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The Life of Timon of Athens Act 5, Scene 3

By William Shakespeare

Act 5, Scene 3

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  • A solider is searching for Timon in the woods and is having no luck. He knows he got the address right: over the valley and through the woods, right? Or was that to grandmother's house?
  • Then the soldier comes across a fresh tomb with an inscription telling everyone that Timon is dead.
  • The thing is, the solider can't read it. So he copies down the inscription in wax to take to Alcibiades to read.