Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets quotes

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Louis Mazzini
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The Parson


[To The Duke] I want to talk to you for a minute. If you make a noise, I shall blow your head off at once. By the time anyone has heard the shot I shall be running back toward the castle shouting for help. I shall say that you stepped on the trap and your gun went off as you fell. So be quiet. When I've finished I shall kill you. You will the the sixth D'Ascoyne that I've killed. You want to know why? In return for what the D'Ascoyne's did to my mother. Because she married for love instead of for rank or money or land. They condemned her to a life of poverty and slavery, in a world for which they had not equipped her to deal. You yourself refused to grant her dying wish, which was to be buried here, at Chalfont. When I saw her poor little coffin saw underground, saw her exiled in death as she had been in life, I swore to have revenge on your intolerable pride. That revenge I am just about to complete.


[to the Duke, before he murders him] From here, I think, the wound will be consistent with the story I shall tell.