Frederick was seated in his arm-chair, upon his lap Alkmene, when the crown prince entered.
Alkmene let the pen fall, and looked up at the king intently.
"Yes, Alkmene is the court-lady to-day, and Diana the companion," he nodded.
Profound silence reigned in the chamber for a moment, until Alkmene crept out from under the chair and again howled piteously.
Jupiter personates Amphitruo, and so gains admission to his wife, Alkmene!