Eternal Love

1
In the year 1806 France and
Austria were at each other's
throats; and Switzerland,
lying squarely between the
two, became unwillingly a
  highroad for armies.

2
"We won't give up
our guns! We'll 
fight for our rights!"

3
"You must give them up!
What chances have we -
a mere handful - against
   a trained army?"

4
"Let us thank God that
every man among us
surrendered his gun to
preserve our peace!"

5
"Is he here, Pia?"

6
"That's him!"

7
"What do you want?"

8
"I want you!"

9
"I know who they're for!
  Father Tass' niece!"

10
"I'll get you yet, 
     Marcus!"

11
"Why must you rebel 
against us, Marcus? 
You endanger the 
whole community!"

12
"Give up your gun!"

13
"Come on! Who 
wants to follow 
Lorenz Gruber?"

14
"My gun is my life!
Who dares to take
it away from me?"

15
"Won't you give it up ...
   for me, Marcus?"

16
"Leave him to his lawless 
    ways, my niece."

17
"What he did to me is
nothing .... it's what he 
did to you! Do you
still believe he loves 
       you?"

18
"He wouldn't even give 
you his gun! That
shows how much he 
 cares for you."

19
"Ciglia, I have always
loved you .... but you
would never listen to
      me ...."

20
"I LOVE YOU!"

21
"I want to tell the whole
world .... the mountains ....
the sky! I love Ciglia!"

22
The white blanket 
   of winter.

23
"The occupation is ended ....
the French have gone!
    We are free!"

24
- and never in the memory 
of Pontresina was there such
a carnival ball .... so gay ....
so happy .... so carefree ....

25
"Ciglia!"

26
"Unmask!"

27
"Marcus ... I want to 
      go home."

28
"Marcus .... you are out
    of your senses!"

29
"I love you .... I love
      you madly!"

30
"When Marcus comes, will
you give your consent to 
    our marriage?"

31
"If it means your happiness,
Ciglia, I will set my doubts
          aside -"

32
"I'll tell Father Tass you
     want to see him."

33
"Don't you love me 
    any more?"

34
"Uncle has consented at 
last! Soon we'll be
husband and wife!"

35
"Think, Marcus - nothing
can ever threaten our
  happiness again!"

36
"You are keeping some-
thing from me. Tell me
what it is ... tell me!"

37
"I've been to Father
Tass. I've told him
    everything!"

38
"- and you've got 
  to marry her!"

39
"We love each other!
How can we go through 
    life apart?"

40
"This isn't a very
happy marriage ...."

41
"Serves him right! He
was always wild. But
I'm sorry for Ciglia."

42
"She won't grieve forever.
Not with Lorenz Gruber
coming to see her every
         day."

43
"Do you, Marcus Paltram,
promise to take this 
woman ... to be faithful to
     her only ..."

44
"Give me time, Lorenz ..."

45
"Help me, O Lord, that
  I may forget him!"

46
".... Ciglia, do you promise
to love your husband
until death do you part ....
to be faithful to him in 
deed .... and in thought ...."

47
"I .... do."

48
"Does Ciglia ever think 
     of him now?"

49
"I laugh for happiness!
The best and prettiest
girl in all Switzerland
      is mine!"

50
"Marcus hasn't come home 
from the mountains! We
must gather a rescue 
       party!"

51
"Marcus is lost in the 
    mountains ...."

52
"You can't sit here 
and let him die! Do
    something!"

53
"No, I say! I'll not lift
  a hand! Let him die!"

54
"I thank Thee ... that
Thou didst save him."

55
"... Move away from 
Pontresina, Marcus.
Leave me in peace 
   with Ciglia."

56
"I'll give you everything 
I own if you'll go ...."

57
"I know why you wouldn't 
take his money! You're 
still in love with that ...."

58
"Now you die! And I
live .... in peace!"

59
"I could kill you! But
I won't .... because of
       Ciglia."

60
"- his gun was where he 
fell, but he disappeared.
I looked for him - and
  couldn't find him."

61
"We must find him, 
     Marcus!"

62
"Cigl ...."

63
"Murderer!"

64
"Marcus is innocent! I
     know he is!"

65
"She's the guilty 
  one! She made
   him do it!"

66
"They've gotten away! To
    the mountains!"

67
"Leave me, Marcus ....
   save yourself!"

68
"What can we do 
      now?"

69
"O Lord, Thou knowest
our innocence .... Thou
knowest that love is
our only sin ... have pity
      on us ...."

70
"Don't separate us again!
Take us .... take us to-
gether ... unto Thyself ...."

71
"Never to be parted 
again .... together
through all eternity!"

THE END

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