2 Sailors, sir: they say they have letters for you.
3 Let them come in. Exit Servant 4 I do not know from what part of the world 5 I should be greeted, if not from Lord Hamlet.
6 God bless you, sir.
7 Let him bless thee too.
8 He shall, sir, an't please him. There's a letter for 9 you, sir; it comes from the ambassador that was 10 bound for England; if your name be Horatio, as I am 11 let to know it is.
Reads 12 'Horatio, when thou shalt have overlooked 13 this, give these fellows some means to the king: 14 they have letters for him. Ere we were two days old 15 at sea, a pirate of very warlike appointment gave us 16 chase. Finding ourselves too slow of sail, we put on 17 a compelled valour, and in the grapple I boarded 18 them: on the instant they got clear of our ship; so 19 I alone became their prisoner. They have dealt with 20 me like thieves of mercy: but they knew what they 21 did; I am to do a good turn for them. Let the king 22 have the letters I have sent; and repair thou to me 23 with as much speed as thou wouldst fly death. I 24 have words to speak in thine ear will make thee 25 dumb; yet are they much too light for the bore of 26 the matter. These good fellows will bring thee 27 where I am. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern hold their 28 course for England: of them I have much to tell 29 thee. Farewell. 30 'He that thou knowest thine, HAMLET.' 31 Come, I will make you way for these your letters; 32 And do't the speedier, that you may direct me 33 To him from whom you brought them.