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In this brief scene, Ferneze confronts the Turkish emissary Callapine and refuses to render the tribute imposed by the Turks. In response, Callapine threatens that Calymath will destroy Malta. Ferneze bids the Maltese prepare for war.
This scene advances the play's plot while maintaining suspense about what will happen at the nunnery. Ferneze's defiant attitude, as readers are already aware, relies on his reassurances from the Spanish naval officer Martin del Bosco.