By Scene 4, both characters are warming to each other. Initially the
Steven (in a friendly way): Princess! Princess! Are you awake?
Julia (enters yawning): I could barely sleep. I kept thinking of what tales of valor might unfold today.
Steven: Now you are teasing me, I think. (In a huffy voice) If you really don't want a story, we can always talk about something else.
Julia: What do you suggest?
Steven: Let's see. Answer me this. Is it men or women who fall more deeply in love?
Julia: Women, of course. There is no room for discussion.
Steven: But I claim it is men.
Julia: Then I see we have a battle on our hands. (She opens the gate.) Come through and state your reasons.
Steven: A topic such as love is very complicated, so I shall start with an obvious fact. It is widely accepted that women are beautiful creatures who far surpass men in both softness of
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