1: Late 19th Century
1: I have some jewelry I imported from Italy. It's of a very refined design, so I'm sure it'd look wonderful on you.
2: My, I can't wait to see it. I suppose I'll come visit your shoppe then, Mr. Glenn.
3: Victor, look! The marquis from today's opera is here!
4: Is that what that crowd's all about?
5: They all probably want to introduce themselves to him.
6: Can't they all just relax and enjoy the opera? What a bother...
7: I see.
8: That looks like Barbara.
9: (Over there.
12: (It's an honor to make your acquaintance!
1: Just what do you think you're doing?
2: Recently, I heard that some girl no one's heard of has been intruding on our social sphere. If that such conduct is allowed, then what's wrong with me introducing myself to the marquis? Well, Victor?
3: You're a cultured lady, sister.
4: And what is that supposed to mean?
5: Oh my, look at Mrs. Walt. She's wearing a new dress. And apparently her daughter is looking for a husband.
6: Why don't you go chat her up, Victor?
7: She doesn't deserve to be wed to a man past his prime, the poor thing.
8: So what? Economic power is all that matters where men are concerned!
9: You need to hurry up and take a bride already!
10: I did.
11: But the dead don't come back to life.
1: Don't tell me you think "Till death do us part" allows for adultery?
2: You're a romanticist to a fault, you know that?!
3: Sounds like you just want to pick on me.
4: Well, every rose has its thorns!
5: Wilton, I don't know how you deal with my sister every day. Are you sure you didn't marry the wrong girl?
6: Hah! That's my line! You're the one who ruined all the marriage proposals I brought YOU!
7: I just happen to prefer cheap follies and the French can-can to opera, that's all.
8: You didn't need to tell me that!
9: (You immoral gentleman!)
10: I'm honest with myself.
11: Is that why you weren't there for your wife when she died?
1: Your thorns truly sting, sister.
SFX: UMM ERR
2: The curtain's about to rise! Let's have some fun here!
1: Welcome home. Um... did you not enjoy yourself, sir?
2: I felt like I went all the way out there just to listen to my sister's complaints.
3: About the replacement for the maid who quit, sir,
4: a girl came by for an interview today.
5: What was your impression?
6: She's a bit mild-mannered, but she has good manners, and I believe she can be trusted.
7: Mr. Hanes, the draper, gave us his recommendation for her.
8: If she worked for him, then there should no problems. Hire her.
9: As you wish, sir.
1: I'm so glad things got decided so quickly!
2: I'm Ann Hardy. Nice to meet you.
3: I'm Melissa. The pleasure's all mine.
4: Were you a housekeeper at your previous estate?
1: You needn't feel nervous!
SFX: PAT PAT
2: Mr. Glenn has taken no wife, and he's very frank, so things are easy here!
4: Mr. Victor Glenn... lives in this big mansion all alone?
5: Apparently, he had a wife, but by the time I got here, she had already passed away.
6: He must be lonely, then.
7: Perhaps. He seems to have no qualms about enjoying himself, though...
8: Considering how rich he is, I'm surprised he doesn't hire any more maids.
9: He doesn't seem interested in taking a new wife either... yes, he's a bit of an odd one, I suppose.
1: Please have a good day, sir.
1: Can one of you gather some coal from the shed?
3: I'll go.
SFX: OOF... THIS IS RATHER HEAVY
4: We're very thankful for your contribution, Mr. Glenn.
5: I'm sure your wife is looking down on us now from the kingdom of Heaven, where she rests peacefully.
6: I'd like to think so, yes...
1: It's coming from the rear.
2: What's going on?
SFX: OHHH! AAAAHH!
SFX: THE LADDER! SOMEONE GETA BLANKET!
3: What's all the commotion?
2: How did this happen? No, more importantly... set up that ladder!
3: But it won't reach!
4: She's going to fall! She's going to fall!
5: Can't... hold on...
1: You're alright now. Are you hurt?
3: I'm very sorry, sir!
4: Don't worry about it.
7: Is Mr. Glenn hurt at all?
8: Luckily, it appears he merely sprained his ankle.
9: Is he going to fire me?
10: Just focus on making a proper apology.
1: It may swell up a bit.
2: You should feel fortunate that you didn't injure your head or your hips instead. Don't overdo it, now.
3: Sir, I've brought Ann.
4: Now then, how about an explanation? How did you find yourself up in that tree?
5: A baby bird had fallen to the ground, and I was trying to return him to his nest.
6: So you climbed the tree?
1: I'm deeply sorry!
2: So, did you manage to get the baby bird home?
4: Well, yes.
7: Yes, it is!
8: Next time you find a baby bird, I want you to call a man over first.
9: Yes sir!
1: So, you'll be the one taking care of Mr. Glenn tomorrow? That's it? No scolding? Wow!
2: Yes, he really is such a gentle man! He even said he thought it was splendid that the baby bird made it back to the nest.
3: He even said that? He really is an odd one!
4: Why do you always call him that?!
SFX: GRR GRR
5: But what kind of normal person would worry about a baby bird?
6: Good morning.
8: Wipe down my back for me.
9: Yes sir.
SFX: SHIVER SHIVER
1: That tickles! Please, you must use a little more force!
SFX: Y-yes sir!
2: What is Ann doing in there?
3: It's so early, yet Mr. Glenn is already laughing hysterically...
4: You received the newspaper and a telegram.
SFX: SAW A BOY...
6: Prepare a reply for the telegram.
1: That's Ann, isn't it? We'll have to instruct her to be more quiet.
SFX: A LITTLE ROSE...
SFX: LITTLE RED ROSE ON THE HEATH...
2: What's wrong with it? It's a pleasant song, and she's got a good voice.
SFX: YOUNG AND LOVELY LIKE THE MORNING...
3: Mr. Glenn wishes to speak with you, Ann.
4: I could even hear you out front! Maybe that's what he wants to talk to you about?
5: You rang, sir?
6: Sorry, but I want you to stop what you're doing right now and help me rearrange these books.
7: I didn't know you could sing as well. You're multi-talented.
SFX: PHEW... I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GET MAD AT ME...
1: Your voice resonates just like a lark's.
"There be none of Beauty's daughters
With a magic like thee;
And like music on the waters
Is thy sweet voice to me:
When, as if its sound were causing
The charmed ocean's pausing,
The waves lie still and gleaming,
And the lull'd winds seem dreaming."
3: Byron's 'Stanzas for Music.' Beautiful voices have entranced many a man,
4: and with his poem, Byron etched the phenomenon into history through his words.
5: Both skills are gifts from God. Have you ever thought about studying music?
6: Someone like me? I've never even dreamed of it! Please don't be cruel, sir!
1: Are you sure it's alright for you to be standing, sir? Your leg...
2: Oh, it's nothing to worry about. This one goes to the edge of the second shelf. Then, I want you to start taking down all the books on the third shelf, in order.
3: What kind of books are these?
4: Books of poetry.
5: All of them? You have quite a lot!
1: Want to try reading one?
2: You don't mind?
3: Of course not. How about this one?
4: Wow, you read it already? Did you a certain one you liked?
5: "The Daffodils."
1: Oh, that one...
"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils..."
2: Reading it made me remember going to a field of flowers with my mother and father.
3: It was late afternoon n a Sunday, and the sunlight felt so warm and nice.
4: The poem seemed to have the same atmosphere. Happy memories are food for the heart, which let us go on living.
1: What's wrong?
2: Back then, my father was still alive, and we all lived together...
3: Sorry, am I crying?
4: Have you ever been to the theatre?
6: Very soon, a troupe I know well will be doing one of Shakespeare's comedies. It'll be fun.
1: Let's go and see it together.
2: What? But I have work to do...
3: Your employer is asking you to accompany him. What do you say?
4: Yes sir!
5: Mr. Glenn announced that he's leaving. Why is the carriage still here?
6: Well, because he told me to keep it here. He said a private carriage would make too much of a scene at an old run-down theatre.
7: Are you saying that he went by stagecoach?
8: (He went to all that trouble? Mr. Glenn can be so confounding sometimes...)
1: (Wonder what kind of play it is?)
2: Now, wasn't that just magnificent?
3: Yes, sir!
4: Today was so much fun.
5: I'd like to give you a token of my thanks. Is there anything you want?
6: But I haven't done anything! All I did was accompany you.
1: Well then, is there any place you'd like to go?
2: Umm... well, in that case...
4: Paris? Rome?
5: Hamstead Heath.
6: I'd like to go on a picnic there.
7: It only takes an hour to get there. Are you sure that's where you want to go? (It's also a pretty popular tourist spot...)
8: The family I previously worked for always went there together. It was so much fun making lunches for them in the morning...
1: That's why... I've always wanted to go there once myself.
2: Anyway, it's just an idea.
SFX: TEE HEE
3: Oh? Would you rather have someone else accompany you, miss?
4: This Sunday, if it's nice weather, let's go to Hamstead.
5: With some lunch, of course.
1: You don't want to enter through the front door?
2: Melissa told me to come and go using the back door.
3: Is that right?
4: Well then, good night, Ann. Sweet dreams.
5: Good night!!
6: Please, Mr. Glenn, you mustn't toy with your maids.
7: Sorry, I just had so much fun today...
1: Please come back safely!
2: Off I go.
3: Goodbye, sir!
4: Mr. Glenn!
5: Mr. Glennnn!
6: Melissa, have you seen Mr. Glenn?!
8: Where's Ann?!
9: She's got the day off, so she went out.
10: I see...
1: His elder sister is coming to visit him! Where could he have gone?! Mr. Glennnn!
2: Maybe he didn't want to see her, so he escaped? (Hahaha...)
4: I told you, you're not allowed to let strangers inside! Get out, right this instant! What are you thinking?!
5: Mr. Glenn!
7: You're such a reliable maid.
8: Keep this a secret from your butler friend.
9: A silver coin!
10: Please, by all means, leave it to me!
11: Here's your picnic basket, sir.
1: Isn't this going to cause trouble for your butler?
2: True... guess I'll buy him a new coat to apologize.
SFX: MR. VICTOR! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
3: But today is such fine weather! How could someone stay inside on a day like this? It's the perfect day for a picnic!
4: Yes, it truly is!
5: After you.
6: Thank you so much, Mr. Glenn!
1: I wish you wouldn't call me that out here.
2: Just call me Victor.
3: But Mr. Glenn...
5: There... are so many people here!
6: Indeed there are.
7: I saw a donkey, too.
8: Would you like to ride it?
9: You can ride donkeys?
10: Yes, sweet little girl, you can.
1: Please just talk to me how you always do, Mr. Glenn!
2: Not unless you call me Victor.
3: V... V... Mr. Victor...
4: One more step, and you pass.
5: The grass feels so nice with bare feet!
6: Then let's go have ourselves a walk.
2: I should have known!
3: Where there are lots of people, there are lots of dogs...
4: Bess! Come back, Bess!
5: Clean up after your dogs!!
6: There's a lake over there.
7: I'm sure we'll be able to clean them if we wash them there.
8: I guess even you make mistakes, Mr. Gl... er, Mr. Victor.
9: You're enjoying this, aren't you?
10: I know you'll just make this into some joke later. You women love to gossip about these things.
11: If you forbid it, Mr. Victor, I won't tell anyone!
12: Oh, I don't care. One or two more jokes about me won't change anything.
1: Will you really keep quiet?
2: Yes sir!
3: This'll be our little secret, then.
4: Yes sir!
5: I love Spring. The days just keep getting longer and longer...
6: The town really looks beautiful from here, too.
7: Perhaps views like this remain in our heart precisely because they're beautiful. Or is because we feel so good that views look beautiful? Which do you think it is?
8: I don't really understand difficult things like that, but...
1: To me, everything looks more beautiful than usual today.
3: Ann, do you see how pale the moon looks?
1: You two were sure out for a while! You won't believe what happened today...
2: Mr. and Mrs. Wilton would NOT leave!
3: Huh? What's wrong? Didn't you have fun today?
4: Oh no, I had a lot of fun!
5: Good night!
1: It's been a while, Victor.
2: How are you faring, Wilton?
3: I heard you slipped out on Barbara yesterday. She was really mad about that.
4: Sorry, but I had already made other plans. Tell her I'm sorry.
5: Now, I know she can be an earful, but deep down, she really loves you. You need to try harder to get along with her.
6: I know, I know. I'll go see her later.
1: As of now, her malicious remarks feel just like the evening wind.
2: They fill the world with happiness hope, and even bring Diana to smile.
3: Ah, I see the self-titled poet is at it again...
4: Did you start dating that actress again or something?
5: No, it's been quite a while since she and I broke up.
6: I don't have anyone right now.
7: Is that so?
8: Really seems like you're in love, though.
1: Love, eh?
2: To Be Continued.
SFX: CHATTER CHATTER
1: Good morning, Mr. Glenn!
3: Oh, Mr. Glenn! We received the shipment from Valencia.
1: A new creation? Do show me.
2: Shall I send an invitation to our VIPs?
3: Yes, send out an announcement regarding our new product. Fill it with sentences that will grasp a lady's heart, Moore.
4: That's always the part I get stuck on...
5: The more embarrassed you feel writing them, the better they probably are!
6: Are these all from the shipment, Elliot?
7: But it's TOO embarrassing!
8: I'll buy this one, so remove it from the list.
9: And which lucky lady will be receiving it?
10: That's a secret.
1: You should know better than to ask questions like that.
2: Mr. Glenn's really been in good spirits.
3: That he has.
4: It must be because of a woman! That's why he took that necklace. (Heheheh)
5: And if he chose that one, then the woman must be young! It wasn't especially expensive, though, so I doubt he's going to present it to a young noblewoman or a rich lady. And it's too plain for a prostitute.
SFX: BLAH BLAH BLAH
6: Therefore, it must going to some noble lady who's fallen from grace!
7: What kind of novels have you been reading lately?
8: That was quick, sir.
9: There wasn't much to be done.
1: Where are the maids?
2: Today, a shipment of strawberries arrived from your parents, so the maids are taking care of them in the kitchen.
3: Are they making strawberry jam?!
4: These things always arrive so suddenly...
5: We should just be thankful they sent us some.
6: We'll need two more pounds of sugar.
7: Strawberries go bad quickly, so we'll have to turn them all into jam today.
8: Can I try one?
9: Yes, I'm sure one is OK...
10: So sweet!
11: And sour!
SFX: YAY YAY
12: Alright now, enough nibbling! Melissa, take over the pot for me.
1: When this shipment of strawberries arrives from Mr. Glenn's parents, that's when it really feels like summer's begun!
2: His parents own a farm, and all the vegetables we use here come from them.
3: I see the strawberries have arrived.
4: What a smell! I want to taste the jam. Oh, and can you bring it to my room with some tea and scones?
5: Mr. Glenn! You aren't supposed to come back here.
6: But Mrs. Morris, I just love the jam you make so much that I can't wait to taste it!
7: I'm happy to hear that, but it isn't ready yet.
8: You know that nothing delicious ever came from hurrying, right?
1: How much longer will it take?
2: About one or two hours.
3: That's fine, then. When it's done, bring it out to the living room.
4: I'm counting on you, Ann!
5: Yes sir!
6: What should I do?
7: We have no choice, now...
1: Here it is!
2: Oh, what a delight!
3: Freshly-baked scones and freshly-made jam make me so happy.
4: When I was a child, I would often wander into the kitchen and ask the cook for some fresh portions.
SFX: MM! DELICIOUS!
5: It looks really good.
SFX: TEE HEE
6: It is. Want to try some?
7: Oh, I didn't mean it like that!
1: Here, say, 'aaah.'
SFX: MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH
1: Want some more? It tastes better when you share it with someone else.
2: But this portion is for you, Mr. Glenn!
3: We'll just keep it between us. Say 'aaah!'
4: Oh, that's right!
1: Come here, Ann.
2: Yes, sir?
3: What do you think of this necklace?
4: (Wow...) It's wonderful.
5: I want to give this to you.
2: I couldn't possibly accept something so expensive.
3: It's not expensive! It cost maybe one guinea.
4: That's several months' wages! I could never buy such a thing!
SFX: FLAIL FLAIL
5: You don't need to pay for it.
6: Please, sir, I can't.
7: I have no reason to accept it.
1: The reason is...
2: May I take away your teacup now?
3: Hm? Yes, fine.
1: What a fool you are! If he said he was giving it to you, you should have just accepted it!
2: But I never have any opportunities to even wear a necklace...
3: You don't need to wear it! Just hide it in your shoe or something!
5: And then, when you need money, sell it!
SFX: Commoners like us need to be brave!
6: It's like a bit of insurance in case something happens!
7: You'd sell a present like that?
SFX: TSK TSK
8: If it becomes yours, then you have every right to do whatever you like with it. And laborers like us have harsh lives, remember?
1: But... I still couldn't possibly accept it.
2: Oh, the carriage is back.
3: Mr. Cyrus, has Mr. Glenn already returned?
4: Yes, but he's going out again, and I'm to see him off to the station. I hear he has business abroad.
5: Cyrus, you can load the luggage now.
6: Thank you for your help.
7: We're leaving!
1: Please come back safely!
2: Oh... come back safely...
3: Mr. Glenn will be gone on business for four or five days, but just because he's gone, I don't want any slacking off!
1: Do you think it was because of the necklace that Mr. Glenn wasn't smiling?
2: You're only starting to regret that NOW?
3: I don't want any necklaces! My mother always told me that I shouldn't want for things that are above me!
4: At my previous state, the mother got angry at me for owning a jewel that didn't fit a maid, and eventually fired me for it.
6: (That's pretty bad... although you were kind of dumb to let her find out.)
7: That's why I don't want any necklaces!
1: You shouldn't blame yourself, Ann. None of it is your fault, really.
2: Did you finish the shopping?
3: Yes. Oh, the gooseberries are here!
4: Take care of them in between the pre-treatment. We can boil them tomorrow.
5: Mrs. Morris, does Mr. Glenn like gooseberries too?
6: He doesn't especially like them, but he likes sweet things. Like pound cakes.
7: Please teach me how to make a cake!
8: I want to make one and serve it to him for his afternoon tea. Is that all right?
9: What's this all of a sudden?
1: She's just worried that she hurt Mr. Glenn's feelings, so she's trying to figure out a way to get herself out of the doghouse!
2: Melissa, shush!
3: Well, it'd certainly help me out if you learned to do some new things. And I'd be happy to teach you.
4: Thank you very much!
5: It never hurt anyone to learn something new, after all. And if you become a good cook, it'll be much easier to recommend you.
6: Yes ma'am!
7: Cleaning, laundry, cooking... next thing you know, she'll be a jack of all trades!
8: Are you averse to cooking, Melissa?
9: Well, not exactly, but I think we should have more specialized maids. All the other big estates have a separate maid for the laundry and the bath, kitchen trainees, lady's maids...
1: But big families live in all those big mansions. Mr. Glenn lives alone...
2: Hmm, true.
3: Do you think he'll ever remarry?
4: Hmm... how should I put this...
5: Perhaps it's out of consideration for his first wife.
6: You knew his first wife, Mrs. Morris?
7: Yes, Mina was such a gentle, able woman.
8: And yet, she had the misfortune to catch a terrible disease that took her life, the poor thing.
1: Mr. Glenn wasn't able to be at her side when she passed... that's the only time I've ever seen him so distraught.
2: What does it mean when you offer a woman a present, yet she won't accept it, Elliot?
SFX: RATTLE CLANG RATTLE
3: She didn't accept the necklace?
4: Figuratively speaking, that is.
5: A woman would have to have lost her marbles to turn down a present from you, Mr. Glenn!
6: Don't you dare insult her!
7: Er, figuratively speaking, I mean...
8: It better be!
1: I've never heard of a woman turning down a present, though.
2: She said it was too expensive, even though it only cost one guinea.
3: (Wow...) Perhaps she was raised to respect honest poverty. Is she of noble birth?
4: Looks like all my guesses were right.
5: She isn't of noble birth...
6: but I believe that birth has little to do with whether or not one's heart is of noble character. Perhaps it was rude of me to offer her a present so suddenly.
7: But I suppose doing something like that wouldn't necessarily make her hate me, generally speaking.
8: Yeah, I'm sure you'd be just fine, Mr. Glenn!
9: Figuratively speaking.
1: Maybe I'll try sending her some flowers next time.
SFX: DRIP DRIP
1: The weather's really taken a turn for the worse.
2: A train that left from Dover at 16:00 en route to London through Canterbury crashed after a sudden descent. Multiple injured.
3: It's terrible!
4: This was the train Mr. Glenn was scheduled to board, isn't it?
5: I'm pretty sure it was!
6: Go to the station to pick him up as planned, and find out any information on the train while you're at it.
SFX: YES SIR!
1: Seems like the railroad's still frozen for the time being.
2: If something were to happen...
3: We'll need to contact Barbara and his parents.
4: Do they mean... Mr. Glenn might not be safe?
1: Are you all right, sir?
3: The newspaper said there was a railroad accident.
4: Before the accident happened, we got word that there was a storm at sea, which turned our two-hour trip into a ten-hour one By the time we got to Dover, the railroad had closed down, so we took a carriage the rest of the way.
5: You must be so tired, sirs. Shall I prepare dinner?
6: Sounds great to me!
7: (Just what the doctor ordered!)
8: Melissa, Ann, please...
SFX: SNIFF SNIFF
1: I'm so glad...
2: you're all right...
1: Mr. Glenn!!
2: He's exhausted. He needs ample rest.
1: You're going to become a poet? That's why you quit working at city hall?
2: Have you gone mad, Victor?
3: I've already made up my mind, Barbara.
4: But what about Mina? You have a duty to provide for your wife!
5: Mina understands.
6: She knows this is my dream, and she wants to support me.
SFX: Barbara's worried about you.
7: You really acted rashly.
8: I should be able to live for several years off the fortune that's been allocated to me. All I lack is experience and insight. You need experience in order to write good poems.
9: I'm going to travel around a bit.
10: To Wales, Scotland, and Ireland...
1: You'll wait for me, won't you, Mina? I need this.
2: I promise you that I'll succeed.
3: I love you, Mina.
4: My poems aren't selling, and I'm out of money. I've gotten lost on my journey, big brother... and I'm sending you this telegram right now asking that you save me.
1: Telegram for Mr. Victor Glen!
2: Oh, I've been waiting for this! I knew my brother had it in him...
3: Mina's dead.
4: Come home at once.
1: It was cholera. She contracted it while volunteering at the church in the slums.
2: The water she drank there must have been bad.
3: By the time she noticed, the symptoms had already appeared, the poor thing. At the end, all she did was call your name.
5: This is a lie.
SFX: SKRITCH SKRITCH
6: It can't be!
1: Ahh... so warm. I knew it was lie... I knew you were still alive,
1: I'm right here,
2: Mr. Victor.
2: Yes, sir.
3: It'll be cold tonight, so I made a fire. Would you like some water?
5: Here's a change of clothes.
1: Ann... you need to go back to your room, or else you'll catch my fever.
2: I've been here the entire time, so it's probably already too late.
3: You don't need to worry about me.
5: I've hardly ever caught a cold, and I'm always fine on even the hottest and coldest days. Really, you needn't worry yourself!
1: I love you.
2: Will you believe me?
2: I was worried that you were going to reject me like you did with the necklace... or maybe you're merely trying to be kind to me.
3: Either way, I'm happy.
4: I... love you too, Mr. Victor.
5: I mean it!
1: Whenever you smile at me, I feel so warm...
2: That's enough to make me happy. I don't need anything else.
3: I love your smile too.
4: Uh-oh... I feel like I want to kiss you. Is it all right?
5: I might give you my fever...
6: It's... fine.
SFX: HEHEH... HAHAHA...
1: (Umm...) the doctor said you needed to get ample rest. Perhaps you should lie back down now.
SFX: HUH? HUH? The next part?
2: Good idea. We'll do the next part later.
1: When I was at my friend's house the other day, I saw a new type of rose.
2: He promised to give me some... will you accept them from me?
3: The type of rose is called "Ann of Gaeastein."
4: When you call them Ann, they smile back.
5: Did you just choose them because of their name?
SFX: SNICKER SNICKER
6: They're lovely climbing roses. I liked the name too, of course.
1: Thank you very much. I'll take good care of them.
2: You really like things that take time and effort, rather than money, don't you? I'm glad I was able to please you.
3: Someone might see us!
4: So? I don't mind.
1: Coleridge! What have you been teaching your maids?!
2: Maids who act too close with their employers are vulgar!
SFX: YES, MA'AM...
SFX: WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH HIM?
3: This is why he needs a woman in the house!
1: Mr. Glenn,
2: your sister has arrived with a guest. Please come inside to greet them.
3: All right...
SFX: WHAT DOES SHE WANT NOW?
4: Victor should be on his way. Sorry to make you wait, Margaret.
5: It's fine.
6: Yes, we feel very fortunate that you've given us this marriage opportunity.
1: Since you and the roses share the same name,
2: how about we plant some here in this garden?
1: Mr. Glenn, you have guests waiting. Please come inside.
3: I know that Victor is an uninhibited man, so I don't think this is all your fault, but...
4: You must not forget your status as a maid.
5: A maid and her employer cannot become too close. Do you understand?
1: There isn't a single family who is willing to hire a mad who's gotten involved in some sort of misconduct with her previous employer.
2: If you intended to continue working as one,
3: then you need to stop getting close with Mr. Victor. All right?
4: Yes sir...
1: Victor! How rude of you to make your guests wait so long!
2: This is Margaret Crowley, a distant relative of Wilton's.
3: It's an honor to meet you, Ms. Crowley.
1: The reason we've come to visit you today
2: is because we'd like to peruse your jewelry collection.
4: I only store my products at my shoppe.
6: we plan to visit your shoppe at a later date.
7: However, we were afraid to suddenly show up at your place of work, only to be treated like 'mere customers,' so we came to introduce ourselves to you here.
9: Please, rest at ease. I will make sure that you receive our highest quality of service.
1: Well, in that case, see you at your shoppe.
2: Allow me to send you home in one of my carriages.
3: Have a good day, sir.
4: Be careful on your way home.
1: Mr. Glenn isn't too bad a man...
2: Yes, he has a carriage, and he seems to be a decent merchant.
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3: Well yes, and he is the third son of the Glenns, an noble county family.
4: If something were to happen to his siblings, he would become their heir.
5: The possibility is low... I suppose it's better than no possibility, though.
6: Now, now, Margaret...
7: Try thinking more positively.
8: Yes... it seems like he has a bit of capital on him, but it'll be his second marriage, and he's middle-aged. It won't be an easy decision. Marriage can end up being a lifelong problem for us women, after all.
1: Barbara! What was the meaning of that?!
2: That was one of your prospective brides you just chased out. I know she's a bit old, but she's the daughter of a noble family, so I think it'd be a pretty good deal for you.
3: Still! I didn't hear anything about this! Please, at the very least, you can't just arrange these things without asking me!
4: I only did it out of concern for you and the Glenn legacy.
5: Well, thank you, but I'd rather you just stayed out of it.
6: Now, if I did that, then who would be left to keep you in check?!
7: Keep me in check?
1: The only women you ever spend time with are completely unworthy!
2: Prostitutes, actresses... and now a maid?
3: Oh, so you saw me?
4: What could be so fun about playing around with a young maid? A gentleman like you should be ashamed of himself!
1: not playing around with her.
3: Do you have any idea what you're saying?
4: I'd appreciate it if you kept the jests to a minimum!
5: Please, just leave me for today.
7: If I hear any more out of you, I feel like I'll come to hate you.
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2: Where's Ann?
3: I sent her out on errands.
5: Good morning! I'll place your morning water here.
1: Good morning, Ann.
2: Have a good day, sir.
1: Bring me some tea.
2: Yes, sir.
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3: (Sigh...) Melissa. Where has Ann been? Is she under the weather?
4: Ann is busy learning how to cook.
1: Mrs. Morris!
2: Where's Ann?!
3: In the laundry room.
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1: Good morning...
1: I finally caught you.
2: You've been avoiding me the whole time, haven't you? Why?
1: Did I do something wrong?
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2: Did something happen?
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3: Did someone tell you something?
4: Who was it? Coleridge?
5: He was just thinking of me...
6: Please don't get angry!
7: What did he say?
1: I won't get mad at him,
2: so just tell me. Please?
3: He said that no one ever hires a maid who's made mistakes,
4: so I need to stop getting close to you.
1: I love you.
2: And I know this isn't a mistake. Don't you love me too?
1: Whenever I'm with you, I forget everything else.
2: You're my employer, and I'm your maid... we live in different worlds.
1: Mr. Glenn, Ms. Crowley is here to see you.
2: I'll be right out.
4: It's so hard to decide on just one...
1: I have other business to attend to, dear, so I'll be back to pick you up later.
2: Thank you.
3: Please take good care of her, Mr. Glenn.
4: Since we have some time, would you like to go on a little stroll? There's a gallery nearby.
5: Mr. Glenn, I heard that you're the son of an noble county family. Why did you decide to become a merchant?
6: Because a name is just about all the third son gets, even if he is from a noble family.
1: I think a name can still make a big difference, though.
3: For example, if I was just a normal, middle-class man with no connection to the Glenns, would you have wanted to meet me?
4: I don't see how you expect me to answer such a unrealistic question.
5: Sorry, my mistake.
6: Oh, this piece...
1: I loved this one.
2: Mina and I often came to look at it together.
2: Was she your younger sister?
4: Mina is my late wife.
5: I wish you wouldn't compare me to your previous wife.
6: Ms. Crowley, I believe I owe you an apology.
1: Welcome home, sir.
3: Tell Ann to come to my room.
4: Mr. Glenn, there's something I wish to speak to you about.
5: If it's about Ann, then I'll listen to it later. Please, just do as I say.
6: Call Ann to my room.
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2: I'm so glad you came.
1: I'm your maid, so it's my duty to come if you call.
2: Where did you learn such lonely words?
3: I called you because I wanted to see you.
4: If you don't want to be here, then you're free to leave.
5: Will you come in?
2: You can relax.
3: So, Ann... er,
4: Ms. Hardy.
5: Yes, sir?
6: There's something I want to talk to you about.
7: Yes, sir?
8: I've been thinking about a lot lately,
9: and no matter how I think about it, I always end up at the same conclusion.
11: I love you,
12: Ms. Hardy.
1: Y... yes, sir...
2: What I'm trying to say is, I love you without any hesitation.
3: So I'm begging you...
4: Will you marry me?
1: Mr. Glenn?
2: It's Victor.
3: Ever since I met you, I've been so happy. There's still so much I want to talk to you about. I want to see you smile more, too...
4: I couldn't think of living on without you.
1: I'm... not fit to become your wife, Mr. Glenn...
2: Why not? I'm just a simple merchant.
3: If you lack knowledge, then learn. I'll support you. I have experience, and I promise never to make you despair.
4: So please...
5: Just think about it.
2: The fact that you're a maid, and live in a different world from myself, and our difference in age... those are indeed obstacles. But they can be overcome.
3: The important part is that I love you,
4: and whether or not you can love me.
1: This ring...
2: When you've made your decision, put it on your left ring finger.
3: Well, there goes another day...
4: You've been really out of it since the sun went down. What's wrong?
1: Umm... Melissa...
3: Hm? What's wrong?
5: got asked to get married by someone.
6: (Wow!) By who?
9: You're kidding!
10: That's what it sounds like, doesn't it?
11: Is that the truth?
1: I... always thought my marriage would be more normal.
2: That I would marry a craftsman, or a normal working man... not Mr. Glenn...
3: If you don't want to, then just say no.
4: Aww, come on! You're so easy to read! "I love him" is written all over your face! Seriously? What's so good about that old guy?
5: I noticed how well you two got along... and thought it'd be better if you just cut it off quickly.
1: I've heard so many stories about maids that he played with and then threw away.
2: Some of them even got so ruined that they were force to sell themselves on street corners afterwards. To me, you just looked like another naive fool.
3: I never would have guessed
4: that he was serious about you!
5: You should accept his request.
6: You really think it's OK?
7: Why not? If you're both serious, that is.
1: The better you take care of them, the more beautiful they become!
1: Mrs. Wilton!
2: Isn't Victor home yet?
3: I'm afraid not.
4: Then I'll wait for him to return.
6: Have the brunette bring me out some tea.
1: Your tea, ma'am.
2: What's your name?
3: Ann Hardy.
4: What do your parents do?
5: My father worked at a factory, but he died in an accident.
6: Right now, my mother is working as a live-in maid at a different estate.
1: If your mother's also a maid, then she should have taught you how to act like one.
2: Perhaps your lack of a father
3: made her go easy on you.
4: I don't know what Victor said to you,
5: but you're just a maid. You need to learn your place!
1: I just...
2: (My!)You really don't know anything, do you? The only answer a maid is allowed to give is "Yes sir" or "Yes ma'am!"
3: If other people were to find out that Victor was whispering sweet nothings to some maid, he'd become a laughingstock!
4: You'd do nothing but humiliate him.
5: Do you understand?
1: I don't mind writing a recommendation for you to work somewhere else.
2: Just get away from Victor!
1: Cyrus, how could you make Mr. Glenn carry his own luggage?
3: It's my precious rosebud. I want to plant it myself, so keep your hands off.
4: Mr. Glenn, um...
5: Barbara's here?
1: Wow, you seem absolutely livid today.
2: I received a letter from Mrs. Crowley! "You offered me up to a man who already loves someone else? How could you disgrace me like this?!" I'd say the same thing to you!
3: That's what you get for setting things up without talking to me first.
4: You humiliate someone, and then you laugh about it?!
5: You need to find a wife who's fit to be a member of the Glenn family!
6: I've already decided on who my wife will be.
7: She can't be a maid!
1: She'll be able to learn all of the high-class customs you throw at her. I'm sure of it.
2: You mean... you were actually serious about this? Oh, the horror!
3: Luckily, your maid seems to possess the common sense that you lack.
4: What did you do to her?
5: I just spoke with her for a bit.
6: Coleridge, where's Ann?
8: quit working for us.
1: Why didn't you stop her?! You don't work for Barbara, you work for me! How could you let such a thing happen without my permission?!
2: Stop getting so worked up over a single maid.
3: A single maid?
4: Ann isn't just a maid! She's priceless to me!
5: You have no idea how happy that girl has made me!
1: You're the one who needs to leave!
2: I don't want you ever coming into my house again! You hear me?!
4: If Ann doesn't come back, then I'll curse you for the rest of my life,
6: When did she leave?
7: Just after noon.
8: She might still be close by, then. Send out people to find her.
1: We couldn't find her nearby.
2: Maybe she went to her mother?
3: The recommendation she received was for an estate that's a bit far away... it'd take her a day to get there.
4: Does she have any place to go in London? She used to work at the Hanes estate, didn't she? Send someone there.
1: The address written on her recommendation was the old address of the house that Ann lived in when she was a child,
2: and someone else had already moved in.
3: At her previous place of work, there wasn't a single person who was still in contact with her,
4: and there was no way to find out the address of her mother's place of work.
1: There are over 100,000 maids working in London right now...
2: How am I supposed to find Ann in a place like this?
3: It's like looking for a needle in a haystack!
1: Are you looking for Ann too, Mr. Elliot?
2: Well, I can't ignore a direct request from Mr. Glenn. I've been traveling around to every employment agency in London and speaking with them one by one.
3: Still, I have to say I'm surprised.
4: Never thought he'd fall in love with a teenage maid.
5: And what's wrong with being a maid?
6: Nothing. I'm impressed.
7: It's just, if the social status is the problem, then he could have simply kept her as a lover. But he asked her to marry him, didn't he? He's much purer than I took him for.
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8: I just hope he finds her...
1: You should at least eat your breakfast!
2: I don't want it.
3: It'll take a few minutes to prepare the carriage, you know!
4: I'll find a cab.
5: You haven't eaten properly for days now, sir. It may end up affecting your constitution!
6: Mr. Glenn...
7: Please... haven't you had enough already?
8: Don't ever speak that way to me again!
SIGN: Employment Agency
1: Hardy... Ann... sorry, but we don't have anyone by that name here.
2: Another young girl got murdered.
3: It's all written here.
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4: It's not her...
2: Mr. Glenn... perhaps you've had too much to drink? You don't look much different from a drunk on a street corner.
3: If only drinking could kill me.
4; Ann's still alive, you know!
1: That she is. I just can't find her...
2: We're both alive, yet we can't see each other.
3: Perhaps Ann doesn't want to see me again?
4: She may, but circumstances may be preventing her from doing so.
5: She hardly ever gets to see her own mother!
6: They're both working as maids in estates far away from each other. Exchanging a letter once a month is all they can handle!
7: I see... a letter once a month with her mother... I never even knew about that...
1: Letters from her mother?
2: Here's one of the letters.
3: It arrived just after Ann left.
4: You were hiding it?
5: I merely thought that your infatuation with Ann was a temporary disease.
7: Are you really on the same side as Barbara? You don't want me to marry a simple maid?
8: I think that Ann is a good, honest maid... but as to whether she's fit to become Mrs. Glenn, that's a different story.
9: I trust you, and I've thought about the misgivings you possess.
1: It's true.
2: There are many noble women out there who may act the part better, but the one I love is Ann. Her, and no one else.
3: I already lost Mina.
4: I couldn't bear to lose Ann as well.
5: Please, just let me be selfish this one time. And if possible, I want you to support her as well.
6: You aren't angry about what I did?
7: This is my only clue.
8: Thank you for not throwing it out.
9: Mr. Glenn...
1: Her mother works in Guildford, Surrey.
1: You're late, Ann!
2: I'm sorry, ma'am.
3: How could we run out of firewood on such a cold day? What were you thinking?
4: I'm very sorry.
1: Thank you for this meal.
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2: Is this the Sandys residence?
3: Yes, it is.
4: But they're in the middle of dinner right now... is this urgent?
5: That voice...
6: It's you, Ann, isn't it?
1: Mr. Victor?
2: That's right. It's me.
3: I've been looking for you this whole time... because you still have yet to give me your answer.
4: I thought I returned the ring.
5: But did you really want to? Do you not love me? Is that your answer? In that case, I want you to say it to my face.
6: Please, Ann.
7: Open the door.
1: Oh, what a relief. You're still alive!
2: So warm...
3: I never stopped thinking about you for a single day. I wondered if you were going hungry... if something bad had happened to you... and whether or not you were still alive.
1: Thinking about you so much, without ever being able to see you, made me feel like I was wandering in the darkness without a single light to guide me.
2: All that I ever imagined were misfortunes.
3: I tried hard not to remember you, Mr. Victor.
4: We had so much fun that...
5: when I remembered...
6: all that ever came out... were tears...
1: I love you.
2: I'll say it as many times as I need you, as long as it'll keep you by my side. I love you, Ann.
1: Is it really all right for me to stay with you?
2: Every day you're gone, I'm trapped in darkness. Please don't cast me into it again.
3: Yes sir.
4: Marry me.
5: Yes sir...
6: Why are you letting all that cold wind in? What are you doing, Ann?!
1: Welcome home, Mr. Glenn.
2: Welcome home, Ann.
1: Allow me to introduce my fiance, Ms. Hardy.
2: Nice to meet you.
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3: You'll help us celebrate, won't you?
4: You don't hate me any more?
5: How could I ever hate my dear elder sister? Of course not! I love you!
7: Can I come over to visit again?
8: Of course!
9: Then I'll be happy to help you celebrate. (Phew!)
10: I hear about what you said to her. She was pretty shocked.
11: In exchange, I want you to entrust that girl to us for a year. We'll raise her up into a proper lady!
1: A whole year?
2: Just one year.
3: You just want to bully her!
4: You really think I'm that petty a person? That hurts!
SFX: CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW CRUEL HE IS?
SFX: MM, MM...
5: I'll be fine! I'll work really hard!
6: Hmm... bride training for a whole year, huh? You sure it's really all right for me to attend the ceremony?
7: They want to have a family-only ceremony, but Mr. Glenn has such distinguished family members. The only family that Ann's got is her mother, so we need to try and balance things out.
1: So I went around and talked to everyone I could, from his clients to people from the pubs he frequents!
SFX: TODAY'S A SPECIAL DAY! FREE ROUNDS FOR EVERYONE!
SFX: SO I'M JUST ONE OF THEM?
2: She looks so beautiful.
SFX: The acting father
4: This is nerve-wracking...
5: Doesn't it make you want to get married too, Melissa?
6: With whom?
1: I dunno... with me?
2: Try whispering some sweet nothings to me, then!
3: Or just tell me you love me.