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I have poured out dark wine to them, I have offered them fat, indeed, I have often offered them savoury things. I have said: The Queen should not have enemies; she is too delicate, too fair. But they will not understand.
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The Queen’s Enemies

by Lord Dunsany

Start Publishing LLC

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First Start Publishing eBook edition July 2015

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The Queen’s Enemies

Dramatis Personæ

The Queen

Ackazárpses (her handmaid)

Prince Rhádamandáspes

Prince Zophérnes

The Priest of Horus

The King of the Four Countries

The Twin Dukes of Ethiopia

Tharni, Tharrabas, Harlee (Slaves)


Scene: An underground temple in Egypt. Time: The Sixth Dynasty.

[The Curtain rises on darkness in both parts of the stage. Two Slaves appear with tapers on the steps. As they go down the steps, they light the torches that are clamped against the wall, with their tapers. Afterwards when they come to the temple they light the torches there till they are all lit. The two Slaves are Tharni and Tharrabas.]

Tharrabas: Is it much further, Tharni?

Tharni: I think not, Tharrabas.

Tharrabas: A dank