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The Blood of Rachel

A Dramatization of Esther, and other poems

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Author: Cotton Noe
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,808 / 65 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 264
Added to site: 2011.06.18
mnybks.net#: 30182
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Haman defiantly in the face.]

[Curtain.]

SCENE III

Home of Haman--two days later.

[Enter Haman, Zeresh, and Parshandatha.]

Haman

My star grows brighter with each setting sun; The lowly child of old Hammedetha Is first among the servants of the king. Ah, Mordecai, you did not know I am An Agagite, who fed upon the breast Of unrelenting hate toward every child Of Israel, who will not bend the knee Save to the God of Abraham. Oh, do

[Wailing in Street.]

You, Zeresh, hear that wail of anguish? Love, I know that you are proud to be the wife Of him who can direct such music.

Zeresh

I Am proud of Haman's power.

Haman

Go call our friends.

Zeresh

Before the rising sun had touched with gold The treetops on the peaks of Zagros, Tesh, The son of Zalphon, was abroad In Shushan on the errand of my lord.

Haman

Not only in this city, but,

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