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Trial by Jury

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Edwin, tiring of his sweetheart Angelina, falls in love with another. Angelina, accordingly, hails him to court for breach of promise. At the rise of the curtain, the Usher, while enjoining impartiality on the Jurymen, shows a definite partiality himself for the fair Plaintiff. Edwin explains that he simply happened to fall in love with another girl. Though Jury and Judge indicate that they have similar episodes in their own past, they have little sympathy for Edwin.

After the Jury is sworn in, Angelina appears and immediately captivates all the men present. Her lawyer, then, gives a stirring speech, and she falls sobbing on his breast.

In vain, Edwin proposes various solutions. First, he offers to marry her if he may marry his other sweetheart later, but her lawyer objects. Edwin then tries to dissuade her from marrying him by saying that when he is drunk he would beat her. Upon hearing this the Judge proposes that Edwin be made drunk to see whether he would indeed beat her, but her lawyer again objects.

Finally, the Judge, disgusted at the objections and eager to get away, makes a startling proposal agreeable to all.

 



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