Wild Orchids

1
"Be careful, Sterling - -
don't let those Javanese
sell you any jungles for
    tea plantations."

2
"Phyllis, will you tell 
       Mother - !"

3
"Tell Mother - !"

4
"I'll write!"

5
"Isn't this romantic? It's
  going to be our second
        honeymoon!"

6
"Come and have a 
last look at San 
   Francisco."

7
"I live in the center of 
the largest tea district 
        in Java."

8
"Since you are dealing in 
 tea, Mr. Sterling, why
    not make my home 
   your headquarters?"

9
"Any big game in Java?
  I've always had a 
 secret ambition to
   shoot a tiger."

10
"If you will honor my 
house with a visit, I
  shall be happy to
arrange a tiger hunt."

11
"That would be great. I'll
    tell Mrs. Sterling."

12
"Oh - you are married?"

13
"I'd like you to meet 
       my wife."

14
"Dear, I want you to 
meet Prince de Gace."

15
"I'm sorry - but this is 
very important. I'll be
      right back."

16
"Will you have some-
  thing to drink?"

17
"I never drink."

18
"Will you dance?"

19
"I never dance."

20
"Don't you like
    dancing?"

21
"My wife loves to 
  dance, too."

22
"Your country has always
interested me - with its
worship of the great God 
       business."

23
"The East is a country 
of the senses - warm,
mysterious - like the
  kiss of a lover."

24
"You are like the orchids 
   of your country - -
 you have the same cold 
      enchantment."

25
In Java the orchids
grow wild - - and
their perfume fills 
      the air.

26
"And the women of
Java - do they grow 
    wild, too?"

27
"Not wild - but natural.
  They do not pretend 
     to be cold -"

28
"The heat - - the
everlasting heat -
strips everyone of
  all pretense."

29
"It would be fascinating
 to learn whether your
 coldness - - is only
     a pretense."

30
"I am furious!"

31
"The steward just told 
 me my hunting outfit 
  is not on board!"

32
"Don't worry, Mr. Sterling -
  I can supply you with 
   hunting equipment."

33
"I am afraid of your
      Prince -"

34
"This gun business
  gets my goat!"

35
"John, didn't you notice 
anything strange in the 
Prince's attitude toward 
          me?"

36
"There's something strange 
  about all foreigners!"

37
"He said - I was like
      an orchid -"

38
"He said - - Java
strips women of all
    pretense -"

39
"And then - he took 
me in his arms - and
     kissed me."

40
"I had a terrible
    nightmare!"

41
      - JAVA -
A land of magic beauty
 - cursed with heat -
  relentless heat -

42
"But you were just saying
 you wanted a nice, cold 
         drink!"

43
"I won't accept anything
       from him!"

44
"He's a fine chap -
 what's the matter
     with him?"

45
"I just don't like him!
   And I begged you
    not to accept
   his invitation!"

46
"Don't be unreasonable,
Lillie! Why don't you 
      like him?"

47
"You know I've always 
 wanted to shoot a 
       tiger."

48
"It's the heat."

49
"It's just the heat,
       dear."

50
"He says your beauty is 
more dazzling than the 
         sun."

51
"Reminds me of the
        Army!"

52
"Your room."

53
"Your personal maids!"

54
"A little arrangement 
  for lowering the 
   temperature -"

55
"Good Lord - - a
   double-bed!"

56
"Now, Mr. Sterling -
I will show you your
        room."

57
"Your personal maids."

58
"Pardon, Madame -"

59
"Dinner is at eight."

60
"What a fascinating 
     costume!"

61
"I trust Madame has 
enjoyed the evening."

62
"What in Heaven's 
  name have you 
    got on?"

63
"You look silly, dear -
take off that junk and 
      go to bed."

64
"I've got to cover six
plantations - it's no
    trip for you!"

65
"Why can't you stay 
here, like a sensible 
       woman?"

66
"Because I want to 
  be with you."

67
"The Prince is going 
       with us."

68
"I think Mrs. Sterling
would enjoy it more if 
 the top were down."

69
"You would have the 
     top down!"

70
"Now I suppose you'll 
     catch cold!"

71
"Top up now, sir."

72
"We'll have to wait 
 for Mrs. Sterling."

73
"You can't travel in
  that condition."

74
"You'll have to stay 
 here and we'll come
    back for you."

75
"But, dear - I don't want
   to stay here alone."

76
"I just told him - - if
 anything happened to 
Mrs. Sterling, I would 
   cut his throat."

77
"Your husband thought
you would be safer if I
  remained with you."

78
"Why have you shut 
yourself away from 
   me all day?"

79
"You were afraid -"

80
"- afraid of yourself!"

81
"You wanted to come
  out hours ago -"

82
"Where is Mrs. Sterling?"

83
"Mrs. Sterling went 
 to her room after
      supper."

84
"I thought you were 
 never coming back!"

85
"Why are you so 
    excited?"

86
"I was so worried
   about you."

87
"Have you lost 
  anything?"

88
"I just wanted to 
 say good-night."

89
"Then there is nothing 
to keep us in Java any 
 longer - is there?"

90
"I don't want to leave
Java until I've killed
      my tiger."

91
The jungle -

92
"My pipe - I must have
 left it in my hunting
         coat."

93
"Did you find it?"

94
 "I have a head-ache -
I think I'll go to bed."

95
"Did you hear that?"

96
"Did you ever try to 
 get one at night?"

97
"It's exciting enough by 
daylight - on the back
   of an elephant."

98
"I am afraid - he 
     knows -"

99
"Don't be afraid. I'll
  see that he knows 
      nothing!"

100
"The tiger must be very 
near camp. I just heard
      him again."

101
"Let's try to get a 
   shot at him."

102
"This is ridiculous!
  I'm going back!"

103
"It's empty!"

104
"You - !"

105
"What right had you 
    to do this?"

106
 "What right had you to 
  take it for granted I
loved him - was faithless
        to you?"

107
"You are blind -
blind - blind - !"

108
"The doctor says he'll be 
 all right in a few days."

109
"I hope you'll forgive 
  me - but you see I
   loved you, too."

110
"John, you blind, foolish
darling - will you never
 understand you are the
   only man I love?"

The End




Lyrics to the song "Wild Orchids":

You are like wild orchids Wild orchids so rare I've seen flowers everywhere And not one I'd dare compare You're just as fair as all wild orchids That grow in Love's garden Bloom for me constantly Deep in my heart
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