Prince: forbid you to set the crown of England upon that head. I am the king! Hertford: Seize the little vagabond! Tom: I forbid it! He is the king (knells before prince) Oh, my lord the king let poor tom canty be the firdst to say, "put on your crown and enter into your own right again."(hertford and several lords look at the boys.) Hertford: this is strange indeed. (to tom) by favor, sir, I wish to ask certain questions of this lad. Prince I will answer truly to whatever you may ask, my lord.
Hertford: But if you have been well trained, you may answer my questions as well as our lord the king . I heed a definite proof. (thinks a moment) Ah! where lies the great seal of England? It has been missing for weeks, and only the true prince of whales can say where it lies.
Ah! I remember! (to st John) Go my good st john, and you shall find the great seal in the armor that hangs on the wall in my chamber.(st. John hesitates, but at a nod from Tom, hurries of.)