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Ko. Can we be assur'd of their approach?
(mirza appears at the Gate to them).
Ko. Hush! not so loud—How did you pass the Sentinels?
fi/lirz. i encounter'd none—all is confusion within the Fortress—no man knows his station— I have secur'd the Bridge—no power of theirs within can raise it.
'Ko. Say, Ebra, has Selim join'd the Shiek Mohammed?
jEirra. He has.
Ko. Zembuca's star grows pale!
Ebra. The news contain'd in that packet, spread like wild-fire thro' the ranks, and all proclaim^ the Aga, Sultan!
Kg. Indeed! then is my atonement made. Korac is no longer burthen'd with a load of guilt.', ' "\l 'ffira'.l'ffihat mean you?
Ao, That paper was the dying confession of the Vizier Aii, signed by his own hand, in th« presence of Zembuca and myself.
Mirz. What did it disclose?
Ko. A secret, that I too long have kept*— Urged by false pride, and a vile thirst of power, he, in their infancy, exchanged his own offspring for the heir of our last Monarch—•Selim is that heir,—-Zembuca, Ali's son. [Distant Drum-*-And the Beacon appearsinjkcmes on the Hill] , <;
Ebra. Ah! the signal!—They come I—I see them on the mountains.
Ko. The time is apt! now prepar*'to receive the captive Almazaide.
[Exit Kokac to the Portal, on the Fortress side.
(mirza and retireib$ina ftfps that
Iliad to the ^lui^-^Jl Sower.on the Bridge sounds a horp, watch is answered within —Zembuca pi. the . Ramparts^— From the time Ebra exclaim, " Thcf coyie,^" Music indicating March, strikes very piano, increasing forte; hut as the dialogue allows, according to the approach of the (roopi^, tf
Zem. Up with the Drawbridge.
(Sentinel appears on the Bridge).,/,; eavi'
Sent. We cannot raise it—the works are (Jain aged. Zem. Cut it away instantly.
fThe Bridge is cut away, and falls, , into* the Moat). 'j(,s nn
[Music, louder..] 'tY; o\
Zem. Now let all retire, and lie conceal'd within the walls—these slaves shall still believe as unprepar'd, and rush upon destruction."' TExii. Ebra. The bridge destroy'd! "wW, !f»*
Mirz. Then is their retreat cut off,
fKoRAC, with Almazaide, enters from the Portal, and stop in despair at the edge of the Moat ).
Ko. The bridge cut down! What is to be done? Ah I I see a plank amid the fragments— "Fear not, Almazaide: I will release you from this tyrant's grasp, or perish in the attempt.
(korac, holding by the chains that had supported the Bridge, swifigs himself over the
.".,•*.,„.. Moal~~He takes a plank from the fragments of the Bridge, which being insuffi- cieni to reach across, he props it with his shoulder, while Almazaide advances, and leaps the remaining space into the arms of Selim, toho appears on the Platform. ^During this, Zembuca's following speech is heard—T/ie moment Almazaide is across, Korac drops the plank, and those J , vm pursuit appear—Korac seen tlimbtng to the Platform—Selim retires with AlMazaide).
Zem. Korac's voice! Almazaide too! Guards! follow (Enters in front of the Stage). On your lives secure them. Curse on them, they eSOff", "the enemy are close upon us, the outposts are driven in, and they have enter'dShe eastern gate. v . o
''Ztm. March them to the moat beneath}' there let our soldiers lie in ambush. Traitor?
Ko. (Having gained the Platform) Traitor I am none,; thou art the traitor; thou hast filled ihe seat of mercy with cruelty and oppression * rebell'd against our Prophet's laws, and against. thy°kw» ful Sovereign—Selim! . ~ a,:\?\
(Soldiers appear in the Moat—~M.itttA. and EfiSA advance from- behind the sttps)*,;; ?. /: ^
Ebra. Do you observe? Zembuea's'men have occupied the moat,—if we are ofef,poweVd,— .M^.-, The moat! theivwemay stiltassisfcTSur
frieo^fh,fn^^ I. A v.:,_: A ri.,-. r b , :M*1h' Ah! Tb$ sliwet! thesluiceA ,?oa ,tss'i' Mirz. Now, "you rascals! I'll cotpl. youri cou-Ji
^ebra follows him—Tbey lift the flood-gate, and the water flows into the Moat. At the instant, shouts beard. Mirza unbolts the entrance, and Selim'S party enter. At the same instant Zembuca and his men fill the front—firing commences at the back, while the combat in front is continued. As ZemBuca'J party are driven by Selim';, and followed into the Castle, the Walls appear damaged—Shells and Bombs, &c. seen to pass to and from the Fortress the Moat appears to fill with water, and the distant part of the Building in flames. The Cotnbatants appear a second time in front—KoRac combats zvith Zembuca j—bis Sword, knock'd from bis gripe, is caught up by Ebb A, who comes from steps—the combat is renewed, Zembuca rushes through the portal, followed by Korac. Zembuca enters Tower, the front of which falls, a::d discloses him in a perilous situation—The Building blows up, the Tower falls, and Zembuca, clinging to a rafter, is precipitated into the Moat—Selim enters with Almazaide, Mirza preceding, and followed by Korac, all,bend the knee to Almazaide and Selim —General shout of the Victors).
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