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: I'm Fergus, the Ostler. Hawkins
: Who-whogus the Whatsler? Fergus
: Fergus, the Ostler. It is I, not Ravenhurst, who is your friend. Hawkins
: [ushering Fergus back to the window
] Look, my good man, you pick your friends, and I shall pick mine. At the moment, I have a very important mission with the king. After all, I am the incomparable Giacomo, king of jesters and jester of kings.
[Griselda enters unnoticed
: I have entertained in all the courts of Europe and speak a ready wit in their every tongue.
[turns and runs into Griselda
: [without missing a beat
] Now, who are you? Griselda
: I am Griselda. Hawkins
: I've got it! I've got it! The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true! Right? Griselda
: Right. But there's been a change: they broke the chalice from the palace! Hawkins
: They *broke* the chalice from the palace? Griselda
: And replaced it with a flagon. Hawkins
: A flagon...? Griselda
: With the figure of a dragon. Hawkins
: Flagon with a dragon. Griselda
: Right. Hawkins
: But did you put the pellet with the poison in the vessel with the pestle? Griselda
: No! The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon! The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true! Hawkins
: The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true. Griselda
: Just remember that.
: [Correcting Hawkins' recitation of the directions about the drinks
] No! The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle... Jean
: ...the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true. Even I can say it! Hawkins
: Then YOU fight him!
: I bring you a message from the princess. Hubert Hawkins
: The royal princess? Griselda
: Yes, she finds you most attractive and would like to meet you. Hubert Hawkins
: Me? Griselda
: She finds you passing fair, passing gracefully. Hubert Hawkins
: Tell her, "Thank you very much, but I'm just passing through."