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A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

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A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL

A Novel

By C. RANGER GULL

Author of "A Woman in the Case," etc.

Founded on the successful play by E. G. Hemmerde, K. C., M. P., and Francis Neilson, M. P.

WITH PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PLAY

NEW YORK

WILLIAM RICKEY & COMPANY

1912

Copyrighted 1912, by WILLIAM RICKEY & COMPANY

PRESS OF WILLIAM G. HEWITT, 61 67 NAVY ST., BROOKLYN, N. Y.

[Illustration: "Forgive me, George," she sobbed, "forgive me."]

ORIGINAL PROGRAM OF A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL

Produced at the 39th Street Theatre, beginning Tuesday Evening, January 9th, 1912

MR. LEWIS WALLER Has the Honor to Submit A Butterfly on the Wheel By Edward G. Hemmerde, K. C., and Francis Neilson, M. P. Produced under the personal supervision of Lewis Waller

The Rt. Hon. George Admaston, M. P. Eille Norwood Roderick Collingwood Charles Quartermaine Lord Ellerdine Evelyn Beerbohm Sir John Burroughes, President of the Divorce Court, Herbert Budd Sir Robert Fyffe, K. C., M. P., Admaston's leading counsel, Sidney Valentine Gervaise McArthur, K. C., Collingwood's leading counsel, Lewis Broughton Stuart Menzies, K. C., Collingwood's leading counsel, Denis Cleugh Jacques, waiter at the Hôtel des Tuileries Walter Cluxton Jean DuBois, detective John Wilmer Foreman of the jury James Stuart Footman Frank Dossert Lady Attwill Olive Temple Pauline, Miss Admaston's maid Loretta Wells Peggy, George Admaston's wife Madge Titheradge

General Manager Victor Lewis Business Manager John Wilmer Stage Manager Lewis Broughton

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

"Forgive me, George," she sobbed, "forgive me"

"We all got on the wrong train and we all stayed the night at this hotel"

"Don't you see, man, if you call in the court to break her wings, you'll only drive her to me!"

"He caught her in his arms in his strong arms"

PREFACE

Of all the English plays that have come to this country none has created more of a sensation than "A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL," and without question will be received the same by the public over the entire country as it has been received in New York. The play opened at the Thirty ninth Street Theatre on Tuesday evening, January 9th, and has played to "standing room only" at every performance since.

The story in book form has been done by C. Ranger Gull (pen name), a writer who has already gained a big reputation as an author both in America and England, and the success of "A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL" goes without saying.

THE PUBLISHER.

A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL

CHAPTER I

It was shortly after midnight in the great Hôtel des Tuileries at Paris.

Beyond the façade of the hotel the gardens of the Tuileries were sleeping in the warm night. To the left the Louvre etched itself in solid black against the sky, and all up and down the Rue de Rivoli carriages and automobiles were still moving.

But in the great thoroughfare the tide of vehicles and foot passengers was perceptibly thinning. Paris is a midnight city, it is true, and at this hour the heights of Montmartre were thronged with pleasure seekers, dancing and supping till the pale dawn should come with its message of purity and reproach... Continue reading book >>




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