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SECOND SOLDIER The Tetrarch is very fond of wine. He has wine of three sorts. One which is brought from the Island of Samothrace, and is purple like the cloak of Caesar. THE CAPPADOCIAN I have never seen Caesar. SECOND SOLDIER Another that comes from a town called Cyprus, and is as yellow as gold. THE CAPPADOCIAN I love gold. SECOND SOLDIER And the third is a wine of Sicily. That wine is as red as blood. THE NUBIAN The gods of my country are very fond of blood. Twice in the year we sacrifice to them young men and maidens: fifty young men and a hundred maidens. But I am afraid that we never give them quite enough, for they are very harsh to us. THE CAPPADOCIAN In my country there are no gods left. The Romans have driven them out. There are some who say that they have hidden themselves in the mountains, but I do not believe it. Three nights I have been on the mountains seeking them everywhere. I did not find them, and at last I called them by their names, and they did not come. I think they are dead. FIRST SOLDIER The Jews worship a God that one cannot see. THE CAPPADOCIAN I cannot understand that. FIRST SOLDIER In fact, they only believe in things that one cannot see. THE CAPPADOCIAN That seems to me altogether ridiculous.