The Last Leaf (A Radio Play)

The Last Leaf (A Radio Play)

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by O. Henry
     
 

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In May of 1899, in a small Greenwich Village restaurant, Sue and Johnsy meet. They become friends and rent an apartment together to share expenses.
In November, Johnsy becomes ill with pneumonia. Her illness lingers. She becomes frail and loses hope of recovering. Outside her window is an old ivy vine on which only a few leaves remain. Johnsy has become so

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In May of 1899, in a small Greenwich Village restaurant, Sue and Johnsy meet. They become friends and rent an apartment together to share expenses.
In November, Johnsy becomes ill with pneumonia. Her illness lingers. She becomes frail and loses hope of recovering. Outside her window is an old ivy vine on which only a few leaves remain. Johnsy has become so disheartened that she refuses to fight her way back to health and convinces herself that when the last leaf falls off the vine, she will die.
It is the day of "house calls" for doctors, and the doctor tells Sue that if Johnsy is to get well, she must get her mind on something other than her sickness. Sue is worried; she goes downstairs and reveals her fears to Mr. Behrman, a grizzled, unsuccessful artist who dreams of one day painting a masterpiece. Only one leaf remains on the vine now, and even Mr. Behrman is worried that tonight it will fall victim to the wind and rain.
The next morning, when Sue and Johnsy look out the window, the last leaf is still there. Johnsy thinks about her situation and convinces herself that fate caused the leaf to stay on the vine so that she would not die. With this change in attitude, Johnsy gradually gets well. The doctor comes and verifies Johnsy's recovery. The doctor also tells Sue that Mr. Behrman has pneumonia and is beyond help. He dies that same day.
Later that day, Sue discovers how Mr. Behrman became ill. She tells Johnsy that on the stormy night when the last leaf was about to fall, Mr. Behrman took a ladder, climbed the wall, and painted a true masterpiece--a picture of the last leaf on the brick wall.

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ISBN-13:
2940013761315
Publisher:
Balance Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/14/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
13 KB

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Last Leaf 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He padded by the kit. He sniffed it and frowned. He gave her honey to sothe her want for milk. "Do we have any queens to nurse?" He yelled out. He then nuzzled the kit. "Hello honey. Its gonna be alright. Are youa tom or a she? Do you have a name or a clan? He whisprred to he kit. He wiped the crust from the kits eyes to make them easier to open.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in with her kits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok we need new warriors fast. Can someone please advertise?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoever is impostering me better stop...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sh relaxed when the cobweb was put on her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks autumnstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Snoozes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will take an apprentice. My name is shamrockleaf and im the snowclan deputy. After the apprentice is a warrior, i will return to full duty at my clan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aspenleaf..... why?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She scouts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He buried Softstar's body, sadness in his eyes.<br>(&bull;Duststorm&bull;)<p>She wandered away from Duststorm and over to a small pond. She dipped her paw in and splashed around a bit. As she stepped in further, mud began to swirl around her paws. She started to sink. "Duststorm? Duststorm!" <br>{&bull;Dawnspot&bull;}<p>His ears twitched an he ran to help his sister. But, by the time he got there, she had already been sucked down into the cold mud. "Dawnspot..." he whispered, his eyes clouding. "I could've saved you..." <br>(&bull;Duststorm&bull;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well ok i will hav roawnglaze as my deputy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sh smiles. "Thank you."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She hissed at the cat. You arent my mother! You will never be. Only goldflame is my mother. She growled, clearly annoyed with the cat. And im not changing my name. My REAL mother gave me this name. She named me after my favorite herb...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*sighed and went back to licking her paws*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont have one. My mom called me gold
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*he comes in with a sword and gun* i will kill all of you