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Dialogue following No. 11
Katisha. (whimpering) Did he really die of love?
Ko-Ko. He really did.
Katisha. All on account of a cruel little hen?
Katisha. Poor little chap!
Ko-Ko. It's an affecting tale, and quite true. I knew the bird intimately.
Katisha. Did you? He must have been very fond of her.
Ko-Ko. His devotion was something extraordinary.
Katisha. (still whimpering). Poor little chap! And — and if I refuse you, will you go and do the same?
Ko-Ko. At once.
Katisha. No, no — you mustn't! Anything but that! (Falls on his breast.) Oh, I'm a silly little goose!
Ko-Ko. (making a wry face) You are!
Katisha. And you won't hate me because I'm just a little teeny weeny wee bit bloodthirsty, will you?
Ko-Ko. Hate you? Oh, Katisha! is there not beauty even in bloodthirstiness?
Katisha. My idea exactly.
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