Modestus and Strythio walk to Latro’s shop. Strythio, although being Modestus’ friend, mocked him.
Where are you, Strythio? I order you to stand near me.
I'm here. How lucky I am to be standing near the man with the highest courage. You are braver than Mars himself.
All the girls love you because you are so brave and so handsome. After Vilbia saw you, she fell in love at once. She asked me so much about you.
You speak the truth. Once, I killed 3000 enemies.
She asked me, “Is he Hercules?” “Not at all! He is his brother,” I responded. Then Vilbia returned the brooch. “Modestus is giving this free brooch to you.” Vilbia, having received the brooch, responded, “How handsome and generous Modestus is! I want to have a chat with him.”
What did she say?
Look! We have arrived at Latro’s shop. Perhaps inside is Vilbia, who worships you like a god.
Oh dear! Surely she is a troublesome girl? It is difficult for me to avoid girls. I am too handsome.