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Ithamore thinks these people are messing with him, but Bellamira keeps up her whole "Ithamore, I love you, for real babe" act until he resolves to get at Barabas's wealth so that he can be a rich gentleman who's worthy of her.
Ithamore, with Pilia-Borza's help, drafts a letter to Barabas demanding 300 crowns and threatening to reveal Barabas's crimes if he doesn't pay up.
Pilia-Borza runs the letter to Barabas, who laughs in his face and sends him back with pocket-change.
Ithamore, getting used to the good life with Bellamira (who showers him with clothes, affection and food), is ticked off at Barabas, and writes a second letter demanding even more money, this time threatening Barabas's life.