It sounds like the song of an angel, but it is only lakme, the Brahmin's daughter.
The conspirators go off, leaving lakme alarmed and disconsolate.
After removing her jewels and placing them upon a stone table, lakme proposes a row on the river.
But lakme is more sad than glad, for she knows of impending danger.
As Gerald draws nearer, lakme becomes more and more disturbed.
The final rapturous tone has scarcely subsided when lakme hears her father approach.
lakme was one of Patti's most successful rles, and very few other singers have ventured to attempt it.
He has cleverly surmised that lakme was the attraction inducing the stranger to trespass on sacred ground.
His followers second the cry, while lakme stands aside in fear and trembling.
lakme grasps his hand in gratitude, but motions him aside as she perceives Gerald thoughtfully returning.