Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
 (He raises his head, stares blankly
 (puzzled) Black ball?... (he peers again at
ledger, reads) The dark nurse... (he raises his
head, broods, peers again at ledger, reads) Slight
improvement in bowel condition... Hm...Memor-
able...what? (he peers closer) Equinox, memor-
able equinox. (he raises his head, stares blankly
front. Puzzled) Memorable equinox?...
 (Settling himself more comfortably he
knocks one of the boxes off the table,
curses, switches off, sweeps boxes and
ledger violently to the ground, winds
tape back to beginning, switches on, re-
 Thirty-nine today, sound as a bell, apart from my
old weakness, and intellectually I have now every
reason to suspect at the...(hesitates) ...crest
of the wave - or thereabouts. Celebrated the awful
occasion, as in recent years, quietly at the Wine-
house. Not a soul. Sat before the fire with closed
eyes, separating the grain from the husks.
down a few notes, on the back of an envelope. Good
to be back in my den, in my old rags. Have just
eaten I regret to say three bananas and only with
difficulty refrained from a fourth. Fatal things for a
man with my condition. (vehemently) Cut 'em out!
 (pause) The new light above my table is a great
Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande © 2015 Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project.
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