Charles Dickens: A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is a profound secret and mystery to every other.

Nelly: Until that secret is given to another to look after. And then perhaps two human creatures may know each other.

[last lines]

Actress: This is a tale of woe. This is a tale of sorrow. A love denied, a love restored, to live beyond tomorrow. Lest we think silence is the place to hide a heavy heart, remember, to love and be loved is life itself without which we are nought.

[first lines]

Mr. George Wharton Robinson: Our boys' curriculum is very wide. They perform a short play at the end of every term. Theater's an abiding interest of my wife... Ah, Mary, tea if you please.

Mary: [arriving late] Yes, sir.

Mr. George Wharton Robinson: Through the open door... Nelly, where were you? Mr. Benham has been here since 3:00.

Nelly: I'm so sorry. Mr. Lambourne has been organizing the boys best he can.

Mary: I lost all sense of time...

Charles Dickens: When the day is creeping up on us and we must put in order the chaos of the night.

Nelly: Stand guard once more, ready for life.