What's she burning in this thing?óIt smells a bit like sulphur.
Nonsense! One can't make a motor fuel out of sulphur!
Who else lives here?
I live aloneóit suits my purposes.
Supper is at six. You will wash, thoroughlyó
You will wash yourselves, otherwise there will be no supper, is that clear?
[Miss Price leaves the room.]
A house of horrors, that's what we've come to.
Poisoned dragon's liver?!
Poisoned dragon's liver.
Do you poison the dragon or just the liver?
It comes prepared. It's part of the school equipment.
Is this London?
'Course it is. Can't you smell that lovely sooty air?
I found the door open, the curtains closedóthe house was deserted.
Why on earth would someone do a thing like that?
I would say this may have something to do with itÖ [gestures towards an unexploded bomb]
Merciful heavens! I should be terrified at the very idea of living here.
You would have thought so, wouldn't you? I am, by nature, a little bit of a cowardóbut then I pondered, as I often do: in the perverse nature of things, this diabolical object is probably the best friend I ever had. It has enabled me for the first time in my life to live like a king. Shall we go in?
Why d'you keep the curtains closed?
So we can enjoy our cheese and wine in the gentle glow of candlelight.
I bet it's so the coppers won't catch you hiding out here.
What is thisóa toyshop?
No, it's a nursery. Ain't you ever seen a nursery?
[to Carrie] No, and neither have you.
What's your name?