This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
I'm having a glorious time.
I like them all.
They are the happiest,
jolliest family you can imagine.
The fun of it is,
they think me a noodle.
And say so.
At least Mr. Wilcox does.
Oh, Meg, shall we ever learn
to talk less.
But dearest Meg...
i don't know what to say
or what you will say.
Paul wilcox and I are in love.
We are engaged."
- Well, you Schlegel girls!
- Tibby, look.
Margaret, if I may interfere.
What is going on?
I can tell you nothing, aunt Juley.
I know no more than you do.
We only met the wilcoxes last spring
while we were hiking in germany.
Someone must go down to howards house
to make inquiries.
- Howards end.
- Inquiries are necessary.
What do we know about these wilcoxes?
Are they our sort? Likely people?
But aunt Juley, what does it matter?
Helen's in love.
That's all I need to know.
Please get me a train timetable, dear.
- Good morning.
- Good morning.
I'm afraid Crane
has reported sick again.
He was to take me to the worrington's
today for tennis. I told them.
He's standing, of course.
Get rid of him, father,
hire a new chauffeur.
Mother, we're off. Good-bye.
- Is papa there?
I've got some cherries. we both did. . .About last night.Yes.Nothing happened. .Wait a minute. .I'm afraid I lost my head. .
. .. Well.Must've been the moonlight.. that's quite all right. I have no money of my own.No. except there was no moon.Do you mind? .
It's beastly there for a white woman.It's quite all right. with the climate. natives and all that. .I think you're a ripping girl.and I have to make my way in Nigeria. . .
. I'm sorry. We must stop her. . .Meg! I wrote to my sister.You didn't! Yes.No one knows about it. She's sure to come.
sir. That'll be one and threepence 70.Yes. .We'll send a telegram.Isn't there a bicycle? . . Crane's off sick. there is somewhere.
west." . All over.j. Tell no one. Helen. "Dear Meg. Schlegel.M. Wish i'd never written. London. 6 Wickham place.
Forgive my asking. this lady wants Howards End. I'm looking for somewhere called howards house. Wilcox. Mr. Wilcox or the elder? . Are you the younger Mr.Excuse me.
The station's unorganized. bernard. If I had my way. . sir. I should introduce myself. the whole lot would be sacked.Thank you. . .Thank you.The younger.
miss Schlegel's stopping with us.That would be very nice.I am miss Schlegel's aunt. Yes. . I could run you up. . Rather.Do you want to see her? .
.. ..All the Schlegels are exceptional. and that is why they care for literature and art. They are british to the backbone.. but their father was german.
Howards End! Know that I come in no spirit of interference. .Just one minute. Wilcox.
and to talk to you about helen wilcox. and you. . Miss Schlegel and myself? I trust there's no misunderstanding....I'm here to represent the family. my niece..
Helen wrote to us. She has told us everything. not to miss Schlegel. . but to another young lady...It's true I'm engaged to be married.
No.Good god! It's some foolery of Paul's! .I said nothing of the sort. . . .Why did you say so? . I'm not.But you are Paul.
You mean to tell me that Paul and your niece have. ..You did. My name is Charles. ..I did not.. I warn you. the idiot! Damn fool! Look.
. but your niece lost no time in publishing the news.It's useless. No need to warn us. Paul hasn't a penny. The warning is all the other way. He hasn't told us.
You're not fit to sit in the same room as my niece. .If I were a man. he hasn't.She spread the news. for that last remark i'd box your ears.Or to clean her boots. . .
. Let me out of this car this instant. Don't stand up.Might I finish my sentence? . Sit down! Sit down! Just sit down! .No! I won't argue with such a person.
be generally admitted.. . that beethoven's fifth symphony..... I think.Goodness sakes! It will.. is the most sublime noise.
But what does it mean? You can hardly fail to recognize in this music. . a mighty drama...ever to have penetrated the ear of man.
. riding to magnificent victory and ultimate triumph. as described in the development section of the first movement... .The struggle of a hero beset by perils..
.I want to draw your attention to the third movement. We no longer hear the hero. but a goblin. mother. Thank you.
Single.. Why a goblin? .. from beginning to end... solitary goblin. walking across the universe.
The goblin signifies the spirit of negation.I beg your pardon? . But why specifically a goblin? .Why a goblin? It's obvious..
..Panic and emptiness. Miss! Excuse me.. miss. a goblin signifies. That is what.
Wilcox never got her wedding dress wet.but my umbrella. . Miss! Miss? Mrs.
Charles.. In you go.. Astonishing bad luck. See you there. Good-bye.Hurry up. .
. the wilcoxes.. Who could find no flat? Tibby. except the one bottled up against our library window.that in the whole of london they could find no flat to rent. .
with helen and Paul wilcox..Surely you remember that business last summer. Paul wilcox? The one I was expected to thrash ..
.within an inch of his life? Oh. miss! What is it? Is Tibby ill? Tibby's making tea.
Promise me you won't mind. there's nothing worse than that. something odd has happened.Well... Now. helen. .
It's the wilcoxes. . You do mind. They've taken the flat opposite for the wedding of their son. The other son.
the porter said. They've only taken the flat for a few weeks. there lives the girl who tried to catch me"? Ridiculous. Do we bow or cut them dead? .Will Paul wilcox point and say. '.
and go to hamburg for those few weeks? I think I shall. why don't you take up cousin frieda's invitation... .Darling.
. Tibby.. one wouldn't want to keep bumping into wilcoxes. but. Don't hog all those scones.Not that it matters. Is that young man for us. do you suppose? .
Inadvertently.He is for us. miss. . At the ethical hall. I'm sure. If you'll pardon me. You took my umbrella.
'music and meaning. Come in and choose one." I'm so sorry. I do nothing but steal umbrellas. Is yours a hooky or a knobbly? . Let's see..
This is an appalling umbrella. . It's gone along the seams.I think mine's a knobbly. That's Tibby's. How about this one? You shouldn't open these indoors.
helen. She is an incorrigible thief.It must be mine. I'm sorry. I am so sorry. Has my sister stolen your umbrella? Not again. .
having made you all wet.bast. .. Mr. It's the least we can do.Do stay for tea. . .Won't you stay for tea? Do stay for tea..
Bring him upstairs.He's soaked.Our brother's upstairs to chaperone. What did you think of the lecture? I don't agree about goblins. Meg. . Please come up. . .
I'd always imagined a trail of elephants dancing at that point. ." margaret. He obviously didn't. .'music and meaning.But I do about the heroes and shipwreck.
That's pure slush. Bast. I mean? .Trust us with your umbrella.Does music have meaning.Mr. . take off your coat.We've a guest. . . of the literary kind. .
How boring it would be if it were only the score. China tea? Only the score? What an insidious omen. .Sit down.Have some tea.. .
We're sorry to have inconvenienced you. Thank you. I hope you will come another day. Here's some scones that Tibby hasn't yet consumed. .We have other tea if you prefer.
Thank you. If you'll excuse me. Do take our card.Would you? We should be so glad. .
thank you. Are you sure you don't want a spot for the journey? No.i must be going. Why didn't you make . Good-bye. I'll see you out. I must be going.
you know. Tibby? You must do the host a little. .. instead of letting him be swamped by screaming women.that young man welcome.. You could've coaxed him into stopping.
That you. len? Where have you been? .Get your hot soup here! Hot soup! Lovely and warm.
jacky..I'm off my head with worrying. Every time I'm five minutes late.. .Let go.. you see me lying dead in the road.About you.About what? . . .
jacky.crushed and killed in a gruesome accident. I told you I was going to a lecture . Anymore. People do get killed in accidents and don't come home no more.
on. Have you had your tea? ." I lost my umbrella. It's all right.'music and meaning. I got it back.
isn't it? . Funny. Sure? I'll have it.I've cut you a bit of tongue and jelly. then.
len? .Every time I worry. Thoughts that go through my head! You'd laugh. i get starving hungry. You listening.
You said you lost your umbrella. . .Did you? .Not only accidents...No. but you'll get wet in the rain.
I thought. he'll catch cold. Where's the money to come from for the doctor? And what if he is in an accident.. "lord. It'll go to his chest.. .
Hey.And him with holes in his socks." . jacky! .I want to see.and they take him to the hospital in the ambulance? .What? . .
.. .Stop it. I'll finish this chapter...If there's holes in your socks. jacky! Len. come to bed.
You love your jacky? .Let me read.. . Len. are you going to make it all right? You're not starting on that again. we'll get married the day I'm 21. I've told you a hundred times.
I'd do it before if my brother wouldn't come and put a stop to it. What's it to him? What's he ever done for me? That's right. What's anyone ever done? .
I truly don't. i don't know what i'd do. . Now go to bed. If you was to leave me.It's just you and me.
"Margaret Schlegel." . too.You come. Bookmarker. Come on.
La-di-da. A lady. . She's 100 years old.And who is margaret Schlegel? A lady I met. Come off it.
Says you. So that's where you had your tea. he waded through the bluebells. Nice cucumber sandwiches cut ever so thin. "Ankle deep. .
.His spirit rose and exalted. as he breathed in the sun-drenched air. The glorious day was in its last decline. ..
.. flittering here. glimmering there..Long shadows lay on the sward. and from above the leaves dripped their shimmering drops of gold-green light. Moths and butterflies swarmed in merry hosts. ..
show her in. hush. So sorry. Could that be a deer?" Oh. .But. please.
Why. . But we haven't been here for ever so long. I wanted to for ever so long. miss Schlegel. How kind of you to call.
.. no. it goes further than that. . may i? All that business last summer at Howards End.. Wilcox.Mrs..
. .Since we met at speyer.. Do you remember? That restored cathedral that we all hated so. What I remember principally about speyer.
Helen's gone to germany. miss Schlegel. And Paul's gone to nigeria. Now we can meet because they can't.was the great pleasure of meeting you. .
don't you feel? I'm sure you think the same way. . was unfortunate for both of them. What happened in the summer... Because they should not meet.It's no use beating about the bush.
They belong to types that can fall in love but can't live together.Yes. I feel that.. I'm afraid that in 8 cases out of 10. nature pulls one way ..
I do rattle on. . But I'm so grateful for your visit. It is true.and human nature the other. I am not particularly well today. I shall tire you out in no time.
My husband and daughter have gone on a motoring tour in yorkshire. And the young couple are on their honeymoon. . Charles and dolly.I'm quite alone.
.May I see? How lovely.Doesn't he like traveling? Yes. They've gone to naples. .I can't imagine Charles in naples. . he likes travel.
What he would enjoy most is a motor tour through england. Charles takes after me.But he does see through foreigners. . He truly loves england.
it makes one feel so unstable. with the houses being torn down . None of us love london.. impermanent. of course. london..Not. It's so...
Are you having to leave wickham place? .on all sides. In 18 months when the lease expires. in the foreseeable future. ours. Including. . .Yes.
.All our lives. .Have you been there long? . We were born there. That is monstrous! I pity you from the bottom of my heart.
. we are fond of the house... Of course.I had no idea this thing was hanging over you. How dreadful! You poor girls.
No.but it is an ordinary London house. We shall easily find another. Not the house you were born in. . not in this world.
It would've killed me. Poor. It's my house. poor girls. .You'll never find that again. Howards end was almost pulled down once. It was left to me by my brother who died in india.
. my husband.I love it so.. wanted to make changes to improve the property. I even resisted when henry..
. ..... just beyond the chestnut tree..He knew best of course. We even have a garage. to the west of the house.
ever so long ago. Where's the pony gone? The pony? Dead.in the paddock. The vice of the pan-german mind is that .. where the pony used to be..
.. .it only cares for what it can use..The vice of the vulgar mind. .. they take poetry seriously. . But. and this is a tremendous. .'but".They take poetry seriously.That is the vice of the imperial mind.
Mrs. A philosopher. an idealist. .Is anything gained by that? Yes! The germans are always striving for beauty. Wilcox.. my father was a german of the old school.
too.The countryman of hegel and kant. Isn't that your father's sword upstairs in the drawing room? Yes. . He was a soldier. when he had to be.
he just hung up his sword and never used it again. if we could bring the mothers..He was so uncomfortable about being on the winning side. .. My idea has always been.....
there would be no more war. . . If the mothers went to war. .of the various nations together.. yes.Absolutely..Indeed.
We have found it difficult to get reliable servants in london.there'd be no one left to defend. .Thank you. . You are fortunate in your cook. .Have another cutlet.
Servants have become as unreliable as we are. Annie does very well. . don't you annie? You're very patient with us. And we can hardly expect them to listen to radical discussions at the table.
But you should. You will laugh . sport. except. Discussion keeps a house alive... perhaps.We never discuss at Howards End.
I will not.. .at my old-fashioned ideas. it would be wiser to leave action and discussion to men.. I sometimes think.
Then where would we be with the suffrage? L am only too thankful not to have the vote myself. Shall we go up for coffee? Will you lead the way? .
we don't. No. . You loathed it.Thank you. It's no use you pretending you enjoyed lunch. What interesting lives you all lead.
or by asking me to you... . I enjoyed my lunch very much.But I hope you will forgive me. I only wish i could've joined in more. by coming again alone. Truly I did.
You've been very good to me. and yet so good. but I'm neither. You've kept me from brooding.You're so clever. It's kind of you. .
I'm too apt to brood. . About what? I really don't know. I think about my house a great deal.
You've never seen Howards End. Now. A list? What a good idea. I want to show it to you. Why don't you put your own name . this is the scientific approach to christmas shopping: A list.
at the top of the list? Hooray! How very kind of you to start with me. Wilcox? . Schlegel. Shall I put Mr. Now next.
. yes. . I'm glad. Thank you very much.Good.You are wonderfully efficient. .I know. these. What do you think of that? Oh.
.Certainly. . I would like to give you something .Wrap that with a nice paper. dolly. Yes. So. But your name still remains at the top of the list.
I beg your pardon? .The lease on your house.worth your friendship. . Have you been thinking of that? How kind of you. Couldn't you get it renewed? .
Surely something could be done. . values have risen enormously.. .Landlords are horrible. They mean to pull down wickham place and build flats like yours.No.But they're horrible. . .
And so are the flats they build. I fail to understand how people. can actually choose to live in them. . There we are...
. Thank you.You're welcome. . I sorry. . We shouldn't have done this today.Thank you. Thank you.There we are.
Before? Before my operation.No. We had to do it before. . no.
. There's a chestnut tree at Howards End.. That's as it should be.I still haven't told my family yet. . that has pig's teeth stuck into the trunk. Everyone hates illnesses...
about four feet from the ground. The country people put them there long ago.. the teeth of a pig.. . Yes.
.. it will cure the toothache. and the old superstitions. I love folklore. ..and they think that if they chew a piece of the bark..
Will you come with me to Howards End? . that unlike greece.Isn't it curious. england has no true mythology? All we have are witches and fairies.. though..
.I want you to see it.there's a train at 5:00 if we hurry.. .And I want to see it. .Now? It's too late.. .Come with me now. .I would so much like to. ..
It sounds such a glorious place. L lived there long before i was married. Yes. I was born there. so redolent. .
. for your help. miss Schlegel.Might I come some other day? Yes. Well. a thousand thanks. Some other day.
Wilcox. Mrs. The christmas cards especially. . I do admire your choice.It is a comfort to have the presents off my mind.
You must stop the night. . my dear. please. .Return to hilton.. please. Two returns.I will come. It's in the morning my house looks most beautiful. if I still may.
This is yours? I can't show you my meadow properly except in sunlight.Thank you. .
and the two trains stopped on either side. Yes.It was so romantic. It was in italy. I opened the window and this man handed a rose across. . I don't know where he got it.
Mother! ..Yes. wouldn't he? .Was he italian? . Italian. I think so. He'd have to be italian.Evie! .
Look who I found. . ..You never wrote.What are you doing here? We crashed the car. Are you going to Howards End? Why? How are you? It's such a lovely surprise I'm fit as a fiddle.
You can't go to Howards End. It's 10 to 5:00.Yes. .Do you remember miss Schlegel? .. How are you? We crashed the car in yorkshire. We must go home.
.There's a german expression with that. Yes. . I'm afraid our outing will have to be another day. Not canceled but postponed. No. Please.Before I forget. no. Come home with us.Miss Schlegel. . Good-bye.
And of our meadow. .Till later. How lovely to see you. I've been thinking of you.
. The day you are strong enough.. Oh..Here. miss Schlegel. i shall hold you to your promise.
.. We have here... to repeat. sealed and addressed to me.. ..So. forwarded by the matron of that nursing home.
.. And it says. to have Howards End.a note purporting to be in your mother's handwriting. margaret." .. "i would like miss Schlegel..
Of course. No signature. . No date. It's a forgery.Mother never wrote that.
The house was your mother's to leave to whom she wished. Thank you. .Not now. It's only in pencil. Let me see it. Later.
we know it is not legally binding. We are aware of that. But it is better if you don't interfere . we consider you as one of the family.Pencil never counts. my dear. dolly. Yes. Of course.
with what you don't understand.. The question is.. whether. I don't think this is a case of undue influence. ... during the time miss Schlegel managed to befriend my mother.
. My dear father.To my mind the question is.. the invalid's condition when the note was written. ... consult an expert if you wish.
You just said it was.but I don't admit it is my mother's handwriting. So we're all agreed that I would be legally justified in tearing this up. Never mind if I did. .
And all else aside... how is this gift to be conveyed to miss Schlegel? Is she to have a life interest in it or to own it absolutely? .
I don't believe miss Schlegel knows anything about. .She may be on her way down this very minute to turn us all out.. Mother believed so in ancestors. this whim of your mother's..
She would never have left anything to an outsider. If miss Schlegel had been poor.. if she'd wanted a house.. Why should she want another? . but she has a house.
. Your poor mother would not have wanted it. you coming in? In a minute.She wouldn't have wanted us to even see this thing. Len.
Right. . What are you looking at? See that big one up there? That's ursa major.
Great bear. They're just stars.. I'm fairly certain. and that one there is the polestar.. . You follow those two down about four times.
You'll catch your death. sir. stop it.Jacky. Excuse me. The policy. It's important. .
yes. "The trees reared in mighty columns..Yes.. of course. . That's all signed. Would you read that? Yes.
dissolved at last in the darkness of the mossy earth.their tops still radiant in sunlight.. went through the wealth of leaves. which. spilling down... ..
ma'am. annie? ." There's a woman to see you. But their scent lingered to honey the air he breathed.Their color slowly faded from out of the flowers. A woman and not a lady.
She says she won't come up.Ask her to come up. Then we shall have to go down.She won't give her name. . ..
Here? Thank you. I have my reasons to believe he is here. .Good afternoon. annie. . .I'm looking for my husband.
Leonard bast. . . Leonard bast? .I'm so sorry. as I'm sure you're aware. ..You're welcome to search for him. Margaret. are we concealing a Mr.Your husband's name.
I do not think we are acquainted with your husband. No. I know for a fact he has visited in this house. . there's no mistake.There appears to have been some mistake.
to have corrupted a married man with giving him tea.He had his tea here. I wish we could help. . Yes.That is a grave allegation. ..
It seems you can't. I'm sorry to have troubled you.. except to have a laugh at my expense. . and wish you a good afternoon.. or won't...
With rita smoking.Do what you can for the house. the house might be more mousier. I doubt it. too. . The drawing room reeks of smoke.
It must be him. Leonard bast.This is lovely. . . There's a Mr. .I'll do the host. . .The one you corrupted with tea.Thank you.
Good evening. Bast. come this way.Do come in and have pudding with us. .Or would you prefer some dinner? . .Mr. Bast. Do come in. Mr.
Do take a seat. . thank you. and let us know how we can help you.Have a chair. . thank you. Glass of wine? Port? No..I've had my tea.
You wouldn't remember giving me this?
- Not at the time.
- That was how it happened, you see.
- How what happened?
- Where did we meet, Mr. Bast?
I don't remember.
It was more than a year ago
at the ethical society.
The lecture was on;'music and meaning."
I see. The mistake arose
out of my card, did it?
The lady who called yesterday thought
you were calling too and would find you.
In the afternoon, I said to my wife...
i said to mrs. Bast,
"i have to pay a call on some friends."
Mrs. Bast said to me, ;'do go."
But while I was gone,
she wanted me on important business...
and thought I had come here,
owing to the card.
I tender my apologies, and hers...
for any inconvenience
we may have caused.
- None at all.
- I still don't understand.
When did you say you paid
this afternoon call?
In the afternoon, of course.
Saturday afternoon or sunday?
And you were still calling on sunday
when your wife came here?
A long visit.
It was good of you to come and explain.
The rest is no concern of ours.
We are going upstairs for coffee.
I do hope you will join us.
- Annie, pour the coffee.
- It's not what you think.
i left my office and walked.
Right out of london.
I was walking all saturday night.
All night? In the dark?
So dark I couldn't see my own hand.
It goes round and round. Bast. Don't tell me about polestar. .Mr. I tried to steer by polestar. but everything gets mixed and I lost it. and you go round with it. you must be a born explorer.
Yes. . Just get out. but why? Why did you do it? I wanted to just walk.
.What was that wonderful. There's that chapter where richard walks all night.I've been reading the ordeal of richard feverel. I remember. . . i know exactly what you mean.In a forest by moonlight.. .
"The forest drooped glimmeringly." Wait. I'll get it." . The chapter's called.Where do your people come from? .'nature speaks.
I mean before that.. No. They didn't always live in a town. . They came from around shropshire. I know.London.
There. . Here it is. They were agricultural laborers. You see? It was ancestral voices calling you.They worked on the land.
." . A pale gray light on the skirts of the flying tempest displayed the dawn. suddenly it got light.'richard was walking hurriedly. .Did you see the dawn? .Yes.Was it wonderful? .
. All I had was a packet of woodbines.. lunch and tea. By that time i was so tired and hungry.. . you want breakfast.No. It was only gray. i didn't know when you're walking.
. come on.Give Mr. Meg. Bast money! We really must go. Bast wouldn't know what to do if you gave him money. Mr.
Bast money. more than the things it buys. Such crass materialism out of your mouth. Let us give Mr. Money is educational. .Nonsense. Give him money.
What would it profit him if he gained the whole world and lost his own soul? He won't gain his soul until he has enough money. . Good-bye. Give Mr. Bast money.
What do you think is the most important thing in the world? I suppose it is whatever matters to you most.Like love. .Thank you. for instance? .
Like love or oxford. Wonderful surprise. .How nice to see you. .Oh. . hello! . if you're Tibby..Henry wilcox. I heard you ladies talking of love.Good evening. .
.We were continuing a serious discussion. Yes. We belong to a club which meets once a week to discuss subjects. How are you? I would have thought you'd be down at Howards End.
. We've bought a house in mayfair.Howards end is let. We have met a young man who is poor. Supposing you were a millionaire. But I expect you are one.
We wondered.sensitive and intelligent. if one was a millionaire. ..What's his profession? .. how one could help him.He's a clerk in. the porphyrion fire insurance company. .
. if I were to help your young clerk.Yes.. Then.Porphyrion? . .. i'd advise him to clear out of the porphyrion with all possible speed. miss Schlegel.
Why? . understand. it'll smash. In other words.. .This is between friends. The porphyrion will be in the receivers' hands before christmas.
Do you hear? Helen.Decidedly.But rather than wait to make sure? . . . I hope quickly. the porphyrion will smash! We must warn Mr. Bast to get another place.
.The man already in a situation when he applies for work.. . stands a better chance... This is letting you into state secrets.
. We employ people because they're unemployed. The boot man. I'm afraid.but it does affect an employer greatly. Human nature. Our human nature appears to be the other way.
Not well. Is it difficult for a clerk to get a situation? ..How does he clean the boots? . There you are.
Wilcox. extremely. Yes.I'm so sorry about Howards End. the family. ..Yes. I have some idea how much her house meant to mrs. That you're not living there. . but to us.
When there is one.it has certain drawbacks. Would you be able to help our friend to a new situation? Unfortunately we have very few positions and vacancies. .
. indeed.Yes. .It has been a pleasure. Of course. I hope your young clerk finds success. .there's always hundreds of applicants.
Mr.Thank you. Good night. Bast. I fear you may have thought our letter a little odd. We're not odd. He was in a hurry to get away. .
just over expressive. I know. the darlings are regular sunbeams. Your company is the porphyrion. The more a lady has to say. isn't it? . the better. Ladies brighten every conversation.
Would you call it a solid concern? Cake? This big one or one of these little deadlies? It depends what you mean by solid. .
good! . A friend of ours did think that it's insufficiently reinsured.We were told the porphyrion's a no-go.And advised you to clear out. Oh. . .You can tell your friend he's wrong.
so to speak.Wrong. How. Then he is right partly? . so to speak? I wouldn't say he was right altogether.
Mr. Wilcox.Tell your friend to mind his own business.Pardon the intrusion. What a surprise! . miss wilcox. .
Mr.. This is Mr. Bast. Bast. Please forgive us for this unexpected visit. Wilcox. do come in. come play with the puppies. .Mr.
come again. I shan't come again.Must you really? . No.Oh. . I call that a very rude remark. .I must be going.
Instead you want to pick my brains about my place of business.What do you want to turn on me for? I thought you invited me here for a friendly chat. cross-question him. . yes. Oh.
What was all that about? . go after him. Explain.pick his brains? Are we intruding? Shall we go? Helen.
We were worried about you. but things like that get spoiled. but people don't! Don't you understand? We really did want to warn you about the porphyrion.I shouldn't have come. Things do. . Before was all right.
. .You noodle.No cause to call a person names.Why should you worry about me? Because we like you! That's why! .
Listen. this is serious. . Our friend said you should look for another post before anything happens.There is when a person is being tremendously stupid.Will you? .
. Promise you'll do that at least? Please! Ali right.. You must search for another place while you still have one.I'll think about it. You must do more.
miss Schlegel. Don't say no. Come and tell us when you've found another place. Don't dare to say no! . Or just come anyway.Thank you.
But we invited him in. You ought to be more careful. talk to him and maybe help him. We wanted to see him again. . Your servants should not let such people in.And don't forget your umbrella or you'll say we pinched it.
Not only in a practical way. I know the world and that type of man. and then they impose on you. You're too kind. You behave too well to people. .
. .Oh. And he has something in him.Yes. I don't know what it is except he wants something better than he's got.But he is not a type. He is a quite unusual young man. No. .
Wilcox by.. . It is your view of him that is romantic.He has romantic ambition.. We wish you to have something to remember mrs.
in return for your kindness. . Oh. She spoke very fondly of you. She would want you to have it. thank you so much. What a lovely thought. Thank you.
It's beautifull are you sure? Is it 18th century? Must be crystal. . evie. Thank you. Thank you.
She talks and talks. ..What's she look like? An old maid type. Goodness knows why father wanted me to ask her. here she is..
How do you do? This is my fiance percy cahill. How do you do? .Ah. .Miss Schlegel.Miss wilcox. good afternoon! ..
I didn't expect to see you.. Evie told me of her little plot. Mr. Evie. . sit there. Miss Schlegel. so I secured a table.Hello. Cahill. there. if you please here.
I want to eat heaps. What will you have? Fish pie. .Are you still worrying around after your young clerks? .Famished.I hope you're hungry. . Good.
.Fancy coming for fish pie to simpson's.Go for something for me then.Right. . . It's not a fit thing to go for here. Roast beef and yorkshire pudding and cider to drink.
Don't you agree? I began an inventory of our possessions. It's so thoroughly old english. There are over 300 things . I like this place.That's the type of thing to go for.
Thank you. We are averting to a civilization of luggage. And that's not counting the books! Whatever shall I do? The modern ownership of movables is reducing us to a nomadic horde.in the drawing room alone. .
.Thank you. . . tip everybody" is my motto.Thank you. sir.And these fellows remember one again.Perhaps it does make life more human. . '. . Always tip the carver.
livanatai. .Yes. . Greece. they'll remember you from year to year. I used to go for sport and business to cyprus.Have you been in the east? . If you tip.Especially in the east.
Simply realistic.A few piastres help to keep one's memory green. Not a bit. How shockingly cynical. .
I adore cheese. That's the most despicable lie. . You never take cheese..Well-done. .You said you didn't. You don't like cheese.How would you like your meat? . .
Miss Schlegel expects me to act as house agent for her. . . .I haven't. I like that.You've grown quite pink.Your ears are pink about the tips.
and someone must find it. percy? Can't say I do. I wish you would give us .I want a new home in september. Do you know of anything. I can't.
I'm afraid it's let. .Howards End. Can't you turn out your tenant. let it to us? We're nearly demented.
That's how I got ducie street and oniton. . fix your price. then don't budge. I am demented. One bit of advice.Mr. Wilcox. Fix your district.
.Would you? . i shall look around for you.I shall. .. .Yes.
.. the house has not been built that would suit the Schlegel family.Would you really? How kind! I warn you. Fun? No.. It's no fun trying to help us. but a pleasure and a privilege.
.to do whatever I can for miss margaret Schlegel.. Thank you very much. "Dear miss Schlegel. .
I may add." But to interrupt your holiday! . you are greatly missed.dare I intrude on your holiday and request you to come up to london? Where. Matter is of some urgency.
but I shall be back before long. . You haven't even been to nine barrows down. I know.And before we have undertaken any of our excursions.
and take the house if it's possible.. Are you being obtuse on purpose? Look.. Whose house is this? Mr. Wilcox's." .'owing to changed circumstances.Let me go up to town today. .
. "I no longer have need for a london house of this size.." . That's his daughter. and am willing to let it on a yearly tenancy.he means that evie's getting married.
Wilcox is the only one who stuck. Mr. Out of all our acquaintances.It's perfect. . and yet we've met far more interesting people...
.Interesting people don't get one houses. My one consolation is that I was able to be useful to you girls. I shall never forget that dreadful motor drive with that dreadful Charles.
Goodness! . aunt Juley.Like it? .Thank you. And now it is my turn to be useful. This is the ballroom.
.Rather! Even I know a good thing when I see it. when I get home in the evenings. .. but nowadays with evie always out with her fiance.. Yes.
Do you ever get lonely? I soon shall horribly. .i can't stand the place.Yes. .It would be very lonely for you. .
it must be over 30 feet. I should think. Yes. . maybe 40.It's heartbreaking to leave one's old home. No. Goodness! How high this ceiling must be.
. I want to speak on a much more serious matter than the house.. I've had you up here on false pretenses. Do you think you could be induced to share.Perhaps even more..
margaret. is it at all probable. I don't think .i mean.. yes. oh. I see... Miss Schlegel..
.I'm asking you to be my wife. Oh.Are you offended? . I know. indeed yes.you quite understand. . . yes. I know.How could I be? .Yes.
Perhaps I should have written first. No! Rather you will receive a letter from me. .Not at all. . And it's you I thank. .Thank you.
Should I order the motor around now? That would be most kind. . evie. . she will never set foot in this house. I am warning you.It's not my fault! .Of course it's your fault.
L never dreamt of such a thing.Going around hobnobbing with those Schlegel girls. They're hardly girls. . Dad took me to call.
miss Schlegel's fairly got us on toast. I'm altogether off dad. Well. . I knew you would.and made me ask her to simpson's. You've woken diddums.
. she's got it. thanks to you. I call that most unfair. Now.She always meant to get hold of Howards End.
and dad can do what he likes. . I'll get married as soon as possible. Stop talking nonsense.Evie. why don't you pretend to break off your engagement? Then perhaps your father will also quarrel with miss Schlegel.
Tootle. tootle. The idea! I could scratch that woman's eyes out. .Taking mother's place.
We're in a bad hole.Come on. dolly. But I'll keep my eye on those Schlegels. . It's no use talking. and must make the best of it. I'll have a try.
. i intend to put my foot down. . Firmly..And if I find them putting on airs with their artistic beastliness. Yes.
Not a nice one. I want to talk it over with you. What is worse. he's trying to sublet the house.I've had a letter. My letter's about Howards End. The tenants have decamped. too. What are you laughing at? .
Well. do before you go. .What's the matter? . have you? . .I'm anxious you two should be friends.A talk with her? .You haven't had a chance to talk with helen yet.
There's no clause in the agreement to allow subletting. .That's awfully jolly.Thank you. Read it yourself. We do. . .We've always hit it off together.
. Digitalis.Yes. . . Sounds like a sneeze. dear old digitalis.Foxgloves.Yes. especially that.
. Here we all are. Thanks to your hint. such nice news from Mr. Bast! . . then. That's his news.Margaret.Really? Good. he cleared out of the porphyrion. Bast is now with dempster's bank. Mr.
Not a bad business? . . the porphyrion.Not a bad business.I would like that very much. I'd like you to come. I shall have to go to Howards End and take charge. .
Good. Did i? Yes. . What about tomorrow? .Tomorrow? I couldn't well do that. You told us the porphyrion would smash before christmas. it was outside the tariff ring at the time..
Didn't Mr..Took some rather bad policies.. . Lately it came in. . Wilcox clearly tell us. What's wrong with tomorrow? Aunt Juley would be so disappointed if I left now. Safe as houses now.
now it turns out it's safe as houses. Aunt Juley regards this.yes.. Bast should never have left. Let's talk about it later... and Mr.. at a greatly reduced salary. ..
You're not to blame. . Come.My dear helen. Battle of life? A man who had little money has less. I grieve for your clerk. I really do. come. owing to us. But it is part of the battle of life.
There's your aunt.I didn't say that. .Is no one to blame for anything? . I'll have a word with her.No one is to blame. . You take things far too seriously.
..Helen.I require no more advice! Don't take up a sentimental attitude over the poor.. word of advice. margaret. See that she doesn't. ..
but there it is. Girls. .The poor are poor. aren't you cold? I am very sorry about Mr. Bast. Don't you bother. but you must be civil to henry. I'll talk to aunt Juley about tomorrow. One is sorry for them.
and I must be on his side. are a witness. yourself.You. . .. Henry is my future husband.There may be another side...
darling! Margaret will explain. helen! Oh.Why are you so bitter? Because I'm an old maid. Oh. .
.. that you want to go away tomorrow? We must leave tomorrow.It isn't true what Mr. Wilcox says.. I have business at Howards End.
Heavens no! . I had expected something more african.So this is the famous office.That's it. fortunately. my margaret's. .and my business is now. .
Spears. and that sort of thing. . I expect this is the imperial part of the lmperial and west african company. animal skins. We haven't settled the question of the london house.
. oh. .My head's in a whirl! I hope that my wife.. How do you do? .That all depends..When do you want to marry me? .On what? .
I can hardly wait to see it. although I almost feel I have. .Will give you a decent lunch after you've looked at Howards End. I don't know in what state you'll find it.
The tenant decamped without arranging for a charwoman to clear up after him. here's an idea. Yes. Why don't we use Howards End to store . I've more than a little bone to pick with the tenant. Margaret.
.your furniture from wickham place..Good idea? How kind.Would you really? . . until you decide what to do with it? .
I hope you won't be disappointed. Charles.Only until helen and Tibby are settled. of course. . It never really suited us. It's quite a measly little place.
What? I seem to have forgotten the keys. .Heavens no. Good.Oh dear. . I've lost the keys. It's lovely! .
We'll have to go back. see she gets some milk..I'll wait for you.Won't you leave me here? .Sure? . . . Henry. Have a glass of milk at the farmer's.
.Why did you forget the key? .Good-bye.Where did you leave it? .Sorry. . .It could be with diddums.
Wilcox? You have her way of walking. like mrs.. .Hello. 'round the house. I took you for ruth wilcox! I..
I found the teeth! The pig's teeth.Henry.Where? . . Look. Here. You see? .The pig's teeth in the bark.
How extraordinary. Yes.Four feet up. . . .What a rum notion. . and you chew the bark to kill the toothache..Surely you knew that.
Did silly miss avery give you a fright? None of you girls has any nerve. Did you take her for a spook? She's very odd. .
she grew up on the farm like mrs. was a farm? . Weren't she and mrs. Wilcox friends when Howards End. Miss avery has always lived there? Yes. too. Wilcox.She carries on as if she owned Howards End.
and miss avery said "no." she'd have been Charles' aunt.They say that mrs. Or was it an uncle? Anyhow." If she'd said. .'yes. Wilcox had a brother. he popped the question.
She's mad about Howards End. Goodness knows what she'll do .That's rather good! Charlie's aunt! I must chaff him about that.
Excuse me. Where would I go to inquire about a position? .when your furniture arrives. sir. She might fling it all out! Or she might simply adopt it for Howards End.
I heard there was one. .Not at this time.What position. I thought it was you. How do you do? . sir? .
Why did you never come to see us again? You promised. .Lost it. You took a situation with dempster's.Sorry? . This isn't your bank. .
like me. The last to join. They cut back on their staff. I've been inquiring for another place here. The way they look at you .I lost the situation. were the first to be let go.
. A decent person wouldn't be out of work. Wilcox. It's our fault. They're sure you've stolen something. I and my sister and Mr.when you come to ask. We made you leave the porphyrion.
Who is at this very moment celebrating his daughter's wedding." . With the maximum of expense and ostentation. I could murder him! "Murder without is most foul.
How have you been? Any interesting lectures? He jolly well owes you a situation. too. .I like this one. What nice houses you have. .Oniton grange. .
. . Anyway.Why? What is one to do? The shooting is bad. and the fishing is even worse.I'm waiting to get it off my hands. it's in the wrong part of shropshire. .
stock and barrel.Are these all wilcoxes? Heavens no! I bought the place lock. I think. To italy. . and cleared off. The fellow just took the money.
Which? . What do you think? . isn't it? . it's very grand.Rather good.They're lovely.Top one. . . Yes.Some of these are rather good.
sir. So. It's very damp. . I'll show you the cellar.Do you have enough ice? .Yes.Rather like you. .
will have Howards End. .Second orders? Good. as the eldest. All right. Charles. this way. It is difficult to decide what to do about the children.
.Yes money.Of course not. since you put it so frankly. . You mean money? .I'm anxious not to be unjust to the others. Goodness! We'll never get through all this wine.
How much have you got? ..What? How much have you got per year? I have 600. My income? .
Of course I do.. how many parts would you give . If you were to divide your income into ten parts.Don't you know your income? . Or don't you want to tell me? Do it this way...
to Charles. Divide yours. too. She'll get her hands on this place as well as Howards End. Be generous. . to evie and to Paul? Go ahead. give away all you can.
It's only her furniture that's gone there. What's to happen to us? Two children to bring up. . That's the thin edge of the wedge.
Charles. aren't you? What? Oh! Pleased as punch! But it's not going to be easy. you're pleased about the baby. . The pater wants to be fair. but money isn't elastic.
What if evie has a family? Or the pater himself? What? Who's there? .
Saxon or celt? It went like clockwork. ." lady edser said.'quite like a durbar. . You did awfully well.
Who are those people? . It was very successful. Thank you.I'm very proud of you.
If you'ii gracefully vanish.Perhaps townspeople come to see the wedding presents. What is it? What's wrong? Is Tibby ill? I found them starving! . I'll deal with them.
- The basts!
He lost his place.
They reduced their staff,
and he was the first to go!
- Yes, thanks to us. We've ruined him!
- Are you mad?
If you like,
but I'll stand for this no longer.
Two people starving,
and all this vulgar show!
Have you actually brought two starving
people from london to shropshire?
There was a restaurant car
on the train.
Don't be absurd! I won't have
such theatrical nonsense!
Yes, how dare you?
Bursting into evie's wedding.
My goodness! You've a perverted notion
of philanthropy. Look at them.
They think it's some vulgar scandal...
and I must explain,
'; no, it's only my sister screaming...
and only two hangers-on of ours
she has brought here for no reason."
We want to see Mr. Wilcox.
Mr. Bast, this is an odd business.
What view do you take of it?
- There is mrs. Bast, too.
- Yes. How do you do?
- She's unwell. She fainted on the train.
- I'm so sorry. Won't you sit down?
We don't wish to intrude, but you and
your sister have been kind in the past.
My sister has put you
in a false position.
Helen, offer them something. Mrs. Bast,
won't you have something to eat?
I would like to do something
- We are, in some way, responsible.
- Via Mr. Wilcox.
If you take up that attitude,
I'll do nothing. So choose.
If you promise to take them
to the hotel, quietly, as my quests...
then I wili speak to henry
about finding work for Mr. Bast.
There is to be no more
of this absurd screaming.
and I'll try.. I promise. helen.All right. . you have been most self-indulgent. Take them to the george.. But. Very well.
.. and alter yourself. Or we shant have happy lives. .You have less restraint rather than more as you get older. Think it over.
I must see to getting some rooms. Excuse me.Let's eat some cake. shall we? You want some strawberries? Sorry. .
.I'm hungry! .Mrs. We shall come with you.Perhaps you'd like to stay? .We don't want to be any trouble. .There's all this pudding. . Bast is extremely tired.
I'll be all right! Charles.Will you be all right? . look.Perhaps you should come back for her? . . Whoever's that? Pink scarf.
madam? . Champagne. How do you do? Bride or groom? Pleased to have made your acquaintance.Charles wilcox.
Gone. I've bundled her to the george.Helen? Here? But she refused the invitation.Where is she now? . I thought she despised weddings. . .
George hotel? You shouldn't have done that. but. Well. . Yes. her protege. She has two of her proteges with her.. No. let them all come..
later on I would like to talk to you about them. Why not now? No time like the present. Shall i? .
But there's a sting at the end of it. For I want you to find the man some work in your office.Yes. if it isn't too long a story. . It's not five minutes.
Dempster's bank.What are his qualifications? He's a clerk. . Why did he leave? . Dempster's.Where was he before? . I think.
Margaret.They reduced their staff. this cannot be taken . I'll see what I can do. Yes.
Of course not. But he's rather a special case. L can't fit in your proteges or helen's every day. .as a precedent. You do understand? Of course.
. if it isn't henry! Hello. henry. Fancy seeing you here. aren't they? Why.Proteges always are.
she's a little overtired.'hello"? . Bast.She's drunk.Do you know mrs.This is mrs. I'm sorry. . Bast? .Don't you remember jacky? Henry. . aren't you going to say.
No... I don't! Know henry? Who doesn't know henry? We've had some gay old times.. you're drunk! .
. I release you from your engagement. I congratulate you on your little plan to trap me.Are you satisfied? I can now understand your keen interest in the basts. Thank you.
That's all right.Here we are. . . I'll do it.Please don't bother. I'll do that..So that's it. I'm sure I can manage. my dear. .
I don't expect there's much to forgive. but I think he's forgiven me.That is what? Thank you. . dear chap.. You were saying? Henry and I were having the fiercest argument.
And hasn't the weather been kind to us? .I really must be going. or we should be late. Thank you so much for the loveliest time.
You take care of yourself. dolly. Have a safe journey.A lovely day. Thank you very much. Bye-bye. .
Thank you. father. i've forgotten my hat.I shall.It's here. Are the women folk all right? . .Oh. .
Well. oh.. oh.Shut the doors and we're ready. What's the matter.. jacky? . Drive on. thank you.
Him? Seeing who? I don't want to talk about it. What do you think you're looking at? .It was a jolt seeing him.
look at me.Henry. So. When? When. Yes. please? . you were that woman's lover? Put with your usual delicacy. I was.
. it's not going to trouble us.Ten years ago! I'm sorry. Ten years ago. Yes. Henry dear. we fellows all fall from grace once in our time.
.Yes. what can you guess of any man's life.You believe that. I do believe it. margaret? .. You with your refined pursuits and your books.. his temptations? .
It was in cyprus. that's enough. I've spoken too much already. Yes. Well. . that's enough.Temptations. dear.
I have forgiven you. . dear.I was very lonely. but I won't.You can never forgive me. can you? . Let us speak no more about it. It is all behind us. I could fine an excuse. .
Really? You can really bring yourself to forgive me? You've learned that I'm far from a saint. .
. . Then let them leave first thing in the morning. the reverse. The reverse. no. No.In fact.Helen took them to the george. Oh.Where are those people now? . no.
. helen should be here with us. . And anyway. not stopping at a hotel with some ragtags..There must be no gossip at the george.
sir? I want you to take a note to the george hotel straightaway. .Why don't you kindly write a note to that effect? I'll have burton send it over to helen straightaway. Yes.
.There's far too much noise out there. He feels the basts are not at all the type we should trouble about. Bast. "I'm sorry to tell you that henry can do nothing for Mr.
. Please see that they leave first thing in the morning.We found the woman drunk on the lawn." . and come here yourself..
You don't want to get mixed up in this. In what? . This isn't margaret.He made her write it. Would you put it in the fire? You better let us be.
.What is it? You must trust me that far at least! Mr. Wilcox met jacky before. Out in cyprus when she was 16.
. Go on. Why was she in cyprus? Her father was a clerk in an export business.I told you you didn't want to hear about it.
Accidentally drowned because he couldn't swim. . she'd gone out to be with him.After her mother died. Then he died.
My family tried to stop me. till she managed to get back home.. but I did.Jacky was left having to fend for herself.. I didn't have to marry her. .
where would she be after the Mr.But I married her all the same. because I promised. ... not in a thousand years. Wilcoxes had finished with her? It would never. If I hadn't.
.. and nothing here! And you're the opposite.enter that man's mind he'd done anything wrong.. You believe in personal responsibility. Because there's nothing here.
What good am i to myself or to jacky? Marrying her. Surely you'll find . Very nice.and personal everything. only to pull her down with me so we can starve together.
If rich people fail at one position. But with us. they can try another. ...another position somewhere. You don't know what you're talking about.
he's done for. Help me row. then. I'd do anything in the world to help you. I'm tired.once a man over 20 loses his own particular job. .
You're the one person who ever has helped me. . You mean by passing on false information to make you give up your job? I mean by being the sort of person you are.
" .And books aren't real. .I didn't think people like you existed except in books.They're more real than anything! When people fail you. there's still '. . music and meaning.
or what to say to Meg. Tibby. hasn't it? L don't know what's to be done. .That's for rich people to make them feel good after their dinner. Everything's got spoiled for you.
.I don't want to face her or even go back to wickham place. You mean. and the woman you say he seduced in cyprus? I want you to give Meg my love. and tell her... Wilcox.. because of Mr..
.Such a message is easily given.Or else bonn. to munich. God. . I wish I could escape from Meg's wedding. too.tell her I'm going away to germany. .
after all this? You better go to germany. . It's martlett with the apple charlotte.Is she really going through with it? How can our Meg be a wilcox? And now.
Later. .Mind if I take it? It spoils..Shall I clear now. I know. we owe the basts some compensation. Very good.Not now. .. I feel. sir? . no.
. those people again. .Those people again? . I don't see who is to pay if I don't. I'm placing what I consider is a minimum amount to your account.Yes.
When I'm in germany. I shall never forget your kindness if you do this. What's the sum? . you'll pay it to the basts for me.
Five thousand.Good god! It's useless giving out driblets of charity. I don't give a damn what people think! . . shillings and blankets.. No doubt people will think me mad.
But I do mind if you ruin yourself for some quixotic reason of your own. .But you'll do it? . . I didn't expect you to understand me.I understand nobody.
and a long lecture with it.Apparently. Yes.Your sister could afford a fiver. . .Leave me alone! . Are you writing to your brother? He could send us another ten.
Why are you taking it out on me? You can see I'm busy. Schlegel.000 pounds.. i acknowledge receipt of your letter enclosing a check for 5. . can't you? "Dear Mr..
." . Yours sincerely. i have the honor to return your check herewith. leonard bast. but having no immediate necessity.I am very grateful for your concern..
. Sorry to bother you. sir. I was wondering if there were any vacancies. No.Excuse me. I'm sorry. I worked in this office for four years.
.Nothing at all? .I've nothing.. The servants will have benefit of the central heating if we keep them here. instead of at the back of the house. . .Nothing at this time. which the architect prefers.
I can't be as young as I was.If only it would hurry up and get itself built. . I'm getting tired of living in london. All in good time.
Shaw.I'm perfectly happy to do without the new plays and discussion societies. Wells and all the other utopias. . What I miss are trees and mountains and meadows. Mr. Mr.
But I would like to see them in our own home. .I also miss my own things. I'm grateful to have them there. They're safe at Howards End.
My share at least. Or helen. Goodness knows what Tibby intends to do with his. There's been another postcard from her. Still the same poste restante address .
. She's been away now... .. but now she speaks of going to italy.in bavaria. She's never coming back to england.
three weeks on tuesday. What's this? What've you been reading now? . No getting away from it. She always has been. Your sister is odd.Four months..how long has it been? .
..Theo.. Madam blavatsky.Yes. .theosophy. .
and her mind gets addled. That's what I mean about helen. She reads these things.What a clever little woman it is. . My margaret keeps her facts straight.
. dear? . Schlegel.What facts are those. All that sort of thing. Yes. . Who is who and what is what. sir.About men and women. What is that? Mr.
you've forgotten this. Thank you. Oh. But no letter. it's another one. . annie. Look. dear.
These postcards and telegrams don't seem to have come from her.I just can't feel that helen's really alive. They're not her! I know what you mean. You'll break that .
devon. arriving london thursday. "M. straight fleming. Schlegel.if you keep fiddling with it. Dearest Meg. .j. the rise. Put it on.
Give my love to the invalid.. and keep some for yourselves. Helen.. whether aunt Juley is better or likely to become worse." .Please telegraph care my bank.
. When is helen coming? . thank you. And it won't be long.If only you had a companion to take your walks with. dear aunt Juley.. Before you'll be up and about. I have Tibby.
She will already have reached london. She's got to london. But? She says to telegraph .Very soon.
we must telegraph that she is not..if aunt Juley is better. she couldn't stay away at such a time. . We can't start lying to each other. Obviously if we want to see her.. Helen wouldn't.
. Your Meg."Dearest helen.." . aunt Juley better and eagerly expecting you as am i.
Helen." Why did she have to go back to germany? I'll explain after your nap. . Telegraph to bank whereabouts are books and furniture."Must return germany at once.
I haven't been well. Is cook doing the mackerel the way Tibby likes them? I know his whole day is spoiled if his breakfast isn't right. .She might have come to see her aunt.
Goodness me! How morbid! . Don't tell me it is still that business.The mackerel were perfect. Bast. over henry and that woman mrs... Tibby mentioned them this morning.
His wife forgives him. We've suffered under her temperament. We all know to what extremes helen goes. . and his sister-in-law can't bear to look at him. not even of helen. I don't believe it.
you've got black marks again .This is different.. as if she were mad. but a kind of madness.... this is not temperament. Margaret.
Can't have my girl looking as old as her husband. You haven't seen our point. . You know that's strictly forbidden.under your eyes.
. . Can you help us at all? .Our point is this.I don't suppose I ever shall. Our sister may be mad. do come in. Charles. We are again in trouble.
No. more or less. What were the facts? We're all mad. The facts are that our sister has been in england and won't see us. these days. I'm afraid I cannot. .
She's forbidden the bankers to give us her address. Ail we have are these telegrams. She refuses to answer questions. And you want to get hold of her? .
She wants her books. .Well. you just stroll in. yes. yes? Send her after them to Howards End.. When she's there.. Perfectly easy.
. But remember the motor will be around the corner.If there's nothing wrong with her. We can run her to a specialist in no time. so much the better.
But that's impossible! . don't speak that particular language..Why is it impossible? Because helen and i.. we... ..
. I am as scrupulous as any man alive. Yes. But when it is a case like this.if you see my meaning. when it is a question of madness. i hope. because you have scruples.. It's all very well and I understand..
not you. Pater.i deny it's madness! . we may as well keep Howards End out of it.You said so yourself. . .It's madness when I say it.
who is we? . We don't want any more mess.Why? The whole house is at sixes and sevens. And who is we? Pray. Charles.
Come along. .I beg your pardon I'm sure. I seem always to be intruding. Let's send the telegram. Let's do it.
Margaret.I can't have this sort of behavior. "All your books at Howards End. She's far too sweet natured to mind. .What? . . But I mind for her.
Monday. Wouldn't you say so. You understand? The trouble seems to be nervous." Our main object is not to frighten miss Schlegel.Miss avery will let you in 3:00 p. Meg.m. margaret? .
Musical. literary.Would you say she was normal? She's always been highly strung. Quite a charming girl really. artistic. But quite normal. .
Would you say there was anything congenital? Anything hereditary? . just wait here for a second. .Henry.Margaret? .
Oh. darling! Quickly! Just get inside. Margaret? I shall surely need your advice later. . You can go back to the motor. please! Miss Schlegel is managing.
but now I must be alone with helen. my dear.Why all our furniture? . .Yes. .There's been a mistake.You're certain? . Thank you. . Please. kind henry.
. There's been a mistake. I'll be sending some milk 'round.How well the carpet fits. You've been very kind. and we should be ordering coals.
But we are not going to live at Howards End. I think she may be a little touched. I ought not to have.. you ought not . helen. no.. This is not our house. I'm sorry.
. I'm not ill. Is the coast clear? I must leave. but I'm expecting a child in june.to have tricked me this way. We thought you were ill! As you see.
My love to aunt Juley and Tibby. Let me carry that. . isn't it.I'm going back to germany in the morning. It's curious.
that our carpet fits? Yes. doesn't it? Someone's polished it. . the sword looks right. too. Yes. Yes.
.I'll carry this. That's why I hid away in germany. If you didn't want to tell me because of henry. I thought I had to be by myself. i'd understand that.
I alone must be responsible for myself and this child. Of course leonard doesn't know.What about Tibby? Really. . And I want to be.
Leonard? Leonard bast? Yes. Did you ever hear from him again? .
I have no idea what he's doing now. I must ask you. Was your sister wearing . My dear. or what's happened to either of them...
. .What? I really came just to ask a favor about Howards End. One point at a time. Yes.No.a wedding ring? .
sit down. I must now ask you the name of her seducer. You may have some inkling. and the slightest hint would help us. Who is us? .Please.
My dear. That was unnecessary.. . Charles and I wish to act in your sister's best interests..I thought it best to ring Charles.
Are we to make her seducer marry her? Suppose he turned out to be married? One has heard of such cases. .It is still not too late to clear her name.
. I want to talk to you.Then he must pay heavily for his misconduct. mustn't he? Stay calm. Listen to me.
Certainly. What's the matter? .May I ask you my question now? . Look at me.Come here. .
with your permission. Tonight. Why at Howards End? .Tomorrow helen goes to germany. she would like to sleep at Howards End. I'm fine.
Associations and so on. I could understand if it were her own home.It is an odd request. . but you know what women in her state are. but helen has no associations with Howards End.
. but she wants to. .Call it fancy.I don't see why she wants to stay there. She'll only catch cold. and never get out of the house. She'll then want to sleep two nights. .I don't understand.
. I'll stay with her. I want you here to meet Charles.Would that matter? . We will only trouble Howards End for this one night. That's quite impossible.Of course.What has Charles to do with this? ..
It has everything to do with Charles. .He's the future owner of Howards End.. There's dolly and the servants.In what way? Please answer me. . . You're forgetting yourself.
Would helen's condition depreciate the property? I shall do what I can. but I can't treat your sister as if nothing has happened. . I shall be false to my position in society if I did.
Tonight she asks to sleep in your empty house. and trouble society no longer. May she? Will you give my sister leave? .Tomorrow she will go to germany.
.Will you forgive her. ... yourself.. as you.As I have been. .please answer my question! Your sister can sleep at the hotel. have been forgiven? .
Wilcox. Bast? . You have mentioned mrs. In reply.I have my children and the memory of my dear wife to consider. may I mention mrs.
. I forgave you... . I have done"? .You had a mistress. .You have not been yourself all day. My sister has a lover. you drive her from the house! Why can you not be honest for once and say to yourself.'what helen has done.
I do not give your sister leave to sleep at Howards End. Do you understand? .I repeat what I said before.
I mind very much . i'd send a bullet through him.If a man played about with my sister.. But I suppose you're sunk too deep in books. and rubbish to mind what happens to your sister..
I'm glad of my way! . not to speak of different manners. By jove.what happens to my sister.. But I have a different way of expressing it from yours..
. Look.I'm glad my father never sent me to university if this is what they teach.No.Do you know of anyone? . . you must know something of your sister's life.
She did mention some friend called leonard bast.Whom do you suspect? Did she mention anyone by name? Come on. Speak up. yes or no? You're hiding something. .
Leonard bast? Do you know him? Have you had any dealings with him? What a family. . What a family! God help the poor pater.
God help my poor sisters.They were ordered on approval! . .Excuse me. . Excuse me! Wait.
Or mrs. Is miss Schlegel in? .Excuse me. I was looking for miss Schlegel. Wilcox? . Leonard bast.They're down at Howards End. I used to call at wickham place. Howards End? . Where would that be.
No. Near hilton junction.Let me get you a drink of water. .It's at hilton. thank you. . Are you all right? .
that my wife and I have had anything like a quarrel. .Come on.Please take them. She is overwrought.. . naturally.. ma'am.. off you go! I don't want you to conclude.
. The question to my mind is connected to something far greater: The rights of property itself.Naturally.
Charles. and will one day be yours. . When I say I don't want anyone living at Howards End.. i mean that no one is to live at Howards End.Absolutely.. The house is mine.
Then tomorrow morning
i may go up in the motor?
Yes. Say that you're acting
as my representative...
and that they must clear out at once.
Go to bed now.
L've kept you up far too late.
Can I do anything for you, sir?
Thank you, my boy.
Good night, sir.
It's only the train.
Len, have you got
that pain again?
- You're all dressed.
- I'm going out for a bit.
What ho, len.
What ho, jacky.
See you again later.
Excuse me. Howards end.
Did you see the dawn?
- And was it wonderful?
It was only gray.
Could you direct me to Howards End?
This is Howards End.
Thank you very much, Charles.
There are two boxes of books in...
miss Schlegel... mrs. Wilcox,
you will have forgotten me.
No, Mr. Bast,
i have not forgotten you.
I want to know
where your sister is.
- Where helen is.
- Who is it?
So this is leonard bast.
This is for insulting a woman.
- Get me a stick!
- We are capable of dealing with this.
- What are you doing?
- Stand back!
It is your opinion that he was in
the last stages of heart disease.
It would not be professional
to say so before an autopsy but...
that could well be my diagnosis.
Obviously he was in
the last stage because...
the moment I touched him with the sword he crumpled up. Excuse me. What sword would that have been? It's inside. You better follow me. .
Of course. Perhaps twice.It's their father's old german sword. . I only touched him with the flat of it. once. Once? Yes.
Charles wilcox. I'll be available as long as it's necessary. Wilcox.. And Mr. . Mr.I presume you will be staying in hilton. Yes..
I did expect that.we shall be requesting your presence at the inquest. Yes. I was going to come out to hilton to give you these. sir. Margaret? Good. . I shall naturally be the most important witness. henry.
.Yes. I don't need to hear it.I have something to tell you.My life is with helen now. I'm leaving you. Never mind. . .
for a moment. We'll have to sit here on the grass.I'm extremely tired. . Come and sit down for a moment. Yes. Yes.
Where are you going? . Yes. We shall be staying with miss avery at the farm till we can leave.Here are your keys.
We'll start as soon as possible after the inquest. .If helen is well enough.After the inquest? . You realize what the verdict of the inquest will be? Yes. .To germany.
. if not worse. . manslaughter. No. Charles may go to prison..Heart disease.
I don't know what to do.I dare not tell him. I'm sorry. . I don't know what to do.
Paul? Apparently it's got to suit us. You've only to speak. and .Is this going to suit everyone? I don't want you all coming here later complaining live been unfair. my boy.
Since I have to be at the business all week. and it's certainly not the town.. i'li find something more suitable.. .I'll leave the house to you entirely. This place is not really the country.
. evie? .Does my arrangement suit you. he said no. .Of course. dolly? I thought Charles wanted it for the boys. . father.You.. But last time I saw him.
because we can't possibly live in this part of england again. But I can't think what to. Charles says we ought to change our name. .
Then I leave Howards End to my wife absolutely. Yes. I can't think of any other name. .Wilcox just suits Charles and me.
there's to be no jealousy.. That is her own wish. and no surprise.Let everyone understand that. In consequence. And after I'm dead. .. I leave my wife no money.
Howards End.All my other assets are to be divided among you. she intends at her death to leave to her nephew.. It does seem curious. Mrs. Wilcox wanted margaret to have howards. . This house..
Look. Have I put my foot in it? Tom. What's over there? . take baby's hand.now she gets it after all.
Oh.I wonder what it is. dolly. Rather like diddums was at that age. Look who's there! Look! . it's a sweet child. Come along.
.What did dolly mean about Howards End? My poor ruth. .. during her last days. scribbled your name on a piece of paper.
did i? They're off. I didn't do wrong. There they go.Knowing her not to be herself. . i set it aside.
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