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FIRST SOLDIER

From the desert where he fed on locusts and wild honey. He was clothed in camel's hair, and round his loins he had a leathern belt. He was very terrible to look upon. A great multitude used to follow him. He even had disciples.


THE CAPPADOCIAN

What is he talking of?


FIRST SOLDIER

We can never tell. Sometimes he says things that affright one, but it is impossible to understand what he says.


THE CAPPADOCIAN

May one see him?


FIRST SOLDIER

No. The Tetrarch has forbidden it.


THE YOUNG SYRIAN

The Princess has hidden her face behind her fan! Her little white hands are fluttering like doves that fly to their dove-cots. They are like white butterflies. They are just like white butterflies.


THE PAGE OF HERODIAS

What is that to you? Why do you look at her? You must not look at her. . . . Something terrible may happen.

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