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THE CAPPADOCIAN

Is that the Queen Herodias, she who wears a black mitre sewed with pearls, and whose hair is powdered with blue dust?


FIRST SOLDIER

Yes; that is Herodias, the Tetrarch's wife.


SECOND SOLDIER

The Tetrarch is very fond of wine. He has wine of three sorts. One which is brought from the Island of Samothrace, and is purple like the cloak of Cæsar.


THE CAPPADOCIAN

I have never seen Cæsar.


SECOND SOLDIER

Another that comes from a town called Cyprus, and is as yellow as gold.


THE CAPPADOCIAN

I love gold.


SECOND SOLDIER

And the third is a wine of Sicily. That wine is as red as blood.


THE NUBIAN

The gods of my country are very fond. Twice

in the year we sacrifice to them young men and

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