Cavaradossi is dragged away
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10. Cavaradossi is dragged away
A policeman, Sciarrone, enters and lets everyone know that, contrary to earlier reports, Napoleon has actually won the battle at Marengo. Cavaradossi then has a bit of a gloat about it to Scarpia, claiming that his days are numbered, before being dragged off kicking and screaming.