ACT I, SCENE 2

BUTLER EXAMINES A BROKEN CUCKOO CLOCK.
HE LIFTS THE CHAINS LYING ON A SMALL TABLE
UNDER THE CLOCK.

BUTLER: You’ve seen better days, poor old thing.

THE CUCKOO CLOCK CUCKOOS.

BUTLER IS TAKEN ABACK. HE TRIES TO FIGURE
OUT HOW THE BROKEN CLOCK CAN WORK
WITHOUT ITS CHAINS.

BLAVATSKY ENTERS. FROM THIS MOMENT ON
SHE WILL PROGRESSIVELY SHOW THE FATIGUE
AND CONGESTION OF PNEUMONIA, AND THE
PAIN AND DISCOMFORT OF KIDNEY DISEASE.
HER WILL AND SPIRIT REMAIN STRONG.

BLAVATSKY: Who are you?

BUTLER: William Butler Yeats.

BLAVATSKY: For the sake of brevity, I shall call you
Butler. Do you mind?

BUTLER: Not at all. I have nothing against brevity.

BLAVATSKY: Good. I’m Madame Helena Petrovna

Blavatsky, but you may call me Madame B. Everyone who

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