We played a game together. Mama and I. On the cliff. It was a simple game - I spun around and would count my steps moving in a random direction. If I went over the cliff, she would have to come and catch me. But she never did. I couldn't count to more than twenty.
Lorch: Your mother is in heaven. She's... She's happy, because now... now she's free... free of all the sorrows and cares of this world. And that just makes her happy. Dina: Does it? Lorch: Yes Dina: So it was a good thing that happened to my mama? Lorch: Well... Dina: [Dina points the sky] Up there, there isn't any sadness and no naughty girls. Nobody else knew how to send mama up there but I did. I set mama free. Jacob: Isn't Dina going to dine with us? Dina's Father: No. She takes her meals in the kitchen. Dagny: She's... happiest that way. Dina's Father: Jacob owns the biggest merchandised establishment in the whole county. He is a wealthy man. Dina: He can wipe his ass with his money. Jacob: [Dina got scared of her husbands' behaviour and has climbed up a high ladder during her wedding. Wedding guests watch as her husband and her father are trying to get her down] Come down Dina! Please, on my knees! Come down, I beg you! Dina's Father: Get down here right now! What are you? Crazy? Do you want to ruin your whole wedding? Dina: You beast! Jacob: Yes I know, I know... Dina: You are like a stallion, you! Jacob: No! It won't happen again! Dina: Oh, no? Jacob: Come down now, I promise. Dina: And you expect me to believe that? Jacob: I swear to God. Dina: Well, that demands witnesses. Jacob: [Jacob calls out to the whole crowd] I, Jacob Groenelv, swear by almighty God, that I will never again carry on like a stallion! Dina: Look at me. Look at me. Let all the cares and sorrows of this world fall away from you... Jacob: [Dina is drinking and laughing with sailormen. Her husband tries to get her attention] Dina... Dina. Dina! sailor: Pardon me, I think that your father wishes to have a word with you. Dina: Jacob was no longer strong. He was frightened and would not play. He was starting to see who I was. Dina's Father: He's to be called Jacob of course? Dina: No, he's not. He's to be called Benjamin. Dina's Father: Benjamin? Nobody in our family has ever been called "Benjamin". Dina: You can brawl all you like, it will be as I say. Lorch:
Dear Dina, by the time you read this letter, I will be dead. Has life been good to you and have you found love? Promise me that you will... That you will embrace life and not death... And find yourself a man who will help you to live in a world in which there are no ghosts. Do not ever be lonely as I have been. For I have only one friend. Death. He lies here beside my bed faithful till the end. And his cold breath makes my eyes water. Dina... pray for me. Lorch.