If: a play in four acts eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 64 pages of information about If.

O, no.

MIRALDA

Some important secret.

JOHN

No, not at all.

MIRALDA

You often talk with Daoud.

JOHN

Yes, he is useful to me.  When he talks sense I listen, but to-day . . .

MIRALDA

What did he come for to-day?

JOHN

O, nothing.

MIRALDA

You have a secret with Daoud that you will not share with me.

JOHN

No, I have not.

MIRALDA

What was it he said?

JOHN

He said there was a king in Babylon who . . .

[Daoud slips into the room.]

MIRALDA

In Babylon?  What has that to do with us?

JOHN

Nothing.  I told you he was not talking sense.

MIRALDA

Well, what did he say?

JOHN

He said that in Babylon . . .

DAOUD

Hist!

JOHN

O, well . . .

[Miralda glares, but calms herself and says nothing.

Exit Daoud.]

MIRALDA

What did Daoud say of Babylon?

JOHN

O, well, as you say, it had nothing to do with us.

MIRALDA

But I wish to hear it.

JOHN

I forget.

[For a moment there is silence.]

MIRALDA

John, John.  Will you do a little thing for me?

JOHN

What is it?

MIRALDA

Say you will do it, John.  I should love to have one of my little wishes granted.

JOHN

What is it?

MIRALDA

Kill Daoud, John.  I want you to kill
Daoud.

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