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Dialogue following No. 14.
Enter Murphy from park.
Is that Molly's voice I hear - Molly O'Grady's?
(aside) Hush! It's frightening the soldiers we are!
It is the Fairy Cleena!
The Queen of the Fairies!
Is it the Queen of the Fairies ye are?
I am that! I have taken Molly's shape and her voice for my appearance.
It's a wise choice ye made, Cleena, darlin'. It's her voice I'd follow whenever it called - even to the caves, on a dark night.
Fool! Look at me, and tremble!
I'd be a fool to tremble with lookin' at anyone, bein' blind. Cleena, darlin', ye may not know it, but it's a miraculous cure for my blindness that I'm lookin' for. It's my mind was made up to come to your caves this very night to ask for it as a gift from the fairies. I'll follow you.
No; the fairies cannot cure you of your blindness. You will be disappointed, Blind Murphy.
Not at all. It's certain sure I am that I'll be able to see by the mornin' -
Be warned - do not trust too much in the fairies, poor Blind Murphy. (exit)
You will be kept in the Cavern of Dreams for fifty years!
Bedad, then, I'll be after puttin' a few things in a bundle for my visit. (Exit into cottage.)
Now, diddee iver see sich a chubble-headed vule's 'er is in awl yer born days? I niver didden!
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