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Scene I. - Hall at the Fountain Inn at Portsmouth.

Dennis discovered asleep in a chair, L., with a napkin in his hand.

Den. [Talking in his sleep.] Thank you, Captain! thank you! God bless your honour, and thank you a thousand times! Upon my conscience, the army's a fool to the navy for generosity! [After a pause.] Och, Colonel, and is all this money for me? By my soul, the navy must knock under to the army for generosity, any way. [Bell, L. - Waking.] What bell is that? [Bell.] Oh, no hurry: it's only the travellers' room. [Sleeps.

Enter Short, L., returning from market.

Short. How plaguy dear the fish is, to be sure! That won't do. While the fishmongers make me pay such rascally prices, I shall never be able to charge my customers above twice what I give! there's some infernal roguery somewhere. [Seeing Dennis.] Well, I'm sure! this is a pretty time of day to go to sleep! I'll induge him with an Irish wake. [Goes close to him, and bawls in his ear.] Dennis!

Den. Coming. [Starts up and nearly knocks Short down.] Och! murder! master dear! is it you called out Dennis?

Short. (L.) It was. But you have nearly killed me.

Den. (R.) Sure, I'm sorry its asleep I was: I was quite blockd up.

Short. And I was almost knocked down.

Den. Sure, I didn't go to do it.

Short. How did you come to do it?

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  • Charles Dance (Author)
  • Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)
  • English
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  • Music, Stage Screen

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