I was certain to win, but I meant to
lose to see what she would order me
Dorothy catches her breath, thinking of the penalty. Then
she goes behind the trees and, a few second later, comes
out and says:
Your penalty is to find a cherry-
colored ribbon which I have hidden
somewhere on my person. You are
free to look for it anywhere you
will, and I will think very little
of you if you do not find it.
They sit down on the grass. Roderick searches her
pockets, the fold of her short bodice and her skirt, then
her shoes; then he turns up her skirt, slowly and
circumspectly, as high as her garters, which she wears
upon the knee. He unfastens them and finds nothing; he
draws down her skirt and gropes under her armpits. The
tickling makes her laugh.
I feel the ribbon.
Then you must get it.
Roderick has to unlace her bodice and touch her pretty
breasts, over which his hand must pass to reach it.
Why are you shaking?
With pleasure at finding the ribbon.
EXT. FIELD - DAY
Military review. One hundred English troops, a few
mounted officers, a small military band, fifty local
The Dugan family, Roderick and his mother, Captains Best
Roderick admires the troops in their splendid uniforms.
About this time, the United Kingdom
was in a state of great excitement
from the threat generally credited
of a French invasion. The noblemen
and people of condition in that and
all other parts of the kingdom
showed their loyalty by raising
regiments of horse and foot to
resist the invaders. How I envied
them. The whole country was alive
with war's alarums; the three
kingdoms ringing with military
music, while poor I was obliged to
stay at home in my fustian jacket
and sigh for fame in secret.