A Play in One Act by Martin Lane.
Played by the Station Radio Players
Scene: A room in the Jeffson's house
Patience is not only a game to Amelia Jeffson, it is also a means of fortune-telling, but her husband Cornelius finds more use for the brand that sits on a monument. Indeed, a tussle of wills arises, for Cornelius is determined that his wife shall wear the Kurohistan diamond at Lady Loring's dinner-party, and Amelia, warned by the cards, determines to lose the jewel rather than do so. She recapitulates to her unimaginative husband the disasters which have fallen upon all former owners of the diamond, and Cornelius avoids further discussion by retreating to his club. Then things happen.
Cornelius Jeffson, a self-made man:
Amelia Jeffson, his wife:
Soames, a parlourmaid:
Jake Smith, a cat-burglar:
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