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THE YOUNG SYRIAN

Princess! Princess! Princess!


SALOMÉ

Speak again Speak again, Jokanaan, and tell me what I must do.


JOKANAAN

Daughter of Sodom, come not near me! But cover thy face with a veil, and scatter ashes upon thine head, and get thee to the desert and seek out the Son of Man.


SALOMÉ

Who is he, the Son of Man? Is he as beautiful as thou art, Jokanaan?


JOKANAAN

Get thee behind me! I hear in the palace the beating of the wings of the angel of death.


THE YOUNG SYRIAN

Princess, I beseech thee to go within.


JOKANAAN

Angel of the Lord God, what dost thou here with thy sword? Whom seekest thou in this palace? The day of him who shall die in a robe of silver has not yet come.

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