In 1916 writer Henry James, confined to his bed by a stroke, dictates to his prim young typist. Much of what he comes up with dances on the edge of gibberish, a bizarre and funny parody of his labyrinthine style. Suddenly, the great man begins pouring out an entirely inappropriate play: a rip roaring pirate yarn. Miss Bosquanet is shocked, and is even more horrified when Henry reveals his scandalous last request. This funny play about passion and creation plays nicely with The Daughters of Edward D. Boit.
Published in The Gypsy Woman & Other Plays.