WERNER (with a purse full of gold), the rest as before
Wer. Here I am already, Major!
| Maj. T. (without looking at him). Who wants you?|| 2|
| Wer. I have brought more money! A thousand pistoles!|| 3|
| Maj. T. I do not want them!|| 4|
| Wer. And to-morrow, Major, you can have as many more.|| 5|
| Maj. T. Keep your money!|| 6|
| Wer. It is your money, Major
I do not think you see whom you are speaking to!|| 7|
| Maj. T. Take it away! I say.|| 8|
| Wer. What is the matter with you?I am Werner.|| 9|
| Maj. T. All goodness is dissimulation; all kindness deceit.|| 10|
| Wer. Is that meant for me?|| 11|
| Maj. T. As you please!|| 12|
| Wer. Why I have only obeyed your commands.|| 13|
| Maj. T. Obey once more, and be off!|| 14|
| Wer. Major (vexed). I am a man|| 15|
| Maj. T. So much the better!|| 16|
| Wer. Who can also be angry.|| 17|
| Maj. T. Anger is the best thing we possess.|| 18|
| Wer. I beg you, Major.|| 19|
| Maj. T. How often must I tell you? I do not want your money!|| 20|
| Wer. (in a rage). Then take it, who will! (Throws the purse on the ground, and goes to the side).|| 21|
| Min. (to FRANZISKA). Ah! Franziska, I ought to have followed your advice. I have carried the jest too far.Still, when he hears me
(going to him).|| 22|
| Fran. (without answering MINNA, goes up to WERNER). Mr. Sergeant|| 23|
| Wer. (pettishly). Go along!|| 24|
| Fran. Ah! what men these are.|| 25|
| Min. Tellheim! Tellheim! (TELLHEIM, biting his fingers with rage, turns away his face, without listening.) No, this is too bad
You are mistaken!
A mere misunderstanding. Tellheim, will you not hear your Minna? Can you have such a suspicion?
I break my engagement with you? I came here for that purpose?