Quality Street

1
The time -- late afternoon.
The place -- Green Willow
Village, England. The state
of mind - intensely curious.
   The reason -- --?

2
"Judging by the excitement
 of the Willoughby sisters,
  Dr. V. B. is on his way."

3
"Sister Phoebe, when a
 certain individual appears,
 do not forget yourself -"

4
"- follow my example -
 remain cool, calm and
    indifferent -"

5
"Phoebe, your behavior
   is not ladylike."

6
"Retire to your room
 and when you hear
 him close the door -
 count one hundred."

7
"FORTY!"

8
"Sixty!"

9
"Eighty!"

10
"NINETY!"

11
"One Hundred!"

12
"Go back! He has not
    yet arrived."

13
"Do my eyes behold
   Miss Phoebe?"

14
"I'm vastly sorry I
   dismayed you."

15
"The door was ajar, and
  we just popped in."

16
"Susan, a wedding dress!"

17
"Then Dr. V. B. has
     declared?"

18
"No, not yet - but we
  expect it hourly."

19
"Miss Phoebe, your pulse
   - is fluttering."

20
"What does that indicate, 
       Dr. Brown?"

21
"Could it be -- your
       heart?"

22
"You are uncommonly
 flushed, Miss Phoebe!"

23
"I am credibly informed
 there is a breeze in the
       garden - -"

24
"'Tis the first time
  we've been alone
   this evening."

25
"'Tis most agreeable to
   be alone, isn't it?"

26
"I think -- I've been
       kissed!"

27
"We think so too!"

28
"Of course, he declared?"

29
"No, not yet!"

30
"How can I ever explain
       to them?"

31
"He loves me, Susan, he
 loves me -- -- and I'm
 the happiest girl in the
         world."

32
"-- and Napoleon and his
 army of 120,000 men are
   preparing to invade
        England!"

33
"Your country needs
       MEN!"

34
"Who'll be the first?"

35
"A missive from Dr. V. B.!"

36
"I'd best be getting some
  mutton chops for the
   betrothal luncheon."

37
"I have a happy surprise
       for you."

38
"I always knew he
  would offer."

39
"The choicest you have -
 'tis for a betrothal
      luncheon -"

40
"Why, Miss Susan, don't
 you wish to hear what 
    I have to say?"

41
"I know --"

42
"I mean - I think -
    I guess -"

43
"Are you angry with me for
 my unseemly violence of
      last evening?"

44
"I'm glad. It would be
 hard to leave if you
 were angry with me."

45
"Leave?"

46
"That's what I came to
 tell you -- I am going
    to the wars --"

47
"In these stirring times,
 Miss Phoebe -- -- he is
   but half a man who
    stays at home!"

48
"We leave immediately for
 the barracks -- so this is
        good-bye."

49
"I -- I'll tell Susan --"

50
"Dr. V. B. came to tell
 us -- he is going to
     the wars --"

51
"You understand -- do
       you not?"

52
"I never realized it would 
 be so difficult to say
        good-bye."

53
"-- good-bye --"

54
"Happy congratulations!"

55
Then for many years the
genteel ladies of Quality 
Street were forgotten in 
the thunder of Napoleon's
       armies --

56
"Willie and Georgie are
fighting! I can't separate
         them!"

57
"Unhappy boy, why did
     you fight?"

58
"He wrote in my book."

59
"I intend to solicit her
 hand in marriage -- if
   she will have me."

60
"Hard times, Captain Brown
   - we keep school."

61
"Oh, Captain Brown --
 you were wounded --"

62
"Where's Miss Phoebe?"

63
"How have you been,
  Captain Brown?"

64
"Quite well, thank you.
  And how are you?"

65
"Quite well, thank you."

66
"I have not worn well,
 have I, Captain Brown?"

67
"I fear we are both
     older --"

68
"It was kind of you to
 call -- I trust we shall
    see you again --"

69
"Phoebe - Phoebe -- you
 must not give way. 'Tis
    not ladylike -"

70
"I am tired of being
     ladylike!"

71
"He thinks I am old,
     does he?"

72
"I'll show him if I
       am old!"

73
"Phoebe!"

74
"Not Phoebe -- -- but
 Phoebe's niece -- --
     Miss Livvy!"

75
"Oh, Patty, allow me to
 introduce Miss Phoebe's 
  niece, Miss Livvy!"

76
"I -- I ask your pardon --
 is Miss Phoebe hereabouts?"

77
"Captain Brown, allow me
 to introduce Miss Phoebe's 
   niece, Miss Livvy --"

78
"-- daughter of the
 excellent Mr. James
 Throssel, of London."

79
"Your resemblance to your
 aunt is astonishing --"

80
"La, Sir -- everyone says 
 so -- but I think 'tis no
      compliment."

81
"Will someone have the
 courtesy to announce
  me to Miss Phoebe?"

82
"I am occupied at present.
 You'd better ask Miss
        Livvy."

83
"Oh, Captain -- you gave 
     me such a turn!"

84
"Would it disturb you too
 much to advertise your
 aunt of my presence?"

85
"I wish to invite your aunt
 to the ball in honor of
 the returned soldiers."

86
"He desires Phoebe to
 companion him to the
 ball. But I'm sure 'tis
   only out of pity."

87
"I shall go with him --
   as Miss Livvy!"

88
"And if I learn that a
 pretty face is all he
 ever cared for -- I'll
 never see him again!"

89
"Aunt Phoebe's regrets, Sir -
 she has the headache and
        cannot go!

90
"I hope she feels better
 directly. Good night."

91
"Aunt Phoebe says I may
 take her place -- if it is
     your pleasure."

92
"Do you really wish to
   go to the ball?"

93
"A gray one -- Captain
        Brown!"

94
"'Tis scandalous the way
   Miss Phoebe's niece
 occupies Captain Brown!"

95
"You dance uncommonly
 well, Captain Brown --"

96
"--for a man of your
        age!"

97
"Captain Brown, your
 pulse is fluttering!"

98
"I never felt better!"

99
"I vow you are quite
     feverish!"

100
"I am credibly informed
 there is a breeze in 
    the garden --"

101
"'Tis the first time we've
 been alone this evening."

102
"'Tis most agreeable to
   be alone, isn't it?"

103
"I hate him! I hate
        him!"

104
"To think he could so
 forget Phoebe! The
        beast!"

105
"I'll never see him again.
 And he mustn't learn
 there is no Miss Livvy."

106
"We are not at home."

107
"I am sorry that Miss
 Phoebe and Miss Susan
 are not at home, but
 I have to come to see
      Miss Livvy."

108
"Miss Livvy -- are you
       within?"

109
"Phoebe - er - that is -
 Livvy - has the head-
 ache in here - - and
  cannot see you -"

110
"If Miss Livvy cannot
 see me - I shall have
     to see her."

111
"Please to wait - I - I'll
   bring her out in just
         a moment."

112
"Oh, why did I ever begin
   this dark deception?"

113
"His eyes flashed fire when
 he demanded to see Livvy.
  Phoebe -- -- you must
      produce her."

114
"Talk and make a noise,
 Patty -- -- so he will
 believe we are still in
         here."

115
"Patty -- why have I
   been deceived?"

116
"'Tis all your own fault,
 you heartless creature --"

117
"-- but now that she's
 started this horrid Livvy,
 she can't get rid of her!"

118
"So that's the reason!"

119
"They'll never believe
 she's gone, unless
  they see her go."

120
"I am sorry you are so
   ill, Miss Livvy."

121
"Cough, please."

122
"I'll see your tongue,
       please."

123
"Fetch Miss Livvy's wraps
 - I am sending her home.
    She is very ill."

124
"Will you bring Miss
 Livvy's wraps -- --
 or must I fetch them
       myself?"

125
"Miss Phoebe says her
 niece is not to leave
      the house."

126
"In that case, I shall 
 speak to Miss Phoebe
       myself!"

127
"Aha -- there you are,
 Livvy -- -- you little
       rascal --"

128
"Your Aunt Phoebe just
 told me she'll be glad
  to get rid of you!"

129
"If you think you -- or
 any other bold Miss --
  can come between me
 and your Aunt Phoebe,
   you're mistaken!"

130
"While a pretty face alone
 may ensnare a man for a 
 moment -- 'tis the noble
 qualities of heart and
   mind that hold him
       forever!"

131
"Take good care of her, 
 Patty -- -- and tell her
  father 'tis nothing
       serious!"

132
"Well -- I've sent that
    bad girl home."

133
"'Tis most agreeable to
   be alone, isn't it?"

134 [superimposed]
  -- and They
 Lived Happily
  Ever After.

135
The End

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