Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
 locks drawer, puts keys back in his pocket,
goes and sits down, takes reel off machine,
lays it on dictionary, loads virgin reel on
machine, takes envelope from his pocket,
consults back of it, lays it on table, switches
on, clears his throat and begins to record.
 Just been listening to that stupid bastard
I took myself for thirty years ago, hard to
believe I was ever as bad as that. Thank
God that's all done with anyway. (Pause.)
 The eyes she had! (Broods, realizes he is
recording silence, switches off, broods.
 Let that go! Jesus! Take his mind off his
homework! Jesus! (Pause. Weary.) Ah
well, maybe he was right. (Pause.) Maybe
he was right. (Broods. Realizes. Switches
off. Consults envelope.) Pah! (Crumples
it and throws it away. Broods. Switches
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