Jane Eyre


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"My name is Jane Eyre...

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"I was born in 1820, a harsh time of change in England.

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"Money and position seemed all that mattered.

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"Charity was a cold and disagreeable word.

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"Religion too often wore a mask of bigotry and cruelty.

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"There was no proper place for the poor or the unfortunate.

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"I had no father or mother, brother or sister.

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"As a child I lived with my aunt, Mrs Reed of Gateshead Hall.

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"I do not remember that she ever spoke one kind word to me."

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Careful, Bessie. She bites!

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Come on out, Jane Eyre.

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Mrs Reed wants to see you in the drawing room.

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-Go on, knock!

-Don't bully the child.

-Knock!

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Come in.

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This, Mr Brocklehurst, is the child in question.

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She's the daughter of my late husband's sister,

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by an unfortunate union we prefer to forget.

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For some years she's lived here.

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The recipient, I see, of every care

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which one could lavish upon her.

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Come here, little girl.

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What is your name?

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Jane Eyre, sir.

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Well, Jane Eyre, and are you a good child?

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The less said, the better.

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-Indeed?

-Today she struck her cousin brutally, without provocation.

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-That isn't true!

-Jane.

-He hit me first!

-Silence!

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-John, dear, did you strike her first?

-No, Mama.

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You did! You knocked me down and made my head bleed.

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-I did not!

-You did!

-Silence!

-You did!

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I won't hear your odious lies.

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You see how passionate and wicked she is?

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I do, indeed. Come here, child.

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You and I must have some talk.

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No sight so sad as that of a wicked child.

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Where do the wicked go when dead?

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They go to Hell.

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-What is hell?

-A pit full of fire.

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Should you like to burn forever?

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-no, sir!

-What must you do?

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Keep good health, and not die.

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But children younger than you die daily.

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Only last week we buried a child of five.

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A good, little child, whose soul is in heaven.

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And your soul?

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-I don't see why it shouldn't go too!

-YOU don't see!

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But others see clearly, do they not, Mrs Reed?

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-You have heard of Lowood?

-No, sir.

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It is a school for unfortunate orphans.

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My estate is nearby.

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As Chairman of the Board, I supervise.

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Would you like to go there, little girl?

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You mean, and not live HERE any more?

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I don't know what Aunt would say.

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It was your kind benefactress who suggested it.

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-Do you wish to go?

-Yes, sir!

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A wise choice, wiser than you know.

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Pray God to take away your heart of stone, and make you meek, humble,

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and penitent. Rest assured, Mrs Reed,

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we shall collaborate with the Almighty.

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-Bessie?

-Yes, Jane?

-I never dreamt I'd get away till I was grown up.

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Won't you be sorry to leave poor old Bessie?

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What does Bessie care? Always scolding and punishing.

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All the same, I am rather sorry to be leaving you.

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Rather sorry?

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Is that all?

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I suppose you'd rather not kiss me?

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I'll kiss you, and welcome, Bessie!

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You're such a strange, solitary thing.

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Here's a keepsake, Jane.

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-It'll help you remember me.

-Hurry up!

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Be a good girl, and I hope you'll be happy.

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Thank you, Bessie. Goodbye!

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Goodbye, Jane.

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Goodbye, Mrs Reed! I hate you and I hate everything about you!

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I'll never see you when I grow up, or call you Aunt!

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If anyone asks me how you treated me,

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I'll say you were bad, hard-hearted and mean!

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The sight of you makes me sick!

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At school I shall have lessons in drawing, French, history, and music.

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I'll have hundreds of girls to play with!

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What's this school's name?

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-It's called Lowood.

-Lowood?

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Lowood.

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DOORBELL RINGS

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Here you are.

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She's been asleep for hours.

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Right away, Bill! CARRIAGE WHIP CRACKS

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CLATTER OF WHEELS

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"I was to awaken in the morning to find my dreams of Lowood shattered.

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"In their place was to stand a school that was more like a prison,

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"dominated by the cold, implacable cruelty of Mr Brocklehurst."

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SHE HEARS THE CARRIAGE WHEELS

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HANDBELL RINGS

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HANDBELL RINGS

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HANDBELL RINGS

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Pupils...!

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Observe this child.

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She is yet young, she possesses the ordinary form of girlhood.

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No deformity points to her marked character.

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Who would believe...

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that the evil one had already found in her a servant and an agent?

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Yet such, I grieve to tell you, is the case.

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Therefore you must be on your guard against her.

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Shun her example.

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Avoid her company. Exclude her from your sports.

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Shut her out from your converse.

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Teachers!

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You must watch her.

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Weigh well her words and scrutinise her actions.

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Punish her body to save her soul.

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For it is my duty to warn you, and my tongue falters as I tell it...

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that this girl, this child,

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the native of a Christian land, no better than a heathen

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that prays to Bramah or kneels before Juggernaut.

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This girl is a liar!

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Let her remain there, and let no-one speak to her for the rest of the day.

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I brought you this, from supper.

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Didn't you hear what he said?

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He said you mustn't have anything to do with me.

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Go on. take it.

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I'm not bad.

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I promise I'm not.

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But I hate him, I hate him!

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-It's wrong to hate people.

-I can't help it!

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I thought school would be a place where people would love me.

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I want people to love me...and believe in me, and be kind to me.

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I'd let my arm be broken if it'd make anyone love me.

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Or let a horse kick me, or be tossed by a bull.

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Don't say such things.

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But I would. I would!

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Eat your bread, Jane.

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O merciful Providence, who of Thy generous plenty

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doth give us the abundant fruits of the field,

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grant us that though we are properly grateful for this our earthly food,

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yet our hearts may be more lastingly fixed upon Thy heavenly manor. Amen.

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Helen, where does that road go?

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-I told you before, to Bradford.

-But after that?

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Derby...Nottingham, then London!

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London to Dover, and across to France.

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Then over the mountains and down to Italy, and Florence, Rome, Madrid...

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Madrid isn't in Italy, Jane.

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But that road goes there. We'll drive along it, when we're grown up,

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in a coach. I'll have hair like yours, and have read all the books in the world,

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and I'll play the piano and talk French, almost as well as you do.

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-Dreaming again, Jane?

-Doctor Rivers!

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I know who'll be late for inspection(!)

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Not this time, I'll beat you there.

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A-Ah.

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A-Ah.

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-A-Ah.

-COUGHING

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A-Ah.

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That cough doesn't seem any better, Helen.

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We'll have to take care of it.

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Ah.

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Ah.

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Thank you.

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You keep your schoolroom uncommonly cold, Mr Brocklehurst.

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A matter of principle, Dr Rivers.

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Our aim is not to pamper the body, but to strengthen the soul.

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A bad cough is little aid to salvation.

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But I'm not a theologian.

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Good day, sir.

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GIGGLES

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-If I may venture an opinion...

-If I want it, madam, I shall call for it.

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Johnson, you poke your chin most unpleasantly. Draw it in.

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Edwards, I insist on your holding your head up.

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I will not have you stand before me in that attitude.

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Miss Scatcherd!

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Fetch me the scissors immediately!

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What may I ask is the meaning of this?

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Why, in defiance of every precept and principle,

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is this person's hair a mass of curls?

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-Her hair curls naturally, sir.

-We are not here to conform to nature!

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I want them to be children of grace.

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Please, sir, don't do that! You can cut mine, but...

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Silence!

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So this is Lowood's prevailing spirit?

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Vanity and insurrection!

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It shall be rooted out.

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-Dr Rivers!

-I've brought this oil for Helen.

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-It's to rub on her chest.

-Helen?

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Her lung concerns me. I spoke to Mr Brock...

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Heavens! What are they doing out in the rain?

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-It was Mr Brocklehurst's order.

-Bring them in at once!

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-What shall I say to Mr Brocklehurst?

-Refer him to me!

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With your leave, Dr Rivers, I shall offer up one more prayer.

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Almighty God, look down upon this miserable sinner,

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and grant that the sense of her weakness

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may give strength to her faith and seriousness to her repentance.

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Amen.

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The ways of Providence are inscrutable...

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-Did Providence send her out in the rain?

-Doctor!

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And Providence that ordered her to her death?!

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Yes, to her death, Mr Brocklehurst!

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Helen?

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Helen?

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Oh, I'm so glad.

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I heard Dr Rivers say...

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I was afraid.

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I'm not afraid, Jane.

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Helen...!

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Helen!

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You must be cold.

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Lie down and cover yourself up.

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Don't cry, Jane.

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I don't want you to cry.

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-Are you warm, now?

-Yes.

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Goodnight, Jane.

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Goodnight, Helen.

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I-I do wish they...

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..hadn't cut your hair.

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Helen.

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Are you awake?

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It's morning.

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Helen!

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JANE SCREAMS

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Jane!

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-Come, Jane.

-No, I want to stay here!

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I want to be with Helen.

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Helen isn't here. Helen's with God.

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Jane, remember what you say in your prayers every day?

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"Thy will be done".

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Do you think you're doing God's will by giving way to despair?

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God wants children to be brave and strong.

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Won't you do what God wants?

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-I'll try.

-That's right.

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The harder you try, the more God will help you.

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And now, let me take you back.

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No, I can't go back to school! I'll never go back. I'll run away.

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Jane! You know what duty is?

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Duty is what you have to do, even when you don't want to do it.

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I don't want to visit a patient in the snow, but it's my duty.

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-What is your duty?

-I don't know!

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Yes, you do! In your heart you know perfectly well.

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It is to prepare to do God's work.

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Isn't that true?

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And who can do God's work?

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An ignorant woman, or an educated one?

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Yes, you know the answer to that.

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Where can you get an education?

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Where?

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-At school.

-Precisely.

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You know you must go back, though you hate the thought.

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Isn't that true?

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-WHISPERS:

-I suppose it is true.

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Good, Jane!

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Very good!

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True, gentlemen, we had some difficulties in the beginning...

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A very stiff-necked and evil child.

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But Eyre's been here ten years.

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It's been granted me to put her on the path of salvation.

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-I suppose we ought to see her.

-I intended so.

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Let Eyre be brought in.

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I needn't remind you of the advantages

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of appointing one of our old pupils as teacher.

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An outsider would have to be paid twice as much.

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DOOR OPENS

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Eyre, this is a solemn moment.

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Little did I imagine that the unregenerate child I received

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would grow in ten short years to become a teacher.

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Yes, a teacher.

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That is the honour the trustees, at my recommendation, have bestowed upon you.

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Your wage is 20 guineas per annum.

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Only 10 is withheld for lodging, spiritual instruction and laundry.

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You duties will begin in the new term.

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I need detain you no longer, gentlemen.

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Good day, gentlemen.

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Here is the post, sir.

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That is all, Eyre.

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I cannot accept your offer, sir.

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-And why not, pray?

-I do not wish to stay here at Lowood.

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This is unheard of!

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The ingratitude!

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What have I to be grateful for?

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-Ten years of harshness and...

-Silence!

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Stiff-necked as ever. I see that I have been sadly deceived in you.

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And where, may I ask, do you intend to go?

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Out into the world, sir.

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Out into the world.

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Do you know how the world treats young paupers without friends?

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I intend to find a position as a governess.

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How, may I ask?

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-I've advertised in a newspaper.

-Oh!

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-You've been overwhelmed for your services.

-No, sir.

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And you never will be, you have no talents,

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a dark disposition and an insignificant appearance!

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It is folly to dream of such a position.

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Eyre, you heard me!

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I can overlook your ungracious outburst, but I warn you,

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if you persist in folly, this haven will never again be open to you.

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I am leaving Lowood, sir.

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Here you are, miss. Right-oh.

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Not all young women can face the world alone.

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You know what right is. You'll stick to it through thick and thin.

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-£40 is my limit.

-No, guineas.

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Excuse me, is there anyone here for a Mrs Fairfax of Thornfield Hall?

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Take a seat in there. I'll enquire.

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-Who's the young lady?

-Couldn't say, sir.

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Give her my compliments, and ask her to join me in a glass of Madeira.

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The gentlemen offers his compliments.

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Asks if you'd care to take a glass of something with him?

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Oh, no, thank you, I-I never take wine.

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Is your name Eyre?

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Yes, I'm Miss Eyre. Are you from Thornfield?

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-You're not the new governess?

-Yes, I am.

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-Is this all your luggage?

-Yes.

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I'll tell Mrs Fairfax you're here.

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Thank you.

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FOOTSTEPS APPROACH

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How do you do, my dear?

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I'm afraid you've had a tedious journey. I'm Mrs Fairfax.

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Why, your hand is like ice!

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Come, I'll take you straight to your room.

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We've a nice, cosy fire for you,

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and Leah's taken the chill off the sheet, with the warming-pan.

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I'm so glad you've come.

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Living here with company but the servants,

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it's hardly cheerful.

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Only the butcher and postman have come since the hard weather set in.

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Shall I see Miss Fairfax tonight?

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Miss Fairfax? Oh, you mean Miss Adele.

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-Isn't she your daughter?

-Gracious, no, she's French. I've no family.

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None at all. That's Mr Edward's room.

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He's abroad, but I always keep it ready.

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His visits are always so unexpected and sudden,

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a wanderer on the face of the earth.

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That's what Mr Edward is, I'm afraid.

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-Who is Mr Edward?

-Why, the owner of Thornfield!

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I thought this was your house.

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Bless your soul, child, I'm only the housekeeper.

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Thornfield belongs to Mr Edward Rochester.

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Little Adele is his ward.

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Here is your room.

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It's quite small, but I thought you'd like it better

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-than one of the large front chambers.

-It's beautiful.

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Yet he comes so seldom to this house?

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It is strange.

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You'll find that in many ways Mr Edward is a strange man.

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Goodnight, my dear.

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Goodnight.

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A MUSIC-BOX TINKLES

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Bonjour, Mademoiselle.

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Mama had a dress like that,

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only she danced beautifully. I can dance, too.

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-Do you wish to see?

-This very moment?

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Now you speak like Monsieur Rochester.

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For him it is never the right moment.

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Mais jamais.

0:27:500:27:52

Your name is Adele?

0:27:520:27:54

Do you know what I was thinking, Adele?

0:27:540:27:58

Never in my life have I been awakened so happily.

0:27:580:28:02

-You liked that, Mademoiselle?

-Very much, Adele.

0:28:210:28:24

A great many gentlemen and ladies came to see Mama.

0:28:240:28:27

I used dance, or sing to them.

0:28:270:28:31

I liked it.

0:28:310:28:32

-Where was that?

-In Paris, where we lived.

0:28:320:28:36

But when Mama went to the Holy Virgin, Mr Rochester came

0:28:360:28:40

and took me in a great ship with a chimney that smoked,

0:28:400:28:45

and I was sick.

0:28:450:28:47

Five, six and three...?

0:28:480:28:50

Do you like Monsieur Rochester?

0:28:520:28:55

-I've not met him.

-This is his chair.

0:28:550:28:57

He sits and stares into the fire,

0:28:570:29:00

and frowns like this.

0:29:000:29:02

JANE LAUGHS

0:29:020:29:04

Is he as bad as that?

0:29:040:29:06

Twice as bad! I cannot make how bad he is!

0:29:060:29:09

But I'm sure he's very kind.

0:29:090:29:11

Sometimes he brings me beautiful presents.

0:29:110:29:13

But when he's angry, that's terrible!

0:29:130:29:16

May the Holy Virgin give me grace, and God bless Monsieur Rochester.

0:29:160:29:21

and make him polite to Mademoiselle,

0:29:210:29:25

so she will stay with me for ever and ever. Amen.

0:29:250:29:28

HORSES' HOOVES

0:30:100:30:13

JANE SCREAMS

0:30:180:30:19

DOG BARKS

0:30:190:30:21

-What can I do?

-Stand aside.

0:30:260:30:28

I'm sorry I frightened your horse.

0:30:280:30:31

Apologies won't mend my ankle. Pilot!

0:30:310:30:33

What are you waiting for?

0:30:330:30:35

I can't leave until I see you're fit to ride.

0:30:350:30:38

You've a will of your own! Where are you from?

0:30:380:30:41

From Mr Rochester's house, below.

0:30:410:30:43

You know Mr Rochester.

0:30:430:30:46

No, I've never seen him.

0:30:460:30:48

You're not a servant at the hall.

0:30:480:30:50

I'm the new governess.

0:30:500:30:52

Oh.

0:30:520:30:54

You're the new governess.

0:30:560:30:58

Now, just hand me my whip.

0:31:070:31:10

Thank you. Now kindly get out of the way.

0:31:130:31:16

DOG GROWLS

0:31:350:31:37

Quick, dear, off with your things,

0:31:400:31:43

-he's been asking to see the new governess.

-Who?

0:31:430:31:46

Why, Mr Rochester.

0:31:460:31:48

Rode in without any warning, and in a vile humour.

0:31:480:31:51

He seems he had an accident.

0:31:510:31:53

But he won't let me send for he doctor.

0:31:530:31:55

Oh, goodness, your bonnet.

0:31:550:31:58

Here is Miss Eyre, sir.

0:31:580:32:00

Well, Miss Eyre, have you no tongue?

0:32:240:32:27

I was waiting until spoken to.

0:32:270:32:29

Very proper. Next time, you see a man on a horse, don't run into the road until he's passed.

0:32:290:32:32

I assure you, it was not deliberate.

0:32:320:32:34

It was nonetheless painful.

0:32:340:32:38

Sit down, Miss Eyre.

0:32:380:32:41

Where do you come from?

0:32:440:32:47

-From Lowood Institution, sir.

-Lowood, what's that?

0:32:470:32:50

A charity school. I was there ten years.

0:32:500:32:52

Ten years, you must be tenacious of life!

0:32:520:32:55

No wonder you've the look of another world.

0:32:550:32:58

I marvelled where you got that face.

0:32:580:33:02

When you came on me in the mist, I found myself thinking of fairy tales!

0:33:020:33:06

I'd a mind to demand if you'd bewitched my horse.

0:33:060:33:09

I'm not sure yet.

0:33:090:33:12

-Who are your parents?

-I have none, sir.

0:33:140:33:17

-Your home?

-I have no home, sir.

0:33:170:33:20

Who recommended you?

0:33:200:33:22

I advertised. Mrs Fairfax answered.

0:33:220:33:25

Huh. And you came post-haste, in time to throw me off my horse!

0:33:250:33:28

Hmm.

0:33:280:33:30

What did you learn at Lowood?

0:33:300:33:32

-Do you play the piano?

-A little.

0:33:320:33:35

Of course...the established answer.

0:33:350:33:39

Go in the drawing room...!

0:33:390:33:41

I mean, if you please.

0:33:410:33:44

Excuse my tone of command. I am used to saying

0:33:440:33:47

"Do this", and it is done. I cannot alter my habits

0:33:470:33:50

for one new inmate. Take a candle, leave the door open,

0:33:500:33:53

and play a tune.

0:33:530:33:56

JANE PLAYS

0:34:080:34:10

Enough!

0:34:250:34:27

You play "a little", I see, like any other English schoolgirl.

0:34:420:34:47

Perhaps rather better than some...

0:34:470:34:50

Not well.

0:34:500:34:52

Goodnight, Miss Eyre.

0:34:540:34:56

Goodnight.

0:34:560:34:58

"What sort of man was this master of Thornfield -

0:35:070:35:10

"so proud, sardonic and harsh?

0:35:100:35:13

"Instinctively I felt that his malignant mood

0:35:130:35:15

"had its source in some cruel cross of fate.

0:35:150:35:17

"I was to learn that this was indeed true,

0:35:170:35:20

" and that beneath the harsh mask he assumed

0:35:200:35:23

"lay a tortured soul, fine, gentle and kindly."

0:35:230:35:26

KNOCKS FROM OUTSIDE

0:35:270:35:29

DOOR CREAKS

0:35:290:35:31

Grace, I've told you time and again,

0:35:310:35:35

I could hear you all through the house. Too much noise.

0:35:350:35:37

I've spoken to you before.

0:35:370:35:40

Did I disturb you, my dear.

0:35:430:35:45

I'm so sorry. I had to speak to Grace Poole. She does the sewing.

0:35:450:35:49

Not unobjectionable, but she works.

0:35:490:35:52

How did you get on with Mr Rochester, dear?

0:35:520:35:55

Is he always so changeful and abrupt?

0:35:550:35:58

He has peculiarities of temper, but allowances should be made.

0:35:580:36:02

Why for him more than others?

0:36:020:36:04

Because it's his nature.

0:36:040:36:07

-And because he has painful thoughts.

-What about?

0:36:070:36:10

Family troubles.

0:36:100:36:12

I think that's why he so seldom comes to Thornfield.

0:36:120:36:15

It has unpleasant associations for him.

0:36:150:36:19

Goodnight, my dear.

0:36:190:36:21

Goodnight, Mrs Fairfax.

0:36:210:36:23

Monsieur Rochester is very difficult,

0:36:490:36:51

but he brings me most beautiful presents.

0:36:510:36:55

Look!

0:36:550:36:57

You see?

0:36:570:36:59

They suit me perfectly.

0:36:590:37:00

A ballet dress, just like Mama used to wear.

0:37:260:37:31

Isn't it beautiful, Mademoiselle?

0:37:310:37:33

Beautiful, Adele.

0:37:330:37:35

I shall wear it when I dance, always.

0:37:350:37:38

-Miss Eyre.

-Regardez, Monsieur...

0:37:420:37:44

Est-ce que c'est comme ca qu'on se tient?!

0:37:440:37:47

Miss Eyre?

0:37:470:37:49

I'm not fond of the prattle of children.

0:37:530:37:57

As you see, I'm a crusty, old bachelor,

0:37:570:38:01

and I have no pleasant associations connected with their lisp.

0:38:010:38:05

In this house, the only alternative is the prattle of the simple-minded

0:38:050:38:09

old lady, which is nearly as bad.

0:38:090:38:11

Today I'm disposed to be gregarious

0:38:110:38:14

and I believe you could amuse me.

0:38:140:38:18

You puzzled me greatly that first evening in the library, Miss Eyre.

0:38:180:38:23

I'd almost forgotten you.

0:38:230:38:25

But now I'm resolved to be at ease, to do only what pleases me.

0:38:250:38:29

It would please me now to draw you out.

0:38:290:38:33

Sit down, Miss Eyre.

0:38:330:38:35

No, not further back.

0:38:350:38:37

Just here, where I placed it.

0:38:370:38:40

Forward a little! Still too far back.

0:38:400:38:43

I can't see you without disturbing my position, which I've no mind to.

0:38:430:38:49

You examine me, Miss Eyre.

0:38:510:38:53

Do you find me handsome?

0:38:530:38:56

-No, sir.

-Indeed!

0:38:560:38:58

I beg your pardon, I was too plain.

0:38:580:39:00

-My answer was a mistake.

-You shall be answerable for it. Explain.

0:39:000:39:04

Does forehead not please you?

0:39:040:39:06

What does it tell you? Am I a fool?

0:39:060:39:08

Far from it.

0:39:080:39:10

Is it the head of a kindly man?

0:39:100:39:12

Hardly that, sir.

0:39:120:39:14

Very well, then.

0:39:140:39:16

I am not a kindly man,

0:39:160:39:18

though I did once have a sort of... tenderness of heart.

0:39:180:39:23

-Do you doubt it?

-No, sir.

-Since then, fortune's knocked me about,

0:39:230:39:27

till I'm as tough as an India-rubber ball.

0:39:270:39:31

With perhaps one small, sensitive point in the middle of the lump.

0:39:310:39:36

-Does that leave hope for me?

-Hope of what?

0:39:360:39:39

My re-transformation from India-rubber back to flesh.

0:39:390:39:44

You look very puzzled, young lady,

0:39:440:39:46

and a puzzled air becomes you.

0:39:460:39:49

Besides, it keeps those searching eyes of yours away from my face.

0:39:500:39:53

You are silent, Miss Eyre.

0:39:550:39:57

Stubborn?

0:39:570:39:59

No, annoyed...

0:39:590:40:02

and quite rightly so. I put my request in an absurd way.

0:40:020:40:05

I do not wish to treat you as an inferior.

0:40:050:40:08

But I've experience of many men of many nations,

0:40:080:40:12

while you've been with one set of people in one house.

0:40:120:40:17

Don't I have a right to be a little abrupt?

0:40:170:40:20

Do as you please, sir.

0:40:200:40:22

You pay me £30 a year for receiving your orders.

0:40:220:40:24

£30?

0:40:240:40:26

I'd forgotten that.

0:40:260:40:27

On that mercenary ground may I not hector a little?

0:40:270:40:30

Not on that ground,

0:40:300:40:32

but since you did forget, and enquired of my feelings as an equal.

0:40:320:40:36

Good!

0:40:360:40:38

You will let me dispense with conventional forms without thinking me insolent?

0:40:380:40:42

I never mistake informality for insolence.

0:40:420:40:45

One I rather like,

0:40:450:40:47

the other, no free born person submits to, even for a salary.

0:40:470:40:50

Humbug! Most free born people would submit to anything for a salary. Where are you going?

0:40:500:40:54

-It's time for Adele's lesson.

-No, young lady,

0:40:540:40:58

it's not for Adele you're going, but because you're afraid of me.

0:40:580:41:02

You wish to escape me.

0:41:020:41:03

In my presence you hesitate to smile gaily or speak too freely.

0:41:030:41:07

Admit you're afraid!

0:41:090:41:10

I am bewildered, sir, but I am certainly not afraid.

0:41:100:41:13

DOOR OPENS

0:41:130:41:14

Don't I look beautiful, Monsieur?

0:41:140:41:17

This is how Mama used to do it, is it not?

0:41:170:41:20

Precisely.

0:41:200:41:22

It's how she charmed my English gold from my britches pocket.

0:41:220:41:26

Then I shall dance for you?

0:41:260:41:29

You will not. You'll go straight upstairs to the nursery.

0:41:290:41:32

-But Monsieur!

-At once.

0:41:320:41:34

Miss Eyre!

0:41:390:41:42

I have not finished talking to you.

0:41:420:41:44

Why do you look at me like that?

0:41:490:41:52

I was thinking whatever your misfortune,

0:41:520:41:56

you've no right to revenge yourself on a child.

0:41:560:41:58

You're quite right.

0:41:580:42:00

I was thinking only of myself, of my own feelings.

0:42:000:42:03

The fact is, nature meant me to be on the whole a good man,

0:42:030:42:08

one of the better kind.

0:42:080:42:11

But circumstance decreed otherwise.

0:42:110:42:14

I was as green as you, once.

0:42:140:42:16

Grass green.

0:42:160:42:18

Now my spring has gone, leaving me what?

0:42:180:42:22

This little artificial French flower.

0:42:220:42:24

You may go, Miss Eyre.

0:42:270:42:30

Miss Eyre.

0:42:350:42:37

I hope you'll be happy here at Thornfield.

0:42:460:42:48

I hope so, sir. I think so.

0:42:480:42:51

I'm glad.

0:42:510:42:53

WOMAN'S MANIC LAUGH

0:43:150:43:17

RUNNING FOOTSTEPS

0:43:170:43:19

Who's there?!

0:43:190:43:21

CLATTER

0:43:210:43:23

Mr Rochester!

0:43:380:43:40

That's done it.

0:43:540:43:56

I think someone tried to kill you, I heard footsteps along the gallery.

0:43:560:43:59

Shall I call Mrs Fairfax?

0:43:590:44:01

What the deuce for?

0:44:010:44:04

Let her sleep. Sit down. I'll leave you here.

0:44:040:44:07

Be still as a mouse.

0:44:070:44:10

FOOTSTEPS

0:44:550:44:58

When you came out of your room...

0:45:060:45:09

..did you see anything?

0:45:090:45:11

Only a candlestick on the floor, but I heard a door shut.

0:45:110:45:15

Anything else?

0:45:150:45:17

-Yes, a kind of laugh.

-A kind of laugh.

0:45:170:45:20

Have you heard it before?

0:45:200:45:22

There's a strange woman here, Grace Poole...

0:45:220:45:25

Just so.

0:45:250:45:27

Grace Poole. You've guessed it.

0:45:270:45:31

We'll see what's to be done.

0:45:310:45:34

Meanwhile, say nothing about this to anyone.

0:45:340:45:37

Adele! We forgot the child!

0:45:370:45:39

I had an awful fear...

0:45:480:45:50

-You see what she has?

-Poor little Adele.

0:45:500:45:53

Trying to console herself for my unkindness to her.

0:45:530:45:56

The child has dancing in her blood,

0:45:560:45:58

and coquetry in the very marrow of her bones.

0:45:580:46:01

THE MUSIC BOX PLAYS

0:46:010:46:03

I once had the misfortune to be in love with this.

0:46:070:46:10

and to be jealous of that.

0:46:100:46:13

Love is a strange thing, Miss Eyre.

0:46:130:46:14

You can know a person is worthless, without heart, mind or scruple,

0:46:140:46:19

yet suffer to the point of torture when she betrays you.

0:46:190:46:22

At least I had the pleasure of putting a pistol bullet through my rival's lungs.

0:46:220:46:27

And the little doll?

0:46:270:46:29

We tell Adele she died. The truth isn't quite so touching.

0:46:290:46:33

I gave her money and turned her out,

0:46:330:46:35

so she decamped with an Italian painter,

0:46:350:46:38

leaving me with what she said was my daughter.

0:46:380:46:41

May I light you to your room?

0:46:430:46:45

Well, Miss Eyre... now you know what your pupil is,

0:46:470:46:52

the offspring of a French dancing girl.

0:46:520:46:55

I suppose you'll be telling me to look for a new governess.

0:46:550:46:59

Adele's had so little love.

0:46:590:47:02

I shall try to make up for it.

0:47:020:47:04

Are you always drawn to the loveless and unfriended?

0:47:040:47:06

When it's deserved.

0:47:060:47:08

Would you say that my life deserved saving?

0:47:140:47:17

I should be distressed if harm came to you, sir.

0:47:170:47:19

But you did save my life tonight.

0:47:210:47:22

I should like to thank you. Please shake hands.

0:47:220:47:25

I knew you'd do me good in some way, some time.

0:47:280:47:32

-Goodnight, Jane.

-Goodnight, sir.

0:47:340:47:37

DOG BARKS

0:47:520:47:54

DOG BARKS

0:47:580:48:00

Miss Eyre, isn't it terrible? We might all have been burnt in our beds.

0:48:140:48:18

Where did Mr Rochester go?

0:48:190:48:21

He said something about a house party at Millcot.

0:48:210:48:24

Goodness knows how long he'll be away.

0:48:240:48:26

Maybe a day, a year or a month.

0:48:260:48:29

-Mrs Fairfax?

-Yes, my dear?

0:48:330:48:35

Did Mr Rochester tell you how the fire started?

0:48:350:48:38

Of course. He was reading in bed and fell asleep with the candle lit

0:48:380:48:41

and the curtains took fire.

0:48:410:48:43

Why do you ask?

0:48:430:48:45

I wondered if the fire had anything to do with his leaving.

0:48:450:48:49

How could it possibly? He said he was restless.

0:48:490:48:53

He said the house, with only us here, was unbearably oppressive for him.

0:48:530:48:56

FAINT SCRAPING NOISES

0:49:310:49:34

LOUD SCREAM

0:49:410:49:44

What art thou doin' here?

0:49:460:49:49

No-one is allowed up 'ere, understand?

0:49:490:49:52

No-one. Get thee down.

0:49:520:49:55

DOOR CREAKS

0:50:020:50:04

"Had the mystery in the tower driven him madly away,

0:50:060:50:09

"just as we seemed so close together?

0:50:090:50:11

"Winter turned to spring and no news came,

0:50:110:50:14

"but I found a measure of escape in the happiness of Adele."

0:50:140:50:18

Look, Mademoiselle!

0:50:290:50:31

The moment the carriages stop, stand by the front door for the cloaks.

0:50:430:50:48

I'm so glad you're back. Mr Rochester is so difficult.

0:50:480:50:51

-Leah! You're to take the ladies to their rooms.

-Yes, ma'am.

0:50:510:50:54

He didn't even tell me how many guests he's bringing!

0:50:540:50:58

Just to get the best bedrooms ready and more servants.

0:50:580:51:01

They're coming, ma'am!

0:51:040:51:05

One, two, three...

0:51:120:51:14

Oh, dear, 15 at least. Far more than I prepared for.

0:51:140:51:17

Who's that riding with Mr Rochester?

0:51:290:51:33

That's Blanche Ingram, my dear.

0:51:330:51:35

Haven't you heard about her and Mr Rochester?

0:51:350:51:37

She's quite an old flame of his.

0:51:370:51:39

It wouldn't surprise me if it came to an engagement, one of these days.

0:51:390:51:44

Such a beautiful girl, isn't she?

0:51:440:51:47

Where's Miss Ingram's bath?

0:51:560:51:57

Coming as quickly as we can!

0:51:570:52:00

-Adele, why aren't you in the nursery?

-Oh, let me look.

0:52:020:52:05

No, dear, you're in the way.

0:52:050:52:08

Didn't I say Blanche set her cap at him?

0:52:080:52:11

Well, he is very romantic and enormously rich!

0:52:110:52:14

Mr Rochester wishes you to bring Adele to the drawing room after dinner.

0:52:240:52:28

Please, send Adele by herself.

0:52:280:52:31

He only asks me out of politeness.

0:52:310:52:33

That's what I thought so. I told him you weren't used to company.

0:52:330:52:36

"Nonsense", he said, "If she objects, I'll fetch her myself"

0:52:360:52:40

Of course you must wear your very best, my dear.

0:52:400:52:43

I-I think the black.

0:52:430:52:47

MUSIC AND CHATTER

0:52:480:52:51

..I got two more birds with my spare gun.

0:52:510:52:54

Well, perhaps we better leave the gentlemen to their port.

0:52:540:52:57

They're coming, Mademoiselle!

0:52:590:53:02

-Bonsoir, Madame.

-Bonsoir. What's your name?

0:53:130:53:16

-Adele.

-Blanche, stop teasing Mr Rochester.

0:53:160:53:19

Come along, my angel!

0:53:190:53:21

WOMAN SINGS IN ITALIAN

0:53:460:53:50

A splendid match, Sir George.

0:54:090:54:11

Six or seven thousand a year at least!

0:54:110:54:13

What a striking couple.

0:54:170:54:19

It's very fortunate, isn't it?

0:54:190:54:22

Fine shoulders, eh, Ned?

0:54:220:54:24

..Come un' angelo, mio tesoro.

0:54:500:54:53

Monsieur, may I sing?

0:54:530:54:55

I think we've had enough music.

0:54:550:54:57

-I thought you weren't found of children.

-No. Run along, dear.

0:54:570:55:00

Where did you pick her up.

0:55:000:55:02

I did not pick her up, she was left on my hands.

0:55:020:55:05

I suppose you have a governess, I saw a person just now. Is she gone?

0:55:050:55:09

There she is, hiding in the corner.

0:55:090:55:12

You should hear Mama on governesses.

0:55:120:55:15

Don't speak to me of governesses.

0:55:150:55:17

The martyrdom I've endured!

0:55:170:55:20

The clever ones are detestable.

0:55:200:55:22

The others are grotesque!

0:55:220:55:24

-How do you do?

-Very well, sir.

0:55:450:55:48

Why did you not come and speak to me in the drawing room?

0:55:480:55:52

I did not wish to disturb you.

0:55:520:55:55

-What have you been doing while I've been away?

-Teaching Adele.

0:55:550:55:59

Yes, and getting a good deal paler than you were.

0:55:590:56:01

-What's the matter?

-Nothing.

0:56:030:56:06

Take cold, the night of the fire?

0:56:060:56:09

No, sir.

0:56:090:56:11

Go back to the drawing room.

0:56:110:56:13

You are leaving too early.

0:56:130:56:15

I'm a little tired, sir.

0:56:150:56:18

Yes, a little depressed...

0:56:180:56:20

-What about?

-I'm not depressed, sir.

0:56:220:56:25

But I tell you, you are.

0:56:250:56:27

So much depressed, that a few words more,

0:56:270:56:30

and there'll be tears in your eyes.

0:56:300:56:32

They're there now, shining, swimming...

0:56:340:56:37

RAP AT DOOR

0:56:370:56:39

What the devil's that?!

0:56:390:56:41

I wish to see Mr Rochester.

0:56:430:56:45

What name, sir?

0:56:450:56:47

Mr Mason, of Spanish Town, Jamaica.

0:56:470:56:49

Very good, sir.

0:56:490:56:52

Mason... Of Spanish Town.

0:56:540:56:57

I wish I were on a quiet island with only you,

0:57:000:57:03

and trouble and danger a hideous recollection, far away.

0:57:030:57:08

Can I help you, sir?

0:57:080:57:10

If help is needed I'll seek it at your hands, I promise.

0:57:100:57:14

Jane, if all the people in that room spat on me,

0:57:140:57:19

what would you do?

0:57:190:57:22

I'd turn them out of the room, if I could.

0:57:220:57:25

If I were to go to them...

0:57:250:57:28

and they only looked coldly at me,

0:57:280:57:31

and dropped off, and left me...

0:57:310:57:34

one by one, what then?

0:57:340:57:37

Would you go with them?

0:57:390:57:42

I would stay with you, sir.

0:57:420:57:44

To comfort me?

0:57:440:57:46

Yes, sir.

0:57:460:57:49

To comfort you...as well as I could.

0:57:490:57:52

Edward.

0:58:030:58:06

I shall not be so hypocritical as to say you are welcome.

0:58:060:58:09

Follow me, Mason.

0:58:090:58:11

SCREAMS AND WAILS

0:58:180:58:21

What's happened?

0:58:270:58:30

The noise came from down there.

0:58:300:58:33

Where the devil's Edward? Here he is.

0:58:410:58:43

Edward!

0:58:430:58:45

You haven't been hurt, have you?

0:58:450:58:47

Put that pistol away, Colonel, it's no use for nightmares.

0:58:470:58:50

-Nightmares?

-Just a maid with a bad dream.

0:58:500:58:53

The moral of that is don't eat toasted cheese for supper(!)

0:58:530:58:56

Ladies, to your rooms. Lady Ingram, if you'd set the example...?

0:58:560:59:01

I declare, I'm disappointed. I hoped Uncle Percy might shoot a robber.

0:59:010:59:05

Blanche(!)

0:59:050:59:08

Goodnight, Edward.

0:59:080:59:10

Sweet dreams, my...courageous Blanche.

0:59:100:59:15

-WHISPERS:

-Jane, are you awake?

-Yes, sir.

0:59:300:59:33

Come out, then. Quietly.

0:59:330:59:35

Come this way, and make no noise.

0:59:380:59:40

You don't turn sick at the sight of blood, do you?

0:59:500:59:53

-I've never been tried.

-Give me your hand.

0:59:530:59:56

It won't do to risk a fainting fit.

0:59:560:59:59

Warm and steady.

0:59:591:00:02

Jane, what you see may shock and frighten...

1:00:051:00:09

..and confuse you.

1:00:091:00:10

I beg you not to seek an explanation.

1:00:101:00:13

Don't try to understand.

1:00:131:00:16

Whatever the appearance, you must trust me.

1:00:161:00:19

Jane, I'm going to leave you in this room with this gentleman,

1:00:341:00:37

while I fetch a surgeon.

1:00:371:00:40

You will sponge the blood as I do.

1:00:401:00:43

If he comes to, do not speak to him on any account. Do you understand?

1:00:431:00:48

Whatever happens, do not move from here.

1:00:481:00:51

Whatever happens, do not open the door. Either door.

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DOOR RATTLES

1:01:031:01:05

A WOMAN SOBS

1:01:281:01:31

FOOTSTEPS

1:01:511:01:54

Doctor, be alert. Half an hour to dress the wound and get him out.

1:01:581:02:01

-Edward, I'm done for.

-Nonsense.

1:02:011:02:04

She sank her teeth into me like a tigress.

1:02:041:02:08

-She said she'd...

-Be silent, Mason.

1:02:081:02:10

LOUD SCREAM

1:02:101:02:12

-Jane.

-Yes, sir.

1:02:141:02:16

Go and get some things on.

1:02:161:02:17

Go down the back stairs, unbolt the side passage door.

1:02:171:02:20

A carriage is waiting.

1:02:201:02:23

See if the driver's ready.

1:02:231:02:25

We shall be down in a moment.

1:02:251:02:27

Mason! I told you not to come up here!

1:02:351:02:38

-I thought I could do some good.

-You thought?! You thought!

1:02:381:02:42

Come, Doctor, hurry. We must have him off.

1:02:451:02:48

I've tried so long to avoid exposure.

1:02:491:02:52

I shall make very certain it doesn't come now.

1:02:541:02:56

Take care of him, Doctor.

1:03:001:03:02

Don't let him leave your house until he's quite well.

1:03:021:03:05

-Edward.

-Well?!

-Let her be taken care of, treated as tenderly as may be.

1:03:081:03:13

I do my best and have done and will do it.

1:03:131:03:16

Jane.

1:03:271:03:29

Come here a few minutes, where there's some freshness.

1:03:291:03:32

The house is a dungeon, a sepulchre.

1:03:321:03:35

Here, everything is fresh and real

1:03:351:03:38

..and pure.

1:03:381:03:40

You've passed a strange night, Jane.

1:03:441:03:47

You look pale.

1:03:471:03:49

Mr Rochester, will Grace Poole live here still?

1:03:491:03:52

Yes...

1:03:531:03:55

-Grace Poole will stay.

-After last night?

1:03:551:03:58

Don't ask for explanations.

1:03:581:04:00

Believe me, there are good reasons.

1:04:001:04:03

You're my little friend, aren't you?

1:04:031:04:05

I like to serve you, sir, in everything that's right.

1:04:051:04:08

But if I asked you to do wrong, what then?

1:04:081:04:11

My little friend would turn to me, quiet and pale, and say,

1:04:111:04:16

"Oh, no, sir. It's impossible."

1:04:161:04:18

Am I right?

1:04:181:04:20

Jane...

1:04:221:04:24

I want you to use your fancy.

1:04:241:04:27

Suppose yourself a boy, thoughtless, impetuous, indulged from childhood.

1:04:271:04:33

Imagine yourself in a remote land.

1:04:331:04:36

Conceive that you there commit a capital error

1:04:361:04:40

cutting you off from all possible human joys.

1:04:401:04:43

In despair you vainly seek contentment in empty pleasure.

1:04:431:04:48

Then...suddenly

1:04:481:04:51

fate offers you the chance of regeneration...

1:04:511:04:55

..and true happiness.

1:04:571:04:58

Are you justified in overleaping the obstacles of mere custom?

1:04:581:05:03

Tell me, Jane. Are you justified?

1:05:031:05:06

How can I answer?

1:05:061:05:09

Every conscience must come to its own decision.

1:05:091:05:12

But if it can't come to a decision?

1:05:121:05:15

If you're afraid that you may bring shame to what you most cherish,

1:05:151:05:18

destroy what you most desire to protect?

1:05:181:05:20

Oh, Jane. Don't you curse me for plaguing you like this?

1:05:221:05:26

-Curse you? No, sir.

-Give me your assurance on that.

1:05:261:05:29

Cold fingers.

1:05:311:05:33

They were warmer last night. Jane...

1:05:331:05:37

Will you watch with me again?

1:05:371:05:40

Whenever I can be useful.

1:05:401:05:43

For instance, the night before I'm married.

1:05:431:05:46

Will you sit with me then?

1:05:461:05:49

Are you going to be married, sir?

1:05:491:05:51

Some time. Why not?

1:05:511:05:53

VOICES

1:05:531:05:55

I suppose you think no-one will have me, well, you're wrong.

1:05:551:05:57

You don't know these ladies of fashion.

1:05:571:05:59

They may not admire my person, but they dote on my purse.

1:05:591:06:03

-Blanche?

-Good morning, Edward.

1:06:031:06:06

I should scold you for running off(!)

1:06:061:06:08

A correct host entertains his guests.

1:06:081:06:11

My dear Blanche, when will you learn?

1:06:111:06:13

I never was correct, nor ever shall be.

1:06:131:06:16

Very pretty, partner!

1:06:211:06:24

-Thank you.

-Edward, I'm glad you've decided to come to London tomorrow.

1:06:241:06:29

-HAVE I? I didn't know.

-Very appropriate!

1:06:291:06:32

-What now?

-Put the red ball in the top pocket.

1:06:321:06:35

Edward, does that person want you?

1:06:351:06:38

I'm sorry, sir, I did not know you were occupied.

1:06:381:06:40

Miss Eyre.

1:06:401:06:42

I'm sure the ladies will excuse me?

1:06:421:06:44

Governesses!

1:06:491:06:52

I'm sorry, but I understood you were leaving tomorrow,

1:06:521:06:56

-and I wished to ask for a reference.

-Reference!

1:06:561:06:58

What the deuce do you want a reference for?

1:06:581:07:00

-To get a new post, sir.

-Hm?!

-I...

1:07:001:07:03

-You as good as told me you were going to be married.

-Ye-es.

1:07:031:07:06

-What then?

-In which case Adele ought to go to school.

1:07:061:07:09

To get her out of my bride's way, who otherwise might walk over her?

1:07:091:07:14

There's some sense in it.

1:07:161:07:18

Adele must go to school.

1:07:181:07:20

And you must go to the devil, is that it?!

1:07:201:07:22

I hope not, unless it's the devil who answers my advertisement.

1:07:221:07:25

You've advertised?!

1:07:251:07:28

Not yet, but I shall.

1:07:281:07:30

You'll do nothing of the kind.

1:07:301:07:32

When the time comes to get a new situation,

1:07:321:07:33

I'll get one for you, do you hear?!

1:07:331:07:36

Very well. Goodbye, Mr Rochester.

1:07:361:07:39

Goodbye, Miss Eyre.

1:07:391:07:42

Jane.

1:07:421:07:44

Is that all?

1:07:441:07:46

It seems stingy, to my notion.

1:07:461:07:48

Dry and unfriendly.

1:07:481:07:50

Can't you do more than "goodbye"?

1:07:501:07:53

Well, I'll...

1:07:531:07:55

I'll shake hands, sir.

1:07:551:07:57

Oh, you'll shake hands.

1:07:581:08:00

Goodbye, Jane.

1:08:111:08:13

It is a beautiful place, your Thornfield.

1:08:341:08:37

It's a dungeon that serves its purpose(!)

1:08:371:08:39

-Dungeon? Why, it's a paradise!

-Hm.

1:08:391:08:42

But living here, one would need a house in London.

1:08:421:08:45

Unquestionably(!)

1:08:451:08:47

And an apartment in Paris. A Mediterranean villa, too.

1:08:471:08:50

How delightful!

1:08:501:08:51

But Thornfield would always be there as a retreat from the world,

1:08:511:08:55

a green haven of peace, and...

1:08:551:08:58

-and love.

-Love?

1:08:581:08:59

A fellow only needs distraction, a houseful of beautiful women,

1:08:591:09:03

to keep him brooding on his woes.

1:09:031:09:05

Peering too closely into the mysteries of his heart.

1:09:051:09:08

That is if he has a heart.

1:09:081:09:09

I sometimes wonder, Edward, if you really do have one.

1:09:091:09:12

If I've made you believe I have, I assure you, it was unintentional.

1:09:121:09:16

-I never...

-Never more than at this moment except for when I'm eating my dinner.

1:09:161:09:19

Really, Edward, you can be coarse at times!

1:09:191:09:21

-Can I ever be anything else(!)

-Can you?

1:09:211:09:24

Would I have come here if you couldn't?

1:09:241:09:27

A nice point!

1:09:271:09:29

Would you, or not? Let's consider.

1:09:291:09:32

-First, Mr Rochester is coarse, ugly as sin...

-Edward!

1:09:321:09:36

Now, Blanche! I repeat, ugly as sin.

1:09:361:09:39

Secondly, flirts, but is careful not to talk of love and marriage,

1:09:391:09:43

but, thirdly, Lady Ingram is rather impoverished, whereas

1:09:431:09:46

the revolting Mr Rochester has £8,000 a year.

1:09:461:09:50

What attitude is Miss Blanche to take?

1:09:501:09:54

I surmise she'd ignore the coarseness

1:09:541:09:57

-until Mr R is hooked.

-How dare you!

-Now(!)

1:09:571:10:00

-I've never been so insulted!

-Indeed, I pay you the compliment of being honest.

1:10:001:10:05

Mr Rochester, you are a boor and a cur!

1:10:051:10:08

I thought you'd gone.

1:10:281:10:30

I changed my mind, or rather, the Ingrams changed theirs.

1:10:331:10:37

Why are you crying?!

1:10:381:10:40

I was thinking about having to leave Thornfield.

1:10:441:10:47

You've become attached to that foolish little Adele, haven't you?

1:10:471:10:50

To that simple, old Fairfax. You'd be sorry to part with them.

1:10:501:10:53

-Yes, sir.

-It's always the way.

1:10:531:10:56

As soon as you settle, you must move.

1:10:561:11:00

-I'm ready, when the order comes.

-It's come now.

1:11:001:11:03

Then i-it's settled?

1:11:031:11:05

All settled, even about your future situation.

1:11:051:11:09

-You found a place for me?

-Ye-es, Jane,

1:11:091:11:12

I have, in the...west of Ireland. You'll like it there.

1:11:121:11:15

There's some warm-hearted people there.

1:11:151:11:18

It's a long way off, sir.

1:11:181:11:20

From what, Jane?

1:11:201:11:22

From England and...

1:11:241:11:26

..from Thornfield.

1:11:261:11:28

Well?

1:11:321:11:34

And from you, sir.

1:11:351:11:37

Yes, Jane, it's a long way.

1:11:371:11:39

When you get there, I shall probably never see you again.

1:11:391:11:42

We've been good friends, Jane, haven't we?

1:11:421:11:45

-Yes, sir.

-Even good friends may be forced to part.

1:11:471:11:50

Let's make the most of what time is left us.

1:11:571:11:59

Let us sit here in peace.

1:12:011:12:03

Even though we shall be destined never to sit here again.

1:12:041:12:07

Some times I have a queer feeling with regard to you, Jane.

1:12:121:12:17

Specially when you're near me, as now.

1:12:171:12:20

It's as if I had a string somewhere under my left rib,

1:12:201:12:24

tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string

1:12:241:12:29

in the corresponding corner of your little frame.

1:12:291:12:32

If we must be parted,

1:12:321:12:35

that cord of communion would be snapped.

1:12:351:12:39

And...

1:12:391:12:41

I have the nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly.

1:12:411:12:44

As for you, you'd forget me.

1:12:481:12:51

That I never will, sir. You know it.

1:12:511:12:54

I see the necessity of going, but it's like the necessity of death.

1:12:541:12:59

Where do you see that necessity?

1:12:591:13:00

In your bride.

1:13:031:13:05

What bride? I have no bride.

1:13:051:13:08

But you will have!

1:13:081:13:10

Yes, I will.

1:13:101:13:12

I will.

1:13:121:13:14

Do you think I could stay to become nothing to you?

1:13:141:13:18

You think because I'm poor and obscure and plain,

1:13:181:13:21

that I'm soulless and heartless?

1:13:211:13:24

I've as much soul as you, and fully as much heart.

1:13:241:13:28

If God had gifted me with wealth and beauty,

1:13:281:13:33

I should have made it as hard for you to leave me

1:13:331:13:36

as it is now, for me to leave you.

1:13:361:13:40

-I've spoken my heart, now let me go.

-Jane.

1:13:401:13:43

Jane, this strange...

1:13:431:13:46

..this almost unearthly thing.

1:13:461:13:49

You that I love as my own flesh...

1:13:491:13:52

-Don't mock me.

-It's not Blanche, it's you I want.

1:13:521:13:54

Answer me, Jane, quickly.

1:13:541:13:56

Say, "Edward I'll marry you." Say it.

1:13:561:13:59

I can't read your face.

1:13:591:14:01

Say, "Edward, I'll marry you."

1:14:011:14:03

Edward, I'll marry you.

1:14:051:14:08

God pardon me!

1:14:081:14:09

"All my doubts and all the grim shadows that hung over Thornfield

1:14:191:14:23

"seemed to vanish - shattered like the riven chestnut-tree.

1:14:231:14:26

"I loved and I was loved.

1:14:261:14:29

"Every sunlit hour I looked forward to love's fulfilment."

1:14:291:14:34

-Jane!

-What are you doing?!

-Teaching Adele, as usual.

-As usual?!

1:14:341:14:37

A new heaven and earth, and you go on teaching Adele, as usual!

1:14:371:14:41

-Why is it wrong?

-Because I'm marrying Mademoiselle

1:14:411:14:43

and take Mademoiselle to the moon and find a cave in one of the white

1:14:431:14:46

valleys and Mademoiselle will live with us there forever. You approve?

1:14:461:14:49

There's no-one I'd rather you marry, not even Mrs Fairfax!

1:14:491:14:53

-Some of that and a length of the scarlet.

-But I...

1:14:531:14:56

And a length of the scarlet! Some of the gold silk.

1:14:561:14:59

Here you are m'lady, half a guinea each way.

1:14:591:15:02

-Tell your fortune?

-Go away, Mother.

1:15:021:15:05

Read the pretty lady's future?

1:15:051:15:07

The pretty lady's going to marry me and we shall make it ourselves!

1:15:071:15:10

I require and charge ye both,

1:15:311:15:33

as ye shall answer at the dreadful day of judgment,

1:15:331:15:36

when all secrets shall be disclosed,

1:15:361:15:39

that if you know of any impediment why ye may not lawfully be joined in

1:15:391:15:43

matrimony, ye do now confess it.

1:15:431:15:47

For be ye assured, if any persons are joined together,

1:15:471:15:50

otherwise than as the word of God doth allow,

1:15:501:15:54

then are they not joined by God

1:15:541:15:57

nor is their matrimony lawful.

1:15:571:16:00

Edward Rochester, wilt thou have this woman to be thy wedded wife?

1:16:001:16:05

One moment, please.

1:16:051:16:07

I declare the existence of an impediment.

1:16:071:16:10

Proceed with the ceremony!

1:16:101:16:13

You cannot proceed.

1:16:131:16:15

Mr Rochester has a wife now living.

1:16:151:16:18

-Who are you?

-My name is Briggs. I am an attorney.

1:16:181:16:22

Mr Mason!

1:16:221:16:24

On 20th October 1824, Edward Rochester of Thornfield Hall

1:16:241:16:28

was married to Bertha Mason, at St Mary's Church in Jamaica.

1:16:281:16:32

The record is in the register of that church.

1:16:321:16:35

It's true, I swear. She's living at Thornfield. I've seen her

1:16:351:16:38

there myself. I'm her brother.

1:16:381:16:40

Parson, close your book. There'll be no wedding today.

1:16:451:16:47

Instead, I invite you all to my house

1:16:491:16:52

to meet Grace Poole's patient.

1:16:521:16:54

My wife.

1:16:551:16:57

Turn right about, every one of you!

1:17:051:17:07

Away with your congratulations.

1:17:071:17:10

They're 15 years too late.

1:17:101:17:13

SHE SNARLS

1:17:301:17:33

That, gentlemen, is my wife.

1:17:411:17:44

Mad, and the offspring of a mad family,

1:17:441:17:47

to whom the church and law bind me forever, without hope of divorce.

1:17:471:17:51

This is what I wish to have.

1:17:511:17:53

This young girl

1:17:531:17:56

who stands so grave and quiet at the mouth of hell.

1:17:561:18:00

Look at the difference

1:18:001:18:02

and then judge me.

1:18:021:18:05

Jane.

1:19:061:19:08

Jane...

1:19:091:19:11

I did not even know her.

1:19:111:19:13

I was married at 19, in Spanish Town,

1:19:131:19:16

to a bride already courted for me.

1:19:161:19:18

But I married her,

1:19:191:19:22

gross, grovelling, mole-eyed blockhead that I was.

1:19:221:19:24

Jane! Hear me.

1:19:241:19:26

I suffered all the agonies of a man bound to a wife

1:19:261:19:29

at once intemperate and unchaste.

1:19:291:19:32

I watched her excesses drive her at last into madness.

1:19:341:19:37

Then I brought her back to England, to Thornfield.

1:19:401:19:42

Jane, I did everything that God and humanity demanded.

1:19:421:19:45

Then I fled from this place to find a woman I could love,

1:19:461:19:49

a contrast to the fury I left here.

1:19:491:19:52

What did I find? A French dancer, a Viennese milliner,

1:19:521:19:57

a contessa with a taste for jewels.

1:19:571:20:00

Back to England. I rode again in sight of Thornfield.

1:20:001:20:05

Someone was walking there in the moonlight.

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A strange little elfin-like creature, it frightened my horse,

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and then gravely offered me help.

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I was to be aided, and by that hand!

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And aided I was.

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Then later that evening...

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Do you remember, Jane?

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-Say you remember.

-I remember.

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You came into that room...

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How shy you were!

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And yet how readily and roundly you answered my questions.

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And then you smiled at me.

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That moment, I knew I'd found you.

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Jane, can you not forgive me?

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I do forgive you.

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And you still love me?

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I do love you, with all my heart.

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I can say it now, since it's for the last time.

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Do you mean to go one way, and let me go another?

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Stay with me, Jane.

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-We'd hurt nobody.

-We'd be hurting ourselves.

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Would it be so wicked to love me?

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Would it?

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I could crush you between my hands.

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But your spirit would still be free.

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Jane.

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-You are going?

-I am going, sir.

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You will not be my comforter, my rescuer?

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My deep love?

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My frantic prayer?

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Are they nothing to you?

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God bless you, my dear master.

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-God keep you from harm and wrong.

-Jane...

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Jane.

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Jane!

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"Going nowhere, I had nowhere to go.

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"Without references I could not find employment.

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"I knew hunger and unsheltered nights.

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"At last old memories, rather than my will

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"drew me back to Gateshead Hall -

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"to Bessie who had once been kind to me."

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-Bessie.

-Yes, I'm Bessie.

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If you're looking for work, we haven't got none for no-one nowadays.

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You look poorly, lass. If you're cold you may sit by the fire.

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Sit down, lass.

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Where did you get that brooch?

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You gave it to me, Bessie.

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Jane!

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Jane Eyre!

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A grown young lady and you were such a tiny thing,

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no higher than a broomstick. Oh, Miss Jane.

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BELL RINGS

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-That's your poor aunt.

-Don't tell Aunt Reed or Cousin John I'm here.

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Master John isn't here any more.

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As soon as he was of age he was off to London. Gambling, it was.

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Thousands and thousands of pounds the mistress paid for him.

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She had to shut up most the house and turn off the other servants

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but still he kept plaguing her for money.

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Then, last summer, he killed himself, Miss Jane.

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They found him hanging and the cards still on the table.

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When they told the mistress she had a kind of stroke,

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wandering like in her mind.

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BELL RINGS

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-Is that you, Bessie?

-Yes, ma'am.

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Who are you?

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Go away.

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I'm Jane, Aunt Reed.

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Jane Eyre.

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Jane...Eyre.

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Nobody can know the trouble I've had with that child.

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Little pauper brat.

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Should have been in...

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..workhouse.

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Jane...

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Jane Eyre.

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Oh! Oh, don't leave me, Jane.

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Please don't leave me.

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I won't leave you.

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Oh... Oh.

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No, sir, Mistress can't see nobody. She's been ill for months.

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I wanted to make some enquiries about a niece of hers, Miss Eyre.

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Would you wait inside?

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Thank you.

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Gentleman to see you, Miss Jane.

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I don't want to see him, I don't want to see anyone.

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Don't be foolish. You can't live all alone!

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I'll see to the mistress. Run along now, he's waiting.

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Jane!

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-How did you know I was here?

-I didn't.

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I was trying to find you.

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I received an enquiry about you the other day.

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You didn't stay in that place you went to very long, did you?

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Didn't you like it?

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What happened?

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I had to leave.

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Forgive me, it's no business of mine.

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But I must ask about this letter.

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It comes from a lawyer in Millcot.

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He writes to me as the person whose name you gave as a reference

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when you went to Thornfield

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A client of his wants to know your whereabouts.

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Do you know who's enquiring for you?

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Jane, if you don't want me to talk about this any more, I won't.

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Thank you, Dr Rivers.

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It's for you to say.

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Would you rather I didn't answer it at all?

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35 bob. Any advance on 35? £2 is bid.

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Going at £2. Going, going... Take it away, Bill.

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Jane.

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Jane.

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Jane!

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"It seemed the cry of a soul in pain, an appeal so wild and urgent

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"that I knew I must go and go quickly.

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"Only when I knew what had happened to him -

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"Only when I had looked once more upon that tortured face -

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"could I make my decision."

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It was she who did it, Miss Eyre.

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She struck down Grace Poole as she slept

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and then she set fire to Thornfield.

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It was her laugh in the gallery that woke me.

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I ran to the nursery, wrapped Adele in a shawl and carried her down.

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As we came out into the courtyard I heard her laugh again.

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I looked up and there she was on the roof,

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laughing and waving her arms above the battlements.

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Mr Edward saw her as he came out.

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He did not say anything but went back into the house

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to try to save her.

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All this side of the house was blazing.

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There was smoke everywhere.

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Then it cleared and suddenly we saw Mr Edward behind her on the battlements.

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She saw him too.

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He came towards her to help her down.

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She stood very still for a moment

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and just as he seemed to reach her

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she gave a dreadful scream and ran from him to the edge.

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The next moment she lay smashed on the pavement before us.

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She was dead, Miss Eyre.

1:29:391:29:42

Mr Edward?

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The great staircase fell in as he was coming down.

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DOG BARKS

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-Mrs Fairfax.

-Yes, sir.

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Why are you in this part of the house?

1:30:141:30:17

-Adele is waiting for her supper.

-Yes, sir.

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Here, Pilot!

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Who's there?

1:30:341:30:36

Who are you?!

1:30:371:30:39

I've come back, sir.

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Edward, Edward.

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Your fingers.

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Those small, soft fingers.

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Hair.

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A little flower-soft face.

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And a heart too, Edward.

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Jane!

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All you can feel now is mere pity.

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I don't want your pity!

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Edward!

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You can't spend your life with the mere wreckage of a man.

1:31:251:31:28

You're young and fresh, you'll get married.

1:31:281:31:31

Don't send me away.

1:31:311:31:33

Please don't send me away!

1:31:331:31:35

You think I want to let you go?

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"As the months went past he came to see the light once more

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"as well as to feel its warmth.

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"To see first the glory of the sun

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"and then the mild splendour of the moon and at last the evening star.

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"And then one day, when our first-born was put into his arms

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"he could see the boy had inherited his own eyes as they once were -

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"large, brilliant and black."

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Charlotte Bronte's classic about an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess in a gloomy manor in Yorkshire, where she falls in love with the mysterious Edward Rochester.


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