Céline ! ! ! ... /Le Patient Anglais






Le Patient Anglais








My darling, I'm waiting for you - how long is a day in the dark, or a week? ...the fire is gone now, and I'm horribly cold. I really ought to drag myself outside but then there would be the sun... I'm afraid I waste the light on the paintings and on writing these words... We die, we die rich with lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed... ...I want all this marked on my body. We are the real countries, not the boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men... ...I know you will come and carry me out into the palace of winds, the rumors of water... That's all I've wanted - to walk in such a place with you, with friends, on earth without maps. The lamp's gone out and I'm writing in the darkness...



ALMÁSY

Katharine! Oh dear God, Katharine - what are you doing here?

KATHARINE

I can't move. I can't get out.



ALMÁSY

Why did he bring you?



KATHARINE

A surprise, he said.



KATHARINE

Poor Geoffrey. He knew. He must have known all the time. He was shouting - I love you, Katharine, I love you so much. Is he badly hurt? His neck is odd.





ALMÁSY Katharine! Oh dear God, Katharine - what are you doing here? KATHARINE I can't move. I can't get out. ALMÁSY Why did he bring you? KATHARINE A surprise, he said. KATHARINE Poor Geoffrey. He knew. He must have known all the time. He was shouting - I love you, Katharine, I love you so much. Is he badly hurt? His neck is odd. KATHARINE Please don't move me. It hurts too much. ALMÁSY We've got to get you out of here. KATHARINE It hurts too much. ALMÁSY I know, darling, I'm sorry. KATHARINE Why did you hate me? ALMÁSY What? KATHARINE Don't you know you drove everybody mad? ALMÁSY Don't talk. KATHARINE You speak so many bloody languages and you never want to talk. ALMÁSY You're wearing the thimble. KATHARINE Of course. You idiot. I always wear it. I've always worn it. I've always loved you. KATHARINE It's so cold. ALMÁSY I know. I'm sorry. I'll make a fire. I'll be back. KATHARINE Don't leave me! ALMÁSY I'm just going to find things for the fire. KATHARINE Shall we be all right? ALMÁSY Yes. Absolutely. KATHARINE Oh dear. ALMÁSY Listen to me, Katharine. You've broken your ankle and I'm going to have to try and bind it. I think your wrist might be broken, too - and some ribs, which is why it's hurting you to breathe. I'm going to have to walk to El Taj. Given all the traffic in the desert these days I should bump into one army or another before I reach there - or Fenelon-Barnes and his camel. And then I'll be back and we'll be fine, and I'll never leave you. The fire is lit and he comes over to her, kneels beside her. KATHARINE Do you promise? I wouldn't want to die here. I wouldn't want to die in the desert. I've always had a rather elaborate funeral in mind, with particular hymns. Very English. And I know exactly where I want to be buried. In our garden. Where I grew up. With a view of the sea. So promise me you'll come back for you ALMÁSY I promise I'll come back. I promise I'll never leave you. And there's plenty of water and food. You can have a party. ALMÁSY And a good read. Don't waste it. KATHARINE Thank you. Will you bury Geoffrey? I know he's dead. ALMÁSY I'm sorry, Katharine. KATHARINE I know. ALMÁSY Every night I cut out my heart but in the morning it was full again. He's tearing strips from the parachute with his knife. As he starts to bind her wrist he gets her to talk, trying to distract her from the pain. ALMÁSY Tell me about your garden. KATHARINE Our Garden, our garden - not so much the garden, but the copse alongside it, wild, a secret way plunging down to the shore and then nothing but water between you and France. The Devil's Chimney it was called - The Devil's Chimney, I don't know why. Darling. My darling. THE ENGLISH PATIENT I stopped at noon and at twilight. Three days there, I told her, then three hours back by car. Don't go anywhere. I'll be back.. ..I'll be back... ..





KATHARINE

Please don't move me. It hurts too much.



ALMÁSY

We've got to get you out of here.



KATHARINE

It hurts too much.



ALMÁSY

I know, darling, I'm sorry.



KATHARINE

Why did you hate me?

ALMÁSY

What?

KATHARINE

Don't you know you drove everybody mad?







ALMÁSY

Don't talk.

KATHARINE

You speak so many bloody languages and you never want to talk.

ALMÁSY

You're wearing the thimble.

KATHARINE

Of course. You idiot. I always wear it. I've always worn it. I've always loved you.







KATHARINE

It's so cold.



ALMÁSY

I know. I'm sorry. I'll make a fire. I'll be back.



KATHARINE

Don't leave me! ALMÁSY

I'm just going to find things for the fire.

KATHARINE

Shall we be all right?

ALMÁSY

Yes. Absolutely.

KATHARINE

Oh dear.







ALMÁSY

Listen to me, Katharine. You've broken your ankle and I'm going to have to try and bind it. I think your wrist might be broken, too - and some ribs, which is why it's hurting you to breathe.

I'm going to have to walk to El Taj. Given all the traffic in the desert these days I should bump into one army or another before I reach there - or Fenelon-Barnes and his camel.

And then I'll be back and we'll be fine, and I'll never leave you.

The fire is lit and he comes over to her, kneels beside her.

KATHARINE

Do you promise? I wouldn't want to die here. I wouldn't want to die in the desert. I've always had a rather elaborate funeral in mind, with particular hymns. Very English.

And I know exactly where I want to be buried. In our garden. Where I grew up. With a view of the sea. So promise me you'll come back for you



ALMÁSY

I promise I'll come back. I promise I'll never leave you. And there's plenty of water and food. You can have a party.





In memory, Love lives forever...



ALMÁSY

And a good read.

Don't waste it.

KATHARINE

Thank you.

Will you bury Geoffrey? I know he's dead.

ALMÁSY

I'm sorry, Katharine.

KATHARINE

I know.

ALMÁSY

Every night I cut out my heart but in the morning it was full again.

He's tearing strips from the parachute with his knife. As he starts to bind her wrist he gets her to talk, trying to distract her from the pain.

ALMÁSY

Tell me about your garden.

KATHARINE

Our Garden, our garden - not so much the garden, but the copse alongside it, wild, a secret way plunging down to the shore and then nothing but water between you and France. The Devil's Chimney it was called -

The Devil's Chimney, I don't know why.

Darling. My darling.

THE ENGLISH PATIENT

I stopped at noon and at twilight. Three days there, I told her, then three hours back by car. Don't go anywhere. I'll be back.. ..I'll be back... ..













 
 
 
 


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