Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by LeadHead, Jun 23, 2011.
T'PAU: He acts only if cowardice is seen. She will choose her champion.
T'PAU: Do not attempt to speak with him, Kirk. He is deep in the plak-tow, the blood fever. He will not speak with thee again until he has passed through what is to come. If thee wishes to depart, thee may leave now.
(Kirk looks at McCoy and briefly smiles toward T'Pau)
Kirk: We'll stay.
T'PAU: Spock chose his friends well.
McCoy: Ma'am, I don't understand. Are you saying that she has rejected him, that she doesn't want him anymore?
T'PAU: He will have to fight for her. It is her right. T'Pring: thee has chosen the kal-if-fee, the challenge. Thee are prepared to become the property of the victor?
T'Pring: I am prepared.
T'PAU: Spock, does thee accept the challenge according to our laws and customs?
(A single nod. T'Pring looks at the young man who followed her in.)
KIRK: Think Spock can take him?
MCCOY: I doubt it. Not in his present condition.
T'PAU: T'Pring, thee will choose thy champion.
T'PRING: As it was in the dawn of our days, as it is today, as it will be for all tomorrows, I make my choice. This one.
(She steps past the expectant Stonn and points at Kirk.)
STONN: No! I am to be the one. It was agreed.
T'PAU: Be silent.
STONN: Hear me! I have made the ancient claim. I claim the right. The woman is-
STONN: I ask forgiveness.
T'PAU: Kirk? T'Pring is within her rights, but our laws and customs are not binding on thee. Thee are free to decline with no harm on thyself.
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