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Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith

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In "Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith" by W. S. Gilbert, we are introduced to a charming and engaging protagonist who finds himself caught up in a series of adventures and misadventures. The story is set in a quaint English village, where Dan'l Druce, a hardworking blacksmith, leads a simple life until unexpected events propel him into the spotlight.

Throughout the novel, Gilbert's witty and clever writing style shines, capturing the essence of village life in the 19th century. The characters are vividly drawn, each with their own unique quirks and personalities that add depth to the story. Dan'l Druce himself is a lovable and relatable character, whose humility and kindness endear him to readers from the very beginning.

As the plot unfolds, Dan'l finds himself embroiled in a series of humorous and heartwarming escapades, all while grappling with moral dilemmas and matters of the heart. Gilbert deftly weaves together elements of romance, comedy, and drama, creating a captivating tale that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Overall, "Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith" is a delightful and enjoyable read that will appeal to fans of classic literature and historical fiction. Gilbert's masterful storytelling and charming characters make this a book worth savoring, offering a glimpse into a bygone era filled with humor, heart, and unexpected twists.

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A drama from the Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan. Pursued by the Parliamentary Army after the Battle of Worcester, some Royalist soldiers take cover in Dan'l Druce's hut on the Norfolk Coast until they can escape. An event with long shadows that come back to disturb his life fourteen years later. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Sir Jasper Combe, a Royalist Colonel: Andrew James Dan'l Druce: Adrian Stephens Reuben Haines, a Royalist Sergeant: Alan Mapstone Geoffrey Wynyard, a Merchant Sailor: Tomas Peter Marple: ToddHW Joe Ripley, a Fisherman: Son of the Exiles Sergeant of the Parliamentary Army: Larry Wilson Soldier of the Parliamentary Army: David Purdy Dorothy: Jenn Broda Stage Directions: Sonia Editing: ToddHW

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