Cyrano de Bergerac
A GUARDSMAN (to a flower girl who comes forward)
Of you to come before they light the hall!
(Puts his arm around her)
FIRST CAVALIER (Receives a thrust of the foil)
THE GUARDSMAN (Pursuing the girl)
THE FLOWER GIRL (Pushing away from him)
They’ll see us!
THE GUARDSMAN (Draws her into a dark corner)
No danger! (I. 8-10)
ANOTHER MAN (Draws a bottle from under his cloak and sits down with the others)
Here’s the spot
For a jolly old sot to suck his Burgundy –
Here – in the house of the Burgundians! (I. 13-14)
THE CITIZEN (To his son)
Would you not think you were in some den of vice?
(Points with his cane at the drunkard)
(In stepping back, one of the cavaliers trips him up)
(He falls between the lackeys)
(Behind him as he rises, still struggling with the Flower Girl)
One kiss –
(Draws his son away quickly) (I. 15)