Act 1. Scene 1. (A sumptuous apartment of Sir Caleb Cabob’s villa. Several servants in Hindu costume cross the stage. One of them remains behind to arrange a hookah near Sir Caleb’s easy chair. Enter Grampo, preceding a footman in a showy livery, who ushers in Captain Lovell.) Gram. This way, Saab, if you please. Footman. Sir Caleb will do himself the honor of waiting upon you immediately. (Brings
a chair officiously and offers a newspaper.) The morning papers, sir. Will you give me leave to shut the window, Captain Lovell? There is a tremendous draught of East-wind in these Regent Park mansions.