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Do not bring your daughter out for me to see, lady, nor let us incur the reproach of the ignorant;  for an army, when gathered together without domestic duties to employ it, loves the evil gossip of malicious tongues. After all, should you both supplicate me, you will attain a like result as if I had never been supplicated; for I am myself engaged in a mighty struggle to rid you of your troubles.  One thing be sure you have heard; I will not tell a lie; if I do that or idly mock you, may I die, but live if I preserve the girl. Clytemnestra
Bless you for always helping the distressed! Achilles
Hearken then to me, that the matter may succeed. Clytemnestra
 What is your proposal? for hear you I must. Achilles
Let us once more urge her father to a better frame of mind. Clytemnestra
He is something of a coward, and fears the army too much. Achilles
Still argument overthrows argument. Clytemnestra
Cold hope indeed; but tell me what I must do. Achilles
 Supplicate him first not to slay his children; and if he is stubborn, come to me. For if he consents to your request, my intervention need go no further, since this consent insures your safety. I too shall show myself in a better light to my friend,  and the army will not blame me, if I arrange the matter by reason rather than force; while, should things turn out well, the result will prove satisfactory both to you and your friends, even without my interference. Clytemnestra
How sensibly you speak! I must act as seems best to you;  but should I fail of my object, where am I to see you again, where? Must I turn my wretched steps and find you ready to champion my distress? Achilles
I will keep watch to guard you, where occasion calls, that none may see you passing through the army of Danaids  with that scared look. Do not shame your father's house; for Tyndareus does not deserve not to be ill spoken of, being a mighty man in Hellas. Clytemnestra
It will be so. Command me; I must play the slave to you. If there are gods, you for your righteous dealing  will find them favorable; if there are none, what need to toil? Exeunt Achilles and Clytemnestra.
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