A PLAY IN A PROLOGUE AND FOUR ACTS
HARALD GRAN, a rich manufacturer.
KOLL, Chief Magistrate of the district.
ANNA, a deaf and dumb girl.
NATHALIE, his daughter.
VILHELM, his son.
The PARISH PRIEST.
BANG, a rich trader.
A Ballad Singer.
A Young Beggar.
A Servant of the King's.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Masked Dancers, Work-people, Farmers, etc.
(SCENE.--A large gothic hall, brilliantly illuminated, in which a masked ball is taking
place. At the rise of the curtain a ballet is being performed in the centre of the hall.
Masked dancers are grouped around, watching it. Two of them, women, are conversing
on the right of the stage.)
First Mask. Have you heard that the King is to be here to-night?
Second Mask. Yes, and since I heard it I have been imagining I saw him everywhere.
First Mask (pointing). That is not he, is it?
Second Mask. He is taller than that.