By Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, Penguin

ISBN-10: 0582419344

ISBN-13: 9780582419346

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Everything that his mother Gertrude or the king could do to try to raise his spirits was useless. He still appeared in court in black clothes, in memory of his father. He had not even taken it off on the day his mother was married, and he could not be persuaded to j o i n in any of the celebrations on what seemed to h i m a shameful day. He was most troubled by an uncertainty about the manner of his father's death. Claudius had made it known that a snake had bitten h i m . But young Hamlet had strong suspicions that Claudius himself was the snake, and that the snake that had bitten his father now wore his crown.

The poor man put his doubts to one side when Romeo offered h i m some gold, and sold h i m a poison which he said would kill h i m quickly if he swallowed it, even if he had the strength of 20 men. W i t h this poison Romeo set out for Verona to see his dear 48 49 had sold h i m . Its action was deadly and real, unlike that of the liquid which Juliet had drunk; the effect of her drug was now nearly at an end. lady in her grave, intending then to take the poison and be buried by her side. He reached Verona at midnight and found the churchyard, in the middle of which stood the ancient grave of the Capulets.

His dress, speech and behaviour became w i l d and strange, and he pretended to be a madman so excellently that the king and queen were both deceived. N o t thinking that his grief for his father's death could produce such illness in his mind, they believed that it was caused by love. Before Hamlet fell into this sad condition, he had dearly loved a beautiful girl called Ophelia, the daughter of Polonius, the king's chief minister. He had sent her letters and rings, and made many offers of love to her, and she had believed all his promises.

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