What the Butler Saw - Study Guide Act 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Despite Mrs. Prentice's repeated interruptions, Dr. Prentice finally manages to hide Geraldine's underwear and shoes. Mrs. Prentice announces that Nick has returned and goes out to fetch him. Rance comes back in and announces that he has cut Geraldine's hair quite short and that she's ready to be admitted as a patient. Mrs. Prentice comes back in, and Rance asks whether there is any news of Geraldine. Mrs. Prentice says there is none, but then Dr. Prentice pretends to remember that Geraldine is actually downstairs, already at work making politically correct dolls. Rance angrily tells Dr. Prentice that Geraldine must be stopped at once and that the dolls must be burned because tradition must be upheld. Dr. Prentice goes out to stop the work.

Mrs. Prentice and Rance discuss Dr. Prentice's sanity, or lack of it, and conclude that he's quite mad. As she's searching...

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