Excerpt from A Row at the Ruggles: A Farce in One Act Scene. - A room in the bridal suite of the Sinton Hotel, Cincinnati, c. entrance in flat connects with hall. Telephone on wall side of c. entrance. Entrance to bedroom, L. Table L. Sofa R. (Mrs. Clara Ruggles discovered lying on sofa.) Enter Maid, softly, from L. She tiptoes to where she can observe if Mrs. R. is sleeping. Mrs. R. stirs and looks up. Maid. Pardon me; I am so sorry if I disturbed you. Mrs. R. I was t asleep. My head aches too badly for me to sleep. I am so very nervous. (She sits up and presses her hand to her head.) Have you shaken out my clothes and hung them in the dressing-room and the closet? Maid. Yes, Mrs. Ruggles. Mrs. R. I suppose that they were badly mussed. Maid. I have sent some of the things to be pressed, but one of your dresses was slightly stained with wedding cake. One box was open. Mrs. R. Oh, dear me, I thought something would happen. Maid. I beg your pardon, but you have a most lovely trousseau, and please can I have one of those boxes of wedding cake to dream on? Mrs. R. Certainly. (Telephone rings.) Please answer the 'phone. (Maid goes to 'phone.) Maid. Yes, sir..... Yes, sir..... I am the maid, sir. (To Mrs. R.) Your husband is talking and wants to kw if he would disturb you if he came up to see you a moment? Mrs. R. Tell the dear patient man to come right up, and that I am feeling better. Maid (through 'phone). Mrs. Ruggles is feeling better and hopes that you will come right up and see her. 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 techlogy 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.