The Show

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Down from the hills of
  Hungary ... toward 
the markets of Budapest.

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And among the first to 
 be sold were the flocks 
   of Konrad Driskai.

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"Well, Konrad, you've
  sold me some nice 
    sheep this time."

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"And how is your daughter, 
 Lena, enjoying her visit to
        our city?"

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"Oh, Lena's having a lovely
 time. She's waiting for me
   now .... at the hotel."

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"Meet me tonight and
 I'll let you pay for my
      supper again."

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COCK ROBIN -
    The ballyhoo man at
    the Palace of Illusions.

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"Now watch closely ....
 and you will see the
 little lady suspended in
       mid-air!"

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"That's easy ... they hold
     her up with wires."

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"He knows how to get
 the ladies .... and the
           money."

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"PRESTO!"

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"Now, folks, on the
 inside .... The Show
 starts immediately!"

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"And waiting to collect
 your tickets is .....
 THE LIVING HAND OF 
      CLEOPATRA!"

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"ZELA! Zela the half
           lady!"

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"Believe me, boys ....
 there's no cold feet
 here to bother you!"

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"ARACHNIDA! The
 Human Spider!"

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"She eats flies on week
 days .... and butterflies
        on Sundays!"

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"NEPTUNA! Neptuna,
  The Queen of the 
     Mermaids!"

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"Now I know why the
   divers go down."

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"Now ... on this platform ...
 The Great Terpsichorean
        Tragedy!"

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"SALOME .... in all her
 oriental splendor will
 dance before King 
       Herod!"

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"And before your very
 eyes you'll see a man's
 head chopped off ....
 and served to her on
     a platter!" 

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"Behold!"

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"SALOME!!"

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"Dance for me, Salome ...
 and I will give thee
 whatsoever thy soul
      desireth."

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"Thou hast pleased me,
 Salome. Tell me ... what
 is it thou wouldst have?"

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"I ask for the head of
 Jokanaan ... served on
   a silver charger!"

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"If the Greek finds Salome
 is trying to get Robin 
 back again .... God help
          her!"

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"You see ... now he's got
     the fake sword."

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"Let her be given what
 she asks ... the head of
       Jokanaan!"

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"Salome, thou art a 
   wicked woman."

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"Robin, are you going to
 meet the sheep raiser's 
   kid again tonight?"

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"I wish you wouldn't."

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"Better watch out! If
 The Greek catches you ...
    bye-bye Robin!"

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But The Greek was busy
      elsewhere.

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"I can't meet you tonight,
 Robin ... I must watch
 this money for my Poppa."

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"You keep away from
        him!"

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"You're hired as freaks ...
      not vampires!"

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"Don't try to get me
 back! If I want you
    I'll tell you!"

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"I just gave back a
 present he gave me
       once."

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"If it's his heart you
 want I'll cut it out and
    give it to you!"

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"From the wilds of 
   Madagascar comes
 this deadliest of all 
  poisonous reptiles!"

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"More poisonous than
 the rattlesnake, the
 cobra or the asp! Its
  bite is sure death!"

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"From the oils of these
 reptiles is made this life-
 giving, youth-restoring
        liniment!"

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"Driskai, the sheep merchant,
 was shot a while ago. Where
 were you when it happened?"

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"Who ... me? Why, I've
 been right here for hours."

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"Has that Butter Ball of
 mine from the country
 been around tonight?"

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"I don't know when the
 hoodlum will be home.
 He rooms here ... that's
      all I know."

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"How's business?"

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"Deader than a grave-
        yard."

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"That man who was
 bitten over at the snake
    show....is dead."

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"That's funny. Two deaths
 tonight ... and good things
 always come in threes."

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Midnight - -

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"Where were you? I
 had to pay for my
 own supper tonight."

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"Robin ... Robin, somebody
    killed my Poppa!"

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"You'd better go back to
 the hotel. I'll see you
       tomorrow."

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"But I'm afraid to be
 alone with all this
       money."

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"With so many thieves
 around I'm glad you
  came to me first."

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"Is it all right for me to
  come in here .... when
   we're not married?"

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"You know, something 
 just told me .... maybe
  we will get married."

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"It's money my Poppa
 got for selling some of
      our sheep."

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"Some of them?"

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"Oh, yes ... we got hills
     full of them."

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"You got any brothers...
    big brothers?"

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"Robin, you'll always
 love me, won't you?"

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"With hills full of sheep...
   Lena, how could you
         ask me?"

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"You little fool, he's only
   after your money! Get
       out of here!"

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"I couldn't let you do it,
  Robin ... I couldn't!"

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"Please give that money
 back before it gets you
      in trouble."

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"This is my business!
 You get out of here!"

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"But, Robin .... she'll tell
        the police."

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"Robin got a pile of
 money away from that
 kid...and Salome's with
         him."

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"Play my hand."

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The last show the
  following night.

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"Let her be given what
 she asks....the head
     of Jokanaan!"

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"Now watch him....he'll
 take the fake sword."

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"He's still got the real
         sword!"

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"We want him for robbing
 this girl ... and probably
 for killing her father."

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"She's got the police
 after me! That's what
 happens for being nice
      to women!"

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"Get over to my room!
  Hide in the attic!"

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"It's her own fault ... for
    running after him!"

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"Well .... now you've
 finally got me alone
     in your room."

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"Give back that money
 and you won't have to
     stay here."

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"You're going to talk
 about that money just
   once too often!"

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"What was that noise?
 What were you doing?"

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"I've been waiting up
 for you to read this
 letter to me. I know
  it's from my boy."

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"It was the door....the
  wind blew it shut."

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"Come ... we'll go to
     your room."

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"No, no! I can't wait!
 Please read it here."

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"My own dear Father--"

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"Father, I'm a Captain
 now....and I've been
  decorated with the
   Emperor's Cross."

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"You should have been
   a boy, an honored
 captain...like my son."

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"But why don't his letters
    ever say when his
 regiment is coming home?"

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"Some day you'll hear
 the bands playing ....
 then you'll know he's
       coming."

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Days passed -- --

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"I'm sick and tired of looking
 at you and listening to that
    blabbering old fool!"

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"I wish you wouldn't
 talk that way....about
          him."

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"Sheep! Hills full of
 sheep! And you made
    me lose them!"

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"It's the Saint Stephen's
    Day procession."

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"I can see ... I'm not
        blind!"

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"Here comes that old
 blind pest again! Keep
    him out of here!"

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"I'm warning you! You're
 going to let him in here
 just once too often!"

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"My boy is coming home!
  I know he's coming!
   I hear the bands!"

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"Shall I put on my
 uniform to greet him?"

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"Say ... that's no regiment!
 What's all this about his
     son coming home?"

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"His son is never coming
         home."

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"Yes? Then what about
 all those letters you've
  been reading to him?"

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"I wrote them."

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"They've got his son
 over there....in prison."

108
"They're going to hang
  him in the morning."

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"Waiting for his son is
 all that has kept him
 alive...that's why I've
     lied to him."

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"My boy! My boy! I
 heard voices! He's
 here! He's here!"

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"My boy .... what's the
 matter? You know I
 can't see any more."

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"I can't help being
 excited...I'm so glad
    you're back."

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"Come to my room...
 where we can be
     alone."

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"With this sword I
 carved our name--"

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"-- -- the name you
 have carried to greater
      glory!"

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"Go to your room!
 I want to be alone
  with my boy!"

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"It's the excitement ...
 I've got to sit down."

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"How I've longed and
 waited for this hour
      to come."

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"Nothing can ever separate
   us again, my boy."

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"Christ! He's dead!"

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"Your brother was legally
  hanged in the prison
   yard at daybreak."

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"Your father may call at
 the prison for your
 brother's belongings!"

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"God but you're a real
 dame ... right straight
 through to the core."

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"You shouldn't have to
 live in the same world
 with a thing like me."

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"He didn't know I saw
  him....but he was
   behind the door."

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"I'm going to get that
 money and give it back ...
 like you always wanted
        me to."

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"Someone's been up
 there! The money's
       gone!"

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"That's the money I took.
 I'm ready to go with
       you now."

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"I'll send a doctor for
         him."

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"Come along .... we'd
 better be getting over
   to headquarters."

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And The Show goes on.

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"I'm glad they let him
 go when he gave that
      money back."

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"They say she kept him
 in her room ... alone ...
      for weeks."

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"Well .... who wouldn't?"


The
   End


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