GIANETTINO (in a scarlet mantle), LOMELLINO--(Servants going before them with torches).
GIANET. (stops). Who was it that commanded the alarm to be beat?
LOMEL. A cannon was fired on board one of the galleys.
GIANET. The slaves perhaps have risen in mutiny. (Firing heard at the gate of St. Thomas.)
LOMEL. Hark!--A shot!
GIANET. The gate is open. The guards are in confusion! (To the servants.)--Quick, rascals! Light us to the har hour. (Proceeding hastily towards the gate.)
The former; BOURGOGNINO, with some CONSPIRATORS, coming from the gate of St. Thomas.
BOURG. Sebastian Lascaro was a brave soldier.
ZEST. He defended himself like a bear, till he fell.
GIANET. (steps back startled). What do I hear?--(to his servants.) Stop!
BOURG. Who goes there with torches?
LOMEL. (to GIANET.). Prince, they are enemies! Turn to the left.
BOURG. (calls to them peremptorily). Who goes there with the torches?
ZENT. Stand! Your watch-word?
GIANET. (draws his sword fiercely). Loyalty and Doria!
BOURG. (foaming with rage). Violator of the republic, and of my bride!--(To the CONSPIRATORS, rushing upon GIANET.) --Brothers, this shortens our labour. His devils themselves deliver him into our hands--(runs him through with his sword.)
GIANET. (falling). Murder! Murder! Murder! Revenge me, Lomellino-----
LOMEL. and SERVANTS (flying). Help! Murder! Murder!
ZENT. (hallooing with vehemence). Doria is down Stop the Count Lomellino!--(LOMEL. is taken.)