Excerpt from The Old School at Hick'ry Holler: A Comic Entertainment in Three Scenes Joshua Toothacre - A small man who does a great deal of blustering. Wears spectacles, from which he has a habit of looking over. Carries a tuning fork in his vest pocket and starts the times by biting the fork and holding it to his ear. Wears a ruffled shirt, old-fashioned bottle-green suit, time of the late sixties. Set-Still Campbell - A large fat man. Has on overalls and sits and fans himself with a broad-brimmed straw hat - a home-made affair, or one to look like it. Is hard of hearing. Wears a hickory shirt and cowhide shoes. Chews tobacco. Frequently takes out a huge plug during the exercises and* takes a chew. Doc. Quackenbos - A little man, middle-aged; wears a ruffled shirt, old-fashioned plug hat, brass-rimmed spectacles, swallow-tailed coat, big flowered vest and trousers of blue. Wears fine boots. Hosea Jim son - Has an old straw hat: does t remove it; wears overalls and a jumper, old cowhide shoes; chews tobacco when t playing. Drummer. Petero Blow hard - Plays the tuba. Wears clothes that are too small for him. Has on hickory shirt, old patched trousers of an indiscriminate color, the legs too short. Heavy shoes, but n0 socks. Henson Jackson - Plays the cornet (or anything): very tall and slender; is in his shirt sleeves; wears patched trousers made of duck. Cap. Kilgore - Plays the accordion (a fife, jewsharp - anything will do, so it is ridiculous); is dressed in an old blue army suit. Wears an overcoat with cape and a soldier's cap. The band's main object is to play as out of tune and time as possible. Can be made very funny. Dixie, John Brown's Body or any tune can be played as an encore, and they may play oftener than I have designated. A great deal is left to the individual taste in this play. Widder Crockett - A middle-aged lady. 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.