Another French unidentified Autochromist, between 1915 and 1918, shoots landscapes, statues and self portraits in Bois de Vincennes.
HECTOR HUSHABYE. Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary hero that supplant us all in the long run.
CAPTAIN SHOTOVER. When you have found the land where there is happiness and where there are no women, send me its latitude and longitude; and I will join you there.
ALFRED BOSS MANGAN. Shame! What shame is there in this house? Let’s all strip stark naked. […] Weve stripped ourselves morally naked: well, let us strip ourselves physically naked as well, and see how we like it.
LADY UTTERWOOD. I quite sympathize with you, Mr Mangan. I have been through it all; and I know by experience that men and women are delicate plants and must be cultivated under glass.
HECTOR HUSHABYE [less fiercely but firmly] It is true that Napoleon said that the woman is the occupation of the idle man. But he added that she is the relaxation of the warrior. Well, I am the warrior. So take care.
CAPTAIN SHOTOVER. Silence! Let the heart break in silence.
A terrific explosion shakes the earth. They hear the falling of the shattered glass from the windows
HECTOR HUSHABYE: One husband gone
CAPTAIN SHOTOVER: Thirty pounds of good dynamite wasted.
LADY UTTERWOOD: The danger is over…
CAPTAIN SHOTOVER: The ship is safe…
ELLIE: [disappointedly] safe!
CAPTAIN SHOTOVER: [disgustedly] yes, safe. And how damnably dull the world has become again suddenly!
– FINE –