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1918

6 Male, 7 Female

Horton Foote Price: $8.99

Having been exempted from military service in World War I, Horace Robedeaux is back home in Harrison, Texas

He and his wife Elizabeth, along with their infant daughter, are now settled in a new house built for them by Elizabeth’s father, Mr Vaughn

While their fortunes have improved, the nation reels from a spreading flu epidemic which soon reaches Harrison and infects Mr Vaughn and Horace

During Horace’s illness his daughter also contracts the flu and dies bringing to the young parents a sadness which even the armistice can do little to allay

In time Elizabeth becomes pregnant again, and the play ends with brightening prospects for all: the nation is finally at peace; Horace and Elizabeth are blessed with a healthy baby boy

And even Elizabeth’s wayward younger brother, who had been of deep concern for Mr Vaughn, shows signs of finally coming to terms with the responsibilities of adulthood

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