Pélléas and Mélisande eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 81 pages of information about Pllas and Mlisande.

MELISANDE.

No, no, no!...

PELLEAS.

Go! go! he has seen all!...  He will kill us!...

MELISANDE.

All the better! all the better! all the better!...

PELLEAS.

He comes! he comes!...  Thy mouth!...  Thy mouth!...

MELISANDE.

Yes!... yes! yes!...
                                                  [They kiss desperately.

PELLEAS

Oh! oh!  All the stars are falling!...

MELISANDE.

Upon me too! upon me too!...

PELLEAS.

Again!  Again!...  Give! give!...

MELISANDE.

All! all! all!...

    [Golaud rushes upon them, sword in hand, and strikes Pelleas, who
    falls at the brink of the fountain.  Melisande flees terrified.]

MELISANDE. (fleeing).

Oh! oh!  I have no courage I ...  I have no courage!...

[GOLAUD pursues her through the wood in silence.

ACT FIFTH.

SCENE I.—­A lower hall in the castle.  The women servants discovered, gathered together, while without children are playing before one of the ventilators of the hall.

AN OLD SERVANT.

You will see, you will see, my daughters; it will be to-night.—­Some one will come to tell us by and by....

ANOTHER SERVANT.

They will not come to tell us....  They don’t know what they are doing any longer....

THIRD SERVANT.

Let us wait here....

FOURTH SERVANT.

We shall know well enough when we must go up....

FIFTH SERVANT.

When the time is come, we shall go up of ourselves....

SIXTH SERVANT.

There is no longer a sound heard in the house....

SEVENTH SERVANT.

We ought to make the children keep still, who are playing before the ventilator.

EIGHTH SERVANT.

They will be still of themselves by and by.

NINTH SERVANT.

The time has not yet come....

Enter an old Servant.

THE OLD SERVANT.

No one can go in the room any longer.  I have listened more than an hour....  You could hear the flies walk on the doors....  I heard nothing....

FIRST SERVANT.

Has she been left alone in the room?

THE OLD SERVANT.

No, no; I think the room is full of people.

FIRST SERVANT.

They will come, they will come, by and by....

THE OLD SERVANT.

Lord!  Lord!  It is not happiness that has come into the house....  One may not speak, but if I could say what I know...

SECOND SERVANT.

It was you who found them before the gate?

THE OLD SERVANT.

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