- 1. Gentlemen, cock your pistols.
- 2. Gentlemen...
- 3. Barry's father had been bred,
- 4. like many other young sons
of a genteel family,
- 5. - to the profession of the law.
- One, two...
- 6. There is no doubt he would have
made an eminent figure in his profession.
- 7. Three!
- 8. Had he not been killed in a duel,
- 9. which arose over
the purchase of some horses.
- 10. Barry's mother, after her husband's death,
- 11. lived in such a way as to defy slander.
- 12. Many a man who had been smitten
by the charms of the spinster
- 13. now renewed his offers to the widow.
- 14. But she refused all proposals of marriage,
- 15. declaring that she lived now for her son only
- 16. and the memory of her departed saint.
- 17. First love.
- 18. What a change it makes in a lad.
- 19. What a magnificent secret it is
that he carries about with him.
- 20. The tender passion gushes instinctively
out of a man's heart.
- 21. He loves as a bird sings
- 22. or a rose blows from nature.
- 23. Killarney.
- 24. Now, what shall it be?
- 25. Turn around and face the wall.
- 26. The object of Barry's attention,
- 27. and the cause of all his early troubles,
- 28. was his cousin.
- 29. Nora Brady by name.
- 30. I have taken the ribbon
from around my neck
- 31. and hidden it somewhere on my person.
- 32. If you find it, you can have it.
- 33. You are free to look for it
anywhere you will,
- 34. and I will think very little of you
if you do not find it.
- 35. I cannot find it.
- 36. You haven't looked properly.
- 37. I cannot find it.
- 38. I'll give you a hint.
- 39. I feel the ribbon.
- 40. Why are you trembling?
- 41. At the pleasure of...
of finding the ribbon.
- 42. You're a liar.
- 43. Company, forward!
- 44. March!
- 45. Company eyes!
- 46. About this time,
- 47. the United Kingdom
was in a state of great excitement
- 48. from the threat, generally accredited,
of a French invasion.
- 49. And the noblemen
and people of condition
- 50. showed their loyalty
by raising regiments of horse and foot
- 51. to resist the invaders.
- 52. Their scarlet coats and swaggering airs
filled Barry with envy.
- 53. Company eyes!
- 54. Brady Town sent a company
to join the Kilwangan regiment,
- 55. of which John Quin was the captain.
- 56. The whole country was alive
with war's alarms,
- 57. the three kingdoms
ringing with military music.
- 58. And ready!
- 59. Set!
- 60. Fire!
- 61. Redmond, what is the matter?
- 62. Nora, were you obliged to dance
five times with Captain Quin?
- 63. I don't care a fig for Captain Quin.
- 64. He dances prettily, to be sure,
and is a pleasant rattle of a man.
- 65. And he looks well in his regimentals too.
- 66. If he chose to ask me to dance,
how could I refuse him?
- 67. But you refused me.
- 68. Oh, I can dance with you any day.
- 69. And to dance with your own cousin
looks as though you could find no other partner.
- 70. Besides, Redmond,
Captain Quin is a man.
- 71. And you're only a boy,
and you haven't a guinea in the world.
- 72. If ever I should meet him again,
- 73. you will find out
who is the best man of the two.
- 74. I'll fight him sword or pistol,
captain as he is.
- 75. - Redmond, don't be so silly.
- I mean it, Nora.
- 76. But Captain Quin
is already known as a valiant soldier.
- 77. It is mighty well of you
to fight farmers' boys,
- 78. but to fight an Englishman
is a very different matter.
- 79. Best have your Englishman take you home.
- 80. Redmond!
- 81. Barry had resolved
never to see Nora again.
- 82. But such resolutions, though they may be
steadfastly held for a whole week,
- 83. are abandoned
in a few moments of bleak despair.
- 84. No, Nora, no.
- 85. Except for you and four others,
- 86. I vow before all the gods
- 87. my heart has...
- 88. has never felt the soft flame.
- 89. Ah, you men.
- 90. You men, John.
- 91. Your passion is not equal to ours.
- 92. We are like...
like some plant I've read of.
- 93. We bear but one flower and then we die.
- 94. But you... you...
- 95. you mean you never felt
such an inclination for another?
- 96. Never, my John, but for thee.
- 97. - How can you ask me such a question?
- Oh, Nora.
- 98. Nora was chaperoned
by her brothers, Mick and Ulick,
- 99. whose interests would be much affected
- 100. by the favorable outcome
of her affair with Captain Quin.
- 101. Redmond. So nice to see you.
- 102. Redmond!
- 103. How could you do this to me, Nora?
- 104. Redmond, in the name of heaven,
what's the matter?
- 105. What are you talking about?
- 106. I... I think this might be an opportune moment
to return something to you.
- 107. Thank you, Redmond.
- 108. I must have forgotten them somewhere.
- 109. Yes, you did, Nora.
- 110. Captain Quin, may I have the honor
of introducing my cousin, Redmond Barry?
- 111. Miss Brady, it would appear
- 112. you have something to discuss
in private with this young man.
- 113. Perhaps it would be best for me to withdraw.
- 114. Captain Quin, I have nothing
to discuss with my cousin in private.
- 115. Miss Brady, it would appear you have
a great deal to discuss in private.
- 116. Good heavens, Captain Quin.
- 117. He is but a boy and don't signify
any more than my parrot or lapdog.
- 118. Oh, indeed?
Are you then in the habit of giving...
- 119. intimate articles of your clothing
to your parrot or lapdog?
- 120. Mayn't I give a bit of ribbon to my own cousin?
- 121. You're perfectly welcome, miss.
- 122. As many yards as you like.
- 123. When ladies make presents to gentlemen,
it is time for other gentlemen to retire.
- 124. I have the honor to wish you both
a good day.
- 125. Jack Quin, what's the matter here?
- 126. I'll tell you what it is, sir.
- 127. I've had enough of Miss Brady here
and your Irish ways.
- 128. - Think you still, sir?
- Well, well, what is it?
- 129. We'll make you used to our Irish ways,
or we'll adopt English ones.
- 130. It is not the English way
for ladies to have two lovers.
- 131. And so, Mr. Brady, I'll thank you
to pay me the sum you owe me,
- 132. and I resign all claims to this young lady.
- 133. If she has a fancy for schoolboys,
let her take 'em, sir.
- 134. Quin, you're joking.
- 135. I never was more in earnest.
- 136. John, wait.
- 137. Hang ya for a meddlin' brat.
- 138. Your hand is in everybody's pie.
- 139. What business had you
to come quarreling here
- 140. with a gentleman who has 1,500 a year?
- 141. Redmond, me boy, take a seat.
- 142. Mrs. Brady and ladies, if you please.
- 143. This is the sort of toast that's drunk
a great deal too seldom in my family,
- 144. and you'll please to receive it
with all the honors.
- 145. Here's to Captain and Mrs. John Quin
and long life!
- 146. Go on.
- 147. Kiss her, Jack, you rogue,
for faith, you've got a treasure.
- 148. Come on, Jack, come on.
- 149. There's the man.
- 150. Oh!
- 151. Here's to a long and happy life together.
- 152. A long and happy life together!
- 153. Thank you.
That was very kind, Mr. Brady.
- 154. Redmond.
- 155. Here is my toast to you,
Captain John Quin.
- 156. You wretch!
- 157. How dare you
behave like that in my house!
- 158. Mrs. Brady, take the children out.
- 159. Captain Quin, my dear fellow,
are you all right?
- 160. In heaven's name,
what does all the row mean?
- 161. The fact is, sir, the young monkey's
fallen in love with Nora.
- 162. He found herself and the captain
mighty sweet in the garden today,
- 163. and now he's for murdering Jack Quin.
- 164. And I'll tell you what, Mr. Brady.
- 165. I've been insulted grossly in this house.
- 166. I'm not at all satisfied
with these here ways of going on.
- 167. I'm an Englishman, I am,
and a man of property.
- 168. And as for this impudent young swine,
- 169. he should be horsewhipped.
- 170. Mr. Quin can have satisfaction
any time he pleases
- 171. by calling on Redmond Barry, Esq.,
- 172. Oh, I see.
- 173. I'll see the boy home.
- 174. A pretty day's work of it you've made,
- 175. Knowing your uncle
to be distressed for money,
- 176. and try and break off a match
which will bring 1,500 a year into the family?
- 177. Quin has promised to pay off the £4,000
which is bothering your uncle so.
- 178. He takes a girl without a penny,
- 179. a girl that's flinging herself
at the head of every man in these parts
- 180. these five years past,
- 181. and missing them all.
- 182. And you,
- 183. a boy who ought to be attached
to your uncle as to your father -
- 184. And so I am.
- 185. And this is the return you make
for his kindness?
- 186. Didn't he harbor you in his house
when your father died?
- 187. Hasn't he given you and your mother,
- 188. your fine house of Barryville yonder?
- 189. Mark this and come what will of it.
- 190. I will fight the man who pretends
the hand of Nora Brady.
- 191. I'll follow him if it's into the church
and fight him there.
- 192. I'll have his blood, or he'll have mine.
- 193. Faith, and I believe you.
- 194. I never saw a lad
more game in me life.
- 195. Give me a kiss, me dear boy.
- 196. You're after me own soul.
- 197. As long as Jack Grogan lives,
- 198. you shall never want
a friend or a second.
- 199. Will you take my message to him?
- 200. Will you arrange a meeting?
- 201. Well, if it must be, it must.
- 202. Now, look here, Redmond, me boy.
- 203. This is a silly business.
- 204. The girl will marry Quin, mark my words.
- 205. And as sure as she does,
you'll forget her.
- 206. You're but a boy.
- 207. And Quin is willing
to consider you as such.
- 208. Isn't that right, Quin?
- 209. Now, Dublin's a fine place.
- 210. And if you've a mind to take a ride there
and see the town for a month,
- 211. here's ten guineas at your service.
- 212. Will that satisfy you, Captain Quin?
- 213. Yes, if Mr. Barry will apologize
and go to Dublin,
- 214. I will consider the whole affair
- 215. Say you're sorry, Redmond.
- 216. Go on. You can easily say that.
- 217. I'm not sorry.
- 218. And I'll not apologize.
- 219. And I'd as soon go to Dublin as to hell.
- 220. Well then, there's nothing else for it.
- 221. God bless you, me boy.
- 222. This isn't one of my pistols.
- 223. It's all right. It's one of mine.
- 224. Yours'll serve
if it's needed for the next round.
- 225. Good luck, Redmond.
- 226. Gentlemen...
- 227. cock your pistols.
- 228. Gentlemen...
- 229. aim your pistols.
- 230. One.
- 231. Two.
- 232. Three.
- 233. Is he dead?
- 234. Quite dead.
- 235. This has been a sad day's work
for our family, Redmond Barry.
- 236. And you've robbed us of 1,500 a year.
- 237. Now, you'd better ride off
before the police are up.
- 238. They'd wind of this business
before we left Kilwangan.
- 239. Come on, Redmond.
I'll go home with you.
- 240. How different Barry's fate might have been
- 241. had he not fallen in love with Nora,
- 242. and had he not flung the wine
in Captain Quin's face.
- 243. Redmond, you're alive!
- 244. But he was destined to be a wanderer.
- 245. And the battle with Quin
set him on his travels at a very early age,
- 246. as you shall soon see.
- 247. The boy must go into hiding,
just for a short time anyway.
- 248. Dublin is the best place for him to go.
- 249. He can stay there
till matters have blown over.
- 250. But the poor child has never been
away from home in his life.
- 251. Wouldn't he be as safe here as in Dublin?
- 252. I wish that were true, Aunt Belle.
Now, you know I do.
- 253. But I'm afraid the bailiffs may be
already on their way from Kilwangan.
- 254. Now... Now, Dublin
is five days' ride away from here.
- 255. There's not a soul
who'll know him there.
- 256. I don't want to harp on unpleasant matters.
You know that.
- 257. But you do know
what can happen to him if he's taken.
- 258. I'll be all right.
- 259. I'll be all right in Dublin, Mother.
- 260. No lad who has liberty for the first time
- 261. and 20 guineas in his pocket
- 262. is very sad.
- 263. And Barry rode towards Dublin
- 264. thinking not so much
of the kind mother left alone
- 265. and of the home behind him,
- 266. but of tomorrow
and all the wonders it would bring.
- 267. Excuse me, miss. Would it be possible
to have a drink of water?
- 268. Yes, sir.
- 269. Good day to you, young sir.
- 270. Good day.
- 271. Will you join us in a drink?
- 272. No, thank you.
- 273. Would you like something to eat?
- 274. That's very kind of you,
but I have to be on my way.
- 275. Thank you.
- 276. Good-bye.
- 277. Uh, excuse me, sir.
- 278. Good morning again, young sir.
- 279. Don't even think about it.
- 280. Get down off that horse.
- 281. Raise your hands
high above your head, please.
- 282. Come forward.
- 283. Stop.
- 284. How do you do?
- 285. I'm Captain Feeney.
- 286. Captain Feeney?
- 287. Captain Feeney, at your service.
- 288. The Captain Feeney?
- 289. None other.
- 290. May I introduce you
to my son Seamus.
- 291. - How do you do?
- How do you do?
- 292. To whom have I the honor of speaking?
- 293. My name's Redmond Barry.
- 294. How do you do, Mr. Barry?
- 295. And now I'm afraid we must get on
to the more regrettable stage
- 296. of our brief acquaintance.
- 297. Turn around and keep your hands
high above your head, please.
- 298. There must be
20 guineas in gold here, Father.
- 299. Well, well, well.
- 300. You seem to be a very well set-up
young gentleman, sir.
- 301. Captain Feeney, that's all the money
my mother had in the world.
- 302. Mightn't I be allowed to keep it?
- 303. I'm just one step ahead
of the law myself.
- 304. I killed an English officer in a duel,
- 305. and I'm on my way to Dublin
till things cool down.
- 306. Mr. Barry, in my profession
we hear many such stories.
- 307. Yours is one of the most intriguing
and touching I've heard in many weeks.
- 308. Nevertheless, I'm afraid
I cannot grant your request.
- 309. But I'll tell you what I will do.
- 310. I'll allow you to keep
those fine pair of boots,
- 311. which in normal circumstances
I would have for myself.
- 312. The next town is only five miles away,
- 313. and I suggest you now start walking.
- 314. Mightn't I be allowed to keep my horse?
- 315. I should like to oblige you,
- 316. but with people like us, we must be able
to travel faster than our clients.
- 317. Good day, young sir.
- 318. You can put down your hands now,
- 319. Gale's regiment of foot,
- 320. commanded by
Lieutenant General Charles Gale,
- 321. which has so gloriously distinguished itself
during the recent troubles,
- 322. wants several men to supply
the places of those veterans
- 323. who have deserved to be
pensioned as lettermen
- 324. at one shilling a day
for the rest of their lives.
- 325. All clever young fellows
who are free and able
- 326. and are ambitious of becoming
gentlemen by bearing arms
- 327. are hereby invited to step up
and meet the recruiting officer,
- 328. who promises that they shall
meet with every encouragement
- 329. that merit and good behavior
can entitle them to.
- 330. Those meeting the qualifications
- 331. will immediately receive
His Majesty's royal bounty
- 332. of one and a half guineas,
- 333. with complete clothing,
arms and accoutrements.
- 334. King George and Old England forever.
- 335. Left! Left! Left, right, left!
- 336. - Left! Left!
- Arms! One, two!
- 337. Left, right, left!
- 338. For a young gentleman in difficulty
- 339. who had killed a man in a duel
- 340. and was anxious
to find refuge from the law,
- 341. the opportunity to earn distinction
in the European wars
- 342. seemed a great stroke of good fortune.
- 343. And King George was too much in want of men
to heed from whence they came.
- 344. Hey, lad. Lad!
- 345. Lad!
- 346. Can I have a new beaker?
This one is full of grease.
- 347. Did you hear that?
- 348. Did you hear that?
- 349. Covered in grease!
- 350. Give the gentleman a towel
and a basin of turtle soup.
- 351. If you want to vex him,
- 352. ask him about his wife,
the washerwoman, who baits him.
- 353. Mr. Toole, is it a towel
of your wife's washing?
- 354. They say she wipes your face
often with one.
- 355. Ask him why he wouldn't see her yesterday
when she came to the camp.
- 356. Mr. Toole, why did you hide so yesterday
when Mrs. Toole came to visit you?
- 357. You afraid of getting your ears boxed?
- 358. Gentlemen, gentlemen!
- 359. You may fight it out with fists
if you choose.
- 360. We'll form a square for that purpose.
- 361. Gentlemen, step this way, please.
- 362. Both shake hands.
- 363. Shake hands.
- 364. Take your stance.
- 365. No biting, kicking or scratching.
- 366. The last man to remain standing
is the winner.
- 367. Gentlemen, commence fighting now!
- 368. You'll get him!
- 369. Left up! Left up!
- 370. Use your left!
- 371. Barry's training continued at Dunleary Camp,
- 372. and within a month he was transformed
into a tall and proper young soldier.
- 373. During this time,
- 374. the regiment's strength
was steadily increased
- 375. by the arrival of other troops
- 376. in preparation for joining
their gallant armies fighting in Germany.
- 377. One of these occasions
brought the welcome appearance
- 378. of no other than his second
in the fatal duel, Captain Grogan.
- 379. It would have been better for all of us
if we'd known what had become of you.
- 380. Didn't you think of writing to your mother?
- 381. Of course I did.
- 382. But the shame I felt
of losing all her money,
- 383. my father's sword and pistols,
- 384. I couldn't tell her.
- 385. Your mother wouldn't care a pin
about those things.
- 386. You were her only concern.
- 387. Now, you must sit down tonight
and write her a proper letter
- 388. and tell her that you're safe and well
and married to Brown Bess.
- 389. I will.
- 390. Is Miss Brady well?
- 391. There are only six Miss Bradys now.
- 392. Has something happened to Nora?
- 393. She took on so about your going away
- 394. that she was obliged to console herself
with a husband.
- 395. She is now...
- 396. Mrs. John Quin.
- 397. Mrs. John Quin?
- 398. Was there another John Quin?
- 399. No.
- 400. The very same one, me boy.
- 401. He recovered from his wound.
- 402. The shot you hit him with
was not likely to hurt him,
- 403. for it was only made of tow.
- 404. Tow?
- 405. Do you think the Bradys would let you
kill 1,500 a year out of the family?
- 406. The plan of the duel was all arranged
in order to get you out of the way,
- 407. for the cowardly Quin
could never be brought to marry
- 408. from fear of you.
- 409. But hit him you certainly did, me lad,
- 410. with a fine, thick plugget of tow.
- 411. The fellow was so frightened
that he was an hour in coming to.
- 412. Are you in want of cash?
- 413. You may draw on me,
- 414. for I got a couple of hundred
out of your uncle for my share.
- 415. And while they last,
you shall never want.
- 416. It would require
a great philosopher and historian
- 417. to explain the causes
of the famous Seven Years War,
- 418. in which Europe was engaged
- 419. and in which Barry's regiment
was now on its way to take part.
- 420. Let it suffice to say that
England and Prussia were allies
- 421. and at war against the French, the Swedes,
- 422. the Russians and the Austrians.
- 423. Barry's first taste of battle
was only a skirmish
- 424. against a small rearguard of Frenchmen
- 425. who occupied an orchard beside a road
- 426. down which, a few hours later,
the English main force would wish to pass.
- 427. Though this encounter is not recorded
in any history books,
- 428. it was memorable enough
for those who took part.
- 429. Company, arms!
- 430. Company, arms!
- 431. Fire!
- 432. Fire!
- 433. Arms! Set!
- 434. Fire!
- 435. Fire!
- 436. Fire!
- 437. I've only a hundred guineas left
to give you,
- 438. for I lost the rest at cards last night.
- 439. Kiss me, me boy,
- 440. for we'll never meet again.
- 441. It is well to dream
of glorious war in a snug armchair at home.
- 442. But it is a different thing to see it firsthand.
- 443. And after the death of his friend,
- 444. Barry's thoughts turned
from those of military glory
- 445. to those of finding a way
to escape the service
- 446. to which he was now tied
for another six years.
- 447. Gentlemen may talk of the age of chivalry,
- 448. but remember the ploughmen,
poachers and pickpockets whom they lead.
- 449. It is with these sad instruments
- 450. that your great warriors and kings
- 451. have been doing
their murderous work in the world.
- 452. A young man could hardly have fallen
into worse circumstances
- 453. than those in which Barry found himself.
- 454. But fate did not intend he should
remain long an English soldier.
- 455. And an accident occurred
which took him out of the service
- 456. in a rather singular manner.
- 457. Freddie, I hope you won't be
too angry with me about this,
- 458. but I've got something to tell you which I don't
think you're going to be very happy about.
- 459. Oh? What is it?
- 460. Well, first, you've got to promise me
that you're going to keep your temper.
- 461. Look, Jonathan, don't be such a silly ass.
- 462. You're making a great big mystery about it.
- 463. Now, what on earth is going on?
- 464. Well, I'm afraid
I shall have to go away again.
- 465. Probably for about a fortnight.
- 466. Oh, my God.
- 467. - You're not serious.
- Yes, I'm afraid I am.
- 468. And there's nothing I can do about it.
- 469. Where are you going to this time?
- 470. I'm going to Bremen,
- 471. carrying important messages
and dispatches to Prince Henry.
- 472. But, Jonathan,
you promised me the last time
- 473. it would be once and for all
and never again.
- 474. Yes, I know, and I promise you
I kept my part of the bargain.
- 475. But Pontersby insists
that I'm the only one on his staff
- 476. who can be entrusted with the trip.
- 477. Here was the opportunity
to escape from the army
- 478. for which he had been searching.
- 479. It was only a few miles through the forest
- 480. to the area occupied
by their Prussian allies,
- 481. where this officer's uniform and papers
should allow him to travel without suspicion
- 482. and stay ahead of the news
of his desertion,
- 483. which would be sure to follow.
- 484. We shall have precious little time together.
- 485. Are you terribly cross with me?
- 486. Damn you.
- 487. Damn you. You know I can't
stay cross with you for long.
- 488. Oh, Jonathan.
- 489. It's times like this
that I realize how much I care for you
- 490. and how impossibly empty
life would be without you.
- 491. Oh, Frederick.
- 492. Barry was very glad
to see the blue-and-white uniforms
- 493. of a company of Prussian infantry,
- 494. which showed him that he was out of the land
occupied by his own country.
- 495. His intention was to make for Holland,
- 496. almost the only neutral country
of Europe in those times,
- 497. and thence to get
a passage home somehow.
- 498. As he rode away
- 499. Barry felt once more
that he was in his proper sphere
- 500. and determined never again
to fall from the rank of a gentleman.
- 501. Entschuldigen Sie, Fräulein.
- 502. Ja?
- 503. - Guten tag.
- Guten tag.
- 504. Sprechen Sie English?
- 505. I'm speaking little.
- 506. I have not eaten anything all day.
- 507. Is there an inn nearby
where I might receive a meal?
- 508. No, I don't think so.
- 509. There is nothing to eat something
- 510. Do you live near here?
- 511. Ja.
- 512. Would you, uh, feed me
something to eat?
- 513. I'd be, uh... I'd be happy to pay you.
- 514. I think so.
- 515. Is that a little boy or a little girl?
- 516. A boy.
- 517. And what's his name?
- 518. Peter.
- 519. And how old is Peter?
- 520. He is one years old.
- 521. And where might Peter's father be?
- 522. You mean where he is?
- 523. Yes.
- 524. He is in the war.
- 525. And how long has he been gone?
- 526. Sorry.
- 527. I didn't understand.
- 528. What?
- 529. Wie lange ist er schon weg?
- 530. Oh. A long time.
- 531. Since springtime.
- 532. Must be hard for you to be alone.
- 533. It is.
- 534. It must be very danger for you
to be in the war.
- 535. I'm an officer
and I must do my duty.
- 536. You are sometimes lonely?
- 537. Sometimes.
- 538. What did you say- What's your name?
- 539. Lieutenant Fakenham.
- 540. No, I mean...
- 541. what is the name before Fakenham?
- 542. - Mein Vorname?
- 543. Ist Jonathan.
- 544. Jonathan.
- 545. Would you like to stay with me?
- 546. For a few days, or sometimes?
- 547. That would be very nice.
- 548. Auf wiedersehen, meine schöne Lischen.
- 549. Auf wiedersehen, Redmond.
- 550. - Ich liebe dich.
- Ich liebe dich.
- 551. Pass auf dich auf.
- 552. Gott behüte dich.
- 553. A lady who sets her heart
upon a lad in uniform
- 554. must prepare to change lovers
- 555. or her life will be but a sad one.
- 556. This heart ofLischen's
was like many a neighboring town
- 557. and had been stormed and occupied
- 558. before Barry came to invest it.
- 559. During the five years
in which the war had now lasted,
- 560. the great and illustrious Frederick
had so exhausted the males of his kingdom
- 561. that he had to employ scores of recruiters
- 562. who would hesitate at no crime,
- 563. to keep supplied
those brilliant regiments of his
- 564. with food for powder.
- 565. Good evening, sir.
- 566. I'm Captain Potzdorf.
- 567. May I ask to whom I have
the honor of speaking?
- 568. Good evening, Captain.
- 569. I'm Lieutenant Fakenham,
Gale's regiment of foot.
- 570. Pleased to meet you.
- 571. Can we be of some assistance
to you, Lieutenant?
- 572. Thank you, Captain,
but I must continue on my way.
- 573. I'm carrying urgent dispatches.
- 574. May I ask your destination?
- 575. I'm traveling to Bremen.
- 576. To Bremen?
- 577. Well, then you're obviously lost, Lieutenant.
- 578. Bremen is in the opposite direction.
- 579. - Are you sure, Captain?
- Yes, I am.
- 580. Wouldn't you know it.
- 581. My departure was so hastily organized
- 582. that my orderly forgot
to prepare proper maps of the area.
- 583. Of course. I understand.
- 584. Please do not be offended, Lieutenant.
- 585. But may I ask whether
you are carrying your identity papers?
- 586. Yes, of course I am.
- 587. Would you allow me to see them?
- 588. Of course.
- 589. - Here you are.
- Thank you very much.
- 590. Thank you very much, Lieutenant.
I hope I haven't inconvenienced you in any way.
- 591. Not at all.
- 592. Now that we are riding
in the same direction,
- 593. I'd be very honored if you'd allow me
to offer you a meal and a bed for the night.
- 594. And a proper map
to be drawn up for the journey.
- 595. Well, that's extremely kind of you, Captain,
- 596. and I'd be honored to accept your invitation.
- 597. Barry was treated with great civility
- 598. and was asked a thousand questions
- 599. which he answered as best he could,
- 600. inventing a thousand stories.
- 601. He described the king and the ministers,
- 602. boasted that the British ambassador
in Berlin was his uncle
- 603. and even offered Captain Potzdorf
a letter of introduction.
- 604. His host seemed quite satisfied
with these stories.
- 605. But at the same time he led Barry on
- 606. with a skillful combination
of questions and flattery.
- 607. You will have to pardon me.
I know so little about your country of England.
- 608. Except that you are
the bravest nation in the world
- 609. and that we are really fortunate
to have such allies.
- 610. Lieutenant Fakenham,
- 611. let us drink to the friendship
of our two great nations.
- 612. To our two great nations.
- 613. Aren't you lucky.
- 614. Going to Bremen tomorrow.
- 615. I know one of the loveliest women
in Europe there.
- 616. May I ask you to take a letter to her?
- 617. Certainly.
- 618. By the way, to whom
are you carrying your dispatches?
- 619. General Williamson.
- 620. - General Williamson.
- 621. General Percival Williamson?
- 622. Yes, the same.
- 623. Sergeant.
- 624. Dieser Mann ist unter Arrest.
- 625. Under arrest?
- 626. Captain Potzdorf, sir.
- 627. I'm a British officer.
- 628. You are a liar.
- 629. You're an impostor.
- 630. You're a deserter.
- 631. I suspected you this morning, and your lies
and folly have confirmed this to me.
- 632. You pretend to carry dispatches
to a general
- 633. who has been dead these ten months.
- 634. You say your uncle
is the British ambassador in Berlin
- 635. with the ridiculous name of O'Grady.
- 636. Now, will you join and take the bounty, sir,
or will you be given up?
- 637. I volunteer.
- 638. The Prussian service
was considerably worse than the English.
- 639. The life that the private soldier led
was a frightful one.
- 640. Punishment was incessant,
- 641. and every officer had the right to inflict it.
- 642. The gauntlet was the most common penalty
for minor offenses.
- 643. The more serious ones
- 644. were punishable by mutilation or death.
- 645. At the close of the Seven Years War,
- 646. the army,
so renowned for its disciplined valor,
- 647. was officered by native Prussians,
- 648. but it was composed, for the most part,
- 649. of men from the lowest levels of humanity,
- 650. hired or stolen from
almost every nation in Europe.
- 651. Thus, Barry fell into the very worst
of courses and company
- 652. and was soon very far advanced
in the science of every kind of misconduct.
- 653. Leutnant.
- 654. Holt Mich hier raus!
- 655. Leutnant.
- 656. Holt Mich hier raus.
- 657. Leutnant, Holt Mich hier raus!
- 658. Soldaten,
- 659. Seiner Majestät der König abordnet,
- 660. Seine Satisfaktion...
- 661. The colonel's speech declared
- 662. that the king had expressed
- 663. with the conduct of the regiment
at the Battle of Audorf
- 664. and that the bravery of Corporal Redmond Barry
in rescuing Captain Potzdorf
- 665. was to be specially rewarded
with the sum of two friedrich d'or.
- 666. Korporal Barry, acht Schritte vorwärts.
- 667. Marsch!
- 668. Corporal Barry.
- 669. You're a gallant soldier
and have evidently come of good stock.
- 670. But you're idle, dissolute
- 671. You've done a great deal of harm
to the men,
- 672. and for all your talents and bravery
I'm sure you will come to no good.
- 673. I hope Colonel Bulow is mistaken
regarding my character.
- 674. I have fallen into bad company,
it is true,
- 675. but I've only done
as other soldiers have done,
- 676. and above all, I never had
a kind friend and protector before
- 677. to show that I was worthy
of better things.
- 678. The colonel may say I'm a ruined lad
and send me to the devil,
- 679. but be sure of this:
- 680. I would go to the devil
to serve the regiment.
- 681. Korporal Barry. Abdrehen.
- 682. The war was soon ended
- 683. and Barry's regiment
was garrisoned in the capital.
- 684. He had, for some time now,
- 685. ingratiated himself considerably
with Captain Potzdorf,
- 686. whose confidence in him
was about to bring its reward.
- 687. - Good morning, Redmond.
- Good morning, Captain Potzdorf.
- 688. I should like you to meet my uncle,
the minister of police, Herr Von Potzdorf.
- 689. Good morning, Herr Minister.
- 690. Redmond, I've spoken to the minister
regarding your services,
- 691. and your fortune is made.
- 692. We shall get you out of the army,
- 693. appoint you to the police bureau,
- 694. and in time we'll allow you
to move in a better sphere
- 695. than that which fortune
has hitherto placed you.
- 696. Thank you, Captain Potzdorf.
- 697. Redmond, your loyalty to me
- 698. and your service to the regiment
- 699. has pleased me very well.
- 700. And now there's another occasion on which
you may make yourself useful to us.
- 701. And if you succeed, depend on it -
- 702. your reward will be secure.
- 703. I'll do the best I can, sir.
- 704. There has lately come to Berlin
- 705. a gentleman in the service
of the empress queen of Austria
- 706. who calls himself
the Chevalier de Balibari.
- 707. He appears to follow
the profession of a gambler.
- 708. He's a libertine.
- 709. Fond of women, of good food.
- 710. Polished, obliging.
- 711. He speaks French and German indifferently.
- 712. But we have some reason to fancy
that this Monsieur de Balibari
- 713. is a native of your country of Ireland...
- 714. and that he has come here as a spy.
- 715. Naturally, your knowledge of English
makes you an ideal choice
- 716. to go into his service
- 717. and to find out for us
whether or not he is a spy.
- 718. Does this assignment interest you?
- 719. You may be certain, Herr Minister,
I'm interested in anything
- 720. that can be of service to yourself
and to Captain Potzdorf.
- 721. Of course you will not know
a word of English.
- 722. And if the chevalier answers
to the particularity of your accent,
- 723. say you are a Hungarian.
- 724. You served in the war.
- 725. You left the army
on account of weakness in the loins.
- 726. You then served Monsieur de Quellenburg
for two years.
- 727. He's now with the army in Silesia,
but you'll have a certificate signed by him.
- 728. Komm türen.
- 729. Guten Morgen, Euer Gnaden.
- 730. Also, er ist derjunge Mann,
den Mir Seebach empfohlen hat.
- 731. Jawohl, Euer Gnaden.
Hier sind meine Zeugnisse.
- 732. Sein Name ist Lazlo Zilagy?
- 733. Jawohl, Euer Gnaden.
- 734. Er ist Mir sehr Von Monsieur de Quellenburg
- 735. Monsieur Von Quellenburg
war ein sehrguter Herr.
- 736. It was very imprudent of him,
- 737. but when Barry saw the splendor
of the chevalier's appearance,
- 738. the nobleness of his manner,
- 739. he felt it impossible
to keep disguise with him.
- 740. Those who have never been
out of their country
- 741. know little what it is
to hear a friendly voice in captivity,
- 742. and as many a man
who will not understand
- 743. the cause of the burst of feeling
which was now about to take place.
- 744. Er scheint Mir der Richtige zu sein.
- 745. Danke schön, Euer Gnaden.
- 746. Ist ihm nicht wohl?
- 747. Sir, I...
- 748. I have a confession to make to you.
- 749. I'm an Irishman,
- 750. and my name is Redmond Barry.
- 751. I was abducted into the Prussian army
two years ago
- 752. and now have been put into your service
- 753. by my Captain Potzdorf and his uncle,
the minister of police,
- 754. to serve as a watch upon your... actions...
- 755. and to give...
- 756. information to the same court.
- 757. The chevalier
was as much affected as Barry
- 758. at thus finding one of his countrymen.
- 759. You'll be all right.
- 760. For he too was an exile from home.
- 761. You'll be all right.
- 762. And a friendly voice, a look,
- 763. brought the old country
back to his memory again.
- 764. He goes to church regularly.
He's very religious.
- 765. And after hearing mass,
he comes home for breakfast.
- 766. He then takes an airing in his carriage.
- 767. Barry presented his reports
regularly at the minister's office.
- 768. The details were arranged
between him and the chevalier beforehand.
- 769. After dinner he writes his letters.
- 770. He was instructed,
and it is always far the best way,
- 771. to tell as much truth
as his story would possibly bear.
- 772. It will be seen that the information he gave
was very minute and accurate,
- 773. though not very important.
- 774. but who does not acknowledge him.
- 775. Wein Oder Punch, Euer Gnaden?
- 776. Wein.
- 777. It was agreed that Barry
should keep his character of valet,
- 778. that in the presence of strangers
he should not know a word of English
- 779. and that he should keep a good lookout
on the trumps
- 780. when serving the champagne
and punch about.
- 781. And having a remarkably fine eyesight
- 782. and a great natural aptitude,
- 783. he was speedily able
to give his dear patron much assistance
- 784. against his opponents
at the green table.
- 785. If, for instance,
he wiped the table with a napkin,
- 786. it was to show
the enemy was strong in diamonds.
- 787. If he adjusted a chair,
it meant ace king.
- 788. If he said, "Punch or wine, my lord?"
hearts was meant, and so forth.
- 789. The prince of Tübingen
was a nobleman
- 790. who had intimate connections
with the great Frederick.
- 791. He was passionately fond of play,
- 792. as, indeed, were the gentlemen
of almost all the courts of Europe.
- 793. Sie schulden 15, 500 Friedrich d'or.
- 794. Chevalier...
- 795. though I cannot say how,
- 796. I believe you have cheated me.
- 797. I deny Your Grace's accusation
- 798. and beg you to say
how you have been cheated.
- 799. I don't know, but I believe I have been.
- 800. Your Grace owes me
15,500 friedrich d'or,
- 801. which I have honorably won.
- 802. Chevalier,
- 803. if you will have your money now,
you must fight for it.
- 804. If you will be patient,
- 805. maybe I will pay you something
- 806. Your Grace,
- 807. if I am to be so tame as to take this,
- 808. then I must give up
an honorable and lucrative occupation.
- 809. I have said all there is to be said.
- 810. I am at your disposal
for whatever purposes you wish.
- 811. Good night.
- 812. Was the prince cheated?
- 813. In as far as I am able to tell of such things,
Herr Minister, no.
- 814. I believe the chevalier won the money fairly.
- 815. Mmm.
- 816. What are the chevalier's intentions?
- 817. I'm not sure.
- 818. The prince told him quite clearly
that if he wished to have his money
- 819. he'd have to fight for it.
- 820. A meeting with
the prince of Tübingen is impossible.
- 821. The prince has left him only that choice.
- 822. Now, will you be able
to return here tomorrow
- 823. without arousing suspicion?
- 824. I know they won't allow
a meeting with the prince.
- 825. But if I say that, do you know any reason
why he'll pay me what he owes me?
- 826. You must tell them
I intend to demand satisfaction.
- 827. Don't look so downcast, my boy.
- 828. There's no harm they can do to me.
- 829. My friends in the Austrian embassy
will see to that.
- 830. The worst they can do is send me
out of this dreary country of theirs.
- 831. And if they should, make your mind easy.
- 832. You shall not be left behind.
- 833. Have no fear of that.
- 834. The king has determined
to send the chevalier out of the country.
- 835. Has he already demanded satisfaction?
- 836. Not yet, Herr Minister,
- 837. but I believe he intends to.
- 838. Possibly today.
- 839. Then this must be done tomorrow.
- 840. All the arrangements are made.
- 841. Redmond.
- 842. You said that he takes a drive in his carriage
after breakfast every day.
- 843. Yes, sir.
- 844. Is there any reason to believe
that he'll do any different tomorrow?
- 845. No, sir.
- 846. Good.
- 847. When the chevalier comes out
to his carriage tomorrow morning,
- 848. two officers will meet him
and escort him to the frontier.
- 849. His baggage will be sent after him.
- 850. Excellent.
- 851. At ten o'clock the next morning,
- 852. the Chevalier de Balibari
- 853. went out for his regular morning drive.
- 854. Where's my servant Lazlo?
- 855. I will let down the steps for Your Honor.
- 856. - What is the meaning of this?
- Please get inside, Your Honor.
- 857. Am I under arrest?
- 858. We're going to drive to the frontier.
- 859. To the frontier?
- 860. But I'm on my way
to the Austrian ambassador's house.
- 861. I'm sorry, Your Honor, but my orders
are to escort you to the frontier
- 862. and see you safely across the border.
- 863. But I'm not going to the frontier.
- 864. I'm going to the Austrian ambassador's house.
I have very important business there.
- 865. My orders are to take Your Honor to the frontier
by any means which may be necessary.
- 866. But if you come along willingly,
- 867. I am to give you this purse
on behalf of the prince of Tübingen
- 868. containing 2,000 friedrich d'or.
- 869. All Europe shall hear of this.
- 870. And so, without papers or passport,
- 871. and under the eyes
of two Prussian officers,
- 872. Barry was escorted across the frontier
into Saxony and freedom.
- 873. The chevalier himself had uneventfully
crossed the frontier the night before.
- 874. And by these wonderful circumstances,
- 875. Barry was once more free again
- 876. and began his professional work
as a gamester,
- 877. resolving thenceforward and forever
to live the life of a gentleman.
- 878. Le quatre gagne.
- 879. Soon there was no court in Europe
where he and the chevalier were not received.
- 880. And they were speedily
in the very best society,
- 881. where play was patronized
- 882. and professors of that science
- 883. Le Sept.
- 884. Pourquoipas Le Sept?
- 885. Deuce. Deuce.
- 886. Shh!
- 887. Rien Ne Va plus.
- 888. Numéro Sept, perdant.
- 889. Faites vos jeux.
- 890. Chevalier, will you give me credit
for 5,000 Louis d'or, please?
- 891. Of course, Lord Ludd.
- 892. Cinq Mille.
- 893. Maintenant, tout sur Le quatre.
- 894. Oui. Shh.
- 895. Tout sur Le quatre.
- 896. Tout sur Le quatre. Oui, eh?
- 897. Rien Ne Va plus.
- 898. Le quatre, perdant.
- 899. Faites vos jeux.
- 900. Ce n'est pas important.
- 901. Maintenant, je suis fatigué.
- 902. Je désire dîner.
- 903. Allons-nous?
- 904. Excuse me, Lord Ludd.
- 905. If you don't mind.
- 906. Not at all.
- 907. They always played on credit
- 908. with any person of honor or noble lineage.
- 909. They never pressed for their winnings
- 910. or declined to receive promissory notes
in lieu of gold.
- 911. But woe to the man who did not pay
when the note became due.
- 912. Redmond Barry was sure
to wait upon him with his bill.
- 913. And there were very few bad debts.
- 914. Saluez.
- 915. It was his great skill with the sword
and readiness to use it
- 916. that maintained the reputation
of the firm, so to speak.
- 917. En garde.
- 918. I will pay you today, sir.
- 919. Thus it will be seen
- 920. that their life, for all its splendor,
- 921. was not without some danger and difficulty,
- 922. requiring talent and determination
- 923. and one which required them to live
a wandering and disconnected life.
- 924. And if the truth be told,
- 925. though they were swimming
upon the high tide of fortune
- 926. and prospering with the cards,
- 927. they had little to show for their labor
but some fine clothes and a few trinkets.
- 928. Five years in the army
- 929. and some considerable experience
of the world
- 930. had by now dispelled any of those
romantic notions regarding love
- 931. with which Barry commenced life.
- 932. And he began to have it in mind,
- 933. as so many gentlemen had done before him,
- 934. to marry a woman
of fortune and condition.
- 935. And as such things so often happen,
- 936. these thoughts closely coincided
- 937. with his setting first sight upon a lady
- 938. who will henceforth play
a considerable part in the drama of his life.
- 939. The countess of Lyndon,
- 940. Viscountess Bullingdon of England,
- 941. Baroness Castle Lyndon
of the kingdom of Ireland.
- 942. A woman of vast wealth and great beauty.
- 943. She was the wife of the right honorable
Sir Charles Reginald Lyndon,
- 944. knight of the Bath
- 945. and minister to George III
at several of the smaller courts of Europe.
- 946. A cripple wheeled about in a chair,
- 947. worn out by gout and a myriad of diseases.
- 948. Her Ladyship's chaplain, Mr. Runt,
- 949. acted in the capacity of tutor to her son,
- 950. the little Viscount Bullingdon,
- 951. a melancholy little boy
much attached to his mother.
- 952. Rien Ne Va plus.
- 953. - Ah!
- 954. Faites vos jeux.
- 955. Quatre, perdant.
- 956. Faites vos jeux.
- 957. Rien Ne Va plus.
- 958. Dix, gagnant.
- 959. Faites vos jeux.
- 960. Rien Ne Va plus.
- 961. Faites vos jeux.
- 962. Rien Ne Va plus.
- 963. Faites vos jeux.
- 964. Samuel, I'm going outside
for a breath of air.
- 965. Yes, my lady. Of course.
- 966. To make a long story short,
- 967. six hours after they met,
- 968. Her Ladyship was in love.
- 969. And once Barry got into her company,
- 970. he found innumerable occasions
to improve his intimacy
- 971. and was scarcely
out of Her Ladyship's sight.
- 972. - Good evening, gentlemen.
- Good evening.
- 973. Sir Charles.
- 974. Good evening, Mr. Barry.
- 975. Have you done with my lady?
- 976. I beg your pardon.
- 977. Come, come, sir.
- 978. I'm a man who would rather be known
as a cuckold than a fool.
- 979. I think, Sir Charles Lyndon,
that you've had too much to drink.
- 980. What?
- 981. As it happens, your chaplain, Mr. Runt,
- 982. introduced me into the company
of your lady
- 983. to advise me on a religious matter,
of which she is a considerable expert.
- 984. The cheek!
He wants to step into my shoes.
- 985. He wants to step into my shoes!
- 986. Is it not a pleasure, gentlemen, for me,
as I am drawing near the goal,
- 987. to find my home such a happy one?
- 988. My wife's so fond of me that she is even now
thinking of appointing a successor.
- 989. Isn't it a comfort to see her,
like a prudent housewife,
- 990. getting everything ready
for her husband's departure?
- 991. I hope you're not thinking
of leaving us soon, Sir Charles.
- 992. Not so soon, my dear,
as you may fancy, perhaps.
- 993. Why, man, I've been given over
many times these four years.
- 994. And there was always a candidate or two
waiting to apply for the situation.
- 995. I am sorry for you, Mr. Barry.
- 996. It grieves me to keep you
or any gentleman waiting.
- 997. Had you not better arrange
with my doctor,
- 998. or have the cook flavor my omelet
with arsenic, eh?
- 999. What are the odds, gentlemen,
that I live to see Mr. Barry hang yet?
- 1000. Sir, let those laugh that win.
- 1001. Gentlemen.
- 1002. Oh!
- 1003. - Oh!
- I'll get a surgeon.
- 1004. Have some brandy, Sir Charles.
- 1005. From a report in the St. James Chronicle:
- 1006. "Died at spa in the kingdom of Belgium,
- 1007. the right honorable
Sir Charles Reginald Lyndon,
- 1008. knight of the Bath, member of Parliament
- 1009. and for many years His Majesty's
representative at various European courts.
- 1010. He has left behind him a name
which is endeared to all his friends."
- 1011. Dearly beloved,
- 1012. we are gathered together here
in the sight of God
- 1013. and in the face of this congregation
- 1014. to join together this man and this woman...
- 1015. A year later, on the 15th of June
- 1016. in the year 1773,
- 1017. Redmond Barry had the honor
to lead to the altar
- 1018. the countess of Lyndon.
- 1019. The ceremony was performed
by the Reverend Samuel Runt,
- 1020. Her Ladyship's chaplain.
- 1021. is not in any way to be enterprised
- 1022. nor taken in hand unadvisedly,
- 1023. lightly or wantonly...
- 1024. to satisfy men's carnal lusts
- 1025. like brute beasts
that have no understanding.
- 1026. But reverently,
- 1027. discreetly,
- 1028. advisedly,
- 1029. soberly
- 1030. and in the fear of God,
- 1031. duly considering the causes
for which matrimony was ordained.
- 1032. First,
- 1033. it was ordained for the procreation
- 1034. to be brought up
in the fear and nurture of the Lord
- 1035. and to the praise of his holy name.
- 1036. Secondly,
- 1037. it was ordained for a remedy against sin
- 1038. and to avoid fornication,
- 1039. that such persons -
- 1040. Barry had now arrived
at the pitch of prosperity
- 1041. and, by his own energy,
- 1042. had raised himself
to a higher sphere of society,
- 1043. having procured
His Majesty's gracious permission
- 1044. to add the name of his lovely lady
to his own.
- 1045. Thenceforth, Redmond Barry assumed
the style and title of Barry Lyndon.
- 1046. Redmond, would you mind
not smoking for a while?
- 1047. Redmond?
- 1048. Lady Lyndon was soon destined
- 1049. to occupy a place in Barry's life
- 1050. not very much more important
- 1051. than the elegant carpets and pictures
- 1052. which would form the pleasant
background of his existence.
- 1053. My Lord Bullingdon,
you seem particularly glum today.
- 1054. You should be happy
that your mother has remarried.
- 1055. Not in this way.
- 1056. And not in such haste.
- 1057. And certainly not to this man.
- 1058. I think you judge your mother too harshly.
- 1059. Do you not like your new father?
- 1060. Not very much.
- 1061. He seems to me little more
than a common opportunist.
- 1062. I don't think he loves my mother at all.
- 1063. And it hurts me very much to see her
make such a fool of herself.
- 1064. At the end of a year,
- 1065. Her Ladyship presented Barry with a son.
- 1066. Bryan Patrick Lyndon, they called him.
- 1067. Her Ladyship and Barry
lived after a while pretty separate.
- 1068. She preferred quiet, or to say the truth,
he preferred it for her,
- 1069. being a great friend to a modest
and tranquil behavior in women.
- 1070. Besides, she was a mother
- 1071. and would have great comfort
in the dressing, educating
- 1072. and dandling of their little Bryan,
- 1073. for whose sake it was fit, Barry believed,
- 1074. that she should give up the pleasures
and frivolities of the world,
- 1075. leaving that part of the duty
of every family of distinction
- 1076. to be performed by him.
- 1077. Lady Lyndon tended
to a melancholy and maudlin temper,
- 1078. and left alone by her husband
- 1079. was rarely happy or in good humor.
- 1080. Now she must add jealousy
to her other complaints
- 1081. and find rivals even among her maids.
- 1082. Samuel, what would the time be?
- 1083. Twenty-five minutes past 11:00, my lady.
- 1084. Shall we make this the last game, ladies?
- 1085. Yes.
- 1086. "Les cœurs, I'un par I'autre attirés,
Se communiquent leur substance;
- 1087. tels deux miroirs ardents,
I'un à I'autre opposés,
- 1088. concentrent la lumière,
et Se la réfléchissent.
- 1089. Les rayons,
tour-à-tour recueillis, divisés,
- 1090. en Se multipliant s'accroissent,
- 1091. Et d'autant plus actifs,
qu'ils Se sont plus croisés,
- 1092. Au même point Se réunissent.
- 1093. Quel spectacle je vois,
sur un lit verduyant,
- 1094. enrichi de I'émail
de mainte fleures naissantes."
- 1095. Good morning, ladies.
- 1096. Good morning, sir.
- 1097. Would you mind excusing us?
I'd like a word alone with Lady Lyndon.
- 1098. Madam.
- 1099. I'm sorry.
- 1100. This coat is made
of the finest Littlefield velvet,
- 1101. all cunningly worked, as you see,
with silver thread.
- 1102. No finer velvet has ever been woven,
and you will see none better anywhere.
- 1103. Pardon me, gentlemen.
- 1104. - Good morning, dearest.
- Good morning.
- 1105. We're taking the children
for a ride to the village.
- 1106. We'll be back in time for tea.
- 1107. Well, have a nice time. I'll see you then.
- 1108. Good-bye, little Bryan, yes.
- 1109. Mmm.
- 1110. Lord Bullingdon.
- 1111. Take good care of your mother.
- 1112. Come now.
Give your father a proper kiss.
- 1113. Lord Bullingdon,
is that the way to behave to your father?
- 1114. Lord Bullingdon,
have you lost your tongue?
- 1115. My father was Sir Charles Lyndon.
- 1116. I have not forgotten him, if others have.
- 1117. Lord Bullingdon,
you have insulted your father!
- 1118. Madam, you have insulted my father.
- 1119. Dearest, would you excuse
Lord Bullingdon and me for a few minutes?
- 1120. We have something to discuss in private.
- 1121. Gentlemen.
- 1122. One.
- 1123. Two.
- 1124. Three.
- 1125. Four.
- 1126. Five.
- 1127. Six.
- 1128. Lord Bullingdon.
- 1129. I have always been willing to live with you
on terms of friendship.
- 1130. But be clear about one thing.
- 1131. As men serve me, I serve them.
- 1132. I've never laid a cane
on the back of a lord before,
- 1133. but if you force me to, I shall speedily
become used to the practice.
- 1134. Do you have anything to say for yourself?
- 1135. No.
- 1136. You may go.
- 1137. Barry believed,
and not without some reason,
- 1138. that it had been
a declaration of war against him
- 1139. by Bullingdon from the start
- 1140. and that the evil consequences which ensued
were entirely of Bullingdon's creating.
- 1141. I shall make you into
a real magician now, Bryan.
- 1142. I shall show you the knot that never was.
- 1143. As Bullingdon grew up to be a man,
- 1144. his hatred for Barry
assumed an intensity
- 1145. equaled only by his increased
devotion to his mother.
- 1146. Very good, Bryan. A little bow.
- 1147. Will you put it on this table for me?
Thank you very much indeed.
- 1148. - For Bryan's eighth birthday -
- Where's my magic bag?
- 1149. The local nobility, gentry and their children
- 1150. came to pay their respects.
- 1151. The inside is quite empty.
The outside is quite empty.
- 1152. Wave your hand over the top, Bryan.
Is there anything there?
- 1153. Yes! Oh!
- 1154. Wonderful!
Wonderful colorful silk handkerchiefs.
- 1155. Take a bow, Bryan.
You did that beautifully.
- 1156. Very good indeed.
- 1157. Let's see if you have something
behind your ear.
- 1158. Yes, you have.
- 1159. A little ball.
Let's make it vanish. It's gone, Bryan.
- 1160. Here it is. Here it is, behind my elbow.
- 1161. I want you to wave your hand
over my green silk handkerchief
- 1162. and see whether we can produce
a magic flower.
- 1163. I wonder if we can.
- 1164. There it comes. Look at that.
- 1165. We have the colors of the rainbow.
There they are.
- 1166. You know all the colors of the rainbow
produce but one color, Bryan.
- 1167. Nothing in my magic cabinet.
They produce the color white.
- 1168. And there is my own...
beautiful white rabbit.
- 1169. Bryan, you did that very well.
A little bow. That's right.
- 1170. We crept up on their fort,
and I jumped over the wall first.
- 1171. My fellows jumped after me.
- 1172. Oh, you should have seen the look
on the Frenchmen's faces
- 1173. when 23 rampaging he-devils,
- 1174. sword and pistol, cut and thrust,
- 1175. pell-mell came tumbling into their fort.
- 1176. In three minutes,
we left as many artillery men's heads
- 1177. as there were cannonballs.
- 1178. Later that day we were visited
by our noble Prince Henry.
- 1179. "Who is the man who has done this?"
- 1180. I stepped forward.
- 1181. "How many heads was it," says he,
"that you cut off?"
- 1182. "Nineteen," says I,
"besides wounding several."
- 1183. Well, when he heard it,
- 1184. I'll be blessed
if he didn't burst into tears.
- 1185. "Noble, noble fellow," he said.
- 1186. "Here is 19 golden guineas for you,
one for each head that you cut off."
- 1187. Now, what do you think of that?
- 1188. Were you allowed to keep the heads?
- 1189. No, the heads always become
the property of the king.
- 1190. Will you tell me another story?
- 1191. I'll tell you another story tomorrow.
- 1192. Will you play cards with me tomorrow?
- 1193. Of course I will. Now go to sleep.
- 1194. Will you keep the candles lit?
- 1195. Oh, now, Bryan, big boys don't sleep
with the candles lit.
- 1196. But I'm afraid of the dark.
- 1197. But, my darling,
there's nothing to be afraid of.
- 1198. But I like it with the candles lit.
- 1199. It's all right.
You can sleep with the candles lit.
- 1200. Thank you, Papa.
- 1201. Good night.
- 1202. Oh.
- 1203. It's a blessing to see my darling boy
- 1204. has attained a position
I always knew was his due...
- 1205. and for which I pinched myself
to educate him.
- 1206. Little Bryan is a darling boy.
- 1207. And you live in great splendor.
- 1208. Your lady wife knows she has
a treasure she couldn't have had
- 1209. had she taken a duke to marry her.
- 1210. But if one day she should tire
of my wild Redmond
- 1211. and his old-fashioned Irish ways...
- 1212. or if she should die,
- 1213. what future would there be
for my son and my grandson?
- 1214. You have not a penny of your own.
- 1215. And cannot transact any business
without the countess's signature.
- 1216. Upon her death, the entire estate
would go to young Bullingdon...
- 1217. who bears you little affection.
- 1218. You could be penniless tomorrow.
- 1219. And darling Bryan
at the mercy of his stepbrother.
- 1220. Shall I tell you something?
- 1221. There is only one way for you
and your son to have real security.
- 1222. You must obtain a title.
- 1223. I shall not rest until I see you Lord Lyndon.
- 1224. You have important friends.
- 1225. They can tell you
how these things are done.
- 1226. For money,
well timed and properly applied,
- 1227. can accomplish anything.
- 1228. And to be sure,
Barry was acquainted with someone
- 1229. who knew how these things were done.
- 1230. And this was none other
than the distinguished barrister
- 1231. and former government minister Lord Hallam,
- 1232. whose acquaintance he had made,
as he had so many others,
- 1233. at the gaming table.
- 1234. Do you happen to know Gustavus Adolphus,
the 13th earl of Wendover?
- 1235. I don't believe I do.
- 1236. Well, sir, this nobleman is one of
the gentlemen of His Majesty's closet
- 1237. and one with whom our revered monarch
is on terms of considerable intimacy.
- 1238. In my opinion,
you would be wise to fix upon him
- 1239. your chief reliance for the advancement
of your claim to the peerage
- 1240. which you propose to get.
- 1241. When I take up a person, Mr. Lyndon,
he, or she, is safe.
- 1242. There is no question about them anymore.
- 1243. My friends are the best people.
- 1244. Oh, I don't mean
that they're the most virtuous
- 1245. or, indeed, the least virtuous,
- 1246. or the cleverest or the stupidest,
or the richest or the best born.
- 1247. But the best.
- 1248. In a word, people about whom
there is no question.
- 1249. I cannot promise you how long it will take.
- 1250. You can appreciate
it is not an easy matter.
- 1251. But any gentleman with an estate
and 30,000 a year
- 1252. should have a peerage.
- 1253. So I look around, and there
standing behind me was a total stranger.
- 1254. So I looked at him, and he said to me,
- 1255. "Excuse me, sir. Could you tell me,
is Lord Wendover alive or dead?"
- 1256. I was so astonished,
I couldn't think of what to say.
- 1257. Then I became a bit angry,
so said to him, "He's dead."
- 1258. The striving after this peerage
- 1259. was one of Barry's most unlucky dealings
at this time.
- 1260. He made great sacrifices to bring it about.
- 1261. He lavished money here
and diamonds there.
- 1262. He bought lands at ten times their value
- 1263. and purchased pictures
and articles of virtue at ruinous prices.
- 1264. He gave repeated entertainments
to those friends to his claim
- 1265. who, being about the royal person,
- 1266. were likely to advance it.
- 1267. And I can tell you,
bribes were administered.
- 1268. And in high places too.
- 1269. So near the royal person of His Majesty
- 1270. that you would be astonished to know
- 1271. what great nobleman condescended
to receive his loans.
- 1272. This is by Ludovico Cardi,
- 1273. a disciple of Alessandro Allori.
- 1274. It's dated 1605
- 1275. and shows the adoration of the magi.
- 1276. - It's beautiful.
- 1277. I love the use of the color blue
by the artist.
- 1278. Yes, indeed. That is very beautiful.
- 1279. What, may I ask, is the price of this one?
- 1280. Well, this is one of my best pictures.
- 1281. But if you really like it,
- 1282. I'm sure we can come
to some arrangement.
- 1283. Count Andreshu.
- 1284. Count Andreshu.
- 1285. - Mr. Henry Drummond.
- Mr. Drummond.
- 1286. - Sir Gilbert Elliott, Your Majesty.
- Sir Gilbert.
- 1287. Lord Wendover, Your Majesty.
- 1288. I'm glad to see you here today,
- 1289. And tell me, what news of Lady Wendover?
- 1290. Thank you, Your Majesty.
Lady Wendover is much better.
- 1291. Good, good!
Present my compliments to her.
- 1292. - Say we miss her company here.
- Thank you, Your Majesty.
- 1293. - And what of those excellent boys of yours?
- Oh, they're very well.
- 1294. Charles has gone to sea under the protection
of Captain Geary on the Ramillies.
- 1295. And John has gone to Oxford
to be taught how to preach and pray.
- 1296. Good, good.
- 1297. Your Majesty,
may I present Mr. Barry Lyndon.
- 1298. - Your Majesty.
- Mr. Lyndon.
- 1299. We were very fond of Sir Charles Lyndon.
And how is Lady Lyndon?
- 1300. She's very well, Your Majesty.
- 1301. Mr. Lyndon has raised a company of troops
and sent them to America
- 1302. to fight the rebels
against Your Majesty's crown.
- 1303. Good. That's right, Mr. Lyndon.
- 1304. Raise another company
and go with them too.
- 1305. Sir Christopher Neville, Your Majesty.
- 1306. - Sir Christopher.
- Your Majesty.
- 1307. - Sir Peregrine Cavendish.
- Sir Peregrine.
- 1308. Barry was one of those
born clever enough at gaining a fortune,
- 1309. but incapable of keeping one.
- 1310. For the qualities and energies
which lead a man to achieve the first
- 1311. are often the very cause
of his ruin in the latter case.
- 1312. Now he was burdened with
the harassing cares and responsibilities
- 1313. which are the dismal adjuncts
of great rank and property.
- 1314. And his life at this period
- 1315. seemed to consist of little more
than drafts of letters
- 1316. to lawyers and money brokers
- 1317. and endless correspondence
with decorators and cooks.
- 1318. Gentlemen, I'm going to leave you
on your own for a few minutes.
- 1319. - You may carry on with your work.
- Yes, sir.
- 1320. Bully?
- 1321. Hmm?
- 1322. What does... "strenuous" mean?
- 1323. Bryan, I'm trying to work.
- 1324. But what does it mean?
- 1325. It means an effort requiring strength.
- 1326. What does "quadrangle" mean?
- 1327. A quadrangle is a four-sided figure
like a square or a rectangle.
- 1328. Now, please be quiet, Bryan,
and let me get on with my own work.
- 1329. Bryan, please be quiet.
- 1330. Have you seen my pencil?
- 1331. No, Bryan, I haven't.
- 1332. Bryan, please stop making
so much noise.
- 1333. - That's my pencil! Give it!
- No, it isn't!
- 1334. - Yes, it is.
- It is not your pencil!
- 1335. - It's my pencil!
- Listen, I've had this all morning.
- 1336. - It's my pencil!
- Bryan, go sit down!
- 1337. - It's my pencil!
- Listen, will you be quiet!
- 1338. It's my pencil!
- 1339. I'll teach you a lesson.
- 1340. What the devil is going on in here?
- 1341. I told you never to lay a hand on this child!
- 1342. One.
- 1343. Two.
- 1344. Three.
- 1345. Four.
- 1346. Five.
- 1347. Six.
- 1348. Will that be all, Mr. Redmond Barry?
- 1349. Yes, that will be all.
- 1350. Well, then look you now.
- 1351. From this moment, I will submit
to no further chastisement from you.
- 1352. I will kill you
if you lay hands on me ever again.
- 1353. Is that entirely clear to you, sir?
- 1354. Get out of here.
- 1355. Don't you think he fits my shoes
very well, Your Ladyship?
- 1356. Dear child.
- 1357. What a pity it is I am not dead,
for your sake.
- 1358. The Lyndons would then have
a worthy representative
- 1359. and enjoy all the benefits of the illustrious
blood of the Barrys of Barryville.
- 1360. Would they not,
- 1361. Mr. Redmond Barry?
- 1362. From the way I love this child, my lord,
- 1363. you ought to know how I would
have loved his elder brother
- 1364. had he proved worthy
of any mother's affection.
- 1365. Madam!
- 1366. I have borne as long as mortal could endure
- 1367. the ill-treatment of the insolent Irish upstart
whom you've taken into your bed.
- 1368. It is not only the lowness of his birth
- 1369. and the general brutality of his manners
which disgusts me,
- 1370. but the shameful nature of his conduct
toward Your Ladyship,
- 1371. his brutal and ungentlemanlike behavior,
- 1372. his open infidelity,
- 1373. his shameless robberies
and swindling of my property, and yours.
- 1374. And as I cannot personally chastise
this low-bred ruffian,
- 1375. and as I cannot bear to witness
his treatment of you
- 1376. and loathe his horrible society
as if it were the plague...
- 1377. I have decided to leave my home
and never return.
- 1378. At least, during his detested life,
- 1379. or during my own.
- 1380. Oh! No!
- 1381. - Good day, my lord.
- Good day, Barker.
- 1382. - Will anyone be joining Your Lordship?
- No, I shall be alone.
- 1383. Thank you.
- 1384. The roast beef's very good, my lord.
- 1385. Hello, Neville.
- 1386. - How are you?
- Ah, Barry. Hello.
- 1387. I see you're alone.
Why don't you come over and join me?
- 1388. Uh, well, thank you, Barry.
You're very kind.
- 1389. But I'm expecting someone to join me soon.
- 1390. Ah. What a shame.
- 1391. Lady Lyndon and I
have missed your company lately.
- 1392. Please give my respects to Lady Lyndon
- 1393. and say I've been very busy of late
and not been able to go about much.
- 1394. I shall.
- 1395. By the way, on the eighth of next month
we're having some guests over for cards.
- 1396. We'd love to have you
and Lady Wendover join us.
- 1397. I'll check my diary,
but I think I'm engaged on that evening.
- 1398. Well, I hope you're not engaged.
We'd love to see you again.
- 1399. If I may, I'll write and say
if I'm free or not.
- 1400. I look forward to hearing from you.
It's nice to see you again, Neville.
- 1401. If he had murdered Lord Bullingdon,
- 1402. Barry could scarcely have been received
with more coldness and resentment
- 1403. than now followed him in town and country.
- 1404. His friends fell away from him
- 1405. and a legend arose of his cruelty
to his stepson.
- 1406. Now all the bills
came down on him together.
- 1407. All the bills he had been contracting
for the years of his marriage
- 1408. and which the creditors sent in
with a hasty unanimity.
- 1409. Their amount was frightful.
- 1410. Barry was now bound up
in an inextricable toil of bills and debts,
- 1411. of mortgages and insurances
and in all the evils attendant upon them.
- 1412. And Lady Lyndon's income
was hampered almost irretrievably
- 1413. to satisfy these claims.
- 1414. - Do you think that's good?
- 1415. Who's this?
- 1416. A peacock on the wall.
- 1417. What's it say?
- 1418. I saw this bird yesterday.
- 1419. Who's that?
- 1420. Mama in her coach.
- 1421. Is she going to London?
- 1422. I don't know.
- 1423. Parry.
- 1424. Parry.
- 1425. Octave. Very good. Septime.
- 1426. - Barry had his faults.
- Faster. Septime. Parry.
- 1427. But no man could say of him
that he was not a good and tender father.
- 1428. He loved his son with a blind partiality.
- 1429. He denied him nothing.
- 1430. It is impossible to convey
what high hopes he had for the boy...
- 1431. and how he indulged
in a thousand fond anticipations
- 1432. as to his future success
and figure in the world.
- 1433. But fate had determined that he should
leave none of his race behind him...
- 1434. - and that he should finish his life -
- Very good.
- 1435. Poor, lonely and childless.
- 1436. - Papa.
- Yes, Bryan?
- 1437. Will you buy me a horse?
- 1438. Will I buy you a horse?
- 1439. Yes, Papa.
- 1440. But you already have little Julia.
- 1441. But Julia's only a pony.
I want a real horse.
- 1442. Then I can ride with you on the hunt.
- 1443. You think you're big enough
for the hunt, do you?
- 1444. Oh, yes, Papa. Jonathan Plunkett
is only a year older than I am.
- 1445. And he rides with his papa.
- 1446. Well, I'll have to think about it.
- 1447. Oh, please say yes, Papa.
- 1448. There's nothing I want in the whole world
more than a horse.
- 1449. I'll think about it.
- 1450. Oh, thank you, Papa. Thank you.
- 1451. How much are you asking for him?
- 1452. 100 guineas.
- 1453. He's a nice little horse,
but I don't think he's worth a hundred guineas.
- 1454. Seventy-five seems
more like the right price.
- 1455. I'll accept 80 guineas
and not a shilling less.
- 1456. Five guineas should never keep
two gentlemen from their drink.
- 1457. - Eighty it'll be.
- Done, sir.
- 1458. Timmy, take the horse over to Doolan's farm.
Tell him he needs a bit of breaking in.
- 1459. And say it's for Master Bryan's birthday
next week, and I want it to be a surprise.
- 1460. - And remember that yourself.
- Yes, sir.
- 1461. Papa.
- 1462. What is it, lad?
- 1463. Did you buy the horse?
- 1464. Horse? What horse is that?
- 1465. The horse you were going to buy me
for my birthday.
- 1466. I know nothing about any horse.
- 1467. But one of the boys in the stable
told Nelly that you'd already bought it
- 1468. and it was at Doolan's farm
where Mick the groom was breaking it in.
- 1469. Is that true?
- 1470. Bryan, when is your birthday?
- 1471. Next Tuesday.
- 1472. Well, you'll have to wait till then
to find out.
- 1473. Then it's true. Oh, thank you, Papa.
- 1474. Mmm.
- 1475. Bryan? Bryan.
- 1476. Yes, Mama?
- 1477. Promise me you will not ride that horse
except in the company of your father.
- 1478. Yes, Mama, I promise.
- 1479. And I promise Your Lordship a good flogging
if you even so much as go to Doolan's farm
- 1480. to see him before your birthday.
- 1481. - Yes, Papa.
- You understand that?
- 1482. Yes, Papa.
- 1483. - You promise me?
- Yes, Papa, I promise.
- 1484. All right, eat your food.
- 1485. Come in.
- 1486. - Good morning, sir.
- Good morning, Reverend.
- 1487. I'm sorry to trouble you with this,
- 1488. but I believe Master Bryan may have disobeyed
your orders and stolen away to Doolan's farm.
- 1489. On going to the boy's room this morning,
I found his bed empty.
- 1490. One of the cooks said she saw him
cross the kitchen yard at daybreak.
- 1491. Didn't you see him go?
- 1492. He must have passed through my room
while I was asleep.
- 1493. Oh, my God.
- 1494. What has happened here?
- 1495. I - I noticed the lad
riding across the field, sir -
- 1496. and having trouble with the horse,
- 1497. which was playing up a bit.
- 1498. Suddenly the animal plunged and reared,
- 1499. and the poor lad was thrown.
- 1500. Oh, Bryan, why did you disobey me?
- 1501. I'm sorry, Papa.
- 1502. You won't whip me, will you?
- 1503. No, my darling.
- 1504. I won't whip you.
- 1505. William. You take my horse
and you ride like the devil for Dr. Broughton.
- 1506. You tell him whatever he's doing,
he must come at once.
- 1507. - You understand?
- Yes, sir.
- 1508. The doctors were called.
- 1509. But what does a doctor avail in a contest
with the grim invincible enemy?
- 1510. Such as came could only confirm
the hopelessness of the poor child's case.
- 1511. He remained yet with his parents
for two days,
- 1512. and a sad comfort it was
to know he was in no pain.
- 1513. Papa.
- 1514. Papa.
- 1515. Am I going to die?
- 1516. No, my darling, you're not going to die.
- 1517. You're going to get better.
- 1518. But I can't feel anything
- 1519. except in my hands.
- 1520. Does that mean I'm already dead
in parts of my body?
- 1521. No, my darling, that's where
you were hurt by the horse.
- 1522. But you're going to be all right now.
- 1523. Papa, if I die, will I go to heaven?
- 1524. Of course you will, my darling,
- 1525. but you're not going to die.
- 1526. Mama, give me your hand.
- 1527. Papa, give me your hand.
- 1528. Will you both promise me something?
- 1529. Yes.
- 1530. Promise me never to quarrel so,
- 1531. but to love each other
- 1532. so that we may meet again in heaven...
- 1533. where Bullingdon said
quarrelsome people would never go.
- 1534. We promise.
- 1535. Will you tell me the story about the fort?
- 1536. Of course.
- 1537. We crept up on the fort.
- 1538. And I jumped over the wall first,
- 1539. and my fellows jumped after me.
- 1540. And you should have seen the look...
- 1541. on the Frenchmen's faces
when 23 rampaging he-devils,
- 1542. sword and pistol, cut and thrust,
- 1543. pell-mell came tumbling into the fort.
- 1544. In three minutes' time -
- 1545. we left.
- 1546. "I am the resurrection and the life,"
saith the Lord.
- 1547. "He that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
- 1548. yet shall he live.
- 1549. And whosoever liveth
and believeth in me...
- 1550. shall never die."
- 1551. I know that my redeemer liveth
- 1552. and that he shall stand
at the latter day upon the earth,
- 1553. and though after my skin
worms destroy this body,
- 1554. yet in my flesh shall I see God...
- 1555. whom I shall see for myself
- 1556. and mine eyes shall behold
- 1557. and not another.
- 1558. We brought nothing into this world,
- 1559. and it is certain
we can carry nothing out.
- 1560. The Lord gave,
- 1561. and the Lord hath taken away.
- 1562. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
- 1563. Barry's grief was inconsolable.
- 1564. And such solace as he could find
came only from drink.
- 1565. His mother was the only person
in his misfortune
- 1566. who would remain faithful to him
- 1567. and many a night,
when he was unconscious of her attention,
- 1568. saw him carried off to bed.
- 1569. "O blessed Lord,
- 1570. the father of mercies
and the God of all comforts,
- 1571. we beseech thee,
look down in pity and compassion
- 1572. upon this, thy afflicted servant.
- 1573. Thou writest bitter things against her
- 1574. and makest her to possess
her former iniquities."
- 1575. Her Ladyship,
always vaporish and nervous,
- 1576. plunged into devotion
with so much fervor
- 1577. that you would have imagined her
almost distracted at times.
- 1578. In the doleful conditions
which now prevailed at Castle Hackton,
- 1579. the entire management of the house
and of the Lyndon estate
- 1580. fell to Mrs. Barry,
- 1581. whose spirit of order attended to all
the 10, 000 details of a great establishment.
- 1582. Come in.
- 1583. You wish to see me, madam?
- 1584. Yes, Reverend. Please sit down.
- 1585. I have some other matters I would like
to discuss with you later, Graham,
- 1586. but just now perhaps
you would go to Her Ladyship
- 1587. and have these papers signed by her.
- 1588. Yes, madam.
- 1589. Reverend Runt,
- 1590. I need not tell you
that the recent tragedy to this family
- 1591. has made the services of a tutor
no longer required at Castle Hackton.
- 1592. And as we are in some
considerable difficulty about money,
- 1593. I'm afraid I must ask you,
with the greatest reluctance,
- 1594. to resign your post.
- 1595. Madam, I'm sensible of your predicament,
- 1596. and you need have no concern
about my wages
- 1597. with which I can willingly do without.
- 1598. But it is out of the question for me to consider
leaving Her Ladyship in her present state.
- 1599. I'm very sorry to say this to you,
- 1600. but I truly believe you are largely responsible
for the state of mind she is in.
- 1601. And the sooner you leave,
the better she will be.
- 1602. Madam, with the greatest respect,
- 1603. I take my instructions
only from Her Ladyship.
- 1604. Reverend Runt,
- 1605. Her Ladyship is in no fit mind
to give instructions to anyone.
- 1606. My son has charged me
with managing the affairs at Castle Hackton
- 1607. until he recovers from his grief
and resumes his interest in worldly matters.
- 1608. And while I am in charge,
you will take your instructions from me.
- 1609. My only concern is for Lady Lyndon.
- 1610. Madam,
- 1611. your only concern
is for Her Ladyship's signature.
- 1612. You and your son have almost succeeded
in destroying a fine family fortune.
- 1613. And what little remains for you
- 1614. depends on keeping Her Ladyship
prisoner in her own house.
- 1615. Reverend Runt,
- 1616. this matter bears no further discussion.
- 1617. You will pack your bags
and leave by tomorrow morning!
- 1618. God, help. Help!
- 1619. Help!
- 1620. In midst of these great perplexities,
- 1621. Her Ladyship made an attempt
to kill herself by taking poison.
- 1622. Though she succeeded only
in making herself dangerously ill
- 1623. due to the very small amount
which she swallowed,
- 1624. this, nevertheless, caused
an intervention from a certain quarter
- 1625. which was long overdue.
- 1626. Oh, my God.
- 1627. If my mother had died,
- 1628. it would have been
as much my responsibility
- 1629. as if I had poured the strychnine
for her myself.
- 1630. For to the everlasting disgrace
of my family name,
- 1631. I have, by my cowardice
and my weakness,
- 1632. allowed the Barrys to establish
a brutal and ignorant tyranny
- 1633. over our lives
- 1634. which has left my mother
a broken woman...
- 1635. and to squander and ruin
a fine family fortune.
- 1636. My friends profess sympathy,
- 1637. but behind my back, I know I am despised.
- 1638. And quite justifiably so.
- 1639. However...
- 1640. I know now what I must do...
- 1641. and what I shall do...
- 1642. whatever be the cost.
- 1643. Good morning, my lord.
- 1644. Good morning.
- 1645. - Is Mr. Barry Lyndon here?
- Yes, my lord. He's inside.
- 1646. Thank you.
- 1647. Mr. Redmond Barry.
- 1648. The last occasion on which we met,
- 1649. you wantonly caused me
injury and dishonor
- 1650. in such a manner and to such an extent
as to which no gentleman can willingly suffer...
- 1651. without demanding satisfaction,
- 1652. however much time intervenes.
- 1653. I have now come to claim
- 1654. Mr. Lyndon,
these are a matched pair of pistols,
- 1655. and as you have seen,
- 1656. your second has loaded one,
and I have loaded the other.
- 1657. But as they belong to Lord Bullingdon,
you may have whichever one you wish.
- 1658. Lord Bullingdon.
- 1659. Now, gentlemen,
to determine who will have first fire,
- 1660. I will toss a coin in the air.
- 1661. Again, as the offended party,
it is Lord Bullingdon's choice to call the toss.
- 1662. Is that agreeable to both of you?
- 1663. Yes.
- 1664. If Lord Bullingdon calls correctly,
he will have the first fire.
- 1665. If incorrectly,
Mr. Lyndon will have the first fire.
- 1666. Is that clearly understood?
- 1667. What is your call, Lord Bullingdon?
- 1668. Heads.
- 1669. It is heads.
- 1670. Lord Bullingdon will have the first fire.
- 1671. Lord Bullingdon, will you take your ground?
- 1672. One, two, three, four,
- 1673. five, six, seven,
- 1674. eight, nine, ten.
- 1675. Mr. Lyndon,
- 1676. will you take your ground?
- 1677. Mr. Lyndon,
- 1678. are you ready to receive
Lord Bullingdon's fire?
- 1679. Yes.
- 1680. Lord Bullingdon,
- 1681. cock your pistol and prepare to fire.
- 1682. Sir Richard, this pistol must be faulty.
- 1683. I must have another one.
- 1684. I'm sorry, Lord Bullingdon,
but you must first stand your ground
- 1685. and allow Mr. Lyndon his turn to fire.
- 1686. That is correct, Lord Bullingdon.
- 1687. Your pistol has fired,
and that counts as your shot.
- 1688. Mr. Lyndon.
- 1689. Are the rules of firing clear to you?
- 1690. Yes.
- 1691. Lord Bullingdon.
- 1692. Are you ready to receive Mr. Lyndon's fire?
- 1693. Yes.
- 1694. Very well then.
- 1695. Mr. Lyndon.
- 1696. Cock your pistol and prepare to fire.
- 1697. Are you ready, Lord Bullingdon?
- 1698. Is your pistol cocked, Mr. Lyndon?
- 1699. Yes.
- 1700. Then prepare to fire.
- 1701. One.
- 1702. Two.
- 1703. Lord Bullingdon, in view of Mr. Lyndon
having fired into the ground,
- 1704. do you now consider
that you have received satisfaction?
- 1705. I have not received satisfaction.
- 1706. Mr. Lyndon, are you ready?
- 1707. Yes.
- 1708. Lord Bullingdon,
- 1709. cock your pistol and get ready to fire.
- 1710. One.
- 1711. Two.
- 1712. Barry was carried to an inn nearby
- 1713. and a surgeon was called.
- 1714. Right. I'm nearly finished.
- 1715. I'm very sorry to have to tell you this,
- 1716. I'm afraid you'll have to lose the leg.
- 1717. Most likely below the knee.
- 1718. Lo - Lose the leg?
- 1719. What for?
- 1720. The simple answer to that
is to save your life.
- 1721. The ball has completely shattered the bone
below the knee and severed the artery.
- 1722. Unless I can amputate, there's no way
that I can repair the artery
- 1723. and prevent further hemorrhaging.
- 1724. Graham?
- 1725. Yes, my lord?
- 1726. As soon as we arrive at Castle Hackton,
- 1727. I want you to inform Mrs. Barry
of what has happened.
- 1728. Don't go into any unnecessary detail.
- 1729. Just tell her where he is
and that he has been wounded in the leg.
- 1730. She will naturally want to go to him.
- 1731. See to it that she is out of the house and
on her way to London as quickly as possible
- 1732. and that in no event is she to be allowed
the opportunity to see my mother
- 1733. or create any disturbance at the house
before she leaves.
- 1734. Yes, my lord.
- 1735. Ah. Mrs. Barry. How do you do?
- 1736. How nice to see you, Graham.
Please come in.
- 1737. Oh, thank you.
- 1738. You, uh - You received my note?
- 1739. - Yes, we were expecting you.
- Oh, good, good.
- 1740. I didn't want to call unannounced.
- 1741. Mr. Lyndon, how are you feeling?
- 1742. I'm feeling much better,
thank you, Graham.
- 1743. Won't you sit down?
- 1744. Thank you, Mrs. Barry.
- 1745. - Would you like some tea?
- Oh, no.
- 1746. No, thank you, Mrs. Barry.
- 1747. Not just now.
- 1748. How's the world been treating you, Graham?
- 1749. Oh, not too bad.
- 1750. And, uh, are you comfortable here?
- 1751. Most comfortable.
- 1752. Good, good.
- 1753. Um... uh...
- 1754. Well, uh, shall, um -
- 1755. Shall we get down to the matter at hand?
- 1756. By all means.
- 1757. Yes.
- 1758. Well...
- 1759. Mr. Lyndon...
- 1760. Lord Bullingdon has instructed me
- 1761. to offer you an annuity
- 1762. of 500 guineas a year for life...
- 1763. specifically on the condition of your...
- 1764. leaving England
- 1765. and to be stopped
the instant of your return.
- 1766. Lord Bullingdon has also asked me
to point out to you...
- 1767. that should you decide to remain here,
- 1768. your stay would infallibly plunge you
- 1769. into jail,
- 1770. as in view of the present circumstances,
- 1771. there will soon be innumerable writs
- 1772. taken out against you
for debts long outstanding,
- 1773. and your credit is so blown
- 1774. that you could not hope
- 1775. to raise a shilling.
- 1776. Utterly baffled and beaten...
- 1777. what was the lonely
and brokenhearted man to do?
- 1778. He took the annuity
and returned to Ireland with his mother
- 1779. to complete his recovery.
- 1780. Sometime later he traveled to the continent.
- 1781. His life there we have not the means
of following accurately.
- 1782. But he appears to have resumed
his former profession of a gambler
- 1783. without his former success.
- 1784. He never saw Lady Lyndon again.