Six Plays - The Children's Hour, Act 2 Summary & Analysis

Florence Henrietta Darwin
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The Children's Hour, Act 2 Summary

Scene 1 - When Mary is told by her grandmother, Mrs. Tilford, that she is to go back to the school, Mary reveals the conversation overheard by Peggy and Evelyn and sees that the word "unnatural" has upset Mrs. Tilford. After Mary has gone, Mrs. Tilford telephones Joe and asks him to come over, and then makes another call.

Scene 2 - A few hours later, conversation between Mary and the arriving Rosalie reveals that a number of other girls have been taken out of the school as the result of telephone calls made by Mrs. Tilford. Conversation also reveals that Mary knows that Rosalie borrowed the missing bracelet from a classmate and hasn't returned out of fear. Mary blackmails her into promising to do whatever she (Mary) says.

Mrs. Tilford and Joe arrive, and after the girls are sent out, Mrs. Tilford...

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