Samuel Beckett
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Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande

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[0223] dog as chance would have it.[0224] I happened
to look up and there it was.
[0225] All over and
done with, at last.
[0226] I sat on for a few
moments with the ball in my hand and the
dog yelping and pawing at me.
[0227] (Pause.)
[0228] Moments.[0229] Her moments, my moments.

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Segment 2

[0230] (Pause.)[0231] The dog's moments.[0232] (Pause.)
[0233] In the end I held it out to him and he took
it in his mouth, gently, gently.
[0234] A small, old,
black, hard, solid rubber ball.
[0235] (Pause.)[0236] I
shall feel it, in my hand, until my dying
day.
[0237] (Pause.)[0238] I might have kept it.
[0239] (Pause.)[0240] But I gave it to the dog.

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Segment 3

[0241] Pause.

[0242] Ah well ...

[0243] Pause.

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Segment 4

[0244] Spiritually a year of profound gloom and
indigence until that memorable night in
March, at the end of the jetty, in the
howling wind, never to be forgotten, when
suddenly I saw the whole thing.
[0245] The
vision, at last.
[0246] This I fancy is what I have
chiefly to record this evening, against the

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