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T'PAU: Thee speaks?
SPOCK: My friend does not understand.
T'PAU: The choice has been made, Spock. It is up to him now.
SPOCK: He does not know. I will do what I must, T'Pau, but not with him! His blood does not burn. He is my friend!
T'PAU: It is said thy Vulcan blood is thin. Are thee Vulcan or are thee human?
SPOCK: I burn, T'Pau. My eyes are flame. My heart is flame. Thee has the power, T'Pau...In the name of my fathers, forbid. Forbid! T'Pau...I plead with thee! I beg...
T'PAU: Thee has prided thyself on thy Vulcan heritage. It is decided.
KIRK: What happens to Spock if I decline?
T'PAU: Another champion will be selected. Do not interfere, Kirk. Keep thy place.
MCCOY: You can't do it, Jim.
Kirk: I can't?
MCCOY: No. She said their laws and customs were not binding on you.
Kirk: And you said Spock might not be able to handle him. Now, if I could knock Spock out without really hurting him...
McCOY: In this climate? If the heat doesn't get ya, the thin air will! You can't do it!
KIRK: If I get into any trouble, I'll quit. And Spock wins, and honor is satisfied.
MCCOY: Jim, listen, if you....
KIRK: Bones, he's my first officer and my friend. I disregarded Starfleet orders to bring him here. Another thing... that's T'Pau of Vulcan. All of Vulcan in one package. How can I back out in front of her?
T'PAU: It is done. Kirk, decide.
Kirk: I accept the challenge.
T'PAU: Here begins the act of combat for possession of the woman, T'Pring. As it was at the time of the beginning, so it is now. Bring forth the lirpa.
(They are presented with wicked-looking half moon blades set in a wooden shaft, with a counterweight at the other end.)
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