No Fear Act 3 Scene 2
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Enter FLUELLEN and GOWER
FLUELLEN enters, with GOWER following.

GOWER

Captain Fluellen, you must come presently to the mines; the duke of Gloucester would speak with you.

GOWER

Captain Fluellen, you must come straight to the tunnels. The duke of Gloucester wants a word with you.

FLUELLEN

To the mines? Tell you the duke it is not so good to come to the mines, for, look you, the mines is not according to the disciplines of the war. The concavities of it is not sufficient, for, look you, th' athversary, you may discuss unto the duke, look you, is digt himself four yard under the countermines. By Cheshu, I think he will plow up all if there is not better directions.

FLUELLEN

The tunnels! Tell the duke I’m not so keen to come to the tunnels. For the tunnels, see, are not strictly in accordance with the proper practice of war. They’re not deep enough. For the enemy, see—and you can explain this to the duke, see—has dug its own tunnels four yards below ours. By Jesus, I think they will blow up everything if we don’t improve our tactics.

GOWER

50The duke of Gloucester, to whom the order of the siege is given, is altogether directed by an Irishman, a very valiant gentleman, i' faith.

GOWER

The duke of Gloucester, who has command over the siege, is in consultation with an Irishman, a very valiant gentleman indeed.

FLUELLEN

It is Captain Macmorris, is it not?

FLUELLEN

It’s Captain Macmorris, right?

GOWER

I think it be.

GOWER

I think so.

FLUELLEN

55By Cheshu, he is an ass, as in the world. I will verify as much in his beard. He has no more directions in the true disciplines of the wars, look you, of the Roman disciplines, than is a puppy dog.

FLUELLEN

Jesus, he’s an ass if there ever was one! I will say as much to his face. He knows no more about the proper practice of war, see—the ancient practices—than a puppy.
Enter Captain MACMORRIS and Captain JAMY
Captain MACMORRIS and Captain JAMY enter.

GOWER

Here he comes, and the Scots captain, Captain Jamy, with him.

GOWER

Here he comes with Captain Jamy, the Scots captain.