Blossoms to brighten your room;
Leis, leis, royal leis, who buys?
[RALPH leans forward and says aside,
Eve and the serpent meet in Paradise.
[He moves forward
as the maid enters the
doorway. Recognition shows in both faces.
Then the maiden recovers her self-posses-
sion and starts to go.
RALPH (with sudden boldness and excitement).
I'll buy you out, in case you then are free
To stay awhile beneath this banyan tree,
And tell me all about your lovely land.
Your pardon, sir; I do not understand.
FLOWER-GIRL (with dignity)
RALPH (who seems drunk with exhilaration).
Oh well, 'tis plain enough; from realms of snow
I landed here, some little time ago,
A lonely orphan, without kith or kin.
I need a friend.
gives him an indignant, sur-
On Hotel Street. The Y.M.C.A. there
prised glance. Then speaks with quiet
Well, they will take you in
Shelters all homeless youths within its pale.
The New Hawaiian girl; a play. By Ella Wheeler
Illus. by John Prendergast.
London, Gay & Hancock, 1910.