Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
and after a few moments - (pause) - after a few moments she
did, but the eyes just slits, because of the gl
oare. I bent
over her to get them in the shadow and they opened.
(Pause.  Low.) Let me in. (Pause
a.) We drifted in among the
reeds and stuck. The way they bent, sighing, before the stem!
 (Pause.) I lay down across her with my
gface in her breasts and
my hand on her. We lay without moving. But under us all moved,
and moved us, gently, up and down, and from side to side.
 Pause.  Krapp's lips move.  No sound.
 Past midnight. Never knew such silence. The earth might be
 Here I end this reel. Box - (pause) - three, spool - (pause) -
five. (Pause.) Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was
a chance of happiness. But I would
'n't want them bac lk. Not with
the fire burning in me now. No, I wouldn't want them back.
 Krapp motionless staring before him.  The tape runs on in
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