Scene VI.Another .Room in the Same.
Enter HORATIO and a Servant.
Hor. What are they that would speak with
Serv. Sailors, sir: they say, they have letters
Hor. Let them come in. [Exit Servant.
I do not know from what part of the world
I should be greeted, if not from Lord Hamlet.
First Sail. God bless you, sir.
Hor. Let him bless thee too.
Sec. Sail. He shall, sir, an't please him.
There's a letter for you, sir;it comes from the
ambassador that was bound for England;if
your name be Horatio, as I am let to know
Hor. Horatio, when thou shalt have over-
looked this, give these fellows some means to the
king: they have letters for him. Ere we were
two days old at sea, a pirate of very war-like
appointment gave us chase. Finding ourselves
too slow of sail, we put on a compelled valour,
in the grapple I boarded them: on the instant
they got clear of our ship, so I alone became
their prisoner. They have dealt with me like
thieves of mercy, but they knew what they did;
I am to do a good turn for them. Let the king
have the letters I have sent; and repair thou to
me with as much haste as thou wouldst fly
death. I have words to speak in thine ear will
make thee dumb; yet are they much too light
for the bore of the matter. These good fellows
will bring thee where I am. Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern hold their course for England: of
them I have much to tell thee. Farewell.
He that thou knowest thine,
Come, I will give you way for these your letters;
And do't the speedier, that you naay direct me
To him from whom yon brought them. [Exeunt.