Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
 (pause) False ring there. (pause) Shadows of the
opus...magnum. Closing with a - (brief laugh)
- yelp to Providence. (prolonged laugh in which
KRAPP joins) What remains of all that misery?
 A girl in a shabby green coat, on a railway-station
 When I look -
 (KRAPP switches off, broods, looks at
his watch, gets up, goes backstage
into darkness. Ten seconds. Pop of
cork. Ten seconds. Second cork.
 Ten seconds. Third cork. Ten seconds.
 Brief burst of quavering song)
 - back on the year that is gone,with what I hope is
perhaps a glint of the old eye to come, there is of
course the house on the canal where mother lay a-
dying, in the late autumn, after her long viduity.
(KRAPP gives a start) and the -
 (KRAPP switches off, winds back tape
a little, bends his ear closer to machine,
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