Othello

by: William Shakespeare

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LODOVICO
50We do not know.
LODOVICO
We don’t know.
IAGO
  Do not you hear a cry?
IAGO
Didn’t you hear someone shouting?
CASSIO
Here, here! For heaven’s sake, help me!
CASSIO
I’m here, here! For heaven’s sake, help me!
IAGO
    What’s the matter?
IAGO
What’s the matter?
GRATIANO
(to LODOVICO) This is Othello’s ancient, as I take it.
GRATIANO
(to LODOVICO) That’s Othello’s ensign, I think.
LODOVICO
The same indeed, a very valiant fellow.
LODOVICO
It is. He’s a good man.
IAGO
(to CASSIO) What are you here that cry so grievously?
IAGO
(to CASSIO) Who’s shouting so loudly?
CASSIO
55Iago? Oh, I am spoiled, undone by villains!
Give me some help.
CASSIO
Is that you, Iago? I’m here, I’ve been destroyed by villains! Help me.
IAGO
Oh, me, lieutenant! What villains have done this?
IAGO
Oh, lieutenant! What villains did this to you?
CASSIO
I think that one of them is hereabout,
And cannot make away.
CASSIO
I think one of them is nearby and can’t get away.
IAGO
  Oh, treacherous villains!—
60 (to LODOVICO and GRATIANO)
What are you there? Come in, and give some help.
IAGO
The treacherous criminals!—(to LODOVICO and GRATIANO) Who’s there? Come here and help!
RODERIGO
Oh, help me there!
RODERIGO
Somebody help me over here!
CASSIO
That’s one of them.
CASSIO
That’s one of them.
IAGO
  O murd'rous slave! O villain!
IAGO
(to RODERIGO) Murderer! Villain!
Stabs RODERIGO
IAGO stabs RODERIGO.