Where East Is East

1
The jungle of Laos....
 where Siam meets the
 border line of upper
     Indo-China.

2
Far south, the lazy
Mekong River flows
through Vien-Tiane...
a colorful spot of
French rule and
 Chinese custom.

3
"See, Bobby! The sun kisses
 the great Buddha! It is
    time for wishing!"

4
"Bobby, I wish my honor-
 able father returns safe
 from the jungle .... and
  that he will like you."

5
"I've only one wish,
 Toyo, dear. Will
  you marry me?"

6
"Honorable master come
 home from jungle! Every-
 body much happy! Toyo
  go now meet him!"

7
"Tomorrow I take a nice
 present to the great
 Buddha for bringing my
  father home safe."

8
"Come, everybody! Honorable
     father is home!"

9
"Ming! Ming! Come 
      quick!"

10
"Wong! Li! Pierre!
    Everybody!"

11
"Faithful Ming....you've
 kept Toyo as pretty
 as the poppies in the
     morning sun."

12
"Come on now .... what's
 all that wig-waggin' for?"

13
"Now out with it! What's
 all this secret caperin'
         about?"

14
"I have done such a
 terrible nice thing,
 my father! I have
   fall in love!"

15
"My child, I've lived for
 nothin' but to make
 you happy .... but now
     I'm afraid."

16
"But he is so nice ....
 always nice like you are."

17
"This is him! This
     is Bobby!"

18
"I hope I won't need
 the influence of that
 letter to make you
 like me, Mr. Haynes."

19
"So you're Ned Bailey's
 kid? I've been sellin'
 animals to your
 father's circus for
      years."

20
"Well, I don't like him!
 I'm not trustin' your
 happiness to any young
 whipper-snapper like
        that!"

21
"Look! The Padré
     comes!"

22
[Chinese]

23
"But Tiger .... what life
 has done to you it
 need not do to Toyo."

24
"I can't forget those
 years, Padré! Toyo's
 not goin' to suffer like
        I did!"

25
Day after day Tiger 
watched Toyo's happiness
grow ... but it was always 
through eyes filled with
         fear.

26
"Singapore is so far
 away, Bobby. You
 will be gone so long."

27
"As soon as I deliver the
 tigers to my father I'll
 come rushing back to
      you, dear."

28
"Come on, you parakeets!
 Don't you hear that
  whistle blowin'?"

29
[Chinese]

30
[Chinese]

31
"Many thanks, Monsieur."

32
"Oh, you speak English?
 You must think me
 terribly dumb....making
    signs that way."

33
"I seldom find someone
 with whom to converse
 in English. Will you not
     talk with me?"

34
"This is all so colorful.
 This country certainly
  gets under my skin."

35
"That is the way
  of the East."

36
When the dusky dying 
light left the river dark
       and dim.

37
"Captain, that's the barge-
 load of tigers my men are
 takin' down to Saigon."

38
"Those animals are for
 my father's circus. I'm
 sailing from Saigon with
 them....on the Formosa."

39
"The Formosa? I, too,
 am sailing on the
      Formosa."

40
"Madame de Sylva....
 may I present Mr.
      Haynes?"

41
"I'm sorry he acted that
 way. Please accept
     my apology."

42
"That gentleman....you
 know him very long 
        time?"

43
"Why...yes! You see...
 I'm going to marry his
       daughter."

44
"I am interested. Will
 you not tell me more
 concerning your lady?"

45
"She is bad! White boy
 like sheep with tiger!
    Take him away!"

46
"It's funny....you've made
 me feel as though I've
  known you for years."

47
"Doggone .... you know
 there's something fasci-
 nating about your eyes."

48
"Anyone ever tell you 
    that before?"

49
Drifting hours....pale moon
    shadows through Babul trees;
Native song....weird, plaintive
                          melodies.

50
Fading stars....a perfumed breeze
From lotus, jasmine and Moghra trees

51
These nights of the 
East are strange and
  wayward things.

52
"This is all like a poem
     of Kipling's."

53
"My East will be your
 East. You will love
  it....I promise."

54
"I don't know what
 made me do that!
 Please forgive me."

55
"It is better you go!
  Please go quick!"

56
"You will not come
 to the cabin any
  more tonight."

57
"You are unchanged,
 Tiger....except some
    new scars."

58
"No, I haven't changed
 any...neither have you!"

59
"That boy is goin' to
 marry my daughter!"

60
"Maybe so .... perhaps."

61
"Your heathen tricks have
 broken enough men!
 You're goin' to leave this
     boy alone!"

62
"I like him --"

63
"Now you put an end
 to this .... and do it
   while I'm here!"

64
"I hope you won't be
 angry because I've
     come here."

65
"Tell me, my friend ....
 why have you come
   to my cabin?"

66
"Out there I stood looking
 at the stars .... I couldn't
 see them .... I saw only
        your eyes."

67
"You are sure it was 
   only my eyes?"

68
"You know it's somethin'
 more than fearin' the
 law that keeps my hands
  off your throat!"

69
"You're crazy .... dragging
 me off the boat in this 
         jungle!"

70
"It's my life you're
   playing with!"

71
"I'd sooner see one of
 those tigers get you ...
      than her!"

72
"Is that so? You seem
 to be the one afraid
  of her .... not me!"

73
"I'm no fool! I see why
 you're so anxious to
 get me away from her!"

74
"You're makin' me tell
 you somethin' that I
 never wanted to say!
 She's Toyo's mother!"

75
"She ran away from
 us when Toyo was
      a baby."

76
"I don't know why I
 did it! I must have
    been crazy!"

77
"Toyo must never know
 about this! Please, Mr.
 Haynes....never let her
         know!"

78
"Captain say boy no
 more on boat. Man
  take him off."

79
"When you get to
 Singapore, Toby ....
 give my Dad this 
     letter."

80
"I know you love Toyo,
 son .... but I wish that
 woman wasn't sailin'
      with you."

81
"She's not sailing with
 me! I'm going back
 with you .... to Toyo!"

82
"Ancestors! Ancestors!
 Take care of this house!
 Evil has come into it!"

83
"My heart is so happy!
 I have such a big
     surprise!"

84
"Tiger, when I learned
 you planned marriage
 for our Toyo...I could
  not remain absent."

85
"How unhappy my
 mother has been."

86
"She has told me how
 she has cried and cried
 for us .... every night."

87
"The years have been
 cruel, Tiger .... always
 longing for my little 
  Toyo .... and you."

88
"I am willing to forget
 the past .... and forgive
   all our mistakes."

89
"Please .... it will make
       me so happy."

90
"All right, Toyo....run
 along. Your mother
 and me have lots to
     talk over."

91
"You're not foolin' me
 none! Now get out!"

92
"Who will make me
      leave?"

93
"You forget....I like him.
 If you make me go, I
 might take him with me."

94
"Toyo's happiness is all
 I've lived for! If you
 spoil that....God have 
        mercy!"

95
"You still have old Rangho?
    She remembers me?"

96
"Yes! Gorillas never
 forget those who
    hurt them!"

97
"More better you watch!
 She not give up white 
         boy!"

98
Tiger's strangely secluded
home offered its first
friendly welcome to
neighbors the night
Toyo's engagement was
  to be announced.

99
"Toyo says her mother 
 is beautiful like the
 lotus. We are excited
      to see her."

100
"You are beautiful!
 As beautiful as 
      love!"

101
"This is my mother!"

102
"We are so happy ....
   Bobby and I!"

103
"He did too blush
 when I kissed him ....
    didn't he?"

104
"I compliment your choice,
 my child. I like Bobby ....
       very much."

105
"Bobby! Your eyes
  look so funny!"

106
"I know! You are blushing
 because my mother kissed
           you!"

107
"But, Padré....if Bobby 
 loves me why does he 
      stay away?"

108
"What's wrong with that
 man? He's staring at
      everybody!"

109
"Tonight I take more
 message to boy from
         her."

110
"You received my
    message?"

111
"Why don't you go away?
 Why doesn't he make 
       you go?"

112
"Because he knows
 when I go....you
 will go with me."

113
"It is foolish to
   fight love."

114
"My father must not
 know I am unhappy.
  Please go now."

115
"No .... no more play.
 I can not lie any more.
 I am so sad in my
       heart."

116
"Tonight the boat will
 take us to Saigon ....
  to Paris....to love."

117
"She'll be here! Please
  wait a few minutes!"

118
"That boat's gone ....
 and he's gone with it!"

119
"And when he's safe
 with his father...then
    you're goin'!"

120
"And you're gettin' out
 without Toyo knowin'
 what you came here
        for!"

121
"What I care what you
 think .... what you call
 me .... or what Toyo
  learns about me!"

122
"I am going to have
 what I came here 
       for!"

123
"All these years I've kept
 from her what you are
 ....now you've told her!"

124
"And you are .... my
       mother."

125
"My mother .... my Bobby ....
      my mother - -"

126
"Bobby, my heart wishes
 you will be happy ....
    always happy."

127
"Toyo, dear! Try ....
 please try to forgive
         me!"

128
"I am waiting for 
       you."

129
"Get Toyo inside! The
   gorilla's loose!"

130
"Soon as it's over ....
 get them away on
  the boat....quick."

131
"You will soon come
 to be with us, my 
      father?"

132
"Toyo, I will be with
   you .... always."

The End


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