As she spoke, Geta lifted the curtain, and Philothea instantly obeyed the signal.
The bell had rung—the curtain was up and the performances were about to begin.
Just then the curtain rose again, and the play of the "Serious Family," commenced.
At length the curtain fell, and the evening's performance was over.
Curtain rises on second act, showing the Hotel Fonseca, at Paris.
Then the curtain fell again, and this time it remained down.
When, at that instant, he saw the curtain of the alcove slightly stirred.
But fortunately there was still time to jerk down the curtain.
Then he lifted the blanket, stepped into the dark, and let the curtain fall behind him.
And now the curtain went up,—though not on the play, let me tell you!