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    First Tradesman: [arguing over a goat] And I bought it when I went to the fair in Sylos. And this thief took it from under my nose. He even refused to trade. Just grabbed it as if it were his.

    Second Tradesman: Your Highness, I can prove that I am the owner. My father presented this goat to Mother.

    First Tradesman: Stop lying to his majesty or I'll break this staff over your skull.

    Second Tradesman: Will you just go ahead and try it?

    First Tradesman: I will... just as soon as King Laertes upholds my claim.

    Laertes - Ithaca King: Why wait? Break it now.

    Second Tradesman: He threatened me!

    First Tradesman: How can he claim his father gave the goat to his mother? It's impossible. A goat couldn't live that long. It must have been a, a hundred years ago.

    [the council members laugh]

    Laertes - Ithaca King: You, settle this.

    Councilman: Yes, Your Highness. I'll see to those two.

    First Tradesman: He must have decided alread. Can I take it home now? I own it!

    Councilman: Now, start all over again and talk one at a time.

  • Laertes - Ithaca King: Are you still worried?

    Leria - Hercules' wife: I'm afraid I am. Until my husband is in Ithica again, I will continue to worry.

    Argos: Ithica is far away, but your husband is near.

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