Susan and Her Brothers
by Chris Guyotte
go down to where the audience can see only silhouettes on the stage; an
enters and moves down stage. As soft music starts to underscore, a spot
picks him up down center. Susan and brothers enter and move to opposite
of the stage; Brothers should be dressed alike so that it is obvious
FATHER: Once upon a time, long, long
ago, before the world had grown old and when the people still believed
magic, in a small village, in a kingdom that was not too far from where
stand right now, lived a family. (Lights
come up on Brothers.)
Now the Father, that’ll be me, lived with his
strong (brothers stand and do manly pose,
ala male body builders, this should be done in this scene only)
CHADEUS: (Brothers use an accent that
sounds like it might be Russian, or Polish, something possibly Eastern
We are two bigga, stronga brothers.
THADDEUS: ya we are
two big, stronga
FATHER: These boys were
THADDEUS: Why yeas we are
ahrent we Chadeus?
we are b-r-i-t-e bright!
That’s b-r-i- um . . .
steps into brother’s light)
. . g-h-t. B-r-i-g-h-t, spells
The men are talking. Go do some girl stuff and leave us
alone. (Susan steps out of light again)
Well, anyway, we’re really smart.
FATHER: These boys were
you goil, bring me soma dat day’re grub. (Susan brings on
some food, brothers eat it very noisily)
Burrrrrrrrrrp! Ahhhh Now dat feels bettah.
Now in the same house
girl named Susan. She was very ummm. (Thinking
She was a girl!
steps into Father’s light.)
Is that all you can say? I work
hard around here. I cook, I clean I scrub. I milk the cow. Ah I guess
doesn’t really matter any way.
you’re only a girl. You ain’t so good as we are. Why we’re
smart . . .
THADDEUS: Yeah and were
charmin’ . . .
we’re strong, not weak like a little girly girl. (Susan
gives up and steps out of light
Well, you see how it
loved all my children, but the boys were my great joy. I couldn’t wait
them the family mill. I had built it into a booming business and
my boys to have it. The
business was for
the boys. (Lights come up on whole stage)
shmusiness. We want
to go off and have great adventures.
We want to be heroes like those guys the uhhh, uhmmm.
SUSAN: You mean the knights
like them old knights.
Now then, I didn’t
want to let
my sons go adventuring, because boys who went adventuring didn’t always
back. You know what I mean?
THADDEUS: I want to go
Please let me go?
FATHER: I don’t know.
Why don’t you let one
of them go
for a year, and when he comes back, the other one can go.
No, no, no, that will
Listen, I have a better idea. I’ll let one of you go for a year, and
comes back, the other one can go. (The
brothers enthusiastically agree that this is a good idea. This will
every time Father uses one of Susan's ideas.)
THADDEUS: Well then, I’ll go.
we’re twins! Besides, I’ll go I’m the b-r-i-t, well . .
. I’m the smartest anyway.
THADDEUS: I am going!
CHADEUS: No. I’m going
no, no. I’m going. I’ve got brains, I’ve got smarts, and
besides I’m the one who’s knowing how to read these charts
Yes, my brother,
that is true.
At least that is what you say, but I am ten times stronger than you.
one to go away
I’m gonna have a good time.
THADDEUS: I’m gonna be a star.
gonna be so sublime.
THADDEUS: I’m gonna travel
brother, you need to stay here, and mind the family farm. I am
gonna go out to show off all my charm.
THADDEUS: No brother, you
need to stay
here or I’m gonna punch you out.
did you say? Why I’m gonna . . . (Brothers square off.)
THADDEUS: Oh yeah you just
try it . . .
Stop it, stop it, both of you. Why don’t you flip a
Now, now, girl. You
just do your
dishes and let us men do the thinking. (She
backs up, crushed, and insulted.)
Now boys, I have a great idea.
a coin. The one who calls it right gets to go on an adventure.
THADDEUS: I’ll go for that.
If I win, I
will be free forever.
if he wins, I don’t want to be stuck here forever.
FATHER: What else can we do,
of you needs to stay here and run the family mill.
SUSAN: Why doesn’t the winner
only a year, like we talked about before?
WOULD YOU PLEASE BE
What business do you have thinking? Go clean the house or something and
men do the thinking.
Leave your sister
only trying to help. Maybe she’s right. (He
thinks about this for a minute)
Now I have just come up with a great idea. How about if the
agrees to come back in a year?
THADDEUS: Well, I don’t know.
Thaddeus, please come
a year. I’ll miss you very much if you go away, but if I know that
back to us, I’ll feel much, much better.
older brother going off to protect his sister from the evils of the
know I love ya. If want me to come back in a year, That’s what I’ll do.
what about me? Do you want me to come back in a year, too?
Of course I do. I want
you to be
where I know you’re safe. If you have to go, then I want to know that
gee, Sis, that’s the most beautiful, mushy thing I ever heard.
Okay, I promise.
Okay, now that you’ve
that promise, get ready to call it. Thaddeus, you call it in the air.
tails. Ready? (He flips the coin)
his hands still covering the coin)
Okay Chadeus, you look.
What is it?
can’t. I’m so excited. Thad, you look.
. You look.
FATHER: All right. Susan, you
do it. (Susan comes over and takes a look at the
SUSAN: It’s . . .
CHADEUS: (Cutting her off)
THADDEUS: What is it?
SUSAN: It’s heads.
It’s heads? (Doing a little jig for joy)
You mean I
win? I get to go. Oh, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I’ll leave right
now. (Starts to go, gets halfway across stage and
is stopped by Susan’s next line)
SUSAN: Uh. . . Aren’t you
Ah umm, (Patting
pockets and bring out useless junk, any thing but what Susan
no, no I don’t think I’m forgetting anything.
Is there something else I need?
You need money and
drink and lunch. (She gives him two sacks
and a jug.)
Money, lunch, and a jug of fine grape juice for when
Oh. Thanks, Sis.
best. Well, bye all. Gotta go. (Hugs all
around, and Thaddeus Exits)
Well, Thad didn’t
have the best
trip ever. (Scene changes to forest, Thad
Enters and sits dejectedly on a stump.)
Fine adventure this
out to be. I haven’t found anything interesting at all to do. I’m tired
hungry and I don’t even know if I have enough money to get back home.
On top of
everything else, it’s almost dark, and I don’t know my way out of this
Well, at least I have this good food and grape juice to cheer me up.
As he sat on a stump
old gnarled tree and opened his food sack, he heard a noise.
Lady tries not to rhyme,
but has to because she is under a curse, she should try to
fight it every so often.)
crunch and munch. Won’t you give an old lady some lunch?
Well, you know
usually a decent sort of fellow, but he was hungry and thirsty and he
sure that he would have enough food for himself.
I’m sorry, old
lady, but you
will have to fend for yourself because I don’t know if have enough
food for me.
OLD LADY: A coin, then, so
that I can go
and buy a little hen?
THADDEUS: Look. I only have
and food for myself. Now leave me alone.
OLD LADY: A little drink
would slake my
thirst and I’d feel no . . . worst?
over her and yelling at her until she is cowed)
can’t have any of MY
money or MY
because it’s MINE
you silly goose. Now get out of here and
alone. (Makes a kick at her)
get out of here you old . . .(Old Lady
Who do these people think they are? They ought to
jobs and leave us decent folk alone. (He
FATHER: Well, the old lady
was pretty rude.
OLD LADY: (In a
magical tone but not singing)
asked for food you gave me
for coin, not even one
asked for juice
you said, “it’s mine you
Now I give you this curse as a reward for your generosity.
you have trouble on your
In this forest you will stay
be as stone no way to
a savior comes that I
That Old Lady’s spell
long to come true. In just a little while Thaddeus began to feel tired
arm and legs began to hurt.
sluggishly, but struggling to go on)
Oh, I’m tired. And my
arms and legs feel like stones. I . . .
can . . .barely . . . mo . . . (He
turns to stone)
Right there! Right
stood, he turned to stone. . (Old Lady
covers him with bushes and weeds and then exits.)
Before long, the
the forest lost their fear of him (Pulls
a bird from somewhere and places it atop Thaddeus’ Head)
nests on his head, and at his feet the bushes and weeds
(Pointing to the weeds placed there by the old lady, and adding more)
grew high; until they were so high that one had to get very close to
that there was a statue in there. (A dog
runs across stage)
Looking for his Dog, hits his head on Thaddeus Dressed in a
costume that is not same as the rest of the story, Maybe a safari
Here Claudius, Here boy. Here Claudius. Ouch! Hey, there’s a statue in
What a weird place. I’ll just keep going.
and continuing off stage)
Here Claudius, Here boy. Come to your daddy. . .
FATHER: Meanwhile back at home
went by and then six more months.
working and lifting bags of flour while Chadeus is resting)
I wish Thad would come home soon. I am sick of coming to the mill
working so hard. I've missed my mid-morning nap three times this week!
Well, I hope that
home soon too. I miss him, but since he’s been gone I have been so
working at the mill every day. (This line
is a huge hint to Chadeus to get him to work)
Without his help
won’t be able to keep the mill going. (Susan
tries to lift one more bag, but it drops when
up and stretches luxuriously and hits the grain bag she is
Be careful! Do I
have to do all
the work around here? (He makes no
attempt to help Susan)
What are you thinking anyway? Do you think
grows by the side of the road?
I’m sorry. I was just thinking about Thaddeus. Uhm and yes . . . wheat
grow by the side of the road.
Oh. Well I want to
Where is he? You
know what I’m going to do? (Stands and
makes a declaration)
I’m going to go find him and send him home so
can take my place, and then I can go out to make my fortune and have my
adventure. (He stalks past Susan and
knocks her over again)
FATHER: So Chadeus got ready
Susan, where are my
need to have my things so that I can go out and look for Thad (Susan
gets up and moves to where Chad
standing, picks up his things and gives them to him)
Now, please be sure
that you come
home in one year if you don’t find him. I would hate to lose both of my
brothers. Here are your things. Here is some money, some lunch, and
I’m sorry about that
haven’t had a good grape harvest this year. I can’t give you grape
juice like I
CHADEUS: Well I’m not happy
about it but
it’ll have to do. Take care of yourself, Dad. And Susan make sure you
this old place. Don’t make Dad do it, it’s women’s work to clean the
know. Susan: Right. (
So Chadeus set out to
brother and to have a grand adventure.
enters the same forest and sits on the same stump as Thaddeus,
even their manner is the same.)
Some adventure this is turning out
to be. I
haven’t found anything interesting at all to do. I haven’t found Thad,
tired and hungry, and I don’t even know if I have enough money to get
home. To make things worse, it’s almost dark, and I don’t know my way
this forest. Well, at least I have this food
(He pulls a large sandwich out of the bag)
and Cider to cheer me
up. (Drinks deeply)
OLD LADY: Snicker Snack
can you spare some food from your sack?
Well I don’t know, I
can have this bit of food (He hands her a
tiny portion of dried crust from his huge sandwich)
It’s stale and
wouldn’t eat it anyway. (He takes a
bite out of his sandwich, then takes a good
long pull from the flask.)
OLD LADY: This crust is dry
could you please share your ale?
Well let me see, (he drinks the flask dry)
gone. Why don’t you leave me alone. I gave you some food, isn’t that
enough? Go away.
LADY: That kind of food
me gag, might I have a small coin from your bag. I would like to think
buy me a good long drink.
“It’ll buy me a good long drink.” No! You can’t
have a coin. I've been very generous with you now go away, you bother
you have some laundry to do or something? Go away. (He
chases her off)
Go on— git. Go away, I gave you some food and
you just want more. Now, I’ll probably starve. Go away . . . (Old
Lady goes to edge of stage and watches
him start to exit mumbling.)
Some people don’t know their station
You are just like your brother, only worse.
I give to you a stronger
your brother you shall
this insult you will pay.
have put me in a rage
will throw you in a cage
A sad song you will whistle
from your brother’s
You will sing and
there comes upon this hill
who’s strong and bright
will be your guiding light
Do you know what
Chadeus started singing. (Father puts on
mask and becomes old man lost in the forest)
Pardon me lad, but
tell me which way to the nearest town?
CHADEUS: Why yes. It’s just
back there a
tweet. (Chadeus is mortified)
FATHER: Pardon me, but did
you say it
was just back there a tweet?
Pardon me! I’m
tweet. It’s not
to tweet, tweet, tweet. (Again he is so
surprised that he stops, horrified.)
What’s happening tweet,
tweet, My tweet
hands are turning into tweet Oh no. Tweet, tweet, tweet.
FATHER: Sorry, but I don’t
understand. I think I’ll keep going this way. Uh, by your leave.
Tweet, Tweet, tweet, tweet (Old Lady covers
him in a net and hangs him up near Thaddeus)
Poor Chadeus. He was
hung in a
cage near his brother, but of course he didn’t know that. His song was
that people traveling through the forest would cry for many days after
they heard it.
Traveler as before)
Boooooooooo, Hoooooooooo, Bawwwwwwwwwwwwwl.
See? Poor fella.
at home things were not going well. Susan not only had her own work,
also had to do the work that Chadeus and Thaddeus had left behind when
gone to find their fortunes. She was beginning to wonder what might
of them when the same Old Lady appeared tired and hungry at the mill.
on with a wheelbarrow full of wheat)
I’m really sick
of this. Dad’s too old to work, and I
can’t do it all by myself. We’re losing money. I wish they’d come back
What could have happened to them?(Susan
puts hand over her eyes to look over the horizon. Old Lady enters and
right next to Susan, and adopts the same posture, they turn in opposite
directions until they are looking at each other)
Ah! you scared me.
Look at you child
hair is wild
body just skin and bone
SUSAN: (Still a
bit off guard)
Hello, Old Mother. How may I be of service
I have no food
have no drink
dress is crude
starting to . . . shrink.
SUSAN: Well, let’s get some
you. And I think I have a new dress for you. Are you tired? Why don’t
down on my bed and go to sleep?
Thank you kindly
been a true friend
helped me blindly
your troubles I will end
wonder where your brothers
are in a forest away so
a journey you must go today
help your brothers find
brother is a statue grand
you save him there he’ll
other is a bird up in a
above the brush and sage
Oh, my poor brothers!
I need to
save them! How can I find them?
Susan was worried
sick about her
brothers, she knew that she would have to save them. When she found out
they had treated the Old Lady so unkindly. . .(Old Lady
does a dumb show displaying how she had been treated by
Susan’s brothers. Susan responds appropriately.)
No . . . He didn’t!. . . (Disgusted)
He did? How
terrible . . . (Confused)
That’s not like him at all.
. . . she felt that they had received just punishment.
Well, that’ll teach the lunkheads. (truly
I’m sorry they
treated you so badly. But they are my brothers, and we do need their
(Getting an idea)
Is there any way I
can make up for it?
This is a very kind
will tell you for your sake.
It will not be easy though
long hard road you must go.
You are sure that you are able
To be like a horse out of the stable?
Once step down this long road
No one can help to lighten your load.
I know they have been
they are my brothers and I have to help them. I’ll do what ever you ask
The Old Lady told
there were three tasks that she had to do to save her brothers. first .
There is an old
Spirit who is
He scares the villagers, and eats them as food.
He is very rich and very old
Get rid of him, and get his Gold
FATHER: Second . . .
There is a young
boy who knows
lion roars, he doesn’t hear.
this brave boy to be afraid,
happy you’ll be, pretty maid .
I pray you to help
me for I am
daybreak into daisy I must burst
this rhyming and flowering blight and
live as woman from morning to night.
you can do all of these things for me
your hapless brothers I will set free!
So Susan made a
I have no idea how I’m going to do this. But I have to save my
The fools. (Making up her mind,
All right, let’s
see. I have no money, I have nothing to eat , and I have nothing to
guess I’m ready to go. Now, where do you think an evil spirit would be?
they be that way? How about that way? Or maybe it’s this way. Okay,
this way. (She heads off in the same
direction as the brothers.)
Susan walked down the
going where she wasn’t sure. But she knew that she would know when she
knew. (He thinks this over making sure he can
understand what he just said, giving up, meanwhile Susan is in the same
as her brothers.)
This forest sure is
dark. (A grumbling sound is heard Susan thinks
it’s her stomach)
Wow, I’m really hungry. Maybe I’ll sing a song
to keep my
mind off my stomach. Um let’s see I know one.
tah tee tah tee tah too
oodle oodle oodle
tah tee tah tee tah too
oodle oodle oodle ooo
just love the big old forest
just love the open road
am off to save my brothers
can’t wait to see them home
little too enthusiastic, chirping and trying to get Susan’s
tah tee tah tee tah too
oodle oodle oodle
tah tee tah tee tah too
oodle oodle oodle ooo
I’m a girl who’s going
what will and come what
may . . .
to a realization)
this song is really bad
the worst I’ve ever had
Tee tah tee tah tee
oodle oodle oodle
ooddle ooo . . .
SUSAN: Who wrote this stuff?
it. I’m too tired to sing anyway.
played by same actor as Thaddeus, using a very loud deep booming
voice, with reverb if possible, the Spirit works best if it can be done
huge sheet, and a large brown jug.)
I liked it, I think you should
again. It’s pretty.
around to find out who she’s talking to)
No, it’s not,
it’s dumb. I’m not going to sing it.
You will sing it or I
you into a . . . ah . . . Cheese wheel!!!!!!
SUSAN: A what?
SPIRIT: A Cheese wheel!!!!!
SUSAN: That’s the silliest
ever heard. A cheese wheel? Boy, that is dumb.
SPIRIT: Are you calling me
SUSAN: Well if the shoe fits
. . .
SPIRIT: You take that back or
I’ll . . .
SUSAN: What? Turn me into a
wheel? Who are you anyway?
loud rumbling scary voice)
I am the great and terrible Spirit
of Imabuffoon. I have lived for a million years. I have the power to
oceans and wake the skies. I can make the earth shudder . .
And turn me into a
. . Oooooh look at me I’m just quakin’
in my boots over here.
SPIRIT: You should be afraid
of me. I
can do terrible things to you.
bottle and getting idea)
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Look, you may be
a big scary Spirit, but I am smarter than you.
you a tiny
little girly girl? You think you are smarter than me? (Scary
I have lived a thousand years, I know the
secrets of the centuries. No way are you smarter than me.
SUSAN: Oh yeah? How did you
come to live
I tricked a poor farmer into letting me
out of the bottle that I had been trapped in for a thousand years, and
ate him for lunch. After that I set about scaring the villagers. It’s
fun to watch then run around like scared chickens that I decided to
SUSAN: You were trapped in a
bottle? . .
. No you weren’t. I don’t believe you.
— I was too
trapped in a
bottle. I lived there for a thousand years and got madder with every
day. After a while I swore that I would eat who ever took pity on me
and let me
out. Then the stupid farmer, who was much smarter than you are, let me
as I’ve already said, I ate him. (Scary
SUSAN: Where is the bottle
then?(pretending not to see it)
I still don’t
SPIRIT: Stupid girl. Here it
here. There now, who’s the smartest?
SUSAN: I’m still the
smartest. I don’t
believe you were trapped in that bottle.
SPIRIT: I was trapped in that bottle for a thousand years.
SUSAN: No way! You’re way too big.
SPIRIT: I am a Spirit. I can
when I want to. Idiot!
SUSAN: I am not an idiot.
that something as big as you cannot fit into that bottle.
SPIRIT: You want to make a
SUSAN: You've got to be
cannot fit into that bottle.
Yes, I can! I’ll
prove it. If I can’t
fit into that bottle, I’ll give
you all the gold and silver and riches I have ever had. If I can
into that bottle, I get to have
you and everyone you know as my slaves for eternity. Is that fair?
Hmmmm . . . but how do
that you hold up your end of the deal? After all, you did eat that poor
after he took pity on you and let you out of the bottle.
SPIRIT: Okay. ZAP.(He
should say Zap) Right now your family has all of my riches. Is
SUSAN: Fine, but you're being
dumb. You can’t fit into that bottle.
SPIRIT: Oh yeah? Watch this. (Spirit
turns into smoke and
This can be done by having a string attached to the cloth and threaded
a hole in the bottom of the brown jug. If fog is hosed into the jug
make the effect stronger.)
SUSAN: Spirit? Where are you?
Are you in
Yes, I am,
the bottle. I won. Stupid girl. (Sings
tauntingly, as a small child who is making fun of someone else would)) I
won hun, I won hun, I won hun, and you’re
really stupid, and you’re really st . . .
grabs the cork and quickly shoves it
into the top of the bottle.) Hey! What are you doing? Hey!! That’s
fair! Let me out. Let me out.
Ha. I got you. See? I
than you. I trapped you and now I will bury your bottle so deeply that
will ever find it again.
SPIRIT: This is not fair. Let
Yes, but I have only
done to you
what you did to the poor farmer, and the people will be glad to be rid
loud, rumbling, scary voice) I am the great and terrible
Spirit of Imabuffoon. I have lived for a million years. I have the
move the oceans and wake the skies. I can make the earth shudder . . .
SUSAN: Oh can it. (Shoves
the bottle into her dress pocket.)
Susan had beaten the
Spirit. As she traveled home, she met people on the way who somehow
she had beaten the Spirit. It was a mystery as to how the news had
HEY! READ ALL ABOUT
BEATS SPIRIT. SPIRIT IN THE BOTTLE. EXTRA! EXTRA! (This
should be repeated throughout cross, and off stage.)
FATHER: As she traveled, the
people gave her gifts and money for her great deed.
FATHER: By this time Susan had
SUSAN: Oh forget it, he’s not
anything. Maybe the Old Lady can give me some other task. Well, I
his cloak back to him.
FATHER: The boy was still
the city when Susan found him the next night.
SUSAN: Hey, I brought back
BOY: Oh thanks. Did you get
cold on the
SUSAN: No. Your cloak kept me
Do you think that I could keep it?
Sure, I guess so. Why
want an old ratty cloak though. Obviously, you could buy as many as you
SUSAN: Well, uh it makes me
BOY: Uh you want to think of
Yeah I think you’re
kind of cute.(Boy starts shaking and twitching
uncontrollably as if he is scared)
Ahhhh, Ahhhhh, you think
Uhhhmm, well, thanks. Suddenly I can’t stop shaking. Uhm, I have to go.
SUSAN: Hey, what’s wrong.
I don’t know. I'm kind
you know? (Mumbling under his breath.)
SUSAN: Ha ha No.
BOY: Yup, Ha ha ha.
SUSAN: No, that can’t be?
BOY: (Getting mad, and loud.)
that’s it. I think you’re beautiful too.
SUSAN: Thanks! Oh you are so
don’t know how much you’ve helped me.
BOY: Well, I’m glad I helped
what did I do?
You were scared by
love, ya big
lug. (She punches him on the shoulder
sending him sprawling, realizing what
she’s just done she quickly helps him up and continues)
some things to do but when I’m done, can I see you again?
BOY: Sure. I’ll be right here guarding the town. I can’t wait.
SUSAN: Great. Well, uh, I
have to go.
Susan was so happy.
But she had
one more thing she had to do. Now, it happened that on the way home in
early morning, Susan passed a field full of daisies . . .
SUSAN: Hey look, a field full
daisies. At daybreak into a daisy I always burst, Lift this rhyming and
flowering blight, I can live as woman from morning to night. I wonder .
. . (She walks through the flowers, the
audience, looking at all of them)
. . . nope . . Wait! Wait! Look! (It’s
Nope . . . Wait here it is. I found it I found it (she
picks the flower, and the Old Lady
LADY: Oh thank goodness
I was really getting sick of being a daisy. It’s so much nicer to be
walk around and enjoy myself during the day instead of watching the
SUSAN: Hey. Why are you
OLD LADY: Like what?
SUSAN: You’re not making
LADY: Oh that. It was
part of the
curse, I had to do that to make people listen to me. If I just talked
all the time no one paid any attention. But I was definitely getting
having to come up with those horrible rhymes . . .
Susan, how did you know which flower was the
Well, as I was walking
about the curse on you. It said that you had to become a flower at
And I remembered that the dew falls just before dawn. So if I got to
flowers before sun dried the dew, I would be able to see it.
OLD LADY: So?
SUSAN: So, I looked for a dry
flower and when I found
picked it. I was right.
OLD LADY: Yes you were right,
for rescuing me.
You’re welcome. (Getting a thought suddenly)
about my brothers? This wasn’t all a joke was it? You weren’t putting
LADY: Oh no! That was all
brothers really were a statue and a bird. But you’ve broken the spell
cleverness and kindness. I thought about taking the spell off your
soon as you gave me food and a place to sleep.
used and angry now)
Well, why didn’t you?
LADY: Just think for a
what you’ve done. You saved the villagers from that terrible Spirit,
found yourself someone special. And now you’ve rescued your brothers
spell. You are strong, but if you hadn’t done those things you would
those boys push you around forever. Now you . . . well look at you.
SUSAN: Hey, that’s right. I
did do all
those things, didn’t I?
OLD LADY: Yes, you did. Now
get home to see your brothers.
Well, Susan went home
as fast as
she could. When she got there, she found her brothers talking about
a newspaper with Susan Headline)
. . . Then she turned me
into a statue and I had to stand there while bird sat on my head. It
fun. Then Susan did all those things and saved me.
CHADEUS: Well, I was hanging
in a tree
and I couldn’t talk. Every time I said something everybody
ran off crying.
! Dad! How are you, I’m so
glad to see
. . . Dad, I see you’re
It was just that I
was too tired
from working the mill with just you and me. It made me sick. I’ve been
better since you brought the Spirit’s treasure.
CHADEUS: Hey, Susan, how are you, I
heard about the Spirit . . .
Thank you, can’t
wait to meet
yer new guy. Wow, think of all that loot . . .
Etc. (They talk and hug all at
Well, That is the
story of Susan
and her brothers. The brothers always treat people just as they would
be treated now. Oh, the family decided that they didn’t want to sell
Instead they hired people to run it for them. And as far as I know,
still with that fine fella. She might even have married him by now. But
are still living happily to this day. If you don’t believe this story
you about the fish that jumped into the mouth of the cat. The end.
ALL: Bye, thanks. Bye etc.
Author: Chris Guyotte
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