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The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,164 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,462
Added to site: 2005.12.13 12147
Genres: Drama, Humor

The Bicyclers
   A Dramatic Evening
   The Fatal Message
   A Proposal Under Difficulties

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Who are you? What? Emma? Oh dear, I'm so glad! Are you alive? Where are you? What? Where? The police-station! (Turning from telephone.) Thaddeus, Mr. Barlow, Mr. Yardsley. (Into telephone.) Hello! What for? What? Riding without a lamp! Arrested at Forty-second Street! Want to be bailed out? (Drops receiver. Rushes into parlor and throws herself on sofa.) To think of it--Emma Bradley! (Telephone-bell rings violently again; Mrs. Perkins goes to it.) Hello! Yes. Tell Ed what? To ask for Mrs. Willoughby Hawkins. Who's she? What, you! (Drops the receiver; runs to window.) Thaddeus! Mr. Yardsley! Mr. Barlow!--all of you come here, quick.

[They rush in. Perkins with shawl-strap about his waist--limping. Barlow has large air-pump in his hand. Mrs. Perkins grows faint.

Perkins. Great heavens! What's the matter?

Barlow. Get some water--quick!

[Yardsley runs for water.

Mrs. Perkins. Air! Give me air!

Perkins (grabbing pump from Barlow's hand). Don't st



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