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Alarum. Excursions. Enter NORFOLK and forces fighting; to him CATESBY
Blasts of military music (trumpets and drums) and flurries of soldiers fighting. NORFOLK and CATESBY enter with soldiers fighting.





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CATESBY
Rescue, my lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue!
The king enacts more wonders than a man,
Daring an opposite to every danger.
His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights,
Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death.
Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!
CATESBY
Help, my lord of Norfolk, help, help! The king performs more wonders than seem humanly possible, challenging every enemy he sees. His horse is killed, so he’s fighting on foot, risking his life to search out Richmond. Help, dear lord, or the battle will be lost!
Blasts of military music (trumpets and drums).
Alarums. Enter RICHARD
RICHARD enters.

RICHARD
A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!
RICHARD
A horse, a horse, I’d give my kingdom for a horse!

CATESBY
Withdraw, my lord. I’ll help you to a horse.
CATESBY
Get off the field, my lord. I’ll find you another horse.


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RICHARD
Slave, I have set my life upon a cast,
And I will stand the hazard of the die.
I think there be six Richmonds in the field;
Five have I slain today instead of him.
A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!
RICHARD
Peasant, I have gambled my life on this one throw of the dice, and I’m willing to take what comes. I think there are six Richmonds on the field. I’ve killed five that looked like him, anyway. A horse, a horse! I’d give my kingdom for a horse!
Exeunt
They all exit.

Richard III (No Fear Shakespeare)