Translated and adapted by Frank Morlock, (c)1986.
Lisette And, if I still must leave?
Baron Of my love, you will have a sure pledge. A contract.
Lisette (stopping her tears) Today?
Baron A marriage contract. It's already written. I did it right away, first thing. Second thing is to sign.
Lisette You won't sign it?
Baron I will sign.
Lisette But, when? For my father is taking me off. He is so proud.
Baron My word is reliable.
Lisette I believe you, but my father--
Baron Yes, I will give you my oath.
Lisette (crying again) Don't swear to me. I believe you already. But my father--
Baron I will go appease him. I swear to you.
Lisette (crying and holding him by the arm) No, he's going to take me off. Of that I am sure.
Baron No, no. I am going to keep Lucas.
Lisette (pretending to be outré with rage against him) It's I who wish to leave, because you don't love me!
Lisette (suddenly stops crying) No--this is only a deceiver, who thinks me innocent. I must soon take my relative, the Widow's, lover. He