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Dialogue following No. 18.
I am sorry you are out of breath, for I gather that you have brought news of importance. Am I right? If you cannot speak, nod your heads.
All the Girls nod vehemently. Enter Molly.
Ye are all goin' to be killed.
Dear me! That is calculated to take one's breath away. Can you tell me any more?
Molly shakes her head.
Where's my Mickie?
Here I am, Nora dear, stickin' to my post like a blessed martyr to his stake.
For what are ye statin' up there alone to be shot at?
I'm bound to stay, darlin', and that's the truth. My runnin' away would mean my undoin'.
Nora releases him.
You are surrounded. The Lord Lieutenant and the soldiers are coming here.
But the soldiers said they were afraid to come.
They changed their minds.
That's like the soldiers - the cowards! And it's my belief the little Professor was deceivin' you all the time, and not the soldiers. It's a traitor and a spy he is.
It is possible.
What do ye say, boys?
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