Title- The Contrabandista

   

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Act 2

Dialogue following Song No. 13


José:
And where's the dagger that our Captain plied?

Grigg:
(puzzled) He took it with him, sticking in his side.

José:
(C.) Sancho has gone to betray the band.

Grigg:
He has. Pursue him to the left. (aside) And I'll go to the right.

José:
No. Sooner than fall into the hands of the soldiers, there's the train -

Grigg:
Where? I'll take a ticket immediately.

José:
The train of gunpowder -

Grigg:
Good gracious! (falls against tall Ladrone, R.)

José:
Which our late Captain laid in case of a surprise. To yonder cave we will retire, apply a slow match -

Grigg:
The slower the better.

José:
And all perish together.

Inez:
Together.

All:
'Tis the law of the Ladrones!

All raise arms. Movement towards the Cavern. Enter from Cavern, R. H., Rita.

Rita:
(innocently) What's going on?

José:
Seize her. (Inez left.) Comrades, the treachery of Sancho is a punishment deserved by us, because we have not avenged the fate of Ferdinand di Roxas. There stands our victim.



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