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No. 21: CHORUS OF ANCESTORS

"He yields! He yields!"

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Ghosts.

He yields! He yields!
He answers to our call!
We do not ask for more.
A sturdy fellow, after all,
This latest Ruddigore!
A sturdy fellow, after all,
This latest Ruddigore!
All perish in unheard-of woe
Who dare our wills defy;
We want your pardon, ere we go,
We want your pardon, ere we go,
For having agonized you so –
So pardon us –
So pardon us –
So pardon us –
Or die!
So pardon us –
So pardon us –
So pardon us –
Or die!

Robin.
I pardon you! I pardon you!
Ghosts.
He pardons us
He pardons us –
He pardons us –
Hurrah!
 
The Ghosts return to their frames.
Ghosts.
Painted emblems of a race,
All accurst in days of yore,
Each to his accustomed place
Steps unwillingly once more!

By this time the Ghosts have changed to pictures again. Robin is overcome by emotion.

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