGE X.

Not after you learn to drive.

PAGE XI.

Not that.

Not that today.

PAGE XII.

Next to come.

Next to come to me.

I speak splendidly.

Say it to come Egyptian.

I mean Bohemian.

Birds are not very tired.

Boys are being prepared.

Laugh and see.

Don't try it again.

I wish there was a market for chairs.

Do you mean that by that.

PAGE XIII.

I will not say yes.

PAGE XIV.

Two cooks.

Any two cooks together.

Dismiss all the servants.

She did.

PAGE XV.

We didn't.

Allow me to differ.

PAGE XVI.

Did you say it did.

PAGE XVIII.

Very likely I missed it.

PAGE XIX.

Turn turn.

PAGE XX.

You must never hurry yourself.

No indeed.

Now I understand.

PAGE XXI.

Think a minute think a minute there.

PAGE XXII.

Wait a minute.

When will you remember about me.

Tomorrow.

Yes.

Tomorrow.

Yes.

PAGE XXIII.

A splendid instance of good treatment.

PAGE XXIV.

There was a little apple eat.

By a little baby that is wet.

Wet from kisses.

There was a good big cow came out.

Out of a little baby which is called stout.

Stout with kisses.

There will be a good cow come out.

Out of a little baby I don't doubt.

Neither does she covered with kisses.

She is misses.

That's it.

PAGE XXV.

Seventy figs.

Apples are scarce.

Melons have not a good flavor.

Chickens are very good.

PAGE XXVI.

A little inclination to the hotel Alcazar.

A little inclination did you say I am taking lessons for it.

Indeed you are.

Convocation.

PAGE XXVII.

Did you want me to mention churches.

If you please.

PAGE XXVIII.

Surrounding cities.

Selfish cats.

And birds.

Birds are flying.

So are automobiles.

Listen to me when I speak.

Because I speak.

I dislike even raspberry vinegar.

We used to have it in California.

PAGE XXIX.

Lizzie says yes.

She had a child.

PAGE XXX.

Are you wretched.

PAGE XXXI.

I change the place.

Not at all.

I will sit.

This is the place for me.

You are not insulted.

By any one.

Every one says oh yes.

And I am very well pleased.

PAGE XXXII.

Yes oh yes.

PAGE XXXIII.

Any place to stay.

Today.

I know what I bought.

PAGE XXXIV.

Conduct Mr. Louis.

I say conduct Mr. Louis.

Flat pains.

PAGE XXXV.

Neat kings.

Afternoon watches.

Clouds in summer.

Rain.

Boxing flowers.

I do not mean white flowers.

PAGE XXXVI.

Credit me with wishes.

I do.

I will.

PAGE XXXVII.

Why doesn't he begin.

PAGE XXXVIII.

Lots of pages.

PAGE XXXIX.

Night today.

Tonight today.

I can sit sinking.

Have a reproach.

PAGE XL.

Why do you mean to attack.

PAGE XLI.

The Cow.

Yes Caesars.

The Cow.

Oh you blessed blessed blessed planner and dispenser and joy.

My joy.

The Cow.

PAGE XLII.

Such a successful morning afternoon.

PAGE XLIII.

Just like the prince's.

PAGE XLIV.

Pages of eating.

PAGE XLV.

Pages of heating.

PAGE XLVI.

Not a word of warning to them.

PAGE XLVII.

I make feeble crackers.

Strong in birth.

Willful in argument.

Planned to take me.

Soldier wishes.

We wish an automobile.

We have stalls.

Stables.

In weather stains.

Do you mean it. All of us mean it. Call us horses. We are afraid of horses.

PAGE XLVIII.

Sing to me resolutely.

Mr. Louis says not.

Joseph.

PAGE XLIX.

I have infinite patience.

PAGE L.

Count in places.

Why do you need perquisites.

Because furniture is heavy.

It is heavy here.

And light in the hurry of needing water.

Why do you satisfy her.

I satisfy her with holes.

We were wicked on slates.

You mean roofs.

Roofs and nations.

PAGE LI.

Can you praise me.

Can you praise me.

PAGE LII.

Nominal general.

PAGE LIII.

This is a shore.

PAGE LIV.

Great civil destinies.

PAGE LV.

Come to me Louisa in a limousine.

We were walking.

We were walking and talking.

PAGE LVI.

Lift brown eggs.

To me.

PAGE LVII.

Have you splendid pearls.

Have we splendid pearls.

PAGE LVIII.

I always think it is the best.

This.

And the name.

PAGE LIX.

Call me for the chance.

Does the moonlight trouble you.

It troubles me here.

PAGE LX.

This is the way to point.

That is the way.

PAGE LXI.

Not a Greek God.

How do you say that.

PAGE LXII.

I have a name.

She has the same.

Expression.

She looks like the soldier.

And we too are dull.

PAGE LXIII.

I can just see them processioning.

I will not write a play.

Thank you kindly for your kind wishes.

PAGE LXIV.

Let me see the sloop.

We used to use that word before.

In the evening and they met with attention.

PAGE LXV.

I read about a star.

I heard a star.

I saw a star.

I hear a star.

I see it.

Do you where.

There.

Don't you see.

It's an aeroplane.

Oh yes I heard it before.

So did I.

I do not care to bother.

We do.

That is quite natural.

Come again.

PAGE LXVI.

Scratching her head.

Marcel.

Oh Marcel.

Spots.

Cleaner.

Nuns.

Wishes.

Does she neglect the subject.

I like what I feel.

Folette.

Hear.

Mrs. Beffa.

What is the name of the girl.

I wish I had such a child.

PAGE LXVII.

Can I speak to you for his sister.

This is what I like to think.

Yes of course.

PAGE LXVIII.

You do not understand our grievances.

We do not understand their subjects.

They are not annoyed by each other.

We have flights in aeroplanes at Buke. Spell it with a t.

Did you hear me wishing.

I wish to go away.

Expect Muriel.

We expect Muriel

Mrs. Tudor expects Muriel. We have no such wishes. We wish to hear that she has another name, Ethel or Muriel.

PAGE LXIX.

Some people are heated with linen.

PAGE LXX.

Can you pronounce it.

PAGE LXXI.

Can you see why I am inspired.

I can recognise the cause of inspiration.

So can a great many people.

This is laughable.

Come pleasantly.

And sing to me.

PAGE LXXII.

Counts and counting.

War liberty and success.

The window says then and there is a refusal.

Let this be a lesson to millionaires.

PAGE LXXIII.

Ernest says that they will not give money.

They are not charitable.

PAGE LXXIV.

Come Connect Us.

PAGE LXXV.

Lead him to me.

PAGE LXXVI.

Come to me easily.

Come to me there and tell me about speeches.

Speeches and my cousin.

He will not send the van.

Yes he will send the van.

And when he can.

He can send it.

PAGE LXXVII.

When she comes does she leave her kitchen dirty.

When she comes does she wash the silver.

When she comes do they all say how do you do.

This seems very little after it all.

PAGE LXXVIII.

When she comes say yes.

When she comes say she is.

PAGE LXXIX.

When she comes say he is.

PAGE LXXX.

I do not like stories mixed in in a story. This is an instance the colored regiment. Yes I see. Of course you can be angry about it.

PAGE LXXXI.

A splendid attraction and a visitor. Was she sorry.

PAGE LXXXII.

How much did Harriet pay for her suits.

PAGE LXXXIII.

Can you think about me.

PAGE LXXXIV.

Do you think about the Chinese.

PAGE LXXXV.

Can you eat.

PAGE LXXXVI.

Do you eat.

PAGE LXXXVII.

Leave them alone.

PAGE LXXXVIII.

Can you mean to be sleepy.

PAGE LXXXIX.

Can you not neglect to answer.

Yes I can.

PAGE XC.

An educated mark.

Educated leisurely.

You can not despise him. Can you despise him.

PAGE XCI.

I want to be simple and think.

PAGE XCII.

You are very ready to do it. No I don't think so.

PAGE XCIII.

Can you be wise.

Can you be very welcome.

Can you be very welcome in mentioning a winter. Believe in a winter. Yes we do.

PAGE XCIV.

Can you establish stations. I can establish stations here.

PAGE XCV.

Can you give advice.

Can you give advice to him.

PAGE XCVI.

Can you give advice to her.

PAGE XCVII.

What does the nigger say today.

FINIS.

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