Hamlet Analysis In Modern English

Act 4

Scene 6

Horatio: Who wants to talk?
Servant: Sailors. They say they have letters for you.
Horatio: Let them in. I don't know anyone overseas except for Hamlet.
First Sailor: God bless you.
Horatio: Let God bless you too.
First Sailor: If you are Horatio, then you need to see this.

'Horatio, once these men show you this letter, send them to the king. Two days into the sea, pirates overthrew our ship. Somehow I ended up on the pirate's ship. I am their slave, and they treated me well. I need to return the favor. Come and get me as quick as you would want to escape death. I have things to tell you that you won't believe, but they are not important now. These men will bring you to me. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are still bound for England, and I must tell you of them. Good bye.

I'll show you to the king and you will show me to Hamlet.