Mockery

[* = reconstructed title]

1
In Siberia --
 when the war waged by
 brothers against brothers
 had taken a merciless toll
 and in its wake stalked
         hunger.

2
SERGEI --
 A peasant....slow-thinking
 and ignorant....to whom
 war had taught fear and
        suspicion.

3
"Water!"

4
"Can you show me the
 way to Novokursk?"

5
"Novokursk?"

6
"If you will guide me
 there I will pay you
        well."

7
"No....too many soldiers
     in the woods."

8
"But I will see that you
 get plenty of food ....
    and everything."

9
"You must promise if we
 meet anyone that what-
 ever I say is the truth ....
  and no other talking."

10
"You are going to be
 my friend, aren't you?"

11
"I never have had a
      friend."

12
"When we get to Novokursk
 we will always be friends,
          Sergei."

13
"Tell them I am your
        wife."

14
"We hide in that house 
 till night comes again.
 I know people who live
         there."

15
"It is very still here. Do
 you think anything is 
         wrong?"

16
"Look....bullet marks 
  and blood stains!"

17
"I am too tired to travel
 farther. I must rest
        here."

18
"I am a peaceful
 peasant and he
 is....my husband."

19
"He is not your husband....
 and your hands are too
 white for a peasant's."

20
"I am waiting here for
 friends. Meantime you
 will be nice company."

21
"She says she's a
    peasant -"

22
"- married to him! But
 she lies! Make him 
        talk!"

23
"She is my wife."

24
"Search him!"

25
"I think I'd better search
        you, too!"

26
"You will never make a
 woman like her talk ....
 but he can be forced!"

27
"She is my wife!"

28
"The soldiers are
     coming!"

29
"She is my wife! That's
      all I say!"

30
"It is all right, Sergei.
 They have gone now."

31
"A message for head-
 quarters at Novokursk!
 I am the Countess
   Alexandrova!"

32
"The orders are sewed 
   in this apron."

33
In Novokursk --

34
- Military Headquarters
had been established in
the home of Vladimir
     Gaidaroff.

35
"Is the Countess still over
     at the hospital?"

36
"Captain, go to the hospital
 and escort the Countess
   Alexandrova here."

37
"Wait here. I will see if 
 I can find the lady you
          seek."

38
"Can't we be lonesome
 together, little peasant
         maid?"

39
"You know....if you are
 deaf and dumb, you can
      make signs."

40
"For your information, sir
 ....I am the Countess
      Alexandrova."

41
"Forgive me, Countess.
 I came to escort you
   to headquarters."

42
"I apologize for my lips,
      Countess --"

43
"- and I apologize for
      my eyes -"

44
"- but I cannot apologize
      for my heart."

45*
When Sergei left the
 hospital --

46
"Is this Mr. Gaidaroff's
        house?"

47
"This is headquarters!
 We have no time for
      beggars!"

48
"We are all pleased, Countess,
 that you are to remain
 here as guest of the
      Gaidaroffs."

49
"Of course I remember
    you, Sergei."

50
"I am all well again."

51
"Remember, you said when
 we got to Novokursk we
 would be....always friends?"

52
"I did not know you were
 a Countess that time
 when you said you were 
    ....my wife."

53
"Take this man to Ivan,
 the gate-keeper. Have
 him fed....and given
     employment."

54
"He is that stupid peasant
 who brought the Countess
      to Novokursk."

55
The master of this house
 was Gaidaroff, a newly-
   rich war profiteer.

56
"You fool! You take a
 beating because an
 aristocrat promises
   you something?"

57
"Do you think those 
 upstairs pigs ever
 keep their promises
 to us downstairs?"

58
"We are all equal!"

59
"But things will soon be
       different!"

60*
"-- and then you can
 collect what the 
 Countess owes you!"

61
"I arranged matters with Mrs.
 Gaidaroff. Did they not give
      you employment?"

62
"Yes....but I will be only
 a servant here....not
     your friend."

63
"This is Sergei...the loyal 
 peasant who guided me
      safely here."

64
"See....he gets the kisses
 and you get the whip!"

65
And so Sergei's dull 
peasant mind slowly
opened to Ivan's
   teaching.

66
"You thick-head! Can't you
 see that we will soon be the
 equal of those aristocrats 
        upstairs?"

67
"Then....I will be good
 enough for the Countess?"

68
"Then could I kiss her ....
 like that Captain kisses
          her?"

69
"Maybe....maybe she
 will not like me."

70
"Like you? How could 
    she help it?"

71
"They are attacking
 Vladisk! We advance
      tonight!"

72
"There is no Captain to
    stop you now."

73
With military protection
gone and all outside
communication cut off,
Novokursk was helpless
before a long-threatening
       menace.

74
"So it is you with your
 foul smelling tobacco?"

75
"Pick that up instantly, 
       you idiot!"

76
"Take this note to that
 fat rabbit, Gaidaroff!"

77
"Are you so weak-kneed 
 that you fear such
     ruffians?"

78
"If you let notes like
 this frighten you we
 will not have a ruble 
 left for ourselves!"

79
"Tea is served."

80
"Try to be a man....
 at least before your
     servants!"

81
"You have neglected to
  bring the cream."

82
"This is serious --"

83
"- if Gaidaroff doesn't
 pay they will blow up
 this house....with us
       in it!"

84*
"Let them ring! They
 won't be ringing
 many more hours!"

85
"Don't you understand?
 It's time for us to be
    masters now!"

86
"There must be something
   wrong downstairs."

87
"Go tell them to keep
   quiet upstairs!"

88
"If they want to come
 down here I'll take
   care of them."

89
"Go on back....you old 
       walrus!"

90
"The revolution is on 
     the stairs!"

91
"I'll show you how to
 deal with revolutions!"

92
"Sergei!"

93
"SERGEI!"

94
"Didn't I tell you to
  keep them quiet?"

95
"SERGEI!!"

96
"Is that old sea lion
 barking at you
     again?"

97
"Isn't she always calling you
  idiot....idiot....IDIOT!!"

98
"Leave it to me!"

99
"Come here!"

100
"Come here, you idiot!"

101
"I refuse to call an idiot
     like you twice!"

102
"Order the butler to
 come here at once!"

103 [superimposed animated title]
IDIOT

IDIOT

IDIOT

104
"Sergei....please."

105
"Idiot, am I? Well....
   idiots kill!!"

106
"Telephone the police!"

107
"The wire is dead!"

108
"Leave the city! They're
        coming!"

109
"You don't go after that
     Countess yet!"

110
"I'm going to have her 
       first!"

111
"Someone must get the 
     chauffeur!"

112
Sergei is not the fool
     any longer!"

113
"Now I am the master
       here!"

114
"Now....I am as good
     as any man!"

115
"Kiss me....like you kissed 
       that Captain!"

116
"Go downstairs where
    you belong!"

117
"Dimitri!"

118
"Tatiana!"

119
"TATIANA!!"

120
"He was firing from 
    the window!"

121
"Take him to the street
    and shoot him!"

122
"I am sorry....but we have
    to do such things."

123
"Here is another of them!
 Shall I take him to the
      street, too?"

124
"Has he been loyal?"

125
"He has been very loyal."

126
"He is the only one who
 stayed to protect me."

127
"Then I leave you to
 protect her again."

128
"I've got to go on with
 my men....but I'll leave
 two soldiers downstairs."

129
"Turn all lights out....
   it will be safer."

130
"Why did you save
       me?"

131
"There is nothing more
 to be said about that."

132
"Please go downstairs 
        now."

133
"Where is that Countess?"

134
"Don't you try to
   touch her!"

135
"Sergei!"

136
"Sergei!"

137
"Sergei!"

138
"You forgave me....for 
 everything.....didn't 
        you?"

139
"You will not send 
     me away?"

140
"You are going to stay
 with us always, Sergei."

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