THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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The resume of Peter Ibbetson, to be broadcast
this afternoon under the auspices of the Amer-
ican Tobacco Company, over two chains of the
National Broadcasting Company, at 1:45 this
afternoon, is as follows:
ACT 1: THE CURTAIN rises upon a ball given
by Mrs. Deane during which Col-
onel Ibbetson quarrels with his nephew and
ward, Peter. A violent row is averted by Mrs.
Deane who engages Peter in conversation. He tells
her of his early life in Paris; of Mimsey Seraskier,
his childhood playmate; of the death of his par-
ents and subsequent adoption by the Colonel. He
has not seen Mimsey since childhood and be-
lieves her dead. The Colonel interrupts and
after Peter withdraws, hints that he is Peter's
real father. At this point, Mary, Duchess of
Towers, arrives and catches sight of Peter. In-
quiring who he is, she displays disappointment
upon learning that his name was Ibbetson for he
reminded her of a childhood playmate. Peter
watches her, spellbound, but is too shy to meet
her. The guests depart for the ballroom leaving
him,, alone. Observing the Dchess' dsca'ded
bouquet, he picks it up and kisses it.
ACT II: (Scene 1). Peter, visiting Paris, finds
the scenes of his childhood completely changed.
At a local inn, he meets an aged major, a friend
of his youth. The old man fails to recognize him
and departs leaving Peter very dejected. Glanc-
ing through a window, he catches sight of the
Duchess of Towers passing in her carriage, and,
still thinking of her, falls asleep.
Scene 2. Peter dreams of his childhood days
and sees his mother and father, the Major, his
adored Mimsey, and himself, a boy of twelve.
The Duchess of Towers appears and warns him
that he must neither touch nor speak to the
dream people or the dream will fade. Still dream-
ing, he sees his uncle, Colonel Ibbetson, insult
and try to embrace his mother. Peter rushes
to defend her and the dream is instantly shat-
Scene 3. Peter awakens as the Duchess of Tow-
ers enters and they recognize each other as long
separated ompanions. Peters starts to tell of his
dream and Mary finishes the story. They realize,
then, that the meeting was a real one; that while
their bodies laid asleep miles apart, their spirits
wandered together through their dream. Declar-
ing that they ought never meet again, she turns
and leaves the room.
ACT III: (Scene 1). Mrs. Deane and her
mother visit Colonel Ibbetson's rooms to regain
some letters when Peter, arriving from Paris,
enters and greets them cordially. After question-
ing him about his parents, they display a letter
in which the Colonel declares that Peter's mother
was his mistress and that Peter is his natural
son. The ladies leave and the Colonel enters.
Peter quarrels with him about the letter and kills
him with a cane.
Scene 2. Peter is in the chaplain's room at
Newgate Prison. As day breaks and he is being
led to the scaffold to die for the murder of his
uncle, Mrs. Deane rushes in with the news that
his sentence had been commuted to life imprison-
ment. Peter hysterically begs for death instead.
Mrs. Deane displays a message from Mary in
which she tells him to sleep and "dream true."
Exhausted, he drops into the chaplain's chair
and falls asleep
Scene 3. Dreaming, Peter returns again to the
scene of his childhood days. Suddenly he catches
sight of Mary who hurries to him and tells him
that she will never leave him; every night as
long as they both live she will come to him in
Scene 4. Thirty years later, Peter lies dying
in his cell when Mrs. Deane brings him a mes-
sage; Mary's last words to him. But Peter has
already learned of Mary's death for in his dream
the previous night she failed to appear for the
first time during all his years in prison. Sud-
denly he sees Mary's face above him and falls
back on his cot, motionless. The back wall of
the cell vanishes and in its place appears the
old childhood setting. Mary, smiling, beckons to
him, out of the aged worn body on the cot, rises
young Peter Ibbetson. He steps forward and em-
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To the Editor:
The Michigan Daily with its usual impeccable
accuracy states in the editorial "Good Works and
the Church" that "the Founder of the Religion
adhered to by these four denominations never
was known to speak in any sort of temple or
Error errorum. The first recorded act of His
youth is so described (Luke 2, 46) : "They found
him in the midst of the temple, sitting in the
midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and ask-
ing them questions." During his ministry his at-
tendance was constant. So (Luke 4.16) ". . . and
he entered as his custom was into the synagogue
on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read." A
few of the other numerous references are Mat-
thew 5, 23; 3, 35; 12, 9; Luke 4, 31; 38, 44; 6,6.
The evidence points to his having received a thor-
ough education at the hands of the scribes and
The fact was that he taught wherever he had
the opportunity and particularly in the places
where he was most liable to find religious peo-
ple . -L. H.
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