The Rivals - Act 4, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 3 Summary

Sir Lucius O'Trigger is walking on the North Parade looking for Captain Absolute. He is lamenting to himself that military officers often get in his way. He recalls that another woman he was interested in ran off with a major. He sees Captain Absolute approaching. Sir Lucius steps aside and listens to what Jack is saying to himself.

Jack has never been in worse humor in his life. He is ready to cut his own throat. Sir Lucius approaches, walks in step with Jack and engages him a quarrel. Jack is confused by Sir Lucius' desire to confront him. Sir Lucius speaks of an insult that happened earlier in the week. He would like to settle the matter through a duel.

Jack agrees and invites Sir Lucius to duel that night by the Spring Gardens. Sir Lucius asks if they might...

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