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La Tontine

One Act

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Language: English
Wordcount: 7,133 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 738
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8416
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
Genre: Drama

Translated and Adapted by Frank J. Morlock C 1986.

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now very well that character thrives on hardship--but sometimes hardship corrupts a pure heart.

Harriet I hear a noise. Someone is coming.

Trippet Eh, Miss, it's Mr. Worthy.

Jeremy (entering with Worthy) It's he, himself, Trippet, and your loveable Jeremy.

Trippet You come just in time, gentlemen. Help us avoid the storm that threatens us. Dr. Peacock has promised his daughter to Mr. Flem.

Jeremy To that flat-nosed pharmacist with thick glasses who works in his shop?

Trippet Exactly.

Worthy Is it true?

Trippet So true that the marriage may take place at any time.

Worthy Oh, Harriet! How can you let them drag you to the altar without making the least effort in my behalf?

Harriet What do you expect me to do, Mr. Worthy?

Jeremy Ladies, you have only to follow us to our inn. Our horses are all saddled. We will disappear with you both.

Trippet Good idea. We'll disappear. All's fair in love and war.

Worthy Jeremy, I beg you.

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