The drawing room of the Chamberlayne's London flat. Early evening. EDWARD CHAMBERLAYNE, JULIA SHUTTLETHWAITE, CELIA COPLESTONE, PETER QUILPE, ALEXANDER MACCOLGIE GIBBS, and an UNIDENTIFIED GUEST.
You've missed the point completely, Julia:
There were no tigers. That was the point.
Then what were you doing, up in a tree:
You and the Maharaja?
My dear Julia!
It's perfectly hopeless. You haven't been listening.
PETER You'll have to tell us all over again, Alex.
ALEX I never tell the same story twice.
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Publication information: Book title: The Cocktail Party:A Comedy. Contributors: T. S. Eliot - Author. Publisher: Harcourt Brace. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1950. Page number: 9.
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