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Henrik Ibsen's Prose Dramas, Vol III.

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Author: Henrik Ibsen
Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 30,266 / 91 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,212
Added to site: 2006.08.11
mnybks.net#: 14647
Genre: Drama

Translation by Charles Archer

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ers, and would not know more. What can I, a lonely woman----? Even if you were to plunder the Banquet Hall--and there's many a good weapon on the walls--you are the masters at Ostrat to-night. You must do as seems good to you. Good-night!

(Loud cries of joy from the multitude. Candles are lighted; the retainers bring weapons of different kinds from the hall.)

BIORN (seizes LADY INGER'S hand as she is going). Thanks, my noble and high-souled mistress! I, that have known you from childhood up--I have never doubted you.

LADY INGER. Hush, Biorn. It is a dangerous game that I have ventured this night. The others stake only their lives; but I, trust me, a thousandfold more!

BIORN. How mean you? Do you fear for your power and your favour with----?

LADY INGER. My power? O God in Heaven!

A RETAINER (comes from the hall with a large sword). See, here's a real good wolf's-tooth to flay the blood-suckers' lackeys with!

EINAR HUK. 'Tis too good for such as you. Look, here i

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