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This comedy production takes place at an institution of learning for young girls. It opens with the arrival of the cranky old Professor, who is not generally liked by the scholars. They ... See full summary
This comedy production takes place at an institution of learning for young girls. It opens with the arrival of the cranky old Professor, who is not generally liked by the scholars. They immediately proceed to make him tired of his exalted position by playing practical jokes. One of the pupils is made up to represent Mrs. Smithers, and the Professor being near-sighted, mistakes the scholar for Mrs. Smithers and directly proposes marriage. As he is about to embrace her, Mrs. Smithers enters the room and takes in the situation at a glance, which ends disastrously for the pupil. The pupils then go to Mrs. Smithers' bedroom, taking with them a dummy of a man, which they place under her bed. Mrs. Smithers enters, and when she catches sight of the dummy screams for help. The Professor comes to her aid, and after a heroic struggle with the "man," discovers him to be only a stuffed dummy. The pupils then make a dash for the Professor's bedroom, where they perpetrate all sorts of practical ...

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