Saoirse Ronan: Briony Tallis, aged 13
Robbie Turner : Come on, pal. You should be getting dressed.
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : If I fell in the river, would you save me?
Robbie Turner : Of course.
[Briony jumps into the water and Robbie dives after her; eventually, he pulls her out of the water and drops her near the bank]
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : Thank you, thank you, thank you...
Robbie Turner : That was an incredibly bloody stupid thing to do.
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : I wanted you to save me.
Robbie Turner : Don't you know how easily you could have drowned?
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : You saved me.
Robbie Turner : You stupid child! You could have killed us both! Is that your idea of a joke?
[she looks at him for a moment, shocked by his tone, but defiant nonetheless]
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : I want to thank you for saving my life. I'll be eternally grateful to you.
[he strides away angrily, into the woods, leaving Briony disconsolate amidst the cow parsley]
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : Yes. I saw him. I saw him with my own eyes.
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : How can you hate plays?
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : I finished my play.
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : Prologue.
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : This is the tale of spontaneous Arabella,
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : Who ran away with an extrinsic fellow.
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : It grieved her parents to see their firstborn
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : Evanesce from her home to go to Eastbourne.
Briony Tallis, aged 13 : The princess was well aware of his remorseless wickedness. But that made it no easier to overcome the voluminous love she felt in her heart for Sir Romulus. The princess knew instinctively that the one with red hair was not to be trusted. As his young ward dived again and again into the depths of the lake, in search of the enchanted chalice, Sir Romulus twirled his luxuriant mustache. Sir Romulus rode with his two companions, northwards, drawing ever closer to an effulgent sea. So heroic in manner, he appeared so valiant in word... And no could ever guess at the darkness lurking in the black heart of Sir Romulus Turnbull. He was the most dangerous man in the world.