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FRANCIS

O Lord, sir, who do you mean?

FRANCIS

Oh Lord, sir, who are you talking about?

PRINCE HENRY

Why, then, your brown bastard is your only drink, for look you, Francis, your white canvas doublet will sully. In Barbary, sir, it cannot come to so much.

PRINCE HENRY

Well then, it looks like

brown bastard

Hal may be trying to confuse Francis, or he may be warning him not to leave his apprenticeship.

brown bastard
will continue to be your only drink. Because listen, Francis, your white canvas shirt will get stained out there. Even in North Africa, sir, you won’t get so much.

FRANCIS

70What, sir?

FRANCIS

Excuse me, sir?

POINS

(within) Francis!

POINS

(offstage) Francis!

PRINCE HENRY

Away, you rogue! Dost thou not hear them call?

PRINCE HENRY

Get going, you good-for-nothing. Can’t you hear people calling you?
Here they both call him. FRANCIS the drawer stands amazed, not knowing which way to go.
POINS and PRINCE HENRY both begin to shout “Francis!” FRANCIS stands there bewildered, not knowing what to do.
Enter VINTNER

VINTNER

What, stand’st thou still and hear’st such a calling? Look to the guests within.

VINTNER

Why are you standing there when people are calling you? Take care of the customers inside!
Exit FRANCIS
FRANCIS exits.
75My lord, old Sir John with half a dozen more are at the door.
Shall I let them in?
My lord, old Sir John and a half-dozen others are at the door. Should I let them in?

PRINCE HENRY

Let them alone awhile, and then open the door.

PRINCE HENRY

Leave them out there for a while, and then open the door.
Exit VINTNER
VINTNER exits.
Poins!
Poins!
Reenter POINS
POINS enters.

POINS

Anon, anon, sir.

POINS

Just a second, sir!