His Own Enemy

His Own Enemy
His Own Enemy
Excerpt from His Own Enemy: A Farce, in One ActWhimper is struck dumb with amazement, and rushes from the room. The next instant Cameron enters, and Mabel hurriedly gives him money and jewels, kisses, and hurries him off, remarking, with a laugh, that her husband is horribly jealous. Whymper, meanwhile, is slyly peering into the window. As Cameron, however, hastens to the garden door he is confronted by the infuriated husband, who pours out upon him a whole vocabulary of denunciation, and winds up by telling him that he means to kill him. Cameron tries to cijole him by saying that it was the "little governess" he was so free with; but all in vain, for Whymper produces pistols, and urges Cameron to fight a duel. But at this moment Mabel rushes between them. Before an explanation can be given a knocking is heard at the door, and the police officer, Moleye, appears, with a warrant for the arrest of Captain Cameron. Seeing no other way to gain a little time, the Captain, apparently with reluctance, points out Whymper as the duellist - at which Whymple grows furious, and of course denies that he is the criminal. The policeman astutely reasons that surely the lady will know her own husband. At a hint from Cameron she says that he is her husband, to the amazement of poor Whymper. As the officer is about to put the steel bracelets on the astonished husband, another police officer suddenly appears, and hands to Moleye a telegram. It is an order to the latter not to execute the warrant of arrest, as Major C - was not killed in the duel, and is recovering rapidly from the wound that he had received. Then follows a most amusing clearing up of misconceptions and mistakes; Whymper acknowledging that "we never know the value of a thing till we've lost it," and his wife remarking "that his eyes are opened to the fact that all are friends here, and that he himself alone is 'His Own Enemy.'"About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.