Enter CHREMESfrom DEMIPHO'S house.
Chremes (not seeing his wife). 'St, Demipho, have you paid him the money?
Demipho. I looked after that at once.
Chremes. I wish you hadn't. Oh! I see my wife! I had almost said too much.
Demipho. Why do you wish I hadn't paid it, Chremes?
Chremes. It doesn't matter.
Demipho. What do you mean? Have you been talking to the girl on whose account we're bringing Nausistrata?
Chremes. I've settled it all.
Demipho. What does she say?
Chremes. She can't be taken away.
Demipho. Why can't she?
Chremes. Because they're in love with one another.
Demipho. Well, what's that to us?
Chremes. A great deal; and, besides, I find that she's related to us.
Demipho. What? You're raving.
Chremes. You'll find it so. I know what I'm saying; I've just recalled the matter.
Demipho. Are you in your right mind?
Nausistrata. Oh, I pray you, don't wrong a kinswoman.
Demipho. She isn't a kinswoman.
Chremes. Don't contradict me. Her father went under a different name; that's how you made the mistake.