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Hamlet Adaptation (Act 2, Scene 1)

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(Enter Polonius and Reynaldo.)

Get to Paris and give him this money and these notes. Have a
look around. Find out where the Danes drink and supper,
where they lodge. But only let on you have a distant
knowledge of Laertes; that you know his father, some of his

Yes my lord.

When you mention him, say you've heard he can get a little
wild. Nothing to dishonor him, just things common to youth
and liberty.

Like gambling?

Yes, gambling, drinking, fencing--but play it lightly, as if
they're just flashes of a fiery mind.

Yes, my lord.

Your indirections will find directions.

Yes my lord.

Very well then, go and observe.

Yes my lord.

(He bows and exits. Ophelia enters

Ophelia, what's the matter?

Oh my lord, my lord, I'm so frightened.

In god's name, with what?

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Is Polonius Pilate trying to deceive our champion ... by Wolfie on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11:16:15 AM