Merry-Go-Round

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Vienna.

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-- old ---
gray -----
historical -

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The town of joy --
of gladness ----
and of mirth ---

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--- of sordid
sorrow - and
of grief ---

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The town of Dukes -
of Princes ----
and of Counts --

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Here - from time immemorial
had lived the family of 
Hohenegg - notable in the 
history of Austria for its
statesmen and warriors --
its princely wealth -- its
 ancient escutcheon --

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The last of the 
line - Count Franz
Maximilian Von
Hohenegg ----
Captain of Imperial
and Royal Sixth
Dragoons --- His
Majesty's Wing Ad-
jutant and Chamberlain.
	Norman Kerry

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 His fiancée,
Countess Gisella
Von Steinbruck.
Dorothy Wallace.

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The Minister of War,
Countess Gisella's 
     father.

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"Heard you had a
 glorious time last
      night."

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"Hardly that, my dear
 - missed you immensely
     -- really --"

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"You missed me? When
 you come to see me 
 tonight, you shall tell
    me about it --"

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"I was just about to
 telephone you - -
 impossible for me to
 come -- duty, you know -"

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"Of course, service 
 is service -- what
  are her colors?"

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To Count Hohenegg, 'work'
meant an elaborate and
pompous idleness, while
the court went through 
its daily round of 
    empty ritual.

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Emperor Francis Joseph.
    Anton Vaverka.

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"Count Hohenegg, I am
 highly interested in
 your prospective marriage
 with Countess Gisella.
 It will be a splendid 
         union.

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"I dare say you
young lovers have
already decided
when it shall be?"

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"Then I shall take an
 old Emperor's privilege
 - it shall be during the
 coming month, on my
 esteemed Cousin Attilda's
        birthday."

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The minister of 
War, occupied all
day with affairs
of state, enjoyed
the quiet moment
after dinner with
  his daughter.

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"Father, what official
 duties are occupying
 my fiancé's time this
       evening?"

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"None whatever -"

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"But he excused himself 
 from calling upon me
 -- said he was on duty--"

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"Oh, yes yes, so he is
 - now I recall it -
 quite a weighty matter
 - he has his hands full,
       my dear -"

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"You really love
 Count Hohenegg?"

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"He is the best looking
 man in the Emperor's
 court--and he appeals
 to me - - - -"

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The Prater - the Coney
Island of Vienna, with 
its giant Ferris Wheel
- its conglomeration of
sounds and odors - and
laughter - the chestnuts
   were in bloom --

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Schani Huber owned
the big concession-
Schani who cracked
the whip -- and
smiled --
Schani Huber --
  George Siegmann

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The little organ
    grinder.

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Agnes Urban.
 Mary Philbin.

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"I never expected to
 find anything as pretty
 as you - here."

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"You flatter like a
  lieutenant - -
     are you?"

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"Would you like me
 better if I were?"

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"I never said I
 liked you at all."

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Marianka --
Huber's wife.
 Dale Fuller.

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"Is that your father?"

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"No, but my father
 works for Huber, too
 -- he runs the Punch
 and Judy show."

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Sylvester Urban.
 Cesare Gravina.

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"What do you do
 for a living?"

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"Why -- I'm a -- neck-
     tie salesman."

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"What is your
     name?"

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  "Franz --
Franz Meier -"

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"But you may call
    me Franz -"

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  Mrs. Aurora
Rossreiter owned the
next concession --
a rival of Huber -
 she hated him --

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Bartholomew was 
her barker -
George Hackathorne.

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"This is Boniface, the
 famous Orang-outang,
 direct from the jungles
      of Africa."

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"You go back to
 your concession,
    Huber!"

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"Shut your mouth,
 you dirty hunchback!"

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When the last
merry-maker had
   gone --

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"Please, may I go
 to my wife? She
     is sick."

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"So you played
the lottery again!"

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"You know what I've
 always said - if I win,
      you win."

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For days afterwards -
when Agnes played the
organ - she thought
of Franz, the necktie
      salesman.

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"Agnes, quick! Your
 mother! She's dying!"

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"Smile -- smile -- !"

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"I'll wait, Sylvester
 - I'll wait - -"

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"Merciful Father! Let
 me see my dear ones
 -- once again --"

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"And now, my friends, 
 Count Hohenegg will
 do us the honor to mix
   the loving-cup!"

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And the merry-go-round goes
round - and round - and round -

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"Take her along too
 -- she is a vagrant now
 -- because I'm through
       with her."

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"She's no vagrant --
 she works for me
 from now on -- and
 her father too!"

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Morning ---
cold - gray -
unfriendly --

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"Is this where
  you work?"

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"Oh, yes! This is the
 place -- I just got
        off."

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"Do you know, I've been
 thinking a lot about
 you -- how have you
 been since I saw you?"

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"-- and my father got
 into a fight with Huber
 -- over me -- and now
   he is in jail."

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"I have a friend, a
 lady, who has influence
 with the Commissionaire
 of Police --- shall we
    go to see her?"

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"She's a little friend
 of mine -- her father
 is in trouble -- you
 might use your influence
 with the Commissionaire."

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"Do you play?"

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"Nothing but the grind-
 organ -- I always wanted
 to, but we never had the
         money."

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"- and what kind of
 pieces do you like
     the best?"

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"A waltz -- sometimes
 in the evening a strain
 comes with the wind -
 and I could sing and
 laugh - - and cry -"

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"I didn't mean to make
 you sad - we must be
 happy! Why, the whole 
 world is just make -
 believe - and we are
 children, dreaming -"

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"You talk funny for
 a necktie salesman -
 you should have been
     a Prince."

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"-- and you are the
  little Princess."

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"You are beautiful --"

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"Have you ever
 loved anyone?"

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"Yes, of course -
 my mother and my
     father."

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"Not that - I mean
 the love of a woman
    for a man -"

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"Yes - Bartholomew -
 the little hunchback
    whom you met!"

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"You frighten me!
 You are terrible!
 Oh, let me go!"

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"I didn't mean to
 offend you, but - no
 one ever kissed me -
    like that -"

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"But you said --
  Bartholomew - -"

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"Why, he's just a
boy friend - who has
 been kind to me."

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"I will take
  you home --"

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To Sylvester
release came like
a miracle of good
    fortune.

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"It isn't the first
 time I've been told
 I look like this
   lucky fellow."

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"You believe me,
   don't you?"

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"Of course - I will
 believe you and
 trust you always -"

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"No! No! It can't be!
 He is my good friend
 - a gentleman - "

91
"He looks enough
 like you to be 
 your twin brother."

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"I'll be waiting
 for you then, at
      nine."

93
"I know, Agnes, this
 young fellow is honest
 - but beware of the
 aristocrat -- beware
 of the military man!"

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A garden - warm
with the soft air
of spring - fragrant
with blossoms - white
with moonlight --

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"Are you happy,
    Agnes?"

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"I have a confession
 to make to you, Agnes.
     I am not--"

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"A falling star -
 - did you wish?"

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"No - I was thinking
      of you -"

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"You said you had
 a confession to make."

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"I -- I -- I love you."

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After that night --
when Agnes gave her
happiness into his
keeping - Count Hohenegg
could not bear the
thought of his
approaching marriage.

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"But I tell you I'm
 going to withdraw from
 this marriage with the 
       Countess!"

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"Impossible! On the
 very eve of your
     wedding!"

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"I've been a cheat!
 I've broken her heart,
 but she loves me - -
 and I - - -"

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"Foolish! Think of your
 position at court - it
 would mean disgrace!"

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"If I were not a 
 Count - and she -"

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"Already the Emperor
 has learned of your
     attitude!"

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 "I will go to the 
Emperor immediately!"

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"What is this I hear,
 Count Hohenegg, you
 desire to withdraw
 from your marriage
 with Countess Gisella?"

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"Is your memory so
 short that you forget
 your Emperor's wish?

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"It is my command!"

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Agnes waited
patiently for his
coming -- she had
promised to trust
him -- to believe
    in him -

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And the merry-go-round 
goes round - and round.

Mrs. Rossreiter has a new
       clown --

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"You got my
little finger?"

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"Signore Sylvestro Urbani
 - direct from Italy - the
 greatest living bajazzo -"

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"Italy, hell! He used
 to work for me at the
 Punch and Judy show!"

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"Poor clown."

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"Don't cry, little
     children."

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"Don't cry, little boy -"

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"See, I make you 
    laugh - -"

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"Do you think it
 was really the wind
 that blew the flower-
     pot down?"

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"What is that 
    to me?"

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Sylvester's recovery
was slow - Agnes was
his comfort - his little
      sunbeam.

124
"Father, we are honored
 by a visit of the
 Emperor -- he is here
        now."

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"Agnes! Can it be
 possible that you still
 love this impostor?"

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"Liar! Cheat!
  Impostor!"

127
"Sir - I have come
to humble myself
 before you -"

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"There is little I
can say to express
the remorse I feel."

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"But you must believe,
 sir, that I deeply
 respect - care for -
   your daughter."

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"- - I love your
   daughter."

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"A Count in love
 with a peasant girl?
        Bah!"

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"Do you mean - - that
 everything is all right
 - - and we can be
 married?"

133
"The Count Hohenegg,
 my husband, has told
 me all about you."

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"No! No! Your
 husband - it
  can't be!"

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"It's a lie! Tell
her it is a lie! -
    Tell her!"

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"Impostor! Cheat! Liar!"

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Thus stood our little
world of good and evil,
of innocence and guilt,
of love and hate. Then -
in the distant state of
Bosnia - a shot was fired
which touched off the powder 
   magazine of Europe.

[dissolve to:]

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           WAR!



The mobilization of armies ----
nation rising against nation ---
   anguish of partings ----

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"Horrible, horrible -
 no sorrow is spared
       to me!"

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"Agnes - -"

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"Count Hohenegg -"

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"I have come again
   to ask your 
   forgiveness."

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"I forgive the Count
 - it was a necktie
 salesman I loved -"

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"But it is Count
 Hohenegg, Agnes,
 who loves you --"

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"Count Hohenegg
 can never be 
 anything to me."

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"I am leaving with
 my regiment for the
 front tonight -- won't
 you say farewell?"

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"We may never 
 meet again --"

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Back along the bitter
road of defeat straggled
the broken remnants of
the proud forces of
      Austria.

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"Urban, is there
 anything I can 
  do for you?"

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"The liar!"

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"I thanked God when
 I was called -- I
 prayed I'd meet you 
   face to face!"

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"I hate you - and
 will curse you with
 my dying breath!"

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"If my life will
 make amends -"

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"To think - a man
could go out hating
   me like that."

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In Vienna ----
a little group of
comrades, held
together by the
common bond of
poverty and suffering.

156
"Prices went up again
 today - - soon we
 cannot eat at all."

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"I wish it was Spring
 again, so that we
 could go back to the
 Prater and open the
    concessions."

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   "Ladies
and gentlemen,
the greatest
performance starts
  right now --"

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"Didn't I tell you
 I'd win the lottery?"

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"And you know what
 I said - if I win,
  you'll win - -"

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"Agnes dear -- if you'll
 only have me for a
 husband, I'll try so hard
 to make you happy."

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"That other one -- don't
 think of him -- he
 can never come back!
      He is --"

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"I saw his name on
the death list weeks
ago --- I wanted to 
 tell you, but --"

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"Say that I can hope 
 -- I will wait --"

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"Maybe - in the
   Spring -"

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At last the Prater shed
its winter wrappings --
Spring -- and sunshine --
      and hope --

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"That's right -- three
 days, Boniface -- then
 we'll be married,
   Agnes and I."

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"Agnes -- I have
 come back to you."

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"I am no longer
  a Count --"

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"But you are
 still married?"

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"She died months
 ago -- in Budapest."

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"I have lived with the
 single hope that some
 day you could forgive
   -- that you --"

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"It wasn't so hard
 to forgive -- I did
 that on the night
 you went to war -"

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"Bartholomew and I
 are to be married
 day after tomorrow --"

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"I believed you
 were dead --"

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"Agnes! You cannot do
 this thing -- you don't
 love him! And love is
 the only thing that counts -"

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 "No! No! I have
promised Bartholomew -"

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"Please go, sir --"

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But in the merry-go-round
       of life -

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"A greater love
 than ours has sent
   me to you --"

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"-- Bartholomew --"

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