The only thing in the world old Grouchy, the stage-door keeper at the Zephyr Theater cared about was his little granddaughter, Dolly. Dolly loved the theater. The music, the bright lights, and, above all, the beautiful dresses worn by the actresses, filled her with delight. One day Dolly heard Paul, a boy actor, who played the part of a little girl, complaining bitterly upon the distastefulness of his task. His masculine sense of superiority was offended by the necessity of wearing girl's clothes. Dolly heard him and was astonished. It seemed absolutely incredible to her that anybody should object to the inestimable privilege of wearing the beautiful dresses assigned to Paul's part. That evening the leading lady was late for the second act. Making up hastily, she forgot to remove her jewels, until she was on her way to the stage. Since there was no time to take them back to her dressing room, she put them in the first object that presented itself, the coat of Paul's costume, which was...
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