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Exit Silenus. The satyrs divide into two groups and begin sniffing around the stage.

Semi-chorus A
Oh god, oh god, oh god, oh god: aha! We seem to have it. Stand still, don't move.

Semi-chorus B
There they are: the marks of the cattle.

Semi-chorus A
Quiet! Some god is taking them to a new home.

Semi-chorus B
What should we do, my friend? Do we have to get them out?

Semi-chorus A
Why? Do you think they're in here?

Semi-chorus B
Definitely. All the signs say so clearly.

Semi-chorus A
Look! Here's the same hoof mark again.

Semi-chorus B
Look at that! They measure out to exactly the same size.

Semi-chorus A
Make way, and ... if you hear any sound from the cattle.

Semi-chorus B
I don't yet hear their voices clearly. But these tracks and footprints are obviously those of the cattle.

Semi-chorus A
Hey! As Zeus is my witness, the tracks turn around and go backward. Look at them. Why is that? Why would their line wheel around? The front is turned to the back, and they're all tangled up together. The cowherd must have been awfully confused.

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