Smouldering Fires

1
Jane Vale.
 ... Pauline Frederick

2
"Robert Elliott, in our
 inspection department, has
 submitted a recommendation."

3
"Ridiculous! Ask Scotty
 MacDougal!"

4
Scotty MacDougal.
     ... Tully Marshall

5
"Forty years ago he saw
 my father start with
 nothing and build that!

6
"In the eighteen years
 since my father's death he
 has seen me build that!"

7
"Don't you agree that
 Jane Vale's methods
 are efficient?"

8
"This meeting is adjourned!"

9
"There's no fool like an
 old fool!"

10
"What is your aim in life -
 to be a business woman
 or a chorus girl?"

11
"How did you know I
 wanted to go on the
 stage?"

12
"Do you girls ever think of
 anything but clothes and
 a man to lean on?"

13
"Well, by the time I'm forty,
 I hope I'll have something
 better to lean on -- than
 an office desk!"

14
Robert Elliott.
... Malcolm McGregor

15
Work was not Lucy Kelly's
  idea of a wonderful 
time.

        ... Wanda Hawley

16
"What are you grumbling at?
You don't have to wear 'em!"

17
"I want to see Miss Vale!"

18
"The department heads agree
 with Miss Vale that your
 suggestion is not practical."

19
"What chance has she to
 test anything new --
 with a lot of 'yes' men
 around her?"

20
"So you don't approve of
 the way Jane Vale runs
 the Vale factory?"

21
"No, I don't!"

22
"Increase his pay by
    twenty-five."

23
Semi-annually Jane Vale
  made a social affair of a
business meeting - to the
mingled dread and delight 
of her staff.

24
"That boy is sure some
 fast worker."

25
"I was just telling him
 the one about the - - -"

26
"That's why I wear a
 small one."

27
"That's good coffee ---
 I'll have some."

28
"Don't you think this might
 be a good time to discuss
 your efficiency idea?"

29
"-- you're delightfully frank.
 Do you know you are the
 first person who has ever
 criticized my methods?"

30
"- - - there's no sense
 compromising with
 progress -- we've got
 to keep ahead."

31
"A penny for your thoughts."

32
"I wouldn't sell them for
 a million dollars."

33
The careless and cynical world
 saw only a middle-aged
woman in love with a boy --
and whispered and laughed.

34
The boy saw only a brilliant
  woman with confidence
in his ability -- and threw
his whole soul into his work.

35
But the woman saw
 only - happiness.

36
"Connecting rooms!"

37
"D'ye know, he stuck at
 her house hours after
 the boys left!"

38
"No!"

39
"You agree with me, don't
 you, Mr. Elliott?"

40
"No, I think Mr. Littlefield
 is right."

41
"We'll give it consideration,
 Mr. Littlefield."

42
"It's wonderful to be trusted
 with so much responsibility -
 and I hope I shall never
 disappoint you."

43
"You couldn't - you have
 proven your ability - and
 you don't know what it
 means to me to have
 you -- here."

44
"You poor fool! Can't you
 see she's struck on you?"

45
"Of course you'd stick up
 for her! Darned good job
 you've got!"

46
"I said -- 'people who live
 in glass houses, frost 'em
 nowadays'!"

47
"If you have anything else
 to say about Miss Vale, say
 it --- but remember, you're
 talking about my future
 wife!"

48
"Miss Vale -- I just said
 something - you have every
 reason to resent -- I'd better
 resign."

49
"Why, Bobby - - - "

50
"The people in the factory
 have been saying things -
 terribly unfair to you."

51
"You mean they're gossiping
 -- about us?"

52
"But if I leave here -
 they'll forget."

53
"I didn't stop to think -- I
 hope you'll forgive me --
 but - but I told them --
 you were going to be my
 wife."

54
"That makes me - very
 happy --- Bobby."

55
"Jane -- if you would -
 marry me -- I - I really
 meant - what I said."

56
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57
"I have come to surprise
 sister."

58
"She is in the living room,
 Miss Dorothy."

59
Dorothy -- Jane's little
  sister.

         ... Laura La Plante

60
"Darling, you look twenty
 years younger!"

61
"It's not Scotty?"

62
"I guess -- I thought -
 he'd be older."

63
"I hope we'll be friends."

64
"You and I will never
 be friends."

65
"You can't make me believe
 that a boy like you could
 really be in love with 
 her - -"

66
"-- you've flattered her
 and made her think it
 was love!"

67
"We're going to be the
 three happiest people
 in the world!"

68
"You've avoided me, for
 weeks. Aren't we ever
 going to be friends?"

69
"Oh, I wouldn't worry
 about that!"

70
"Scotty dear, I'm worried
 about Jane's engagement
 to Bobby."

71
"-- so you see, my dear,
 Bobby did the right thing -
 he acted like a man."

72
"- - - and Jane is happy."

73
"Bobby, we are going
 to be great friends."

74
"This is the first real
 happiness Jane has
 ever known - - -"

75
"- - - and you're going to
 keep her happy, always,
 aren't you?"

76
"Let's spend the week-end
 before the wedding at my
 country Lodge -- just the
 three of us!"

77
"But, Jane - I have things
 to do here!"

78
"Let Scotty attend to
 them!"

79
"- - - but surely you won't
 want me?"

80
"Of course we want you.
 You'll make a lovely
 chaperone."

81
"Yes - lovely!"

82
"There must be a wonderful
 view from that ledge --
 let's climb up to it!"

83
"You two go on. I am going
 back to the Lodge -- to
 prepare a little surprise for 
 you."

84
"I can't go on with it --
 I can't marry Jane -- I
 love you - -"

85
"-- and you love me,
 don't you?"

86
"I'll have to tell her
 the truth -- she'll
 understand."

87
"It's not going to be easy for
 me to tell Jane -- but it's
 the only fair thing - for
 all of us."

88
"When I cook for a man,
 you know I love him."

89
"Oh, darling, I'm so happy --
 I don't know how I'd live
 without Bobby - now."

90
"Do you remember the
 night you offered me a
 penny for my thoughts?"

91
Six months had
 followed the 
honeymoon.

92
Happiness - as fragile as
 a butterfly's wings
shimmering in the sunshine
- broken by another
summer -

93
"I want you to know
 Mrs. Elliott."

94
"Isn't his mother sweet?"

95
"Let's dance!"

96
"Sweets from honey
     fingers!"

97
"You know, Jane, I never 
      eat sweets!"

98
"I wonder why this light
 wasn't burning?"

99
"It's awfully warm,
 isn't it?"

100
"I hope I'll be as
 charming when I'm
 her age."

101
"Oh, darling! You're all
 so young - - so young!"

102
"Bobby, you do love
 me -- don't you?"

103
"Can't you tell Jane?"

104
"Can it be that my darling
 is in love, too?"

105
"It's nothing, really --
 I'm just tired."

106
"Has Billy made you cry?"

107
"Walter?"

108
"Freddy?"

109
"Howard?"

110
"Bobby!"

111
"You'll be up soon, won't
 you, dear?"

112
"Won't you tell sister
 who it is?"

113
"Perhaps - some day."

114
"Twenty-one! My, but
 I'm getting old!"

115
"Yes, you are -- and by
 the time you're sixty
 you'll look like this!"

116
"Presents first, then let's
 eat. This is a party!"

117
"Go ahead, dear -- why
 don't you kiss him?"

118
"How stupid of me! I've
 left your present upstairs."

119
"You get it, Bobby -- it's
 in the top, left-hand drawer
 of my dressing-table."

120
"Let's see when you
 will be married."

121
"Oh! Not for five years!"

122
"Only one year, Scotty -
 that's better."

123
"Jane! The drawer
 is locked!"

124
"Dorothy, dear, you know
 where I keep the key."

125
"What a fool I've been --
 what a fool - - -"

126
"- - - and I love him so!"

127
"Scotty, I tell you my
 marriage was a mistake!"

128
"I have tried to seem happy,
 but I never loved him, Scotty.
 I -- never -- loved him --
 I must have my freedom!"

129
"Jane, we looked, and it
 isn't there!"


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