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Orestes and Pylades seem from at the back of the altar. ) ELECTRA [now conversing] 215 Oh, oh! ladies, I holiday off my death-bound cry. glance! there are strangers right here as regards to the home who crouch huddled beside the altar and stand up in ambush. Run, you are taking the trail, and that i into the home with one quick rush can nonetheless get away those criminals. ORESTES 220 terrible lady, stand nonetheless, and worry now not. i might by no means harm you. ELECTRA Phoebus Apollo, support! I kneel to you. don't kill me. ORESTES i'm hoping I shall kill others hated greater than you. ELECTRA depart; don’t contact. you don't have any correct to the touch my physique. ORESTES there is not any individual i'll contact with higher correct. ELECTRA 225 Why have been you hiding, sword in hand, so close to my condo? ORESTES Stand nonetheless and hear. you are going to agree i've got rights the following. ELECTRA I stand right here totally on your strength. you're greater. ORESTES i've got come to carry you a spoken message out of your brother. ELECTRA Dearest of strangers, is he alive or is he lifeless? ORESTES 230 Alive. I desire to provide you with all of the excellent news first. ELECTRA God bless your days, as you deserve for such candy phrases. ORESTES I percentage your reward with you that we might either be blessed. ELECTRA the place is he now, trying to undergo insufferable exile? ORESTES he's wrecked, and is integrated in no city’s legislation. ELECTRA 235 inform me, he's not bad? now not hungry for day-by-day bread? ORESTES He has bread, but he has the exile’s consistent starvation. ELECTRA You got here to carry a message—what are his phrases for me? ORESTES “Are you alive? And when you are, what's your existence? ” ELECTRA i feel you spot me. First, my physique wasted and dry. ORESTES 240 convinced, unhappiness has wasted you so tremendously i'll weep. ELECTRA subsequent, my head razor-cropped like a sufferer of the Scythians. ORESTES Your brother’s existence and father’s loss of life either chew at your center. ELECTRA regrettably, there’s not anything else that i like greater than them. ORESTES You grieve me. Whom do you think that your brother loves yet you? ELECTRA 245 he's not the following. He loves me, yet he's not the following. ORESTES Why do you reside in a spot like this, thus far from city? ELECTRA simply because I married, stranger—a marriage ceremony very like loss of life. ORESTES undesirable information to your brother. Your husband is a Mycenaean? ELECTRA yet now not the fellow my father could have wanted me to marry. ORESTES 250 inform me. i'm listening, i will say it on your brother. ELECTRA this can be his condo. I dwell particularly remoted the following. ORESTES A ditchdigger, a cowherd could glance good dwelling the following. ELECTRA he's a bad guy yet good born, and he respects me. ORESTES Respects? What does your husband comprehend by means of “respect”? ELECTRA 255 He hasn't ever been violent or touched me in my mattress. ORESTES A vow of chastity? or he unearths you unattractive? ELECTRA He unearths it appealing to not insult my royal blood. ORESTES How may he now not be happy at marrying so good? ELECTRA He judges the fellow who gave me had no correct to, stranger. ORESTES 260 I see—afraid Orestes may perhaps avenge your honor. ELECTRA terrified of that, yes—he is additionally good through nature. ORESTES Ah.