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maidens; fifty young men and a hundred maidens. But I am afraid that we never give them quite enough, for they are very harsh to us.


THE CAPPADOCIAN

In my country there are no gods left. The Romans have driven them out. There are some who say that they have hidden themselves in the mountains, but I do not believe it. Three nights I have been on the mountains seeking them everywhere. I did not find them. And at last I called them by their names, and they did not come. I think they are dead.


FIRST SOLDIER

The Jews worship a God that one cannot see.


THE CAPPADOCIAN

I cannot understand that.


FIRST SOLDIER

In fact, they only believe in things that one cannot see.


THE CAPPADOCIAN

That seems to me altogether ridiculous.


THE VOICE OF JOKANAAN

After me shall come another mightier than I. I am not worthy so much as to unloose the

latchet of his shoes. When he cometh, the soli-

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