Flora the Flea
Posted On: 2021-08-26
(The performer is putting his trained flea Flora through all her tricks, explaining all her tricks as she does them. His eyes follow every flip, jump, etc. as she performs and lands back in his hand.
Then he asks her to jump to the ceiling. His eyes lose her and she doesn't return. He looks high and low (perhaps with the help of a friend) but can't find her. Finally, he looks in someone's hair.)
Performer: (Delighted) Flora! There you are! I'm so glad to have you back.
(looks more closely.) But say ... this isn't Flora!
Alternate Ending ...
(When Flora has done all her tricks,)
Performer: Let's hear a big round of applause for Flora! (Begins to clap, then stops, horrified, realizing what he's done.)