Not counting adoptions before they...

Don't count your adoptions before they...

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. A domestic farce in one act. Boston: Charles C. Roberts, 1867.
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This is the copyright deposit copy of a very rare play. The plot involves the machinations of an English lawyer who deviously drafts a client's will so as to advance his own designs to marry into the family and control its fortune. However, the only chicken to hatch, as it were, belongs to the family's two Irish servants, who are presented in a stereotypical but positive light, and are the only ones to benefit handsomely from the will.

Adopted by John F. McClymer

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