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by George Bernard Shaw
Mrs. Higgins Timeline and Summary
Mrs. Higgins, who is sitting quietly at home, is disturbed by the appearance of her son. She tells him that he can't visit today because she's having a party. Mrs. Higgins tells him, no, that he can't bring Eliza here to perform a little test run. She gives up, then starts bugging Higgins about getting married. Mrs. Higgins plays along when Eliza shows up. Mrs. Higgins listens to her son go wild about Eliza when everyone else leaves, but warns her son that what he's doing is harmful and will leave Eliza in a bind. Mrs. Higgins tries to talk down her son when he shows up at her apartment looking frazzled and half crazy. She questions Doolittle when he shows up. Mrs. Higgins tells her son that Eliza is upstairs and that Eliza won't go back to live with him. Mrs. Higgins suggests that Doolittle should take care of Eliza. She calls Eliza down. Mrs. Higgins asks if she can come to Doolittle's wedding, then goes to get ready. Mrs. Higgins comes back to fetch Eliza, Mrs. Higgins tells Eliza that her son will not be going to church. She tells her son that she'll buy the things he asked Eliza to get him. Mrs. Higgins kisses her son goodbye.