By Melvin Helitzer
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But he's here... ) Well, monsieur, you found yourself a smart messenger here. CLITANDRE I didn't dare send one of my own people. But Claudine, my dear, I must give you something for the generous things you've done for me. CLAUDINE Not necessary, monsieur. No, monsieur, you don't have to bother. I help you because you deserve it, and I also feel good about you. CLITANDRE (Handing her money) Thank you. LUBIN Now we're going to be married, let me take it and add it to mine. CLAUDINE I'll hold it for you, together with the kiss.
ANGELIQUE Please! GEORGE DANDIN I will not. ANGELIQUE I implore you with all my soul. GEORGE DANDIN No! No! No! I want you seen in your true colors. I want you shamed in public. ANGELIQUE Well, if you're going to drive me to despair, I warn you that a woman in that state is capable of any deed. I'll do something you'll be sorry for. GEORGE DANDIN And what, exactly? ANGELIQUE I'll force myself to take the final decision. I'll kill myself with this knife. GEORGE DANDIN Ha, ha! Very good. ANGELIQUE Not so good as you think - for you.
Ill go in and give the mistress this. Oh, here she comes. But her husband is with her. I'll wait. ) Enter Angglique, George Dandin, and separately, Clitandre, who stands behind George Dandin. GEORGE DANDIN Oh no, you don't slip one over on me that easily. I'm certain the report I received is the truth. My eyes are sharper than you think, and they were not dazzled by your performance. CLITANDRE (Aside) She's there! But the husband's with her. GEORGE DANDIN I can see that what I was told is true, behind all those faces you're making.