• The same.
    Enter EXTON and Servant.

    EXTON

    Didst thou not mark the king, what words he spake,
    ‘Have I no friend will rid me of this living fear?’
    Was it not so?

    SERVANT

    These were his very words.

    EXTON

    5‘Have I no friend?’ quoth he: he spake it twice,
    And urged it twice together, did he not?

    SERVANT

    He did.

    EXTON

    And speaking it, he wistly look’d on me,
    And who should say, ‘I would thou wert the man’
    10That would divorce this terror from my heart;’
    Meaning the king at Pomfret. Come, let’s go:
    I am the king’s friend, and will rid his foe.
    Exeunt
  • The same palace.
    EXTON and a Servant enter.

    EXTON

    Didn’t you notice the king and hear what he said? “Don’t I have any friends who will rid me of this constant fear?” Didn’t he say that?

    SERVANT

    Those were his exact words.

    EXTON

    Twice he said, “Don’t I have any friends?” didn’t he?

    SERVANT

    He did.

    EXTON

    And when he said it, he looked at me intently, as if he were saying, “I wish you were the man who would take this fear away from me.” He means the king at Pomfret. Come, let’s go. I am the king’s friend, and I’ll get rid him of his enemy.
    They exit.