Professor Higgins is in a state as Eliza has left and he does not
THE PARLOR-MAID Mr. Henry: A gentleman wants to see you very particular. He's been sent on from Wimpole Street.
HIGGINS Oh, bother! I can't see anyone now. Who is it?
THE PARLOR-MAID A Mr. Doolittle, sir.
PICKERING Doolittle! Do you mean the dustman?
THE PARLOR-MAID Dustman! Oh no, sir: A gentleman.
HIGGINS [springing up excitedly] By George, Pick, it's some relative of hers that she's gone to. Somebody we know nothing about. [To the parlor-maid] Send him up, quick.
THE PARLOR-MAID Yes, sir. [She goes.]
HIGGINS [eagerly, going to his mother] Genteel relatives! Now we shall hear something. [He sits down in the Chippendale chair.]
MRS. HIGGINS Do you know any of her people?
PICKERING Only her father: The fellow we told you about.
THE PARLOR-MAID [announcing] Mr. Doolittle. [She withdraws.]
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