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The Tempest

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ANTONIO
Then let us both be sudden.
ANTONIO
Let’s act quickly.


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GONZALO
(waking and seeing them)
Now, good angels preserve the king!
GONZALO
(waking and seeing them) God help the king! Save him!

ALONSO
(waking) Why, how now? Ho, awake!
ALONSO
(waking up) Hey, what’s this, what’s going on? Wake up!
All wake
Everyone wakes up.

    Why are you drawn?
Wherefore this ghastly looking?
Why are your swords out? Why do you look like that?

GONZALO
What’s the matter?
GONZALO
What’s this all about?


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SEBASTIAN
Whiles we stood here securing your repose,
Even now, we heard a hollow burst of bellowing
Like bulls, or rather lions. Did ’t not wake you?
It struck mine ear most terribly.
SEBASTIAN
While we were here guarding you as you slept, we heard a loud roar that sounded like bulls, or lions. Didn’t you hear it? We heard it very clearly.

ALONSO
    I heard nothing.
ALONSO
I didn’t hear anything.



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ANTONIO
Oh, ’twas a din to fright a monster’s ear,
To make an earthquake! Sure, it was the roar
Of a whole herd of lions.
ANTONIO
Oh, it was a monstrous roar, to make the earth tremble! I’m sure there was a herd of lions nearby.

ALONSO
    Heard you this, Gonzalo?
ALONSO
Did you hear this, Gonzalo?





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GONZALO
Upon mine honor, sir, I heard a humming,
And that a strange one too, which did awake me.
I shaked you, sir, and cried. As mine eyes opened,
I saw their weapons drawn. There was a noise,
That’s verily. 'Tis best we stand upon our guard,
Or that we quit this place. Let’s draw our weapons.
GONZALO
It’s true I heard a humming sound, a strange one, which woke me up. I shook you and shouted at you, sir. When I opened my eyes, I saw their swords out. There was a noise, that’s certainly true. We should either be on guard here constantly or move to a different camp. Let’s draw our own swords too.

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