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Enter OTHELLO and EMILIA
OTHELLO and EMILIA enter.

OTHELLO
You have seen nothing then?
OTHELLO
You haven’t seen anything, then?

EMILIA
Nor ever heard, nor ever did suspect.
EMILIA
No, and I didn’t hear anything either, or suspect anything at all.

OTHELLO
Yes, you have seen Cassio and she together.
OTHELLO
But you’ve seen her and Cassio together.


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EMILIA
But then I saw no harm, and then I heard
Each syllable that breath made up between them.
EMILIA
Yes, but I didn’t see anything wrong, and I heard every syllable they said.

OTHELLO
What, did they never whisper?
OTHELLO
Didn’t they ever whisper?

EMILIA
Never, my lord.
EMILIA
Never, my lord.

OTHELLO
Nor send you out o' th' way?
OTHELLO
Or ask you to leave the room?

EMILIA
Never.
EMILIA
Never.

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OTHELLO
To fetch her fan, her gloves, her mask, nor nothing?
OTHELLO
Not even to get her fan, or her gloves, or her mask, or anything?

EMILIA
Never, my lord.
EMILIA
No, my lord.

OTHELLO
That’s strange.
OTHELLO
That’s strange.



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EMILIA
I durst, my lord, to wager she is honest,
Lay down my soul at stake. If you think other
Remove your thought, it doth abuse your bosom.
If any wretch have put this in your head
Let heaven requite it with the serpent’s curse
For if she be not honest, chaste, and true
There’s no man happy. The purest of their wives
Is foul as slander.
EMILIA
I’d swear to you on my soul that she’s a good, honest person, sir. If you suspect otherwise, stop thinking that right now because you’re wrong. If any jerk has tried to convince you she’s bad, I hope God curses him. If she’s not honest, faithful, and true, then there’s no such thing as a faithful wife or a happy husband.

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