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Woodpecker. But this is not what I want.
Marchioness. (hopping). You said it was an article of my attire.
Woodpecker. Yes — but — it's the other end!
Marchioness. The other end?
Woodpecker. You wear a straw hat?
Marchioness. I was — I mean I do —
Woodpecker. It is for that straw hat that I have conceived this indescribable longing! Is it
Marchioness. Mad? Not a bit — most reasonable. I understand perfectly — you want it as a pendant to the slipper.
Woodpecker. (aside). The aristocratic mind seems to go about in slippers!
Marchioness. You shall have it at once, oh divine creature!
Exit MARCHIONESS, hopping off.
Woodpecker. In two minutes the hat will be mine, and then I must be off before they have
Enter MAGUIRE through curtains, rather tipsy, with a bottle of champagne in one
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