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No. 12: RECITATIVE
(Mabel, Major-General, Samuel & Chorus)

"Hold, Monsters!"

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Mabel. (coming forward)
Hold, monsters! Ere your pirate caravanserai
Proceed, against our will, to wed us all,
Just bear in mind that we are Wards in Chancery,
And father is a Major-General!
Samuel. (cowed)
We’d better pause, or danger may befall,
Their father is a Major-General.
Girls.
Yes, yes; he is a Major-General!

The MAJOR-GENERAL has entered unnoticed, on rock.
Martyn Green as the Major-General
1939
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General.
Yes, yes, I am a Major-General!
 
Samuel.
For he is a Major-General!
All.
He is! Hurrah for the Major-General!
General.
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Major-General!
All.
It is! Hurrah for the Major-General!

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