Our Modern Maidens

1 
The night after the
Stearns' School Com-
mencement Prom....
all roads led to roam.

2
"For the love of Pete,
Ginger .... what's your
boy-friend trying to 
       play?"

3
"He's playing the Soap 
Song from The Barber
    of Seville!"

4
"How's that for 
advertising? It's
  my Dad's new
  radio idea!"

5
"Some jazz they're
playing! Your Dad
sure says it with a
 big brass band!"

6
"That's his motto, Gil!
Come on ... let's dance!"

7
"There's something in
my pocket .... dig in
      for it."

8
 "An engagement ring!
Gil .... it's adorable!"

9
"Listen, Precious ....
are we dancing ....
   or sleeping?"

10
"Gil, we must keep our
engagement secret ....
until you get your
appointment in the
 Paris embassy."

11
"Gee, Billie .... you're
shooting high, ex-
pecting my first
appointment to be
with the French
  Ambassador."

12
"It's got to be Paris!
I'm like Dad .... the big
brass band for me!"

13
"Leave it to me! I'll
get you to Paris if I 
have to start another 
        war!"

14
"Four o'clock! And
our train for home
leaves at seven-
    eleven!"

15
THE SEVEN-'LEVEN.

16
"All together, children...
what are our thoughts
on leaving school?"

17
"Men! Men!
Men! Men!! MEN!!"

18
"Love! Beautiful love!
Will it sweep me away
in a cloud of glory or
steal upon me ... gently?"

19
"If you think there's 
anything gentle about 
love .... you've never 
  been necked by a 
     Freshman!"

20
"Love is a battle, dearie!
    Every woman for
herself .... and Heaven
    help the men!"

21
"Hold fire till you see
the whites of their
eyes ... then aim for
     the heart!"

22
"Stop riding Kentucky!
Just wait and see her
after she has spent 
the summer with me!"

23
"You're marvelous, 
Billie! If I could
only be like you!"

24
"Lunch is poured!"

25
"You're too young to
play with 'dynamite'!"

26
"Billie flies so high ...
wouldn't I love to see
     her crash!"

27
"It's the right room
but the wrong car,
Mr. - er - Abbott."

28
"How do you happen to 
   know my name?"

29
"I suppose you're from 
the children's party in 
   the private car?"

30
"You may as well know 
the worst! I'm B. Bickering
  Brown's only child!"

31
"B. Bickering Brown?
  What a colorful 
       name!"

32
"Will you please fasten
my watch, Mr. Jordan?"

33
"Couldn't you ditch the
Mister .... and call me
         Gil?"

34
"Remember ... it's a date!
My house party .... the
    Fourth of July!"

35
"Some party .... what?
 The society editors
   will eat it up!"

36
"Your daughter certainly
is a capable advertising
  manager for you, Mr.
        Brown."

37
"Give this little boy
and girl a great big 
       hand!"

38
"You'd better watch 
   your step with 
   Abbott. He's no
   light-weight!"

39
"Be smart, Gil! He has
enough influence to 
land you ten appoint-
  ments to Paris."

40
"I want you to stay 
right here until I
    get back!"

41
"He's doing John
   Barrymore!"

42
"Very good, Jawn!
Now give us Jack
    Gilbert!"

43
"Robin Hood!"

44
"Wouldn't it be a riot 
if Kentucky took him 
 away from Billie!"

45
"You're wonderful!"

46
"It's about time you
    thought so!"

47
"Methinks you're playing 
second fiddle in Billie's 
         band!"

48
"Come on, Billie! We're
  going on the lake!"

49
"Sorry, Gil .... I promised
   the next dance to Mr.
         Abbott."

50
"I'm afraid you're
disappointing the 
   young man."

51
"Silly! Gil's just a
friend ... just a boy."

52
"That makes me quite 
happy that I'm grown 
        up."

53
"I've been taught never 
to play with dynamite."

54
"Dynamite isn't 
dangerous .... if you
   know how to
   handle it."

55
"Please, Mister .... give
the little girl a hand."

56
"I believe you said this 
     was my dance?"

57
"Let's drink .... to
      romance!"

58
"Gil, this is like all
the books I've read
... so mysterious ... so
     romantic!"

59
"Hey, Gil! Don't leave
  me alone with this
        tiger!"

60
"Let's go ashore
    and hide!"

61
"Kentucky?"

62
"If you really must
go home I'll drive
    you over."

63
"She must have been
  in the Northwest 
Mounted ... she always
   gets her man!"

64
"Don't be unhappy,
Gil .... I'm not."

65
"I was a cad! You
didn't know that I've
loved Billie since we
were kids ... that we're
      engaged."

66
"Don't blame yourself,
Gil. Somehow I forgot
everything in the world
.... except that I loved 
        you."

67
"And if we don't let 
Billie know .... don't
let it hurt her ... I can't
be sorry, dearest, I
        can't!"

68
"What an adorable 
place! It's such a 
     relief!"

69
"You really like it?"

70
"That's my home in 
  the Argentine."

71
"Looks sort of lonesome....
      doesn't it?"

72
"I think it's perfectly 
       heavenly!"

73
"I didn't think a girl in
your set could care for
a place so far from the
        world."

74
"I know .... you think I
 care only for dancing
.... dates .... and the rest
  of the silly round."

75
"It's wonderful to have 
you here. It makes me 
 very happy, Billie."

76
"Glenn, I wonder if you
  would do something
   to make me very 
       happy."

77
"Gil Jordan has studied so
hard for the diplomatic
service. You could help
him get an appointment."

78
"I've shown you very
clearly what I feel for
you .... and you haven't
 objected, have you?"

79
"Tell me ... just what
does Jordan mean to 
       you?"

80
"Don't be silly, Glenn ....
  Gil Jordan is only a 
        friend.

81
"Haven't you ever known 
someone who needed just
a little help .... to reach
        success?"

82
"I misunderstood, Billie.
  Of course I'll help
       Jordan!"

83
"There isn't a thing in 
the world I wouldn't 
     do for you."

84
"Gee, Glenn .... you're
      a prince!"

85
"That's what I want 
you to always think,
      Billie."

86
"Billie, I love you .... I'm
       mad about you!"

87
"Well, we put it over 
at last, didn't we?
You'll soon be on your 
way to Paris, Jordan!"

88
"Happy?"

89
"Happy, Billie?"

90
"You're happy, too ....
   aren't you, Gil?"

91
"May I call for you
tomorrow .... for a
      drive?"

92
"Drive carefully, old 
man. She's a precious
     passenger!"

93
"I won't need you today,
  Andrew. You may go."

94
"Glenn, I know you saw
the morning papers. I
.... I don't know what
  you must think of 
        me - -"

95
"Does it matter?"

96
"We'd better turn back!
There's going to be a 
   terrible storm!"

97
"Afraid of storms?"

98
"You'll find a dry robe
     in my room."

99
"Glenn ... I ... I wish you'd
    get me some hot tea.
     I'm terribly cold."

100
"Please don't wait. Have 
   your man bring the
  tea when it's ready."

101
 "My man's not here!
I didn't want anything 
 to spoil our visit!"

102
"There's no need of 
acting, Billie. We
 understand each 
      other."

103
"What's the matter?
I thought you were
   a 'modern'."

104
"Say anything you like 
to me! You can't hate 
me more than I hate 
     myself!"

105
"I knew you were ....
   too decent!"

106
"It's not decency! I just
    don't want you!"

107
"-- and I thought I 
  loved you! YOU!"

108
"You're a sweet kid, 
Kentucky. Next to
Billie, you're the
sweetest I know."

109
"She didn't speak 
      to us."

110
"Kentucky baby, I hope
you'll never know how
it feels to be ashamed."

111
"Keep your dreams and 
ideals. You'll be so
happy .... when you
  meet the man you
       love."

112
"Too bad Glenn Abbott
left for the Argentine.
It would be so sweet 
to see his agonized 
face at your wedding!"

113
"Do you think he'll
  ever come back?"

114
"Why, Kentucky baby ...
what's the matter?
Where have you been?
You're not dressed!"

115
"I remembered you had
nothing blue ... a bride
has to have something
blue. I've found you a
         pin."

116
"This is the first time I
ever knew anyone with
nerve enough to keep
  a bride waiting."

117
"Don't mind her,
    dear - -"

118
"Kentucky! I've never 
seen you act like this 
      before."

119
"I can't help it, Billie ....
 I'm completely unnerved."

120
"I want you to be happy
     today, dear."

121
"If there be one among you
that know any reason why
this man and this woman
should not be joined in
holy wedlock, let him speak
now .... or forever after hold
        his peace."

122
"Time to get ready, children.
And remember ... when you're
leaving .... face the camera."

123
"B. B. B. never overlooks
anything .... the camera-
  men expect the bride
  to be showered with
        rice."

124
"Where are the bride 
    and groom?"

125
"The bride! The bride!
 We want the bride!"

126
"Let's lock the groom
in here until we find
the bride! They might
    try to sneak!"

127
"To .... romance!"

128
"I didn't want you to 
know, Billie! I didn't
  want you ever to 
        know!"

129
"Gil, I tried to be so
brave ... and now I've
   spoiled it all."

130
"Kentucky, dear .... if
you'd only spoken ...
  even an hour ago."

131
"I'm not going to spoil
anything. You and Gil
must go away .... and
      be happy."

132
"You poor little
   brave kid."

133
 "Our big brass band!
It didn't lead us very 
     far, did it?"

134
"No matter what 
happens .... don't
     talk!"

135
"Hurry up, my darling!
The cameraman says
it's getting dark."

136
"Dad .... I'm going away 
without Gil .... I must!"

137
"You see .... Gil has just
  found out something
  about me, something
  terribly disgraceful."

138
"Don't you understand, 
Dad .... he couldn't possibly
have me as his wife now."

139
"Focus on the bride! A
 gorgeous scandal is
   going to break!"

140
"This is outrageous! You'll
find your own way out of
this scandal, young lady!"

141
"What do you think of a
  groomless honeymoon?
Modern, isn't it? I'm just 
  starting the fashion."

142
"Do tell us .... is this a
  modern moral .... or
 just another immoral
        modern?"

143
"Do you think you'd
know the difference, 
     darling?"

144
"Thanks old dear ....
but my part of the 
  show is over."

145
"What's the idea, 
   Precious?"

146
"Don't Precious me!
I'll sock you in the 
       eye!"

147
"Your Paris is so lonesome,
Annette. If I could only
go home .... and not see
 anyone .... but Dad."

148
"Billie! I've looked 
  everywhere for 
       you!"

149
"I love you, Billie! I lied
  when I said I didn't!"

150
"Glenn, is that pretty 
little cottage in the 
Argentine still yours?"

The End

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