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ACT 1

No. 4: THE LAW AND TRADITION OF THE LADRONES

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PEDRO:
When hath expired one year and a day,
If still the bold Chieftain remaineth away,
The very first stranger who treadeth these boulders
The robe of the Chieftain is thrown o'er his shoulders,
The old sacred hat must be placed on his head,
Him leader choose,
Should he refuse
Then one, two, three - bang! and the stranger falls dead!

This exhausts the 8 pages - he now summarily scans and sums up the remainder.

So this indenture doth express -
"Whereas, hereby, and nevertheless" -
No question of disbanding;
"These presents witness" as you see
"The aforesaid" - "all to the contraree,"
"Whereby and not withstanding."

CHORUS:
So this indenture doth express -
"Whereas, hereby, and nevertheless" -
No question of disbanding;
"These presents witness" as you see
"The aforesaid" - "all to the contraree,"
"Whereby and not withstanding."

PEDRO:
Such is my best
Very brief digest
Of our Leges Blagardones.
You will pay the fee
For consulting me
On the "Law of the Ladrones."

CHORUS:
Such is his best
Very brief digest
Of our Leges Blagardones.
We will owe the fee
For consulting thee
On the "Law of the Ladrones."
The "Law of the Ladrones."
The "Law of the Ladrones."

Exeunt omnes, followed by GOMEZ, requesting his fee. INEZ, SANCHO, and JOSÉ remain.

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