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The previous night they spoke on the balcony about marriage plans. Even though they had only met that night, they believed that they were meant for eachother. The Nurse was appointed their messenger, because they are not allowed to be seen together. She was sent to talk to Romeo about the marriage plans. Her job was to gather the information, and bring it back to Juliet. When the Nurse first meets Romeo, she is a little shaky about letting Juliet marry him, but after talking to him she feels that he is worthy to marry her. They make a plan about how they will get away with the secret marriage. The plan was that they were going to go to Friar Lawrence's cell to get married. Romeo was going give the nurse a tackled stair, or ladder, to let down on the balcony so that he will climb up and sleep with Juliet that night. Juliet was waiting impatiently at the house while all of this was going on. When the nurse arrived, Juliet was jump up and down with excitement.
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