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The Cabinet Minister

A farce in four acts

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Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,489 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,329
Added to site: 2010.10.01
mnybks.net#: 29138
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama
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an imposing display of trains and feathers. Some of them are coming on here after the ceremony to drink tea, I believe.

VALENTINE WHITE.

Trains and feathers! Good gracious, Brooke, Imogen must have grown up!

BROOKE TWOMBLEY.

Here's her portrait--what?

VALENTINE WHITE.

[Staring at the portrait.] I am right, Brooke--she has grown up!

BROOKE TWOMBLEY.

Haw!

VALENTINE WHITE.

Eight years ago she was a romp, with a frock that always had a tear in it, and a head like a cornfield in the wind. Just look at this! While I've been away they've given her a new frock and brushed her hair. What an awful change!

[PROBYN appears at the conservatory entrance.]

PROBYN.

Lady Euphemia Vibart.

[LADY EUPHEMIA VIBART, a handsome, distinguished-looking, and elegantly dressed girl of about twenty, enters. She scarcely notices VALENTINE, who bows formally.]

LADY EUPHEMIA VIBART.

No one has returned yet, Brooke?

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