High Tor. Van explains that it is better to sell High Tor than to live on the grudge of holding on to the land without being able to develop it for its own good. It is symbolic that the Dutch crew leaves High Tor, when their long awaited ship arrives. The parallel arrival of Skimmerhorm Senior is staged to coincide with the fallout of the ghostly protection of High Tor. When the land is released to be sold, The Onrust arrives to carry her sailors home. 5.The Dutch crew are unhappy that they are trapped on the mountain that has ruins of past generations. The male sailors turn to drinking to spend their time. Lise feels depressed and she confides in Dewitt. Dewitt tells her that a possible remedy is to fall in love with a modern man, whom he calls a magician. He too, seeks love from a modern day woman, Lise, but she rejects him. The Dutch crew have been stranded on High Tor for so many years that they are weary of waiting for their ship called The Onrust. When it suddenly appears one day, they make the immediate run for it and
leave High Tor.6. I would watch the play if I had the chance to do so in 1937. It is a great play on the prevalent social, political and economical issues like materialism, the decay of the old values, machination, industrialization, advance of civilization on virgin territories, profiteering selling land, prejudice and injustice.7.Van Dorn decides to sell High Tor when John tells him that the rough terrain would make ruins of anything that man does to it.