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against these things. In truth I hold it a kindly deed to heal a leper. But no man shall raise the dead. It would be terrible if the dead came back.


THE VOICE OF JOKANAAN

Ah! the wanton one! The harlot! Ah! the daughter of Babylon with her golden eyes and her gilded eyelids! Thus saith the Lord God, Let there come up against her a multitude of men. Let the people take stones and stone her. . . .


HERODIAS

Command him to be silent.


THE VOICE OF JOKANAAN

Let the captains of the hosts pierce her with their swords, let them crush her beneath their shields.


HERODIAS

Nay, but it is infamous.


THE VOICE OF JOKANAAN

It is thus that I will wipe out all wickedness from the earth, and that all women shall learn not to imitate her abominations.


HERODIAS

You hear what he says against me? You suffer him to revile her who is your wife?

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