Scene 3

(The orphans are all seated on desks all facing the left side of the stage They are all dressed in smart school uniforms but some have already messed there's up)

Molly: (pulling at the tie around her neck) This hurts!

Pepper: You're telling me!

Duffy: I'll help her! (gets up and loosens Molly's tie) There you go Molly!

Molly: Thanks Duffy!

Kate: I still don't see why we have to be here!

July: I guess Mr. Warbucks thinks it will help us!

Pepper: So? He's not my dad! He's Annie's!

Tessie: Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! (she waves a cut finger)

Pepper: Shut up!

Duffy: Ahh Leave the poor kid alone! (she inspects Tessie's finger) It's ok! How did you do it?

Tessie: I cut it on the paper! (she points to the paper in the text book on her desk)

Duffy: Aww it's ok! (she kisses Tessie's finger better. Then Miss Walton enters)

Miss Walton: Alright alright! Sit down! You there! (she points at Tessie who is standing by Duffy's desk)

Tessie: Yes?

Miss Walton: Yes what?

Tessie: No just Yes!

Miss Walton: You're supposed to say Yes Miss!

Tessie: Ok! Yes Miss?

Miss Walton: That's better! Now go and sit down!

Tessie: But…..

Miss Walton: You have to put your hand up before you speak young lady!

Tessie: Never mind! (she looks sadly at the other orphans and then goes to her desk)

Miss Walton: Good! Now you there! (she points at Molly) Straighten your tie! You! (Points at Kate) Stop slouching! All of you! Sit up and pay attention!

(To the tune of Little Girls)

LITTLE GIRLS, LITTLE BOYS

THERE DYING TO LET ME

HELP THEM!

LITTLE GIRLS, LITTLE BOYS

ALL OF THEM

CAN NOT HOLD A

PENCIL!

I'M A PATIENT WOMAN!

WITH FEELINGS!

I LIKE STUDENTS TO LEARN TO SAY YES, AND PLEASE!

BUT I'LL ADMIT!

THEIR A TRIAL!

BUT THROUGH IT ALL I WILL PESERVE!

SEND THE GIRLS!

SEND THE BOYS!

I STOP THERE GAMES WITH SILLY TOYS!

I'M HERE FOR THE….

LITTLE GIRLS!

Miss Walton: Now girls! Turn to page four in your text books! (The girls ignore her and start talking to one another) girls!.....girls!.......GIRLS! (The girls stop abruptly) You must pay attention in class!

Molly: Miss! I don't feel very well!

Miss Walton: I'm sure you'll be fine!

July: Miss I'm confused!

Miss Walton: I'll help you in a minute!

Tessie: Miss! Miss! (she waves her cut finger)

Miss Walton: Just pinch it it'll stop bleeding in a moment!

Kate: Miss, Miss! I feel lonely!

Miss Walton: Relax you'll get used to it!

Pepper: Miss! School is stupid!

Miss Walton: Please be quiet!

Duffy: Miss! You're not helping us!

Miss Walton: Be quiet!

Molly: Miss I don't….

Miss Walton: (Shrieks) Quiet! (Molly begins to cry) oh no.…..I……

Molly: I don't like school!

Duffy: (strolling over too Molly) Oh there there! Molly!

Miss Walton: Sit down child! I'll deal with the young lady!

Duffy: Child? Young lady?

Miss Walton: Don't take that tone with me!

Duffy: I care about these girls!

Miss Walton: What's your name child?

Duffy: Duffy!

Miss Walton: Hmm it seems you're a bad influence on the children then!

Duffy: Excuse me?

Miss Walton: Leave me alone I'll deal with………err…….

Molly: Molly! That's her name! Molly!

Miss Walton: Oh I………….

Pepper: Come on girls! Let's go!

Duffy: Wait I'm in charge!

Pepper: Says who? Come on! I'm leaving with or with out the rest of yer!

Miss Walton: What? Oh no girls, you're not going anywhere!

Pepper: Oh yes we are! (She storms out)

Duffy: Pepper! (she follows her) Come on girls! (they all leave except Molly, who Miss Walton grabs)

Molly: You're a very bad lady! You need a mommy!

Miss Walton: You!.......I……(she drops Molly and staggers back) No….It can't be……

Molly: Boo! (Miss Walton doesn't flinch) Oh… (Stamps on Miss Walton's foot and runs off)

Curtain closes