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No Fear Act 5 Scene 3
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GONERIL

   An interlude!

GONERIL

What a farce!

ALBANY

Thou art armed, Gloucester. Let the trumpet sound.
95If none appear to prove upon thy person
Thy heinous, manifest, and many treasons,
There is my pledge. (throws down his glove)
I’ll make it on thy heart,
Ere I taste bread, thou art in nothing less
100Than I have here proclaimed thee.

ALBANY

You’ve got a sword, Gloucester. Blow the trumpets. If nobody else comes to challenge you and prove what an abominable traitor you have been, I’ll have to challenge you myself. (he

throws

Throwing down a glove was a way of challenging someone to fight.

throws
down his glove) I’ll prove soon enough that you’re just as wicked as I say you are.

REGAN

Sick, oh, sick!

REGAN

Oh, I’m sick, sick!

GONERIL

(aside) If not, I’ll ne'er trust medicine.

GONERIL

(to herself) If she’s not ill, I’ll never trust drugs again.

EDMUND

(throwing down his glove)
There’s my exchange. What in the world he is
105That names me traitor, villainlike he lies.
Call by thy trumpet. He that dares approach,
On him—on you, who not?—I will maintain
My truth and honor firmly.

EDMUND

(throwing down his glove) You’re on. Whoever calls me a traitor is a vicious liar. Blow the trumpet. Anyone who dares to step forward and make that accusation—you or anyone else—go ahead. I’ll uphold my truth and my honor.

ALBANY

A herald, ho!

ALBANY

EDMUND

110A herald, ho, a herald!

EDMUND

A herald, a herald!
Enter a HERALD
A HERALD enters.

ALBANY

(to EDMUND) Trust to thy single virtue, for thy soldiers,
All levied in my name, have in my name
Took their discharge.

ALBANY

(to EDMUND) You’re on your own now. The soldiers were all drafted in my name, and now they are discharged in my name.

REGAN

   My sickness grows upon me.

REGAN

I feel sicker and sicker.

ALBANY

She is not well. Convey her to my tent.

ALBANY

She’s not feeling well. Take her to my tent.