Full of anticipation for an evening at the theater, a young man, according to appointment, calls at the home of his fiancée. The maid announces him and the young lady sends back word that she will be ready in a few minutes. The young man waits and waits, but still she lingers at her dressing table, while the young man continues to wait. Growing restless, he tries to pass the time away by reading, then by playing the piano, but still she remains in her boudoir, directing the maid in the adjustment of her dress and the arrangement of her hair. The young man waits, while time flies and minutes become hours, hours days, and days, weeks; then the years begin to show in the young man's face until he is growing old and feeble, still the young lady hovers over her rouge and powder pots, putting a touch on her face here and there to make herself more charming in the sight of the man who has become aged and infirm in waiting for her appearance. At last his dearly beloved announces that she is ...
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