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    Richard Cecil Stone
Excerpt from book: If one word you speak, revealing your position here To us, Gad's club shall close your mouth. But see, they're here. ' Enter Ishmaelites. Hail, strangers, hail! and do you ever Purchase boys to sell for slaves in your Own native land ? Ish.—Aye, that we do. Have you some lads that you would like to sell ? Ju.—Yes, here is one. hh.—What! that young princely ioy, so beautifully clad In that bright parti-colored coat? And, sir, If you had not him offered us for sale I should have thought indeed he was your son, Or sure he was your brother, he is, good sir, So very like yourself! But sure this cannot be, For men, though in a wicked world, do not Their children dear, nor brothers sell. He must be some young prince, you in The wars have taken. y.—Tis true. Your eye, far-seeing, has discerned the truth: But all this matters not, he is our boy, And him we wish to sell— Sell into bondage in some far-off land. What will you give ? Ish.—We can offer you thirty silver marks. Ju. —And let us keep the coat ? Ish.—Yes, that is what we meant. The boy we buy, And not the coat and boy. 'jfu.—Count out the money: he is yours. (ISHMAEHTES count out the money, and depart with Joseph.) There, now, the dreadful work is done— There's nought of Joseph with us but his coat. But O ! how dreadful is the deed we've wrought! My soul recoils with horror at the thought. Oh, my dear father ! What will Jacob say, Now his dear son is torn from him away ? Who'll kill the kid, and dip the coat in blood ? G.—I'll do that deed. Ju.—And who to Jacob will the coat present ? Far off may Judah be—far off from his lament. S.—I'll take the coat to Jacob, bloody, rent and torn: He'll think a wild beast hath devoured his son. ...  
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