ACT THREE
Scene VIII
 

(Cléonte, Covielle, Nicole)

NICOLE
Ah! I'm glad to have found you. I'm an ambassadress of joy, and I come . . .

CLÉONTE
Get out, traitor, and don't come to amuse me with your treacherous words.

NICOLE
Is this how you receive me . . .

CLÉONTE
Get out, I tell you, and go tell your faithless mistress that she will never again in her life deceive the too trusting Cléonte.

NICOLE
What caprice is this? My dear Covielle, explain a little what you are trying to say.

COVIELLE
Your dear Covielle, little hussy? Go, quickly, out of my sight, villainess , and leave me in peace.

NICOLE
What! You come to me too. . .

COVIELLE
Out of my sight, I tell you, and never speak to me again.

NICOLE
My word! What fly has bitten those two? Let's go tell this pretty story to my mistress.