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  • Title: Der bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Punished)
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Editor: David Bevington
  • General textual editors: James D. Mardock, Eric Rasmussen
  • Associate textual editor: Donald Bailey
  • Coordinating editor: Michael Best
  • Associate coordinating editor: Janelle Jenstad

  • Copyright David Bevington. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: Anonymous
    Editor: David Bevington
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    Der bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Punished)

    The Ghost of the King, [entering], approaches the Sentinel and startles him. [Then] Exit.
    2 Sentinel
    Oh! Saint Anthony of Padua, defend me! Now I see for the first time what my comrade was talking about. Oh! Saint Velten, if the first round of this night's watch were over I'd quit my post like any rogue.
    Another flourish of drums and kettledrums.
    502 Sentinel
    Oh, for a draught of wine from the King's table to damp down my fearful, cowardly heart!
    The Ghost gives the Sentinel a box on the ear from behind, and makes him drop his musket. Exit.
    2 Sentinel
    The devil himself is in this game. Oh! I'm too afraid to move from the spot.