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SALOMÉ

[Smiling]

Thou wilt do this thing for me, Narraboth. Thou knowest that thou wilt do this thing for me. And on the morrow when I shall pass in my litter by the bridge of the idol-buyers, I will look at thee through the muslin veils, I will look at thee Narraboth, it may be I will smile at thee. Look at me, Narraboth, look at me. Ah! thou knowest that thou wilt do what I ask of thee. Thou knowest it. . . . I know that thou wilt do this thing.


THE YOUNG SYRIAN

[Signing to the third soldier.]

Let the prophet come forth. . . . The Princess Salomé desires to see him.


SALOMÉ

Ah!


THE PAGE OF HERODIAS

Oh! How strange the moon looks. Like the hand of a dead woman who is seeking to cover herself with a shroud.


THE YOUNG SYRIAN

She has a strange aspect! She is like a little princess, whose eyes are eyes of amber. Through the clouds of muslin she is smiling like a little princess.

[The prophet comes out of the cistern. Salomé looks at him and steps slowly back.]

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