THE HAPPY LAND

by Marcus Clarke

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THE HAPPY LAND

by Marcus Clarke

“I hereby forbid the acting or presenting of the stage play called the Happy Land or any part thereof in the theatre … as I am of the opinion that it is fitting for the preservation of good manners, decorum and public peace so to forbid such acting or presenting of such stage play.”

The women of Fairyland grow restless. Life above the clouds has grown dull and they wish to experience the mortal world, a place they think is far to wicked for the likes of them. So rather than travelling there themselves, they will bring a touch of Earth to Fairyland. Naturally, the visitors to Fairyland would have to be well learned, respectful, trustworthy and must represent the best aspects of mankind, and the only place to find such men is in the Victorian parliament, of course. So, without delay, three ‘upstanding’ examples of Victorian government are whisked away to Fairyland to teach its fairest residents about the political economy.

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