Excerpt from A Royal Initiation: A Mock Degree in One Act King. Gavel, scrolls for administering the oath and for the lecture, on the table in front of him. Lord High Executioner. Cotton in his pocket, corkscrew, six blown-up paper bags labeled "Wind," feather duster hanging on nail near door L., axe, pop-gun, two-quart basin, bag for cat. Prince of Jolliers. Can-opener, large pasteboard can with a red tomato painted on it, match-box, trick flash lamp from which snake springs. Honorable Prime Minister. Crowbar, wrapped up, oculist's test card, dollar bill, toy horn, clove, piece of cheese. Honorable Supreme Secretary. Package labeled "Dynamite," scroll for report, application blank. Honorable Supreme Treasurer. Package marked "Yeast," electric bulb in bag. Candidate. A piece of coiled up wire taken from the inside of a curtain rod. A live goat if possible, or a caricature goat on wheels, with sign on each side, "Hercules, the strongest goat in captivity," lantern attached to tail. (This goat may be omitted if necessary, but the effect is greatly heightened if one is secured.) Signs for each officer (see text of play), ballot-box and toy blocks for cubes on the table L. C.; hat, shoes, coat, vest, bent hoop for tooth, false hair, pill-box and collar from the candidate; tongs for guards; big stick leaning diagonally against the door L., to keep it shut. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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.
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