Believe Me, Xantippe; A Comedy in Four Acts

Believe Me, Xantippe; A Comedy in Four Acts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...Wrenn Wrigley, but remember, in the absence of my father, I am sheriff. Wrenn. If you were a kid of mine, Dolly Kamman, I would spank you good. Dolly. (Shaking her forefinger at him) I will give you just one minute to apologize. (Marked pause) Wrenn. (Fusses, then extending his hand and smiling broadly) I apologize. Ice cream or sodie water? Dolly. (as they shake hands) Do you really think Mr. MacGinniss is a bad man? Wrenn. I know it. Dolly. How do you know it? Wrenn. Your father heard from the New York officers. (Looking about desk for telegrams) Got two telegrams. Dolly. What did they say? Wrenn. (Looking in waste-basket) The first one said "He's the hoss, hold him. (wrenn examines the contents of basket) The other said, "Give him a good bed, and feed him lots of oats, and give him lots of currying." Dolly. (Crosses R. to window) They don't talk that way in New York City. Wrenn. (Crosses L. of desk) No, but that's what they meant. They called it the luxuries of life. I guess your father took them telegrams with him. Dolly. There must be some mistake. Mr. MacGinniss is too much of a gentleman to be a criminal. Wrenn. (Smiling) Oh, shucks! How many criminals have you know'd? Dolly. (After short pause) Fetch him out. Wrenn. (Loudly) Your father said Dolly. Fetch him out! Wrenn. (More quietly) But your father said Dolly. Fetch him out! I want to question him. Wrenn. (Exasperated but helpless) All right! All right! But you do it at your own risk. Don't forget that.. (He goes up to rear D. Dolly crosses L. and sits at desk) Shall I take off the ball and chain? Dolly. No. Wrenn. (Humbly, as a last effort to dissuade her) Now, Dolly--(dolly points at rear v. Wrenn sees it is useless, and loses his temper) Let 'em all out! I don't care....
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645928
  • 9781236645920