The Jewel Merchants
GUIDO That is wise, for the turquoise is a talisman. They say that the woman who wears a turquoise is thereby assured of marrying the person whom she prefers.
GRACIOSA I do not know about that, nor do I expect to have much choice as to what rich nobleman marries me, but I know that I love this bracelet--
GUIDO In fact, they are handsome stones.
GRACIOSA Because it reminds me constantly of the hours which I have spent here with my lute--
GUIDO Oh, with your lute!
GRACIOSA And with your pack of lovely jewels--
GUIDO Yes, to be sure! with my jewels.
GRACIOSA And with you.
GUIDO There is again my gracious lady. Now, in reward for that, you shall feast your eyes.
GRACIOSA (_All eagerness._) And what have you to-day?
_GUIDO opens his pack. She bends above it with hands outstretched._
GUIDO (_Taking out a necklace._) For one thing, pearls, black pearls, set with a clasp o