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Enter the chorus of satyrs, by the left parodos. They sing excitedly.1

Come, come here, see if you can find the footprints of the lost cattle. Apapapay!2 Oh, oh, listen, I tell you! Get the thief! ... underground ... finish the job ... my old father. How can we find out the secret thefts in the night? ... if I did meet ... free life for my father. ... So may the dear god bring an end to my labors, as he has shown us the extraordinary excellence of his gold.

1 We recognize their excitement from the meter, which is dochmiac.

2 An inarticulate shout; the Satyrs make various non-verbal noises throughout the play.

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