Abridged Twelfth Night/#6/Arrival/Act 2, Scenes 1-2

Sebastian, Viola’s twin brother, enters Illyria.  Antonio, the sailor who saved Sebastian from
the shipwreck, arrives with him.
Sebastian says “You must know of me, Antonio, my name is Sebastian.  My father was that Sebastian of Messaline
whom I know you have heard of.  He left
behind him myself and a sister, both born in an hour.  For some hour before you took me from the
breach of the sea was my sister drowned.”
Antonio replies “Alas the day!”
Sebastian says “A lady, sir, though it was said she much resembled me,
was yet of many accounted beautiful.”
Antonio says “Let me be your servant.”
Sebastian doesn’t answer him, saying “I am bound to the Count Orsino’s
court.  Farewell.”  He exits.
Antonio says “I have many enemies in Orsino’s court.  But come what may, I will go.”  Separately, Malvolio finds Cesario and asks
‘Were not you even now with the Countess Olivia?”  Cesario replies “Even now, sir.”  Malvolio says “She returns this ring to you,
sir. She adds, you should let your lord know she will not have him.  And one thing more, that you never come again in his affairs, unless it be to report your lord’s taking of this.”  Malvolio throws down the ring.  Cesario says “I left no ring with her.  What means this lady?”  He (she) picks up the ring.  Malvolio exits.  Cesario lets us know that he knows Olivia has
fallen for him.  Cesario says “Poor lady,
she were better to love a dream.  My
master loves her dearly, and I, poor disguise, fond as much on him, and she,
mistaken, seems to dote on me.  What will
become of this? O Time, thou must untangle this, not I.  It is too hard a knot for me t’ untie.”

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