[Sample] London Romance
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.
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