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Enter Orestes and Pylades from the house.

Chorus
[1422] And now they are here! The red hand drips with sacrifice to Ares, and I cannot blame the deed.

Electra
Orestes, what happened?

Orestes
All is well within the house, [1425] if Apollo's oracle spoke well.

Electra
The miserable woman is dead?

Orestes
Have no more fear that your haughty mother will ever again trample on your rights.

Chorus
Quiet! For I see Aegisthus in plain sight.

Electra
[1430] You, young men, get back inside!

Orestes
Where do you see the man?

Electra
He is at our mercy walking from the suburb, full of joy.

Chorus
Go with all speed to the vestibule, so that, just as your first task prospered, so this one again may prosper now.

Orestes
[1435] Have courage. We will accomplish it.

Electra
Hurry, then, to wherever you wish.

Orestes
See, I am gone.

Electra
Things here will be my concern.Exeunt Orestes and Pylades, into the house.

Chorus
It would be well to whisper into this man's ear some few words of seeming gentleness, [1440] so that he may rush blindly upon his trial before Justice.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Electra, 1411
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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Trachiniae, 305
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