[Epub] ↠ On Borrowed Time. Author Paul Osborn – Writerscompany.co.uk
I am so happy I found this on Alibris Read this play back in Junior High 40 years ago and have thought of it from time to time guess that makes it timeless Wonderful characters and speaks of love, life Dark comedy where the family finally dies happily ever after. A strange little play that I ended up liking very much. I had to read this for school, it was okay but a little boring While the play tackles a heavy topic and one might find it tragic that the most beloved characters die in such a shot span of time, it s actually quite funny This introduction to dark comedy for my middle school students was a great selection the kids loved it, and allowed us to discuss a darker sub What do you when you have the novel idea of trapping Death up a tree in an apple orchard Why, you write a book about it that gets adapted into a play and eventually a movie starring Lionel Barry, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Bob s Watson The film is a tearjerker.The idea of immobilizing Death has immense philosophical implications The film hints at them, but focuses on the heartwarming relationship between five year old Pud and his Gramp The problem Pud s parents were recently deceased and Mr Brink had come to collect 85 year old Gramp, who wasn t too willing to go I wanted to read the book to find out if the metaphysics of the situation were explored Alas, they were not, but L.E Watkin doe Gramps Is Idolized By His Young Grandson, Pud, Who Models His Every Action After The Old Man But Gramps S Salty Expressions And Rough Behavior Are Frowned Upon By Both The Strait Laced Aunt Demetria And Granny, So Aunt Demetria Comes To Live With Them, Hoping She Can Steer The Boy In The Right Direction Death, In The Form Of Mr Brink, Comes To Claim Gramps, But Is Forcibly Sent About His Business Still, He Manages To Take Granny Instead And Later Returns For Gramps, Who Outwits Brink By Trapping Him Up An Apple Tree, Thus Suspending Death Throughout The Universe Aunt Demetria, Who Can T See Mr Brink In The Tree, Tries To Prove That Gramps Is Insane In Order To Get Legal Possession Of Pud Matters Come To A Climax When One Of The Townspeople Tries To Take Gramps To An Institution And Is Shot But The Victim Refuses To Die, And The Others Plead With Gramps To Release Brink So That The World Can Resume Its Normal Cycle At This Moment, Brink Tricks Pud Into Climbing The Tree, And The Boy Falls, Fatally Injuring Himself In Order Not To Be Separated From Pud, Gramps Allows Brink To Come Down From The Tree And Willingly Goes With Him To The Gates Of Eternity Where He Is Greeted By His Beloved Granny, Scolding Him As Usual.