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Shep Huntley*

Operator, this is an emergency.
I need to reach a Mr. Kuwolski,
Stanley Kuwolski. Try New Orleans.
I am trapped. Message:
have him contact me here
at the home of Shep Huntley.
Dangerous, dangerous situation.
Must get out.
Signed, Blanche DuBois.
You must hurry, Operator.
I have to hang up now.
I hear him coming.

*In "A Streetcar Named Desire" Blanche
DuBois, panicked and trying to escape the
situation with Stanley, et al, tries to contact
an old beau, Shep Huntley. (At play's end
she believes she's going to meet him on
a cruise.) - gcb


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