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SALOMÉ

Suffer me to kiss thy mouth.


JOKANAAN

Daughter of adultery, there is but one who can save thee, it is he of whom I spake. Go seek Him. He is in a boat on the sea of Galilee, and he talketh with His disciples. Kneel down on the shore of the sea, and call unto Him by His name. When he cometh to thee (and to all who call on Him He cometh), bow thyself at His feet and ask of Him the remission of thy sins.


SALOMÉ

Suffer me to kiss thy mouth.


JOKANAAN

Cursed be thou! daughter of an incestuous mother, be thou accursed!


SALOMÉ

I will kiss thy mouth, Jokanaan.


JOKANAAN

I will not look at thee, thou art accursed, Salomé, thou art accursed. [He goes down into the cistern.]


SALOMÉ

I will kiss thy mouth, Jokanaan; I will kiss thy mouth.

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