A One-Act Play by Gertrude Jennings.
Clarence Reed is a "high-brow" author who is suffering from a very severe attack of "temperament." His wife, pretty, fragile, and only twenty-eight, is rather a depressed-looking woman. Clarence Reed has been persuaded to go into a nursing home for a rest cure.
The scene is a small, unoccupied bedroom of the nursing home, with distempered walls where Muriel, the servant, a healthy-looking girl with fuzzy light hair, is sweeping. The two nurses of the establishment are called by Muriel "the dark rat" and "the fair cat." Alice Palmer, "the dark cat," though rather pretty, is pale and dismal, with a sharp and snappy voice, and she has just entered the room.