The Valkyrie: Act One, Scene Two - Hunding's hut: Siegmund, Sieglinde, and Hunding
Sieglinde’s gruff, authoritarian husband Hunding now enters his home, suspicious of the strange new guest Siegmund:
[Sieglinde hears Hunding coming home and lets him in.]
([[ #67: ]] Hunding, armed with shield and spear, enters and stops in the doorway on noticing Siegmund. Hunding turns to Sieglinde with an expression of stern inquiry.) (…)
Sieglinde: Faint by the hearth I found this man: need [“Noth”] has brought him to our house. (#62)
Hunding: You tended him?
Sieglinde: (calmly) His lips I moistened, I cared for him as any host would.
Siegmund: (observing Hunding calmly and resolutely) for shelter and drink I have to thank her: would you chide your wife for that?
Hunding: (aside) How like the woman he looks! The selfsame glittering serpent is glinting in his eye, too. (#21 vari on bass clarinet?: He conceals his dismay and turns to Siegmund as though quite naturally. #62?; #67?) Far indeed have you fared on your way; no horse rode he who found rest here: what impassable pathways caused you pain?