But how shall I purify myself before going back into the citadel?
Nothing easier! you can wash at the Clepsydra.
But my oath? Do you want me to perjure myself?
I'll take all responsibility; don't worry.
Well, I'll be off, then, and find a bed for us.
There's no point in that; surely we can lie on the ground.
No, no! even though you are bad, I don't like your lying on the
(She goes back into the Acropolis.)
Ah! how the dear girl loves me!
MYRRHINE (coming back with a cot)
Come, get to bed quick; I am going to undress. But, oh dear, we
must get a mattress.
A mattress? Oh! no, never mind about that!