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Enter SATURIO, in a seeming rage.

SATURIO
If I don't prove the destruction of that fellow----

DORDALUS
I'm undone.

SATURIO
And most luckily there he is, himself, before the door.

DAU.
running towards him . Most welcome, my dear father. She embraces him.

SATURIO
Welcome, my child.

DORDALUS
aside . That Persian has utterly ruined me!

DAU.
to DORDALUS . This is my father.

DORDALUS
Ha!--what?--father? I'm utterly undone! Why then, in my misery, do I delay to bewail my sixty minæ?

SATURIO
By my faith, you scoundrel, I'll give you cause to bewail your own self as well.

DORDALUS
I'm undone!

SATURIO
Come, walk before a magistrate, Procurer.

DORDALUS
Why do you summon me before a magistrate?

SATURIO
I'll tell you there, before the Prætor. But before the magistrate I summon you.

DORDALUS
Don't you summon1 a witness?

SATURIO
What, for your sake, hangdog, am I to be touching the ear of any being that's free--you, who are here trading in persons, free citizens?

DORDALUS
Let me but speak----

SATURIO
I won't.

DORDALUS
Hear me.

SATURIO
I'm deaf. Walk on--follow me this way dragging him , you villanous mouser after maidens! Follow after me this way, my daughter, to the Prætor.

DAU.
I'll follow. Exit SATURIO, dragging DORDALUS, his DAUGHTER following.

1 Don't you summon: See the Notes to the Curculio, l. 621. A slave, or a person of infamous character, might be dragged by force, when summoned to appear before the Prætor.

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