Cyrano de Bergerac By Edmond Rostand Act I — Scenes 5-7

Act I. Scene 6

Cyrano, Le Bret, the duenna.

THE DUENNA (with a low bow): I was bid ask you where a certain lady Could see her valiant cousin — but in secret.

CYRANO (overwhelmed): See me?

THE DUENNA (courtesying): Ay, Sir! She has somewhat to tell.

CYRANO: Somewhat? . . .

THE DUENNA (still courtesying): Ay, private matters!

CYRANO (staggering): Ah, my God!

THE DUENNA: To-morrow, at the early blush of dawn, We go to hear mass at St. Roch.

CYRANO (leaning against Le Bret): My God!

THE DUENNA: After — what place for a few minutes' speech?

CYRANO (confused): Where? Ah! . . . but . . . Ah, my God! . . .

THE DUENNA: Say!

CYRANO: I reflect! . . .

THE DUENNA: Where?

CYRANO: At — the pastry-house of Ragueneau.

THE DUENNA: Where lodges he?

CYRANO: The Rue — God! — St. Honore!

THE DUENNA (going): Good. Be you there. At seven.

CYRANO: Without fail.

(The duenna goes out.)

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