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SCENE I. At the Elysée Palace: The first scene is a sumptuous setting representing some state rooms of the beautiful residence in Paris of the President of France. King Edward of England and President Fallières are sitting at a table playing cards and engaged in an animated conversation over the proposition of digging the much discussed, tunnel under the Channel between Dover and Calais. It is late in the evening. Before taking leave of one another, the President of France orders a bottle of wine. After their drinks, the two rulers retire, each to his bedroom. SCENE II. The Chamber of President Fallières: The view shows the bedroom of the President and that of King Edward, adjoining one another. Fallières, after bidding his royal guest good-night, prepares to make ready for bed. An imposing valet draws a curtain before the bed, and when he opens it again, the ruler of the French republic is seen comfortably stretched out on his gorgeous couch. SCENE III. The Room of King Edward: At ...