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Cleon
Beginning another crescendo of competitive screeching
Beware of the carcan!

Sausage-Seller
I denounce you for cowardice.

Cleon
I will tan your hide.

Sausage-Seller
[370] I will flay you and make a thief's pouch with the skin.

Cleon
I will peg you out on the ground.

Sausage-Seller
I will slice you into mince-meat.

Cleon
I will tear out your eyelashes.

Sausage-Seller
I will slit your gullet.

Demosthenes
[375] We will set his mouth open with a wooden stick as the cooks do with pigs; we will tear out his tongue, and, looking down his [380] gaping throat, will see whether his inside has any pimples.

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