HAMLET’S LETTER: Finding ourselves too slow to sail away, we were compelled to fight . . .
And in the battle, I boarded their ship.
Just then, they got clear of our ship, so I became the pirates’ prisoner.
They’ve treated me quite mercifully for thieves, but they know what they’re doing. I’m to do them a favor in return.
Let the king have the letters I have sent, then come to me as quickly as you would flee death. I have words for your ear that will make you speechless, yet those words can’t even express half of it. These good fellows will take you to where I am. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern hold their course for England. I have much to tell you about them.
Your trusted friend,
HORATIO: Come, I will show you how to deliver these letters. Do it quickly so that you can take me to the man who sent them.