CHARACTERS Dai - a seventeen year old
youth, handsome, long-haired, sensitive in a naturally gormless way, rather
self corruptive, is inclined to cheat at chivalry and his advent into manhood.
Dai wears cream coloured summer trousers, smart sandals, snazzy tee-shirt and
he carries a sporty cardigan. Cissie - also seventeen, a pretty girl tarnished
by incipient hysteria. She's too young to understand herself. She has a sling
handbag. Her clothes are formally modern.
SETS High summer on a mountain top above a
South Wales Valley, stark blue sky ringing with larks dotted black in the
brightness. Occasionally a crow or raven tracks overhead, sheep graze here and
there, otherwise the scene is totally exposed, treeless, a tumble-down stone
built wall in the far distance. Grass hoppers churr in the grass. Beyond the
boundary wall the declining landscape forms a wide saucer shaped bog, source of
a gullied stream which makes thigh deep pools before tipping over the scoured
rock lip of the mountain.