The Rejected Woman

1
Somewhere in
  Canada.

2
  Diane Du Prez.

- Miss Alma Rubens.

3
"Why stop them? He
 fight for his mate."

4
  Jean Gagnon.

- Mr. Bela Legosi.

5
"I'd fight for you like
 that - I love you!"

6
    Samuel Du Prez.

- Mr. George MacQuarrie.

7
"Jean is right. It's
 time you had a
 husband."

8
"I don't want to marry any
 man until I've seen what
 is beyond the mountain -
 I want to live."

9
    John Leslie.

- Mr. Conrad Nagel.

10
   Craig Burnett.

- Mr. Antonio D'Algy.

11
"Is this the North Pole? I
 was all set for a decent
 hotel, some good food,
 and a little life."

12
"I wish it were the North
 Pole. I'm sick of decent
 hotels, and the people we
 know. This looks different."

13
"I hope I'm not in
 your way."

14
"So you're from New York!
 My father promises to let
 me visit my Aunt Rosa some
 day. She owns a restaurant
 there."

15
"I rather like this place.
 Can you put us up for
 a few days?"

16
"Will you have your man
 bring our things to your 
 place?"

17
When one of New York's
 wealthiest men has to
embark on a journey where
his money will not add one
atom to his comfort.

18
   Peter Leslie.

- Mr. Aubrey Smith.

19
Leyton Carter, his
  attorney.

- Mr. Frederick Burton.

20
"We can't get any news of
 John. The last we heard,
 he had left Montreal in
 his aeroplane."

21
"I've been so busy making
 money all my life, my boy
 has been a stranger to
 me, and now - it is too
 late."

22
"I should have taught him
 the business, but now you
 and Dunbar must prevent
 the money making a fool
 of him."

23
But even a rich man's
 son can work fast at
some things.

24
"See that mountain? Ever
 since my mother died, I
 go up there and dream
 of cities - people - and
 clothes."

25
"Leave her alone! She's
 going to be my wife!"

26
"My father will be away all
 day tomorrow. We'll start
 up the mountain after he
 has gone."

27
The real tragedy of death
 is the curiosity it arouses
in those who wonder what
they are going to get.

28
James Dunbar,
  general manager of
the Leslie interests.

- Mr. Wyndham Standing.

29
"I telephoned you as soon as
 Mr. Leslie died. He arranged
 that you carry on the busi-
 ness until his son could take
 it over."

30
"That's a fine legacy! I'll
 always be general manager
 making money for a man
   I despise, and who
      dislikes me."

31
"Come now, you can't let
personal feelings interfere.
Young Leslie has vanished
and we must find him."

32
Seeking romance and
 adventure has its 
obstacles.

33
"We must reach the store
 before my father gets
 back."

34
"Don't worry about them,
 m'sieur. Diane knows the
 cabin on the way down
 from the mountain."

35
The missioners' cabin
 - a place of refuge
for those lost in the
mountains.

36
The WMG broad-
 casting station.

37
"This seems the only way
 left to reach John Leslie. I
 appreciate the arrangements
 your company made, to
 broadcast that message."

38
"They must be up at the
 cabin. We'll start at
 once."

39
"WMG, New York City. Important
 announcement. If the listeners
 in can get in touch with John
 Leslie, have him return to New
 York immediately - His father is
 dead - - Other stations please
 relay."

40
"I must get to my friend
 at once. His father is
 dead."

41
"When I find your friend,
 I kill him!"

42
With the passing of the
  night, increasing
 doubts overcome all
     obstacles.

43
"You can't stay here and
 starve. I must fight my
 way back to the store."

44
"You're not strong enough.
 It might mean death!"

45
"Do you care as much
 as that?"

46
"You must go back to New
 York at once. We've had
 word - your father died
 yesterday."

47
"Get out! You're lucky
 I don't kill you!"

48
"Goodbye, Diane. I
 won't forget."

49
"You've disgraced me!
 No man will want you
 after this!"

50
Hasty judgment and
 false pride, always
distort the course of
life.

51
"She will be better off
 in New York with her
 Aunt Rosa, until people
 have forgotten."

52
The gateway of
  dreams.

53
    Aunt Rosa.

- Mme. La Violette.

54
"New York is just a place
 to eat and sleep. Your
 father was a fool to send
 you here."

55
"My father didn't trust
 me. I shall never go
 back."

56
"Mr. Leslie is a friend of
 mine. I must see him
 before we go to your
 place."

57
The offices of the
  Leslie Estate.

58
When the heir apparent
 of one of America's
greatest fortunes takes up
business.

59
"I have done my best to
 familiarize Mr. Leslie
 with the details of the
 business. I now turn
 over the active manage-
 ment to him."

60
  Lucille Van Tuyl.

- Miss Leonora Hughes.

61
"But Mr. Leslie is a friend
 of mine. I know he will
 want to see me."

62
"I'm sorry, but Mr. Leslie
 is engaged. If you'll leave
 your name, I'll see that
 he gets it."

63
"You Johnnies know more
 about this business than
 I do. I have a luncheon 
 engagement."

64
Unfortunately, New York
 seems, at first, to teach
that a woman's clothes con-
stitute the best card of
introduction.

65
"I need clothes. Father
 won't send me money,
 since I refuse to return."

66
"Not enough! I pay you 
 ten dollars a week to
 sing here in my restau-
 rant. Am I a banker?"

67
"I discovered yesterday, I
 had neglected to send Mr.
 Leslie the card you gave
 me some time ago. I hope
 you'll forgive me."

68
"It doesn't matter. He
 would probably be
 ashamed of me."

69
"You seem to be in
 trouble. Can't I
 help you?"

70
"I need clothes - I can't
 buy much with what I
 earn singing here."

71
"Clothes and money! Why
 they're the easiest thing
 in the world for a girl
 to get."

72
"That day in the office, if
 I'd been wearing pretty
 things, my name would
 have been taken in to
 Mr. Leslie."

73
"I've just received your card.
 How about luncheon at
 Sherry's tomorrow?"

74
"Is John Leslie the man
 you want to dress up
 for?"

75
"He liked me when we
  were together in
      Canada -"

76
"- and if I had
 clothes -"

77
"- he'd like me now."

78
"A small town, and New York
 are different. It's true
 clothes help make the
 woman, but to win Leslie
 you must improve yourself
 in other ways."

79
"I don't care what you
 say - I've made up my
 mind to marry John
 Leslie!"

80
"You've given me an idea. I
 admire your spirit. If Leslie
 is as fond of you as you
 think, I'd like to help you."

81
"You say you sing. Why not
 go abroad with your aunt
 for a year? Improve your
 voice. Fit yourself for
 Leslie's world. I'll furnish
 the money."

82
"Don't misunderstand me.
 This is an opportunity
 to win Leslie."

83
"Suppose I failed. How
 could I repay you?"

84
"Cross that bridge when
 we come to it. I'm
 doing it for Leslie as
 well as for you."

85
"If you change your
 mind, call me up."

86
The luncheon hour
  at Sherry's.

87
"Who is that badly 
dressed person with
John?"

88
"Just because she hasn't
 had your opportunities
 you laugh at her."

89
"Where is the telephone?"

90
Some minds believe the
  worst when other's
motives are not explained.

91
"This is the first word of
 them in a year. We'll
 go to New York and
 find out the truth."

92
The homecoming.

93
Attaining one's ambition
 for beautiful clothes
and culture, works a change
in several minds.

94
"I'm going to see just as
 much of you here as I
 did in Paris. Don't
 make any mistake about
 that."

95
"You were not so glad to
 see me when I was in
 New York before."

96
"Don't worry. Leslie doesn't
 know anything about you.
 Diane heard he was in Paris
 and called him up. They've
   been inseparable ever 
          since."

97
"I told him Diane
 inherited a lot of
 money."

98
"She's beautiful!"

99
"I've engaged a suite for
 you at the Ambassador."

100
"May I call and see
 you this evening?"

101
After a week in the
  world of make-
believe.

102
"Diane seems worried. She
 is not even interested in
 this fancy dress ball Mr.
 Leslie is giving her this
 evening."

103
"Don't envy me. I'd
 give it all up, if I
 could go back a
 year."

104
"Please see Mr. Dunbar 
 before you go out."

105
"I must not take anything
 more from you. I ought
 to have gone to work to
 pay you back as soon as
 I reached New York."

106
"I knew before I left Paris,
 my voice would never
 amount to anything. I should
 never have accepted your
 money. It's all been a
 horrible mistake."

107
"Diane, forget about the
 money. I love you - I
 want you to marry me."

108
"I'm going to tell John
    the whole truth
        tonight."

109
"If you do, you know
 what he'll think -"

110
"You shan't go with that
 fool tonight. I won't
 let you!"

111
"There isn't anything in the
 world I wouldn't do for
 you. That boy isn't serious.
 You're only one of many
 to him."

112
"I'll get into my fool
 costume when we get to
 the house. Diane, you
 look wonderful!"

113
"No more lies! Who
 pays for all this?"

114
"I've had nothing to do with
 this. But if you will go to
 Mr. Leslie's house, I think
  your curiosity will be
        satisfied."

115
When society does its
 utmost to appear to
be something it is not.

116
It is not always easy to
    tell the one we love
a truth which would damn
us in the eyes of the
world.

117
"I wish I had never 
 left Canada."

118
"Here the whirlpool of false
 standards and deceit, makes
 people do foolish things."

119
"But Diane, you are
 above all that!"

120
"I wonder what you would
 say if I had been caught
 in this whirlpool."

121
"I've come to take
 you home."

122
"You've interfered enough
 in my family!"

123
"You answer to me now, 
 for what you have
 made of Diane!"

124
"You should be ashamed!
 I love Diane, and I'm
 going to marry her to-
 night."

125
At the Leslie place 
  in the country.

126
The impulse to tell the
 truth is often killed by
the fear of what may
happen, and the hope that
chance will show the way.

127
"I was just thinking - how
 wonderful to get away 
 from all this-to go abroad
 where no one knows us -"

128
"The boat we came over
 on, sails tomorrow."

129
"I'm sorry, John, but I have
 to remind you that under
 your father's will, you lose
 everything if you marry
  without your trustee's 
         approval."

130
"Don't let that worry you.
 No one can find any fault
 with the woman I married."

131
"I was in such a daze last
 night, I couldn't tell John
 the truth."

132
"There have been some
 rumors - about her sud-
 den wealth and the way
 she lived."

133
"If you have anything 
 more to say, my wife
 ought to hear it."

134
"Go to New York at once.
 See Mr. Dunbar, and ask
 a little time for me to
 repay him."

135
"It might be better to let
 Mrs. Leslie explain
 things."

136
"You don't think I'd come
 here without proof!"

137
"I don't doubt you, Diane.
 I just want you to tell this
 fool he lies, and let me
 kick him out."

138
"These checks of mine with
 your wife's signature on
 their backs don't lie."

139
"Order a car. I'm leaving
 for New York at once."

140
"Take these. See every
 penny is paid back to
 Dunbar. We'll start
 divorce proceedings at
 once!"

141
"You've always hated me.
 You've always wanted what
 I had. Well, you might as
 well take my wife. You've
 paid for her!"

142
Morning - a thing invented
  a long time ago to shed 
new light.

143
"I've been looking into
 things. Dunbar set a
 trap for you and Diane.
 He always hated you."

144
"Dunbar knew the conditions
 of your father's will. He
 cleverly planned to ruin
 Diane's reputation, hoping
 you would marry her."

145
The rejected
  woman.

146
"I should have turned you
 out, when you crawled
 back here - with no man
 wanting you."

147
"I don't believe you were
 ever married. It was all
 a lie - like everything
 about you!"

148
"I've come to ask your
 forgiveness. I couldn't
 let that man have you - I
 love you."

149
"I may have been all
 wrong, but I'll make
 it up to you."

150
"Won't you let me
alone? Haven't you
done enough?"

151
"If you're waiting for your
 husband's forgiveness,
 you're wasting your time.
 He proved he didn't love
 you."

152
"I found out you lied about
 my wife. I'll settle with you
 now. Go in that room!"


The
 End



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