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 Ajax, I wish that pity touched your heart as it does mine. Then you would approve her words. Ajax
She will have approval as far as I am concerned, if only she takes heart and graciously does my bidding. Tecmessa
Dear Ajax, I will obey you in everything. Ajax
 Then bring me my son, so that I may see him. Tecmessa
But in my fear I released him from my keeping. Ajax
Because of these troubles of mine? Or what do you mean? Tecmessa
Yes, for fear that somehow the poor child would get in your way, and die. Ajax
Yes, that would have been truly worthy of my destiny. Tecmessa
 Well, at least I took care to avert that disaster. Ajax
I approve of your action and of your foresight. Tecmessa
How, then, can I serve you, as things stand now? Ajax
Let me speak to him and see him face to face. Tecmessa
Oh, yes—he is close by, watched by our servants. Ajax
 Then why is his presence delayed? Tecmessa
My child, your father calls you. Bring him here, servant, whichever of you is guiding his steps. Ajax
Is the man coming? Or has he missed your call? Tecmessa
Here now one of the servants approaches with him.
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