The Kiss

1
At the Museum of Fine 
Arts - Lyons, France.

2
"Irene - we can't go on 
  meeting like this."

3
"We shouldn't hide our 
love - we must have the 
courage to face the
    situation."

4
"Your husband can't refuse
     you a divorce - "

5
"He'll never let me go!
You are the only one
   who can set me free!"

6
"I mean - to go away
  together - now!"

7
"Irene - that would be an 
   easy way out for me, 
but an impossible one for 
          you!"

8
"Irene - please - let me
face your husband -"

9
"He's madly jealous. He'd
only make my life more
      miserable."

10
"This room seems to be
reserved for the intimate
          arts."

11
"Dearest - I can't let you
defy convention -- it
would bring you too
much unhappiness."

12
"I know how strong con-
vention is, André -- I
have been a good wife to
a man I don't love."

13
"You must believe that I
love you enough to face
my husband -- if it
were not hopeless."

14
"You're getting excited 
again, Charles -- and 
you know it's bad for 
       you."

15
"The servants are 
always hiding my 
     keys!"

16
"I've searched every pocket
     twenty times!"

17
"You've been so nervous 
lately - are you worried 
   about something?"

18
"Business troubles are
    not for you."

19
Weeks of loneliness -
of social routine - of
striving to forget -

20
"According to your in-
structions, I have
trailed your wife -"

21
"My son, Pierre, is quite
     mad about you."

22
"He is a charming boy,
    Mr. Lassalle."

23
"We'll all miss him when
he returns to school."

24
"Who is the missing guest?"

25
"André Dubail - a lawyer
always has the privilege 
    of being late."

26
"My vanity case -"

27
"Why did you come? We
agreed not to meet any
        more!"

28
"I'm leaving for Paris to-
morrow - I couldn't go 
without seeing you - for
  the last time!"

29
"For me, you were already
 gone - but now - !"

30
"Your love has not made 
me unhappy - it has made
    my life richer."

31
"I love you, Irene - I will
   never love anyone but 
          you!"

32
"And I will love you, 
  André" - always!"

33
The next day was momen-
tous for Irene Guarry. It
began innocently on the
tennis courts at the 
   Lassalle home.

34
"I am sorry, Lassalle, to
  keep you from your 
guests - but I am in a
desperate situation, my
friend - on the verge of
     bankruptcy."

35
"It's a large sum, but
  you can depend on 
   me absolutely."

36
"Come here tonight, and
we'll arrange all the 
     details."

37
"I think you're mean, 
Pierre. You promised 
to play doubles with 
       us!"

38
"Why were you so
     rude?"

39
"When a man grows to 
my age - there are more 
important things than 
playing tennis with 
    children."

40
"Please don't go. I've
something awfully im-
portant to tell you."

41
"You know, I'm eighteen
years old. I'm passed the 
 age of puppy love."

42
"You women don't know 
how love affects a man 
     like me."

43
"You're just a boy,
     Pierre."

44
"See - you are only
      a boy -"

45
"Your husband is waiting
        for you."

46
"Couldn't I have a picture 
 of you - to take back 
  to school with me?"

47
"I'll try to find one
      for you."

48
"I'll see you before
you leave tomorrow,
     Pierre."

49
"Don't wait up for 
me -- I shall be 
  very late."

50
"You're not well, Charles.
 You can see Lassalle 
     tomorrow."

51
"You needn't wait up,
      Henri."

52
"Hello! May I come in?"

53
"I thought I'd drop in
to say good-bye - to
    Mr. Guarry."

54
"Why - he's gone to 
visit your father."

55
"Then - we're alone -"

56
"I found a picture for 
    you, Pierre."

57
"Turn back -- take me
        home."

58
"Now - promise to be 
  good -- and study 
        hard."

59
"And now - it's time
   for you to go."

60
"I - I - want to ask you 
     a big favor."

61
"Won't you kiss me -
     good-bye?"

62
"Yes - at the door."

63
"You're mad! He's 
   innocent!"

64
"Has Mr. Guarry left?
I've been waiting for him
     all evening."

65
"And Guarry - ?"

66
"Dead."

67
"I am obliged to ask 
you some questions."

68
"Tell me exactly what 
happened last night."

69
"I was alone all evening -
        so I -"

70
"What time was it -
     exactly?"

71
"- let me see -"

72
"I left the door open -
      no, I -"

73
"- the windows were 
open - no, I think they
      were -"

74
"I did not hear my 
 husband return."

75
"- Mr. Guarry - dead - !"

76
"Did you hear the 
      shot?"

77
"No."

78
"Go up to her room -
and at exactly three-
  fifteen -"

79
"Her story is full of 
  contradictions."

80
"Irene -- I came as
 soon as I heard."

81
"I am here -- to do
everything to help you!"

82
"I don't want you to 
get involved in this!"

83
"But who should defend 
   you if not I?"

84
"I don't want to be
     defended!"

85
"I know you are inno-
cent - but we must prove
   it to the Court!"

86
"To clear you - I must
know everything that
    happened -"

87
"Don't torture me with 
  questions - I have
told all there is to tell!"

88
"- don't let the unfair-
ness of the world make
you bitter - and come
    between us -"

89
"The world has always 
stood between us - now, 
more than ever before!"

90
"This paper authorizes
Mr. Dubail to act as
   your lawyer."

91
"Madame - it would be 
somewhat difficult to call
your marriage a love 
match - would it not?"

92
"--it has even been 
suggested that you have
not taken your marriage
vows too seriously -"

93
"I have always been a 
faithful wife - and I have 
nothing to reproach my-
     self with!"

94
"-and I am indifferent to 
   public opinion."

95
"Because she married an
older man, you make vile
insinuations against her
     character -"

96
"But your malicious attacks
do not prove the slightest
   motive for murder -"

97
"I, myself, gladly, openly
   avow my faith in her
   innocence -- a faith
   greater than that of
    lawyer to client."

98
"I don't blame her! Half
us women would shoot
our husbands - if we
only had the nerve!"

99
"Get to work - you're
putting bad ideas in my 
       head."

100
"- and at Mr. Guarry's 
order, I followed them - 
they met every day -"

101
"Do you know the name 
 of this young man?"

102
"Pierre Lassalle."

103
"Perhaps you - as a great
detective - can tell the
 Court what part this
 young man played in my
   client's life?"

104
"He carried the packages -
and took the dogs walking."

105
"The young attorney is
very clever to lead us
away from the charge -
   murder!"

106
"Not murder - suicide!
I can prove that Mr. 
Guarry had reason to
   end his life!"

107
"I would like to call 
  my first witness."

108
"Mr. Guarry came to me
on the day of his death
and confessed that he
was on the verge of
    bankruptcy -"

109
"Did you or did you not
  offer him financial
    assistance?"

110
"Unfortunately, owing to
a panic on the stock 
exchange, I was forced to 
    refuse him."

111
"Tell the jury what Mr. 
Guarry's state of mind
seemed to be when he
     left you."

112
"He was terribly de-
pressed -- his utter
despair worried me."

113
"This is the time for 
happiness -- you're 
   free now."

114
"- there's something 
       I -"

115
"Irene, you did this for
me - you love me!"

116
"Is there somebody else?"

117
"Are you afraid André
Dubail will find out?"

118
"Leave his name out 
     of this!"

119
"You needn't worry -
I won't tell him."

120
"I'm going to tell him
      myself."

121
"He'll think you lied
because you love me."

122
"I'm going to tell him 
     everything."

123
"You'll be glad to
    come to me."

124
"I have something to
     tell you."

125
"I know that what I am 
about to say will kill 
  your love for me."

126
"My husband did not
  commit suicide."

127
"I couldn't let him kill 
       that boy."

128
"I had to lie, André -
and it is too much to
ask that you believe in
       me now."

129
"I do believe you, Irene-
      I love you!"

130
"Excuse me, but we have 
 to clean the Court."

The End


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