A GARDEN HOUSE
MARGARET runs in, hides behind the door, holds the tip of her
fingers to her lips, and peers through the crevice.
Margaret. He's coming!
Faust [enters]. Rogue, it's thus you tease!
I've caught you!
He kisses her.
Margaret [embracing him and returning the kiss].
Best of men, I love you from my heart?
Faust [stamping]. Who's there?
Mephistopheles. A friend!
Faust. A beast!
Mephistopheles. I think it's time to part.
Martha [enters]. Yes, sir, it's late.
Faust. Mayn't I escort you, please?
Margaret. My mother would- Good-by!
Faust. Must I go then?
Margaret. But soon to meet again!
FAUST and MEPHISTOPHELES exeunt.
Margaret. Dear God! The things that such a man
Can think of! Everything! I only can
Stand there before him shamed and quivering
And answer "Yes" to everything.
I am a poor unknowing child, and he-
I do not see what he can find in me.