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A Story of Seven Devils

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A Story of Seven Devils

by Frank Stockton

Genre: Comedy
Setting:
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length: 60 Minutes

Candidate for Adaptation? Not Likely

EXCERPT:

“Oh, you git out!” cried Susan. “Your ole woman’s got seben chillun, shore ‘nuf, an’ I s’pec’ dey’s all debbils. But dem sent’ments don’t apply ter all de udder women h’yar, ‘tic’larly ter dem dar young uns wot ain’t married yit.”



COMMENTS:

A preacher gets trapped by his own sermon: he has asserted that women are inhabited by seven devils…and then his congregation turns against him, insisting he prove his theory or leave the pulpit. His answer to their challenge is mildly satisfying, but probably doesn’t make for enough DRAMA to tell a musical story.


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