Translation copyright 1982 by Frank J. Morlock
s a dancer, and that I don't find him attractive?
Belinda Hey, yes! A dancer! What a dancer!
Belinda It's no use for him to hide behind his mask.
Elizabeth Go on, you're crazy.
Belinda Hey, no. I didn't see him down there drinking with the musicians; I didn't listen to him when he wasn't aware of it. He told them he'd give them plenty of money if they would pretend he was one of them-- that he would be so upset, so upset, if my father saw him. Oh, if he's so afraid of my father, then he must be your lover--for my father doesn't want you to have any lovers. He's very wrong, because I think this is very amusing.
Elizabeth How miserable I am!
Belinda Go, go, fear nothing, sister, put your affairs in repose. I will prevent papa from coming here when he gets back--but, on the condition that you will help me when I get big.
Elizabeth I swear it.
Anna Me, too.
Anna That little girl promises much. A ten year old to discover a secret intrigue!