Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
 (He lays it on table, closes box three
and puts it back with the others. He
bends over spool.
Box three Box thrree,
spool five. (He puts spool on machine,
 peers at ledger. Reading
entry at foot of page.) Mother at
rest ... The black ball ... (He raises
his head. Puzzled.) The black ball?
 He closes ledger, bends over machine,
switches it on, takes up listening
ear cupped towards
ear cupped towards machine, face
Settling himself more comfortably
he knocks a box off the table
on the floor. He curses, stops
machine, sweeps boxes and
ledger violently off table,
switches on the machine, resumes
 Tape Thirty-seven today etc.
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