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HEROD

I am not ill, It is your daughter who is sick to death. Never have I seen her so pale.


HERODIAS

I have told you not to look at her.


HEROD

Pour me forth wine [wine is brought.] Salomé, come drink a little wine with me. I have here a wine that is exquisite. Cæsar himself sent it me. Dip into it thy little red lips, that I may drain the cup.


SALOMÉ

I am not thirsty, Tetrarch.


HEROD

You hear how she answers me, this daughter of yours?


HERODIAS

She does right. Why are you always gazing at her?


HEROD

Bring me ripe fruits [fruits are brought.] Salomé, come and eat fruits with me. I love to see in a fruit the mark of thy little teeth. Bite but a little of this fruit that I may eat what is left.

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