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

Act III. Scene 7

Cyrano, Christian, a capuchin friar.

CYRANO (to the friar): What do you, playing at Diogenes?

THE FRIAR: I seek the house of Madame . . .

CHRISTIAN: Oh! plague take him!

THE FRIAR: Madeleine Robin . . .

CHRISTIAN: What would he? . . .

CYRANO (pointing to a street at the back): This way! Straight on . . .

THE FRIAR I thank you, and, in your intention Will tell my rosary to its last bead.

(He goes out.)

CYRANO: Good luck! My blessings rest upon your cowl!

(He goes back to Christian.)

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