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SECOND SOLDIER

The death-ring. So he was not afraid.


THE CAPPADOCIAN

Yet it is a terrible thing to strangle a king.


FIRST SOLDIER

Why? Kings have but one neck, like other folk.


THE CAPPADOCIAN

I think it terrible.


THE YOUNG SYRIAN

The Princess is getting up! She is leaving the table ! She looks very troubled. Ah, she is coming this way. Yes, she is coming towards us. How pale she is ! Never have I seen her so pale.


THE PAGE OF HERODIAS

I pray you not to look at her.

THE YOUNG SYRIAN

She is like a dove that has strayed. . . . She is like a narcissus trembling in the wind . . . . She is like a silver flower.

[Enter Salomé].


SALOMÉ

I will not stay. I cannot stay. Why does the Tetrarch look at me all the while with his mole's

eyes under his shaking eyelids? It is strange

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