Thank you so much to my friend for transcribing the movie!
~Outside Appartment Building~
GIRL: "See you tomorrow then?"
GIRLS: "Bye, Jane!"
JANE: "See you tomorrow."
GIRL: "Bye, Jane! See you tomorrow!"
MAN: (O.S.)"Miss! Miss Stuart? She took another turn this morning, (O.S.) for the worst. I heard the ambulance's come and got her."
DRIVER: "Your grandmother is waiting outside, Miss Jane. You'll be living with her now, at least until your mother comes out of the hospital."
MAN: "I'll be needing your key back, miss."
~cut outside, Jane hesitently crawls into her grandmother's car~
MRS. KENNEDY: "Come and kiss your poor grandmother. Don't dawdle! (V.O.) No wonder your mother succumbed to polio, living in a neighbourhood like this. (V.O.) Trying to be so independent. She wouldn't listen to me. (V.O.) We must nurse her back to health now. Your situation is going to improve considerably too, Jane Stuart. (V.O.) You'll have to be outfitted with a new uniform, as you'll be going to a private school now. (V.O.) There are legions of well-mannered girls to make new friends with at St. Agnes. (V.O.) And your cousin Phyllis will introduce you to all the right people."
JANE: (V.O.) "But what about my old friends, grandmother? When can I see them?"
MRS. KENNEDY: (V.O.) "You won't need your old friends anymore, Jane. (V.O.) Your life will never be the same again. (V.O.) You understand?"
MAN: (O.S.) "Alice!"
ALICE: "Daddy! Daddy! You're home!"
MAN: "Hello, darling! How's my little girl?"
MRS. STANLEY: "Oh, there you are, Jane! I found them, after all. Last term's notes on the French Revolution, dear."
JANE: "Oh, yes. Thank you, Mrs. Stanley."
MRS. STANLEY: "Have a good read. And cheer up. You'll adjust to St. Agnes in time. My girls always do."
JANE: "Yes, ma'am."
AGNES RIPLEY: "I see Junky Jane has got extra work again."
PHYLLIS: "Don't rub it in, I wish she weren't related to me. She and her mother are the skeletons in our closets."
AGNES RIPLEY: "It's so depressing when public school blossom washes up at St Agnes's, Phyllis, darling.* I do feel embarrassed for you."
GIRL 2: "Pity her brain's not as big as her feet."
AGNES RIPLEY: "Perhaps we should check!"
GIRL 2: "Yes! What a good idea!"
JANE: "Give it to me!"
AGNES RIPLEY: "Keep her away!"
JANE: "Give it to me!"
~Jane is chasing after Agnes~
POULTRY BOY: "Thanks, Jody. I'll see you later."
JODY: "Watch out! AGNES RIPLEY: "Didn't they teach you to ride in that cheap school you went to?!"
POULTRY BOY: "Watch out for the cart!"
~Agnes crashes into the cart~
POULTRY BOY: "My boss is going to kill me, for crying out loud!"
AGNES RIPLEY: "Give me a hand up, will you?"
JODY: "A good kick in the rear end is what I'd like to give ya!"
AGNES RIPLEY: "Shut your face, you little brat! Don't speak to me in that tone of--! ~Jody throws an egg at Agnes~ voice."
POULTRY BOY: "You got what you deserved, you dumb girl."
COOK: "Jody Turner, where are you?! Fightin' and brawlin' like a turkey cock, every time I turn me back! I supposed that's general consensus with you thankless little guttersnipe! Get in! Get in!"
PHYLLIS: "From now on, mind your own bees wax."
JANE: "I wish you weren't my cousin either."
AGNES RIPLEY: "Don't give yourself airs, Junky Jane. You're just as vulgar as your friends. How typical of someone whose mother and father don't live together."
JANE: "Of course they don't! My father's dead."
AGNES RIPLEY: "Oh, no, he's not. He's alive."
JANE: "That's not true! He died when I was a baby."
AGNES RIPLEY: "Someone certainly pulled the wool over your eyes."
PHYLLIS: "Jane, your mother left your father when you were a baby."
JANE: "What are you talking about?"
AGNES RIPLEY: "There was some simply ghastly scandal, wasn't there? (O.S.) Mother wouldn't say exactly."
JANE: "Shut up! It's not true!"
AGNES RIPLEY: "Of course, if you hadn't been born, you wouldn't have had to lie about it. Such splendid, dirty linen, Junky Jane. And you never said a word. Who would've thought you had it in you? A dull little thing like you."
~Jane watches from window~
JODY: (O.S.) "Them roses was mine! (O.S.) Darn! Them roses was mine! Darn! Well, I ain't gonna work for that cow no more! Next time I'll belt that cook on the kisser!"
JANE: "Can I help you? (O.S.)Can I help you?"
JODY: "Mrs. Bowen gave me some roses to pitch out; only I kept 'em 'cause they was so pretty. Then the cook comes along and accuses me of stealin'!"
JODY: "She did too! And then she stamped on them! Look at every single blooming one of them. JANE: "Why would she do a thing like that?"
JODY: "She says I ain't fit to be seen in this frock. And if I don't get myself spruced up, she'll chuck me out! I work good and hard 'round here for my keep, I do. One of these days I'm gonna run away for good. And then see how she likes her potatoes peeled!"
JANE: "Why don't you come over to my house? I've got lots of clean dresses."
~cut into Grandmother's house~
JODY: "This ain't no boarding house, is it?"
JANE: "What's your name?"
JODY: "Josephine Turner, but everybody calls me Jody."
JANE: "Mine's Jane Stuart."
JODY: "The cook said it was Victoria."
JANE: "No, it's Jane. My first name is Victoria after my grandmother, but I'm Jane."
JODY: "I wish I could live here. I ain't had a new nothin' in my whole life. I'm gonna run away and work as some cook's helper in some far away country inn. You want to come with me?"
JANE: "I'd love it."
JODY: "Who's that then?"
JANE: "My mother."
JODY: "She's a beauty, ain't she? You're a spitting image of her, you are."
JANE: "Oh, she's much prettier than I am."
JODY: "Honest, I means it. You're as pretty as she is, any day."
JANE: "She's in the hospital. I'm not allowed to see her and I'm afraid she'll never come home. That's why I have to live here."
JODY: "At least you got a ma. I ain't got no one. My folks' been dead since I was a kid."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Victoria? I... Oh. I beg your pardon. I didn't realize you brought someone home from school. Well, aren't you going to introduce us?"
JANE: "Grandmother, I'd like you to meet Jody, from next door. Jody, this is my grandmother, Mrs. Victoria Moore Kennedy and my cousin, Phyllis."
MRS. KENNEDY: "The scullery girl? How dare you bring riff-raff into this house! Get out of here at once, girl!"
~Jody runs out~
JANE: "Jody! How could you do that to her?"
~cut to outside of boarding house~
JANE: "Jody! (O.S.) Jody! Jody! Jody! Jody?"
JODY: "What d'you want?"
JANE: "Jody, I'm sorry. You can still keep the dress."
JODY: "Thanks. I ain't riff-raff, you know. I know I ain't like you neither - your people. But, I ain't riff-raff. My folks was respectable, and I work hard to pay my own way."
JANE: "I know my grandmother seems horrible, but couldn't we be friends still, Jody?"
MARY: "Jane! Jane! Your grandmother is fit to be tied! Come on in now, darling."
JANE: "Coming! If the cook says anything about the dress, Jody, tell her to come and speak to Jane Stuart."
PHYLLIS: "Will you hurry up and finish the lesson, Jane?! I am tired of babysitting you! You can just fend for yourself from now on at St. Agnes! I shall tell grandmother that you don't listen to a word I say, if you don't smarten up. I'm only doing this, you know, because grandmother has promised me a trip to England next summer. Everyone in my class is simply dying to go abroad these days. (O.S.) But no one can afford it. (O.S.) Jane, are you listening to me?!"
~JAne looks out the window and sees that her mother has returned~
PHYLLIS: "Come back here, Jane! You haven't finished the..."
JANE: (O.S.) "Grandmother!"
MRS. KENNEDY: "I wouldn't run like that if I were you, Victoria. I do not want you upsetting her."
JANE: "Why didn't you tell me she was coming home?"
MRS. KENNEDY: "The doctors weren't sure when they'd release her. She's still very frail, Victoria Jane. How she ever imagined she could earn a living, all on her own, with a child to take care of."
MARY: "Thanks to God, Miss Robin! And isn't today's the dearest sight."
* GERTRUDE: "It's good to have you home, Robin."
ROBIN: (O.S.) "Thank you, Gertrude."
JANE: "Mummy! Mummy, I missed you!"
MRS. KENNEDY: "Gertrude! Wrap that stole around your sister. Victoria Jane, you're squeezing your mother half to death. Mary, take her bags. Jane, run along now. Finish your lessons. You're home now, precious. And we must do everything to help you regain your strength. Mustn't we, Gertrude? Come here, Robin."
ROBIN: "It's good to be home, mother."
MRS. KENNEDY: "And I'm so looking forward to showing you off. (O.S.) You must lose that silly cane if you're going to be seen in public again. We have a wonderful trip to England planned for you. And a list of social functions..."
ROBIN: "Oh! It would be a wonderful opportunity for Jane too, mother."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Everything is going to be the way it used to be. (O.S.) Before you met him."
ROBIN: "It's quite reassuring to think of living here again after all this time, Gertrude."
GERTRUDE: "I'm not surprised you decided to stay really. I always warned you that you'd need more than looks to survive in this world."
MARY: "Take that apron off. I'm going to get it."
JANE: "I want to help you, Mary."
MARY: "If your grandmother catches you helping me in here, she's going to refuse to touch a leaf of that salad. Off you go, now. And greet your friends and relatives, Jane."
JANE: "But I hate my relatives, Mary. Especially Phyllis. They're such snobs."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Your cousin Phyllis is ladylike and well-behaved You would be wise to take note of her manners. And be a little friendlier with her, Victoria Jane."
~cut to hall/dining room~
ROBIN: "How lovely of you both to come."
WILLIAM KENNEDY: "Robin, come along. We must see mother."
WOMAN: "She doesn't look at all well, aunt Florence. If you ask me, this is only the calm before the storm."
FLORENCE: "I can hardly disagree with you, dear. Victoria Kennedy has been covering up for that poor child for years. Still waters run deep in this house, to be sure."
ROBIN: "Mother's been so terribly generous - sending Jane to St. Agnes'. I certainly couldn't afforded it."
FLORENCE: "Have you made many nice friends there, Jane?"
JANE: "Well, my History teacher, Mrs. Stanley, has been very nice. She's given me all her old notes on the French Revolution."
FLORENCE: "Oh, the Revolution. How nice. Tell me about it."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Good evening, Florence!"
PHYLLIS: "She probably doesn't even know the dates of the French Revolution. I told you, grandmother. I have to hold her hand through everything."
ROBIN: "It's all right, dear. Put the tray down. Go see Mary in the kitchen."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Victoria Jane fancies herself a domestic sort. And I must say, I do not approve."
PHYLLIS: "Mary, my father's ready for the toast. ~cut to kitchen~ Well, grandmother certainly won't be taking you to England with us this summer, when you can't even answer a simple History question."
JANE: "How do you know?"
PHYLLIS: "Because you just made an idiot of yourself. (O.S.) And we all want to disown you, you know. Grandmother says you take after your father. It isn't any wonder Aunt Robin left him."
JANE: "That's a lie."
PHYLLIS: "I asked father. And he says that it is so true that your father's alive. (O.S.) Apparently, he lives out on some island in the Maritimes. He's a writer and he doesn't even have two cents to rub together. So, there!"
~cut to dining room~
JANE: "Mummy. I have to speak to you... Alone, please."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Whatever you have to say to your mother, you can say in front of all of us."
ROBIN: "It's all right, dear. What is it?"
JANE: "Is my father still alive?"
JANE: "Is he?"
ROBIN: "Yes, he is."
~Jane runs out and runs into Mary, causing her to drop a tray of food~
MARY: "For the love of Mike, Miss Jane!"
MRS. KENNEDY: "Oh never mind! We're getting used to it. (O.S.) William! Will you do the honours, please? Robin. Sit down. All this folderol will only make the child sulky and emotional."
ROBIN: "You're too hard on her, mother."
WILLIAM KENNEDY: "Mother. I would like to take this opportunity to toast our dear sister's return to the nest. (O.S.) We've been on tenterhooks over this damn polio. I just want to say: welcome home, dear sister. (O.S.) And this time, may it be home to stay."
EVERYONE: "Home to stay!"
ROBIN: "I'm sorry. Please forgive me."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Victoria Jane, get up! How dare you humiliate your mother and myself in front of all those people?"
ROBIN: "I should never have lied to her in the first place."
MRS. KENNEDY: "We agreed it was best for everyone to forget. Who told you about your father?"
JANE: "Phyllis said you left him, and Agnes Ripley said it was all my fault."
ROBIN: "No. Of course it wasn't, dearest. It had nothing to do with you."
JANE: "What happened then? What did he do?"
MRS. KENNEDY: "He made your mother's life miserable."
ROBIN: (O.S.) "It wasn't miserable. It was a wonderful life for a while."
MRS. KENNEDY: "She married him against my wishes. And lived to regret it. That's all you need to know. I don't want you ever to mention him again. As far as we're concerned, he is dead."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Go to bed, child. We're all exhausted."
JANE: "Why does she talk that way about him?"
ROBIN: "She doesn't really mean it, Jane. She just has some old-fashioned opinions about things. Oh, it won't always be this way, dear. It's just that... it's mother's house, and we just have to learn to live by her rules until things are better."
JANE: "Mummy, don't cry, mum. I'm sorry."
ROBIN: "I'll be all right in a minute, dear. It's just... that it's hard to forget about someone like that, that's all. Perhaps we should never had married in the first place. Something irreparable happened. He was really in love with someone else."
~Jane falls asleep and dreams and sees a woman~
HEPZIBAH: "It's hard to forget someone like that."
JANE: "Good morning, mummy."
ROBIN: "Good morning, dear."
JANE: "Mary and I made you a nice healthy breakfast."
ROBIN: "Oh! It looks marvelous. It really does look lovely. Thank you."
GERTRUDE: "Good morning, Robin."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Here it is! At last! Our invitation to the Simpson's at home. Everyone else has had theirs for days. You've... got to put this invalid existence behind you. So many of the right people will be there. There's such a great deal of mail for you, darling! A letter from Mrs. Kirby -- about that frightful bazaar that she holds each fall... such a social clamour... And the Hamilton's have asked you to Charlie's wedding at the Yacht Club. You'll have to invite an escort, of course. Yes, well... This one's for you also. Would you... would you like me to read it for you, Robin?"
ROBIN: "No, no. Let me."
GERTRUDE: "What is it, mother?"
JANE: "What's wrong?"
MRS. KENNEDY: "Sit down, Jane."
ROBIN: "It's, uh... from... it's from your father. He... He says I have to send you to him. He's claiming his right."
GERTRUDE: "Let me see it! What sheer audacity! After all these years! Call George Bowers at Elliot & Elliot, mother."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Nothing will happen without my say so. I'm sure there's a perfectly rational way of dealing with this without lawyers."
WILLIAM KENNEDY: "We really have no case, mother. Andrew Stuart has a perfectly legal right to see his own daughter whenever he wishes. After all, Robin abandoned him."
MRS. KENNEDY: "But to take her out of school. The man must be half crazed."
WILLIAM KENNEDY: "If you antagonize him, he could try to take her away from you altogether."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Folderol! He cares nothing for her. (O.S.) He's only trying to antagonize us."
GERTRUDE: "I did suggest from the beginning, if you remember, that you consider divorce."
MRS. KENNEDY: "It's out of the question."
WILLIAM KENNEDY: "He could've asked for a lot more, you know. (O.S.) My professional recommendation is to let her go until Christmas. He'll lose interest once we've conceded the point."
JANE: "Please don't let them send me, mother."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Go and listen to the radio in the study with Phyllis."
~cut to study~
PHYLLIS: "Figured out what that big dumb secret is they're hiding from you?"
JANE: "What exactly is a divorce?"
PHYLLIS: "Don't you know anything? It's when married people get unmarried. I suppose the French did it a lot -- during the Revolution. It's a difficult thing to get. It simply isn't done, you know."
WILLIAM KENNEDY: (O.S.) "He could've asked for a lot more, you know. (O.S.) A lot more."
MRS. KENNEDY: (O.S.) "That husband of yours destroyed the lives of everyone around him. What happened to the Morrow woman proved fatal."
WILLIAM KENNEDY: "Regardless of what people say about Evelyn Morrow, nothing was ever proved against Andrew at the inquest."
JANE: (O.S.) "I have to stay with him until Christmas. I wish you could come with me. I'm afraid of my father. He must've done something terrible to make people hate him."
JODY: "You should've put your foot down right away. Now look the mess you're in."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Where is that girl? The train won't wait for her."
MARY: "Victoria Jane! (O.S.) Jane! (O.S.) Jane!"
JODY: "Now, don't you take no nonsense from anyone now. Not even an axe-murderer."
MRS. KENNEDY: "I'm delighted you could chaperone her to PEI on school break. Well, do give my regards to your daughter, Mrs. Stanley. We wish her great luck in her new teaching position."
MRS. STANLEY: "Thank you, Mrs. Kennedy."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Get in the car, child, for heaven's sake."
MRS. STANLEY: "We'll go over all her studies on the train together."
MRS. KENNEDY: "We're quite relieved that at least Victoria Jane's education will be in good hands under your daughter's tutelage. Christmas will come soon enough. Don't think the train is going to wait for you. Goodbye now, Mrs. Stanley!"
MRS. STANLEY: "Goodbye, Mrs. Kennedy."
COOK: "Jody Turner! Where are you?! Jody Turner, you get in here! Out of that mud! It's lazy good-for-nothing tardy brats like you that drives a decent woman to drink."
(O.S.) You come back here, Jody Turner! Before I box your ears! If you're not in..."
~Jody runs to the street and flags down a milkman~ JODY: "Stop! Stop!"
~cook continues yelling~
JODY: "Could you give me a lift to Union Station?"
CONDUCTOR: (V.O.) "All aboard! (V.O.) All aboard!"
CONDUCTOR: "Whoa now! Hold on. Got a ticket, do you, girl?"
JODY: "Please don't throw me off, mister."
CONDUCTOR: "A runaway, eh? I ought to throw you off, learn you a lesson."
JODY: "You don't understand. It's my granny, see. She's dying. And I'm about to see her for the last time in my entire life."
CONDUCTOR: "The RRO has no time for sympathy. I'm putting you off the next stop. Them's the rules."
JODY: "I'm a good worker, I am. I'll work my way for my fare. Any job and I'll do it. Give me a chance, sir. I'll work for however long it takes me to pay me way."
CONDUCTOR: "Well, egad! We are short-staffed in the dining car. Can you wash dishes?"
JODY: "I was born washing dishes."
CONDUCTOR: "All right, all right, all right. You can work for your ticket. But the first time you slacks off, I'm throwing you off to the police, mind?"
JODY: "Thanks, sir. God bless you for letting me get to my dying grandmother."
CONDUCTOR: "All right. Get along with you."
MRS. STANLEY: (O.S.) "So, of course I said to my daughter Cecily that if she thought this man Daniel Kent was the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, she should accept his marriage proposal. Oh! What wedding arrangements I've got to make when I get there. Now, you haven't eaten a bite."
JANE: "I'm not very hungry, thank you, Mrs. Stanley."
MRS. STANLEY: "There, there. It will all turn out all right in the end."
~cut to kitchen~ TRAIN COOK: "Don't you try nothing. A person has to wait until Christmas for clean dishes around here."
JODY: "You cooks are all cross in life, honest to pete! Jane! Blimey!"
TRAIN COOK: "Hey! Get back here! You can't just run!"
JODY: "Bloody hell!"
TRAIN COOK: "Your time ain't finished yet!"
MRS. STANLEY: "This is the connecting line to the island ferry. Go on, dear" JODY: "Now what isle are they off to?"
CONDUCTOR: "Check the..."
TRAIN COOK: "Where did that little brat go? I turn my back for a minute and she's out the door! CONDUCTOR: (O.S.) "Who? Jody?"
TRAIN COOK: (O.S.) "Yeah. That little brat."
CONDUCTOR: (O.S.) "She must be around here somewhere."
TRAIN COOK: (O.S.) "What are we going to do?! You gotta find her!"
JIM THE POST: (O.S.) "Hey, you! That's my bike. (O.S.) You little rascal. Get back here! (O.S.) That's my bike! Thief! (O.S.) Thief!"
MAN: (O.S.) "Look out!"
JIM THE POST: "Arrest that girl! That kid stole my bike. She broke my wheel!"
JODY: "Jiminy! CONDUCTOR: "(O.S.) There she goes! Get her! Get her! Quick! Quickly! Get her! Get her before she gets underneath the train!"
JODY: "Alright! Alright! I'll pay for the bloomin' bike! Now, I ain't got no money. You'll have to give me a job, sir. God bless you for the rest of my life. Just don't throw me in the clink!"
JIM THE POST: "And how am I supposed to get back to the island? Hmm?"
~Boat to PEI~
MRS. STANLEY: "You can never rely on these boats. I hope your father isn't too impatient. We'll get to the island soon."
~they land~ CECILY STANLEY: "Mother! Mother! (O.S.) Yoohoo! It's so good to see you."
MRS. STANLEY: "It's wonderful!"
CECILY STANLEY: "Look who I've met at the station, mother, it's Irene Stuart."
MRS. STANLEY: "Hello, Irene. Jane, I'd like you to meet my daughter Cecily."
CECILY STANLEY: "Hello, Jane."
MRS. STANLEY: "And your aunt Irene."
IRENE STUART: "So, this is our dear little Victoria Jane!"
JANE: "Just Jane, if you please."
IRENE STUART: "Of course you dear-funny child, it can be Jane. Your father's dreadful car broke down, so I've come instead."
CECILY STANLEY: "We... we have to be off. But, I'm so looking forward to having you in my class, Jane. I'll see you next week."
IRENE STUART: "Goodbye. And thank you so again."
MRS. STANLEY: "Goodbye. Goodbye, Jane. Poor child."
IRENE STUART: "We should be going too. ~in car~ So, your grandmother Kennedy is good to you, isn't she, Jane? JANE: "She's very good."
IRENE STUART: "What has she told you about your father?"
JANE: "I've never been allowed to discuss him."
IRENE STUART: "Oh, surely she must have said something about him. She never did care much for your father, you know. I thought she might take her spite out on you. You know, it was really she who made all the trouble between your parents. You're not at all like your mother. She was the prettiest little thing I ever saw. I'd heard she'd been ill, poor dear. She always was, well... frail, I suppose you could call it. Such a pity. Now there's nothing wrong with your father's blood, I can vouch for that. I've always been more like a mother to him than a sister."
JANE: "When will I see my father?"
IRENE STUART: "Your father will pick you up at my place tomorrow."
JANE: "Where is your place, Aunt Irene?"
IRENE STUART: "I suppose I shouldn't really call it my place, should I? It's just that I've lived for so long with the Morrows, I really feel I belong there."
JANE: "The Morrows?"
IRENE STUART: "Surely you know who the Morrows are? The finest family on the island. They've always been very close to us. I first came here as secretary to old Mr. Morrow. His eldest daughter, Evelyn, and I were just like that. Come along, my dear, Lillian is dying to meet you."
~they arrive and get out of the car~
JANE: "Is Lillian a Morrow too?"
IRENE STUART: "Well, of course, my dear. She's Evelyn's younger sister. I'm her personal secretary and companion. There you are, Aggie. Would you take Miss Jane's bags up to the guestroom? To the guestroom!"
AGGIE: "Which guestroom would that be, Miss Stuart? Miss Lillian's or Miss Evelyn's?"
IRENE STUART: "Well, I suppose it'll have to be Miss Evelyn's. The plumbing's still not fixed in Lillian's. Aggie's strong as an ox, just a bit deaf. Take your coat off now, dear. My! What a great mane of hair you have, dear. I can just tell how hard it must be to manage."
JANE: "Will Evelyn be here too?"
IRENE STUART: "For Heaven's sake, don't mention her name in front of Lillian."
JANE: "But they're sisters, aren't they?"
IRENE STUART: "Yes, but... Evelyn's dead. Come. Lillian dear, I do hope we're not too late for tea. The train was quite a bit behind schedule."
LILLIAN MORROW: "So, this is Jane Stuart. You have a look of your father about you, Jane."
IRENE STUART: "My, but she looks to me to be the image of her grandmother Kennedy, Lillian."
LILLIAN MORROW: "Andrew and I have always been very good friends. I hope that we'll be able to continue that friendship."
JANE: "Yes, I hope so."
IRENE STUART: "Did you know? Lillian and Evelyn were the toast of the island in their day. Here they are as children. They were sweethearts of your father's. Lillian is still so attractive, don't you think? Thank you, Aggie. Come along, Jane."
JANE: "Where does that door lead to?"
IRENE STUART: "To Evelyn's bedroom. I always keep it locked. This was her guestroom, you see. Nothing has been changed in there in the past ten years."
JANE: "What did she die of, Aunt Irene?"
IRENE STUART: "Her car was found in the bottom of the north shore cliffs. She, umm... She must've lost her way in the blizzard that night, when... she drove over the edge. Poor Evelyn. Now, me! I should know better than to tire you. You must be exhausted. You can't imagine how happy I am to have Andrew's little girl, my only niece, near me at last. Goodnight, lovey."
JANE: "Good night, Aunt Irene."
~Jane falls asleep and has a dream~
ANDREW: "Evelyn! Evelyn! Come back!"
JANE: "Come back! Come back! Come back!"
HEPZIBAH: "It's hard to forget someone like that."
~Jane awakes with a jolt as a door opens~ JANE: "Aunt Irene? ~Jane picks up a photo of the floor and sees her father and a woman~ Andrew Stuart and Evelyn Morrow at the time of their engagement."
IRENE STUART: "I see somebody is picky with her breakfast."
LILLIAN MORROW: "Aggie, would you get the door, please?"
IRENE STUART: "It's only your father, lovey. I'd recognize the sound of that old hearse of his anytime. Don't be nervous, dear. You stay right here and I'll bring your father in to meet you."
~Jane opens the door and a dog jumps on her~
JANE: "Ahh! Get off! Get away!"
ANDREW: "It's alright! He won't hurt you. He won't hurt you, he just loves people. Aggie, take him outside, will you?"
IRENE STUART: "Was that you screaming like a banshee, Jane? What the neighbours will think, I can't imagine. Well... Aren't you going to kiss your father? Come on. Isn't she a daughter to be proud of? Fetch your things, Jane. We're leaving at once."
LILLIAN MORROW: "Andrew! Won't you stay and have some coffee?"
ANDREW: "I'm afraid I can't, thanks, Lillian. I've decided to open up Lantern Hill. I want Jane to live with me there."
IRENE STUART: "Lantern Hill?"
LILLIAN MORROW: (O.S.) "Goodness! Do you have enough food and supplies?"
ANDREW: "Don't trouble yourself. We'll pick up what we need on the road."
LILLIAN MORROW: "No trouble at all. It won't take a minute. Aggie, give me some help."
IRENE STUART: "Are you out of your mind? Why do you want to take her back there?"
ANDREW: "I can't keep a child cooped up in my apartment. Besides, it's close to Cecily Stanley's school."
IRENE STUART: "And the local tongues will all be wagging if you go back, won't they? That part of your life is over, Andrew. Just let it go. Think about the future."
ANDREW: "Let me manage my own life, Irene."
IRENE STUART: "You've made such a success of it so far."
ANDREW: "Mind your own business. I intend to handle this in my own way, Irene. Alone. There's no need for you to come along."
IRENE STUART: "She's got a secretive strain in her I don't like it. (O.S.) Old Mrs. Kennedy will never be dead while Jane is alive."
ANDREW: "Knows how to hold her tongue, is that it?"
IRENE STUART: "It's more than that. She's... If there's anything else you need, will you let us know, 'Drew?"
LILLIAN MORROW: "I made your favourite. Fresh flour crescent tomato. And peanut butter for Jane - she hardly touched her breakfast. And there's some fresh milk and staples."
ANDREW: "Thanks, Lillian. You're always so thoughtful."
IRENE STUART: "Do be careful of the poison ivy, dear. And the mice. Don't let that run-down old house depress you, Jane! We can always come and rescue you!"
~Andrew and Jane leave in the car~
ANDREW: "I've bought you some toffee. Here. What have they told you about me?"
JANE: "Nobody would tell me anything."
ANDREW: "I see. Well, we're neither of us much for talking. I'd rather people left me alone too. Grab the wheel. For pete's sake! grab the wheel! ~Andrew jumps out and starts pushing the car up the hill~ Gas it! Gas it! At a girl!"
JANE: "The brakes don't work!"
ANDREW: "They retired months ago! Move over. Move over! ~He hops in and tries to stop the car, but they go threw a fence and into a shallow pond~ That's a good boy. It's all right. You're safe now. There's Lantern Hill."
JANE: "Why did you send for me now?"
ANDREW: "I felt compelled to know who you are, Jane. I can't explain why I sent for you. It doesn't matter what you've been told about me. I felt you needed to make up your own mind. Oh, the old place has some magic. You can see the sea - it's just over the hilltop there. What a darn fool, I forgot the key. I think the easiest thing to do would be if you went in through that little window. That's it! Pull hard. Yep. Now, good. Can you squeeze in? Alright in there? (O.S.) Get downstairs and open up the door, there should be a key beside it. (O.S.) I'll be along. You go on in. I think I better go back to Bright River. To see if I can get someone to help me budge the car. I'll leave the dog!"
~Jane walks around the house and looks at photos~
JANE: "Mummy! Evelyn!"
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: (O.S.) "Hey! There's somebody at Lantern Hill."
OWEN MEADE: "Keep away from there! That place is bad luck."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "I'm gonna go see who it is."
OWEN MEADE: "Come on, Jimmy-John. Let's go. Old man Stuart is liable to push you over the cliff."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: (O.S.) "Hey, new girl! Come out here!"
OWEN MEADE: "Come on, Jimmy-John! Let's go."
ANDREW: (O.S.) "Jane? (O.S.) I'm sorry I was gone so long. The car is still stuck. I've got a tow truck coming in the morning. You... You've got this place looking exactly as I remember it. Do you remember this place, Jane? The old clock is still working. This is a superior job, Jane. Look what you've been making: cookies. JANE: "I like to cook."
ANDREW: "Well, that's marvelous! I can't cook at all. You didn't want to come, did you? I heard your mother was ill. How is she?"
JANE: "She's all right now. She nearly died, though."
ANDREW: "Did she want you to come?"
ANDREW: (O.S.) "Come with me. There's something I want to show you. You've known this sea before, Jane. You were born beside it. Now you've come home."
CECILY STANLEY: "Owen Meade! Stop that. Leave your brother alone. All right, class. Now, I want everyone to take their seats and settle down. I'm going to begin. Shirley Addlestone. (O.S.) Hello, Mr. Stuart. Good morning."
ANDREW: "Good morning."
CECILY STANLEY: "Thank you for bringing Jane. Class, I would like to introduce you to Jane Stuart, a student of my mother's from Toronto. She's to spend time with us while she's living here at Lantern Hill with her father. Jane, you may be seated here."
CECILY STANLEY: "Goodbye, Mr. Stuart. I hope you'll become best friends with everyone in the class during your stay, Jane."
~after school, children exit~
GIRL: "Look. How strange!"
GIRL 2: "I know!"
GIRL: "Did you see the new girl?"
GIRLS: "There she is! There she is! There she is! There she is!"
??: I don't like her!"
??: "Come on!"
~cut to woods~
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Hey, you!"
JANE: "What do you want?"
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Is it true your pa's a writer and all?"
JANE: "He's a journalist."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "And does he put live people in his stories then?"
JANE: "I suppose so."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Owen's scared he'll put him in one. He says you lived in a marble house in Toronto."
JANE: "Well, we don't."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Do you have satin bedspreads? He says you do."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Hey! Lay off of me, Owen."
OWEN MEADE: "Ah, come on, Jimmy-John. You can't be lollygagging with a witless girl. Parents divorced and all."
JANE: "They are not divorced. Leave me alone."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Now see what you've done! She'll tell her pa and he'll put you in one of his stories about dead people."
OWEN MEADE: "Go and do your chores, Jimmy-John, before you have my boot in your mouth for supper."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "She don't even have satin bedspreads. You're a liar!"
OWEN MEADE: "Hey, you! Watch out you don't slip! That cove down there... That's where Evelyn Morrow's car was found."
OWEN MEADE: "He was with her -- the night she was killed. Didn't your pa tell you how he pushed the car over the cliff with her in it? Her ghost has been seen walking these cliffs, you know. Did he tell you that? Ghosts don't rest until their wrongs are put right, you know. So you just better watch out that she don't push you over. Haha. That'd be a great way for her to get back at your pa."
IRENE STUART: "And how is school? Have you made lots of new friends?"
JANE: "Mrs. Stanley's daughter is very nice."
IRENE STUART: "And what about the children in your class? Have you gotten to know them?"
JANE: "People around here aren't very friendly, aunt Irene."
IRENE STUART: "Don't be silly, dearest. You must be imagining things. You just haven't gotten used to things here. I can tell. Oh! I see Andrew's found Lillian. (O.S.) Oh, and Dr. Arnett. He delivered you, Jane. (O.S.) Your father and Lillian make such a handsome couple. Well, let's call them to dinner, shall we?"
DR. ARNETT: "I'm very impressed with your culinary talents, Miss Stuart. How did you learn all this?"
JANE: "When mother was working, I made all the meals and looked after the apartment."
IRENE STUART: "Yes. You're wonderfully abled, dearest. But you have given her too much responsibility, 'Drew."
ANDREW: "She's a very capable girl. She even helped me drive the car the other day when the breaks conked out."
DR. ARNETT: "Right into the pond. Well, just as long as you don't let her drive it along the north shore cliffs."
LILLIAN MORROW: "Oh come on, Doc. Let's go for a walk. I rarely get a chance to enjoy north shore twilight, Andrew. Come on, Jane."
JANE: "I'll be along later."
IRENE STUART: "What great chums they've been all these years. Lillian's been so supportive of your father. Too many memories in this gloomy place, though."
JANE: "Dad said we're going to fix it up. The way it was when you were young."
IRENE STUART: "I'm sure he will, Janie. Let me borrow an old apron and help you tidy up."
~Outside the Schoolhouse~
IRENE STUART: "We should look forward to seeing you and Daniel at your engagement party next year."
CECILY STANLEY: "Oh, yes."
IRENE STUART: "Oh! There she is. Jane! Jane, darling. I haven't seen you all week. Come along. I'll give you a ride. Come now. Lillian and I are hoping to coax Andrew into going. Good luck again, dear."
CECILY STANLEY: "Alright."
IRENE STUART: "It was lovely talking to you."
CECILY STANLEY: "I'll see you next week."
IRENE STUART: "Bye bye!"
CECILY STANLEY: "Bye bye!"
IRENE STUART: "We know it's only been three weeks of school. But, I understand from Cecily Stanley, you haven't fit in very well with the others in your class. It's just that people around here find it awkward that your parents are separated. You know, you don't have to stay here. If you're not happy, I could speak to your father and explain. Now, I think it's selfish of him - bringing you all this way just to settle a guilty conscience. Oh. He was probably hoping for some kind of family reconciliation. After all these years."
JIM THE POST: "Throw the baggage over, Jody."
IRENE STUART: "I'll be a moment, lovey. I'm just going to pick up the mail."
JODY: "Jane! Jane!"
JANE: "Jody? Jody!"
JODY: "Jane! (O.S.) I've been looking for you everywhere. Only I couldn't remember your dad's last name."
JANE: "It's Stuart. Andrew Stuart. We live at Lantern Hill - a farm on the north shore."
JODY: "Don't worry. I'll find you."
JIM THE POST: "Who is that kid?"
JODY: (O.S.) "She's my friend. (O.S.) I'm living in Bright River with Jim the Post. IRENE STUART: "Come along, Jane. We can leave now."
JANE: "Thanks for the ride. I can get home on my own, it's not far. Sorry."
IRENE STUART: (O.S.) "Jane! Jane Stuart! Jane Stuart, come back here! Oh, for Heaven sake!"
~later, Jane arrives home, Andrew is on the phone~
DR. ARNETT: "It's your aunt Irene."
ANDREW: "No, she never said anything to me. All right! Irene just told me that you as much have said you wanted to go home this afternoon. And that you deliberately jumped out of her car and tried to get away by running after a train."
JANE: "No, I... That's not it at all."
ANDREW: "What's got into you, Jane? If you don't want to stay here, I won't hold you. Irene has offered to drive you to the station tomorrow."
JANE: "No. I... She asked me things, that's all. I didn't know what to say. She wants me to go home."
ANDREW: "That's ridiculous!"
JANE: "She acted as though it was my fault, the way the other kids look at me and tell me how strange I am, because you and mum don't live together anymore."
ANDREW: "You mustn't believe every passing remark your aunt Irene makes. She does these things deliberately. I never should have brought you back here, Jane. I'm sorry. (O.S.) She's always interfering and I intend to talk to her about it."
JANE: "What did I do, Doc?"
DR. ARNETT: "Don't take it to heart, Jane. I've known your father a long time, and I know how happy he is you've been able to come back."
DR. ARNETT: "Andrew! Can I get a lift back into town?"
ANDREW: "You better jump in!"
DR. ARNETT: "Ok!"
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Hey, you! Miss Stuck-up!"
JANE: "You know my name is Jane."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Well, you better come quick so, Jane. Owen's gone and made a bet with the Titus sisters about you."
JANE: "What kind of a bet?"
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "He says you're 14 if you're a day, and they say: 'no, you can't be. You're only 12.'" JANE: "Well, I am 12. Now go away and leave me alone."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "That's the point! Can you prove it? They got 25 cents in a pickle jar. Now I'm betting with them against Owen."
JANE: "What do people think I am, anyway? Of course I can prove it. How can they know my age? I don't even know who they are."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Hepzibah told them."
JANE: "Who's Hepzibah?"
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "She's special, that one. It's her house the Titus sisters live in, see? They take care of her. But the way I sees it, she really looks after them."
OWEN: There she is. VIOLET TITUS: "She's very frail, now isn't she?"
JUSTINA VIOLET: "Could this really be Andrew Stuart's little girl, sister?"
VIOLET TITUS: "She doesn't look half-bad, now does she?"
JUSTINA VIOLET: "Shocking pale though, wouldn't you say?"
HEPZIBAH: (O.S.)"Come up, Jane Stuart. I've been waiting for you."
JANE: "Are you Hepzibah?"
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "She's twelve and she can prove it."
OWEN MEADE: "Keep quiet, Jimmy-John."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "Let me go."
VIOLET TITUS: "Let me see your eyes, girl. JUSTINA VIOLET: (O.S.) "I prefer blue eyes, myself. VIOLET TITUS: "Not to my taste. I only admire green eyes."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "What about my 25 cents?"
OWEN MEADE: "It ain't yours yet, Jimmy-John. She ain't proved nothin'!"
HEPZIBAH: "Open the Bible, child. (O.S.) Show them your age."
JANE: (O.S.) "Look. I was born in 1923."
JIMMY-JOHN MEADE: "See? I win! I win!"
OWEN MEADE: "Come back here, Jimmy-John! Give that back!"
HEPZIBAH: "Come up, Jane. Well... And now we can have our cranberry tea in peace. Your mother is recovering nicely, dear. (O.S.) She'll be back in the island in no time."
JANE: "But what do you mean?"
HEPZIBAH: "I said a prayer for her, regular-like. This spring."
JANE: "Did you know my mother well?"
HEPZIBAH: "All the time she lived here. I used to take butter and eggs down to her at Lantern Hill. She loved that place, she did. She trusted me. I was there, helping her, the night you were born."
JUSTINA TITUS: (O.S.) "There's only been two divorces on P. E. Island in the past 60 years, (O.S.) I know they are not divorced."
VIOLET TITUS: "Nonsense. It was all Evelyn's doing."
JANE: "Are you talking about Evelyn Morrow?"
JUSTINA TITUS: (O.S.) "Well, of course she's talking about Evelyn Morrow."
VIOLET TITUS: "A temper like a volcano, that one. Self-centered and spoiled. She and Irene Stuart were like two peas in a pod."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Whatever anyone says, she loved your father."
JANE: "My father?"
JUSTINA TITUS: "Why, of course. They were engaged."
VIOLET TITUS: "Irene was in Heaven, absolute Heaven."
JUSTINA TITUS: "She was mad determined to have him marry into the Morrow family. It was her goal in life. Always craving to be accepted. She thought, with him married to either of the Morrow girls, that would do it for her."
VIOLET TITUS: "Only, it was a fool's paradise, don't you see? He went off to to war..."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Stop interrupting, Violet!"
VIOLET TITUS: "I'm not the one interrupting. No sooner back, than your dear mother comes along; vacationing in that big hotel on the north shore."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Your father and mother fell in love, hook, line and sinker. Don't you see? They eloped."
VIOLET TITUS: "Evelyn would never had suited him, anyway. She was far to selfish."
JUSTINA TITUS: "And that two-faced Irene, sweet-poison that one. (O.S.) You would've thought Andrew Stuart never wanted children, the way Irene went on about it."
VIOLET TITUS: (O.S.) "She did everything to wreck that marriage and influence Andrew, to be sure. Irene might have had her way if the baby hadn't come along and spoiled her plan."
JANE: "You mean me?"
JUSTINA TITUS: "That tongue of yours is hinged in the middle, sister. What she means, dear, is... well... that, Irene was always hinting, don't you know, that they weren't ready for children."
VIOLET TITUS: "But what she really hoped was that the marriage wouldn't last, you see. And that..."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Violet!"
JANE: "And that what?"
JUSTINA TITUS: "And that your father might..."
VIOLET TITUS: "Find happiness again..."
JUSTINA TITUS: "With Evelyn."
JANE: "What do you mean? Hepzibah?"
~Jane runs off into the woods and becomes scared and eventually makes her way back to the Titus Home~
JANE: "There's something out there. I saw it. I was lost - something brought me back here."
HEPZIBAH: "Oh. Now now, little one. Your pa's on his way. There now. You mustn't be frightened. I want to talk to you. What is it, child?"
JANE: "Did they really not want me?"
HEPZIBAH: "I told you I was there the night you were born. I've been watching you all your life. Your mother and dad were the happiest couple on all the island."
JANE: "Why didn't they stay together?"
HEPZIBAH: "It wasn't for lack of love, that's for sure. Crazy about each other, they were. And about you too."
JANE: "Then dad didn't love Evelyn?"
HEPZIBAH: "No. That was a boil(??) thing. Irene pushed him into it."
JANE: "Why did mum leave?"
HEPZIBAH: "They let other people interfere... they give in. So they did without a fight. That's why I sent for you. But Evelyn needs help too."
JANE: "But Evelyn's dead."
HEPZIBAH: "Sometimes a troubled soul... needs to make peace with itself."
JANE: "What I saw in the woods looked like Evelyn. Owen said dad pushed Evelyn's car over the cliff. I don't think dad would ever do that."
HEPZIBAH: "Oh, now, you don't believe that, do you? Why, he wouldn't squash the tick that bit him, more's the pity. No... it's not his fault. There's things here that needs putting to rights. Sometimes there's no knowing why a bird will follow its own nest. It happens in families too, only when it happens... it takes a bit of spit and spot to clean things up. And sometimes, a few honesty speaking. And you're the only who can help your family now. But first... you've got to decide what it is you want. And then you've to fight for it."
JANE: "Can you help me?"
HEPZIBAH: "Let me hear you say it out loud, child. Tell me what you want."
JANE: "My mother... and my father... and me... together."
~somene knocks on the door~
ANDREW: "Good evening, Hepzibah. Have you seen my little girl? She's 12 years old. You remember her, don't you? She's staying with me now at Lantern Hill, but I'm afraid she's run away. Jane? I've been looking everywhere. What are you doing here?"
JANE: "It got all misty and foggy. I couldn't see properly."
HEPZIBAH: "Now you mind what I say, Jane Stuart. If you need help, you come back to me. And don't you pay any heed to anymore gossip. Gossip makes geese, that's what I say."
ANDREW: "Hepzibah. What are you doing with this?"
JANE: "Well, Jimmy-John..."
ANDREW: "How long have you been here? And what's all this about gossip?"
JANE: "Jimmy-John brought me over for a visit and... the Titus sisters started talking and... I... I love you, dad."
ANDREW: "I love you too, Jane. And I'm sorry I was so upset tonight. But I've spoken to Irene... And she says she's sorry -- she made a mistake. Don't ever think I never cared for you, Jane."
JANE: "I don't ever want to leave."
ANDREW: "I don't want you to leave, either. Let's just make the best of the time we have together."
JODY: "I've come for Jaaane of Laantern Hiiiill!"
JANE: "Jody! What's wrong with the door?"
JODY: "I wasn't sure I'd get a welcome from your dad."
JANE: "Oh, he wouldn't have mind."
ANDREW: "Are they treating you fairly?"
JODY: "Well, his wife's aunt is adopting me. She ain't got no kids. The Post Office is making me work for him 'til I pay him for the broken bike. I don't want no trouble. Jiminy! I gotta get this spiffin' bike back! Him and his precious bike! You'd think he got the bloody crown's jewel under his bums instead of a plain ordinary two-wheela."
JANE: "Couldn't you stay here? With us?"
JODY: "Thanks. Can't, though. Railway's got me in a contract with Jim. ANDREW: "You know where we live now, Jody. Come back and see us anytime."
JODY: "Thanks, sir, but I've always looked after meself."
JANE: "I'll be back in an hour."
~we watch Jane and Jody make it back to Jim the Post's home~
JANE: "So that's the whole story, Jody."
JODY: "Blimey! What a mess."
JANE: "Maybe mother decided she didn't love him. Do you think so, Jody?"
JODY: "You can't go marryin' someone unless you love 'em. That just ain't the way it's done. Least ways not in the movies."
JANE: "Well, maybe she stopped loving him because grandmother ordered her to."
JODY: "Would you stop loving your dad because your gran made you?"
JANE: "Well, no. But now that she's living with grandmother again she can't stand up to her. Quick! Climb up on the fence!"
JODY: "What for? It's only cows, Jane!"
JANE: "Come on!"
JANE: "Stop it, Jody!"
JODY: "If you won't stand up to a bunch of cows, you can't go blamin' your ma' for not standin' up to your gran! Don't let everyone boss you around the way they do. Give some people an inch and they'll take a bloomin' mile, you know! (O.S.) Moo! Moo! Moo! Moo! Moo! Moo!"
OWEN MEADE: "Hey! Leave them cows alone!"
JODY: "Says who? I'll poke your eye out, spotty-face! You heard me! On your way, bossy! Moo!"
~they make their way to town~
IRENE STUART: "Jane! Jane! I couldn't get through on the phone."
JANE: "Dad takes it off the hook when he's working."
IRENE STUART: "Lillian's great-great-aunt Frieda Morrow just passed away. We'll need Andrew to come with us overnight to Fredericton. Men can be so helpful at times like these. Tell your father to meet us in town in an hour."
JANE: "Was her aunt a friend of dad's?"
IRENE STUART: "Well, not exactly. But, I'd like him to come for Lillian's sake."
JANE: "You're always hinting at things, Aunt Irene. Why can't you just come right out and say what you mean?"
IRENE STUART: "I beg your pardon? If it weren't for you..."
JODY: "And if it weren't for her, what, rubberneck? A troublemaker, that's what you are."
IRENE STUART: "How dare you talk like that to me! Who is this... pest?"
JODY: "I'm no pestier than you are! Trying to cause trouble between her mum and dad. Hoping he'd marry old-precious Evelyn Morrow."
IRENE STUART: "What are you talking about? You don't know the first thing about Evelyn Morrow."
JODY: "All I know is that she drove like a flipping disaster, right over the cliff."
IRENE STUART: "I shall see your father gets the message myself, Miss Jane Stuart."
JANE: "Aunt Irene, I didn't think..."
IRENE STUART: "I haven't time to waste with guttersnipes!"
JODY: "And I don't much like talkin' to busybodies, neither! So, there, miss-nosy-parker!"
JODY: "Well, that's what she is. Parkin' her big nose all over other people's business. Off to Fredericton! Ha! I wouldn't put it past that old badger to try and marry him off to that Lillian. She's all lovey-dovey with them Morrows. Kweh! She's really touchy about that Evelyn, eh?"
JANE: "I'd give my eye-teeth to know who she really was."
JODY: "Why don't you go and look in her room, dopey? Didn't you tell me Irene keeps it like some kind of museum?"
JANE: "I couldn't."
JODY: "Why not? They'll all be with dopey-dead-auntie Frieda in Fridatown tonight. We'll have the place to ourselves."
JANE: "If you hardly knew her, I don't see why you even have to go."
ANDREW: "I'm going because of Lillian. When the chips were down she stuck by me. The least I can do is be a friend to her. I'll leave the dog. You be good now. I'll see you tomorrow."
JANE: (O.S.) "I'm worried dad won't stand up to Aunt Irene."
JODY: (O.S.) "Oh, never mind. Maybe we can find out what really happened to Evelyn. See? I told you we'd get in."
JANE: "This is silly, Jody. The door to Evelyn's room is always locked."
JODY: "This place gives me the willies, good down proper. Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy!"
JANE: "Aggie's deaf."
JANE: "It's Evelyn's room."
JODY: "It's open. Proper glamour, ain't it? Come and have a bounce. What's that?"
JANE: "It's Evelyn, see? Look how sad her eyes are."
JODY: "This is a museum. Hey! Look at all this junk! She kept all of Evelyn's bloomin' clothes and everythin'! How do I look? Hey! A letter! To Mrs. Andrew Stuart."
JANE: "Give it to me. It's from Evelyn. She must've torn up their engagement photo."
JODY: "Come on! Read it out loud!"
JANE: "'Dear Robin: How can I face either of you again after today? What I said to you was a lie. I know now I mean nothing to Andrew. I should never have listened to Irene. She tried to make me believe something that doesn't exist anymore. It's over. Forgive me.'"
JODY: "Blimey. I bet ya it weren't no accident -- she drove over that cliff on purpose. I bet ya she's done herself in. Just like in the movies."
JANE: "Irene must've hidden the letter all those years."
JODY: "Trying to save her own bleatin' neck. Just hoping your ma' would leave."
JANE: "She might not have left him if she'd known the truth."
JODY: "Well, I gotta go. Don't let that letter out of your sight."
~cut to Jim's house~
JIM THE POST: "There you are! Come on in, why don't you? (O.S.) You little maggot! I warned you not to break my bike again."
JODY: "I only borrowed the bike, Jim! I didn't break it! Leave me alone!"
JIM THE POST: (O.S.) "** lock you up forever!"
JANE: "Jody! Let me in!"
JIM'S WIFE: "Get away with you, girl! Go on! Get off! Do you want him after you too?"
JANE: "What happened to Jody? What have you done to her? You let her go! You can't keep her."
JIM'S WIFE: "She belongs to us now. She's been making trouble, we can do whatever we pleases. Now get away!"
~Jane is dreaming~
ANDREW: "Evelyn! Evelyn!"
JANE: "Dad! Dad!"
JANE: "Does Evelyn want me to keep it?"
HEPZIBAH: "Show the letter to your father. He's ready to see what Irene has done. But it's him who must speak the truth now... if he's to win her back. Now, you stand fast. You've done might to mend the harm that's been done."
JANE: "What about Jody, Hepzibah? I've got to help her too. I've got to get her away."
HEPZIBAH: "Of course you do. Of course you do. Girls!"
VIOLET TITUS: "What is it? Did you call us?"
JUSTINA TITUS: "Yes. Come on. What is it? Oh! What a surprise. Hello, Jane, how are you, dear? It's very nice to see you."
VIOLET TITUS: "It's very nice to see you."
HEPZIBAH: "Jane Stuart and I have been talking. Haven't we? Now... When I'm gone... When I gone, I need to know that you girls are being taken care of. Now, Jane here was thinking about... Well, Jane, speak up. Speak up."
JANE: "I was thinking... Well, wondering... if you'd ever thought of adopting someone."
JUSTINA & VIOLET TITUS: "Well, we did talk about that, yes we did."
JUSTINA TITUS: "A boy! We always said a boy, sister."
VIOLET TITUS: "You know very well we know nothing about dressing a boy, Justina. It'll have to be a girl."
HEPZIBAH: "They've been squabbling over this for years."
VIOLET TITUS: "A little girl of 10, with emerald eyes and dark..."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Blue eyes and fair, curling hair."
JANE: "I think I know the very girl. Her name is Josephine Turner and you'll love her."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Is she pretty?"
VIOLET TITUS: "We certainly wouldn't want an ugly child."
JANE: "She has very nice eyes. She's a bit thin, and she's never had any nice clothes, but, she'll be very attractive when she grows up."
VIOLET TITUS: "There wouldn't be any danger of her having, you know, unpleasant insects about her?"
JANE: "Absolutely not! Jody used to live on Blithe Avenue in Toronto. That's a very respectable neighbourhood, you know."
HEPZIBAH: "And now she lives with Jim the Post at Bright River."
VIOLET TITUS: "Dear me."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Poor child."
VIOLET TITUS: "I imagine if there is a problem, I mean, a fine toothcomb might do the trick. That is if the child has, you know, unpleasant insects."
JUSTINA TITUS: "No."
VIOLET TITUS: "I'm afraid not."
JANE: "You don't want her?"
VIOLET TITUS: "She's from away."
JUSTINA TITUS: "It just wouldn't do. But, thank you for suggesting it, dear."
HEPZIBAH: "Now... That's been taken care of. We'll see you first thing in the morning. Now mind you bring that girl here as soon as ever you can."
HEPZIBAH: "Just bring her to us, dear. Hurry up, before the rain starts. Go on."
~Jim the Posts~
JANE: "Jody? Are you there? You come with me right now, Jody Turner. I've got a place."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Let's have our tea. I'm not going to wait any longer. We can have our toast and jam."
VIOLET TITUS: "Where have you been, Jane Stuart?"
JANE: "Miss Violet, Miss Justina. I have a favour to ask you."
VIOLET TITUS: "Where is she?"
VIOLET TITUS: "Our little girl."
JUSTINA TITUS: "You promised, Jane Stuart."
JANE: "Jody? You mean, you really do want her?"
VIOLET TITUS: "Why, of course we do!"
JUSTINA TITUS: "What have you done with her?"
HEPZIBAH: "She brung her here where she belongs."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Dear heart."
VIOLET TITUS: "Poor soul."
HEPZIBAH: "Your power is greater than you know, Jane Stuart."
ANDREW: "Jane? I'm home!"
ANDREW: "Where did you find this?"
JANE: "In Evelyn's room."
ANDREW: "In Evelyn's room? Did Aggie let you in?"
JANE: "I know you won't believe me, but, I felt like Evelyn lead me to it."
ANDREW: "Jane, Evelyn's dead."
JANE: "She wants you to understand what happened. She wants to right the wrong she did to you and mum. Aunt Irene kept it from you all these years."
ANDREW: "Do you know what you're saying?"
JANE: "Oh, dad. I think so."
ANDREW: (O.S.) "I wanted to protect you from all of this."
JANE: "Wait, dad. I knew you wouldn't believe me."
ANDREW: "I don't wanna believe it."
JANE: "What really happened to Evelyn? Tell me. Please."
ANDREW: "I never told your mother this, but, I found out from Dr. Arnett that Evelyn was coming by to see Robin when I was away. She kept telling her to leave the island, that she'd never be happy here. And that I was still in love with her. When I found out, I went after Evelyn and told her I never wanted to see her again. She was furiously angry. And it was later that night that she lost her way in the blizzard and was killed. The verdict at the inquest was accidental death. But that didn't stop people from talking. Your mother took it all very hard because... I couldn't talk about it, it was too painful. Somehow I've always felt guilty about everything that happened, Jane. Your grandmother kept writing, begging Robin to come back to Toronto. One day she took you with her. Just for a visit, she said. But she never came back."
JANE: "Why didn't you write?"
ANDREW: "I did. But Mrs. Kennedy wrote back telling me that Robin no longer wished to communicate."
JANE: "I'm sure mum never got your letter - grandmother wouldn't've forwarded it. Perhaps it's not too late."
ANDREW: "It's been too long. It's over and done with. There's nothing you can do. I'm going to start a new life. It's enough that we found each other."
~outside in the garden~
LILLIAN MORROW: "Jane, look at this. Andrew! Look at those!"
ANDREW: "And if you need any more, you know where to come."
LILLIAN MORROW: "I'll take two for the ride. Bye. Take care. (O.S.) Andrew, I'm sorry for what Irene did. (O.S.) It's a closed book."
ANDREW: "I understand."
JANE: "I'd like to buy an apple, please. Thank you."
LILLIAN MORROW: "I can help get Lantern Hill reorganized again. The sun's come out. Have you got the ticket? Don't worry. Irene's not coming. Things will settle down now that Jane's leaving."
JODY: "Good morning, Mr. Salt."
TRAIN CONDUCTOR: "Good morning, Miss. Jody! Bless my stars! Come in to an inheritance, have you?"
JODY: "I buys me own way now. Jane!"
JANE: "Jody! JUSTINA TITUS: "Jane, dear! We're planing on buying a cow."
VIOLET TITUS: "So she can have a glass of warm milk..."
JUSTINA TITUS: "Every night. And we've knitted her two sweaters. (O.S.) Show Jane, dear."
JODY: "See? I wear two at the same time. That way there's no hard feelings."
VIOLET TITUS: "Goodbye, dear. Have a happy Christmas. We are so much obliged to you."
JANE: "You won't forget to write and tell me how Hepzibah's doing, will you?"
JODY: "Aw. She's just tired, I expect. Don't you worry so much. We'll keep an eye on her. See you, Jane."
JANE: "Bye, Jody."
LILLIAN MORROW: "Goodbye, Jane. Your father and I will plant your garden in the spring."
JANE: "You will write to me, dad, won't you?"
ANDREW: "I will write, but I can't promise you'll get my letters. I will get you back here somehow. Here. A spot of hard cash for you. Have a merry Christmas, Jane."
JANE: "You can't spare this, dad."
ANDREW: "Now, now. Never mind. Editors have been generous with me this fall. Since you've been about, my work has improved tremendously. You write to me as soon as you get home. Now, what have you done with your bag?"
JANE: "I must have left it at the stall."
ANDREW: "I'll get it. You hop on the train, find your seat."
~Jane boards and sees Irene~
JANE: "Aunt Irene. Lillian said you weren't coming."
IRENE STUART: "Why did you show him the letter?"
JANE: "It wasn't for you to keep."
IRENE STUART: "I'd like it back now, Jane."
JANE: "No, Aunt Irene."
IRENE STUART: "For the sake of Evelyn's reputation, leave her memory in peace. Haven't you done enough? Turning my brother and Lillian against me? They're all the family I have."
JANE: "What about my family?"
IRENE STUART: "Oh!"
JANE: "You made mum leave dad. You hid the letter so she'd believe dad still loved Evelyn."
IRENE STUART: "Your mother left him of her own choice. She's quite happy the way she is."
JANE: "Is she?"
ANDREW: (O.S.) "Jane? Jane? Jane?"
IRENE STUART: "There's no point in showing your mother that letter now. You don't want to raise her hopes. She'll only be disappointed all over again."
JANE: "What are you talking about?"
IRENE STUART: "Don't you realize? You're too late, dear. Much too late. Not soon forget, Lillian."
TRAIN CONDUCTOR: (V.O.) "All aboard!"
ANDREW: "Did she get on? I can't find her."
LILLIAN MORROW: "Well, she must have. Oh, look. Her train's leaving."
ANDREW: (O.S.) "Jane! What's wrong? Don't worry, sweetheart. I'll send it in the mail. Cheer up, sweetheart! You'll be back soon!"
JANE: "Goodbye, Dad! Goodbye!"
IRENE STUART: (V.O.) "There's no point in showing your mother that letter now. (V.O.) It's too late, dear. (V.O.) Much too late."
HEPZIBAH: (V.O.) "It's him who must speak the truth if he's to win her back."
~Jane arrives at the next station~
JANE: "One-way to Bright River."
TICKET SELLER: "Better hurry. She's going in a minute."
JANE: "Don't worry. I'll make it. Operator?"
MAN: "No use, missy. The line's been down since supper time..."
MAN: "...when the storm hit. Oh! She's a real doozy this one. You better stay here until the worse is over. The phone will be up in an hour."
JANE: "It's all right, really. I know my way. ~Jane makes her way home through the woods and sees the ghost of Evelyn~ Evelyn! It's all right, Evelyn. The letter won't make any difference any more. (O.S.) Dad's got to do the rest on his own. Rest now, Evelyn."
ANDREW: "Jane? My God! How did you get here?"
JANE: "Are you going to marry Lillian Morrow?"
ANDREW: "Have you gone crazy? Why would I marry Lillian?"
JANE: "Why shouldn't you marry her?"
ANDREW: "What in Heaven's name is going on here?"
JANE: "Tell me why you can't marry Lillian."
ANDREW: "She's a good woman and an old friend, but I could never marry her because..."
JANE: "Because why?"
ANDREW: "Because... I'm... I'm still in love with your mother."
JANE: "Get on the phone and tell her."
ANDREW: "I can't just... call her up like that! Anyway, the lines are down from the storm."
JANE: "Maybe the phone in the station is working now. You have to tell her now. We can't waste any more time."
ANDREW: (O.S.) "How did you get back here through the blizzard, Jane?"
~Train Station/Kennedy Home~
~on the phone~
MRS. KENNEDY: "Hello? Hello? Who is this?"
ANDREW: "This is Andrew Stuart, Mrs. Kennedy. I'd like to speak to Robin, my wife."
MRS. KENNEDY: "I'm afraid she's lying down. Where is my granddaughter, Mr. Stuart?"
ANDREW: "Jane is staying here. She's not coming back."
ROBIN: "Andrew? Who is this? Is that you, Andrew? (V.O.) When can we expect Jane?"
JANE: (V.O.) "What's she saying, dad? What's she saying?"
ANDREW: "Robin, it's me, Andrew."
JANE: "She knows who you are, dad. Tell her. Go on."
ROBIN: "Is Jane there? ANDREW: "Yes, she's here. Jane's here."
JANE: "Tell her!"
ANDREW: "Tell her what?"
JANE: "Tell her that you love her... That she has to come at once... that something important has happened. Tell her to take the next train."
ANDREW: "You have to come at once, something important has happened."
ROBIN: "Is Jane hurt? Is she all right?"
MRS. KENNEDY: "He's only trying to deceive you. He wants to keep the child."
ANDREW: (V.O.) "No. She's all right."
ROBIN: "Thank God!"
ANDREW: "Robin? I love you. I want you to come back. Did you hear me? (V.O.) I love you, Robin. I want you to come back."
MRS. KENNEDY: "What's that man saying to you?"
ANDREW: "I said I love you! She cut me off."
~cut to Kennedy home~
ROBIN: "You cut us off."
MRS. KENNEDY: "There's no point in any further discussion. A lawyer is what we need now."
ROBIN: "How dare you! I was talking to my husband and you cut me off."
MRS. KENNEDY: "Brandy, Gertrude."
GERTRUDE: "I'll call William straight away, and get him to speak to that man's lawyer about a divorce."
ROBIN: "Divorce? What are you talking about?"
MRS. KENNEDY: "I know now I was wrong letting things drag on all these years. We have to consider our strategy carefully. There can be no question as to who gets custody. (O.S.) And I..."
ROBIN: "Mother, please! This is not some kind of war."
MRS. KENNEDY: "I'm only trying to protect you, my dear."
ROBIN: "You tried for years to make me believe that he didn't love me. I don't hate him, mother."
MRS. KENNEDY: "How can you speak to me like that? After all I've done for you all these years?"
ROBIN: "Oh mother, please. You know I didn't mean it like that. But I have to do something. Hello? Operator?"
OPERATOR: (V.O.) "Operator. May I help you?"
ROBIN: (O.S.) "Operator? Yes, I would like the operator for Prince Edward Island."
OPERATOR: (V.O.) "Through what exchange, please?"
ROBIN: (O.S.) "It's in the town of... (O.S.) it's the town of Bright River."
OPERATOR: (V.O.) "I'm sorry, Ma'am. That line has been disconnected."
ROBIN: "Are you sure? Could you try again, please?"
OPERATOR: (V.O.) "No, Ma'am. The line is dead."
ROBIN: "Thank you."
JANE: "Jody! How did you know I was here?"
JODY: "Hepzibah knew you'd come back. (O.S.) Don't ask me how, but she knew. You've got to come quick, Jane. She's slipping away."
~cut to car, Andrew drives to Titus Home~
JANE: "Hurry, dad, please. Hepzibah has to get well. She has to see mum when she gets here."
ANDREW: "Look, she's not coming, Jane. She hung up the phone on me. She doesn't want anything to do with me."
JANE: "I don't believe it. She's coming. You'll see when the train gets here."
HEPZIBAH: "The light hurts my eyes, Violet. Ah. There you are. You were right to do what you did."
JANE: "Mother's coming back, isn't she?"
HEPZIBAH: "She don't have your strength, child. Spirits willing, you've always had the power to bring her back. Hold my hand now. Stand fast, good and strong."
JANE: "Please wait, until she gets here. You have to speak to her. What will we do without you?"
HEPZIBAH: "You don't need me anymore."
ANDREW: "We've been doing this for three weeks. This is pointless, Jane. I'm going."
JANE: "Dad. Please wait. You have to be patient. I know she's coming. If not today then maybe tomorrow."
ANDREW: "It's foolish, sweetheart. She's not coming."
~Andrew turns to leave, but Jane keeps watching~ JANE: "Mother!"
ANDREW: "You've come back to stay, haven't you?"
ROBIN: "Yes, Andrew."
~they kiss, and then all three hug~
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