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No Fear Act 4 Scene 1
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IAGO

Why the cry goes that you shall marry her.

IAGO

I swear, there’s a rumor going around that you’ll marry her.

CASSIO

Prithee say true!

CASSIO

You’re kidding!

IAGO

I am a very villain else.

IAGO

If it’s not true, you can call me a villain.

OTHELLO

Have you scored me? Well.

OTHELLO

Have you given me bastard children to raise? All right, then.

CASSIO

115This is the monkey’s own giving out. She is persuaded I will marry her, out of her own love and flattery, not out of my promise.

CASSIO

The little monkey must have started that rumor herself. She thinks I’ll marry her because she loves me. She’s just flattering herself. I never promised her anything.

OTHELLO

Iago beckons me. Now he begins the story.

OTHELLO

Iago is gesturing for me to come closer. Now he’s telling the story.

CASSIO

She was here even now. She haunts me in every place. I was the other day talking on the sea-bank with certain Venetians, and thither comes the bauble and, by this hand, she falls me thus about my neck—

CASSIO

She was here just now. She hangs around me all the time. I was talking to some Venetians down by the shore, and the fool showed up. I swear to you, she put her arms around me like this—

OTHELLO

Crying “O dear Cassio!” as it were. His gesture imports it.

OTHELLO

Saying, “Oh, Cassio,” it seems, judging by his gestures.

CASSIO

So hangs and lolls and weeps upon me, so shakes, and pulls me! Ha, ha, ha!

CASSIO

She hangs around me and dangles from my neck and cries, shaking me and pulling at me. Ha, ha, ha!

OTHELLO

120Now he tells how she plucked him to my chamber. Oh, I see that nose of yours, but not that dog I shall throw it to.

OTHELLO

Now he’s saying how she took him into our bedroom. Oh, I can see your nose now. But I can’t see the dog I’m going to throw it to.

CASSIO

Well, I must leave her company.

CASSIO

I have to get rid of her.

IAGO

Before me! Look, where she comes.

IAGO

Look out, here she comes.
Enter BIANCA
BIANCA enters.