She Stoops to Conquer - Act 5, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 2 Summary

Hastings appears, waiting for Tony who then appears, covered in mud. He explains to Hastings that he took over the driving of Mrs. Hardcastle's coach from the regular driver and drove round in circles, through every bog and swamp, until Mrs. Hardcastle was sick of the journey and quite frightened. He tells Hastings that he will keep Mrs. Hardcastle busy so Hastings can get the horses that were left ready, grab Miss Neville, and make a run for it. Hastings expresses his gratitude, and runs out.

Mrs. Hardcastle appears, bedraggled and frightened that a highway robber will come along. Tony teases her by telling her that all the robbers in the neighborhood have been hanged. Mrs. Hardcastle sees a man approaching, and Tony tells her to go hide behind a tree.

Mr. Hardcastle appears, saying he heard voices and came out...

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