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Much Ado About Nothing

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Enter LEONATO andANTONIO
LEONATO and ANTONIO enter.


LEONATO
How now, brother, where is my cousin, your son? Hath he
provided this music?
LEONATO
Hey, brother. Tell me, where is my nephew, your son? Has he taken care of the music?


ANTONIO
He is very busy about it. But, brother, I can tell you strange
news that you yet dreamt not of.
ANTONIO
He is taking care of it as we speak. But brother, I have some strange news for you.

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LEONATO
Are they good?
LEONATO
Is it good news?





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ANTONIO
As the events stamps them, but they have a good cover;
they show well outward. The Prince and Count Claudio,
walking in a thick-pleached alley in mine orchard, were
thus much overheard by a man of mine: the Prince
discovered to Claudio that he loved my niece your daughter
and meant to acknowledge it this night in a dance, and if he
found her accordant, he meant to take the present time by
the top and instantly break with you of it.
ANTONIO
Well, it seems like good news. A servant of mine overheard the Prince and Claudio talking as they walked through my orchard. The Prince said that he is in love with Hero, your daughter, and that he is going to tell her so at the dance tonight. If he she wants to marry him, too, he’s going to find you and ask for her hand immediately.

LEONATO
Hath the fellow any wit that told you this?
LEONATO
Is this servant of yours a smart man?

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ANTONIO
A good sharp fellow. I will send for him, and question him
yourself.
ANTONIO
He’s very bright. I’ll get him to come here, and you can ask him yourself.

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