Demipho. Well, I'll ask your wife to do it.
[Exeunt DEMIPHOand GETA, R.
Chremes. Now I wonder where I'm to find those women.
Enter SOPHRONAfrom DEMIPHO'S house.
Sophrona. What am I to do? Wretched woman that I am, whom can I find to befriend me? Whom can I ask for advice? Where turn for help? I'm afraid that, as a result of my counsel, my mistress may be shamefully treated, for I hear that the young man's father is furious at what he's done.
Chremes (aside). Now, who in the world is this old woman coming out of my brother's house in such a fluster?
Sophrona. It was want that drove me to it. I knew that this marriage was invalid, but I wanted her to be safe in the meantime.
Chremes (aside). By Heaven, unless my mind deceives me or my eyesight's failing, this is my daughter's nurse.
Sophrona. And the man who is her father--
Chremes (aside). What am I to do?
Sophrona. Can't as yet be discovered.
Chremes (aside). Shall I go up to her, or wait till I understand better what she's saying?
Sophrona. But if I could find him now I should have nothing to fear.
Chremes (aside). It's she herself; I'll speak to her.
Sophrona. Who's talking here?
Sophrona. And mentioning my name?