Phillis's Inheritance; Or, a Fight for a Fortune a Comedy in Three Acts

Phillis's Inheritance; Or, a Fight for a Fortune a Comedy in Three 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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Those bags are filled with gifts which I bought for your birthday. Philip. Why, that event is still six weeks off. You are premature, are you not? Phyllis. Slightly. You see I am a woman, and a secret is always a thorn of extremely painful character to my sex. Philip. But what am I to do with them? Phyllis. What a question! You are to proceed to your office. Philip. Go to my office looking like this? Are you endeavoring to have me arrested? Phyllis. Philip, you are simply delicious to look upon. Philip. I must be. Phyllis. You are a typical suburbanite. Philip. No doubt. Phyllis. With the addition of a go-cart in the foreground, you might easily pass for a Brooklynite. Philip. How encouraging you are. Phyllis. You know I always did have an eye for beauty. Philip. Indeed! Phyllis. Remember, I married you. Philip (aside). I'm getting the worst of this! (Aloud.) When you asked me to marry you, my dear--Phyllis. Do you mix it with your food, Philip? Philip. Mix what? Phyllis. The narcotic which produces such lovely dreams? Philip. I did not happen to be dreaming when the aforesaid event occurred. Phyllis. Indeed. Philip Morningside, had you waited for me to ask you to marry me, your hair would have become white and hung in ringlets upon your shoulders! Philip. I cannot reply to that, but I do know one thing, and that is, I have discovered a few streaks of gray in my hair since our marriage. Phyllis. The idea! Now I suppose you expect me to shed tears and threaten to return home to mamma, after that retort? Philip. Oh. no. By my looks you can see that I have too much sense to think of your doing any such thing. Phyllis. Yes, your face docs grow more human every day. Philip. That settles it! You are one too many for me this morning! Think I'd better be...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575938
  • 9781236575937