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SALOMÉ

[Looking at the young Syrian.]

Ah!


THE PAGE OF HERODIAS

Oh! what is going to happen? I am sure that something terrible will happen.


SALOMÉ

[Going up to the young Syrian.]

Thou wilt do this thing for me, wilt thou not, Narraboth? Thou wilt do this thing for me. I have ever been kind towards thee. Thou wilt do it for me. I would but look at him, this strange prophet. Men have talked so much of him. Often I have heard the Tetrarch talk of him. I think he is afraid of him, the Tetrarch. Art thou, even thou, also afraid of him, Narraboth?


THE YOUNG SYRIAN

I fear him not. Princess; there is no man I fear. But the Tetrarch has formally forbidden that any man should raise the cover of this well.


SALOMÉ

Thou wilt do this thing for me, Narraboth, and to-morrow when I pass in my litter beneath the gateway of the idol-sellers I will let fall for thee a little flower, a little green flower.


THE YOUNG SYRIAN

Princess, I cannot, I cannot.

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