Cyrano de Bergerac
Look at you, but there’s some new virtue born
In me, some new courage. Do you begin
To understand, a little? Can you feel
My soul, there in the darkness, breathe on you? (III. 323-327)
Why, yes. All of that.
CARBON (Gesture toward the sleeping Cadets) >Swear gently – You might wake them.
Go to sleep –
(To Le Bret)
Who sleeps dines.
I have insomnia.
God! What a famine.
(Firing off stage.)
Curse that musketry!
They’ll wake my babies. (IV. 1-5)
CYRANO (Appears on the parapet)
LE BRET (Goes to meet him.)
Thank God again!
CYRANO (Signs to him not to wake anyone.) >Hush!
No – They always miss me – quite
A habit by this time!
Yes, you can laugh –
Risking a life like yours to carry letters –
Where are you going now?
CYRANO (At the tent door) >To write another. (IV. 29-32)