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Don Massaredo (Character)
from Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999) (TV)

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Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999) (TV)
Don Massaredo: So long as you do not try to murder me in my bed, sir, I wish you every luck in your attempt.

Don Massaredo: It is the story of a man who jousts with windmills. Her grace thought that you would understand him.

Don Massaredo: The First Minister has informed me that in recognition of your courage in saving life at the peril of your own, you and your ship's crew are to be set at liberty.
Hornblower: We are free to go?
Don Massaredo: That is what I usually understand "liberty" to mean.
Hornblower: [sighs] Thank you, sir. I am honored by their excellencies' consideration.
Don Massaredo: Mmm... I wonder if their excellencies realize they're setting free a man who will doubtless be a thorn in their side for many years to come.
Hornblower: I shall endeavor not to disappoint them. sir.
Don Massaredo: Hmmm.
[He leaves]

Kennedy: [upon seeing a storm outside]
[faintly]
Kennedy: No walk for you today, Horatio. A pity, you walk with such lovely company.
Hornblower: Do you have a sweetheart in England, Archie?
[no response]
Hornblower: Archie?
[no repsonse]
Hornblower: [more worried] Archie?
[he runs over to Archie and pats his face]
Hornblower: [caling out] Archie!
[runs to the door and bangs on it]
Hornblower: Guard! Guard! Hunter, call for help.
M'Man Hunter: Why?
Hornblower: [races back over to Kennedy, and tries to wake him] Archie? What's happening to him?
M'Man Hunter: Starvation.
Hornblower: We gave him the same rations as ours.
M'Man Hunter: He didn't eat them.
Hornblower: But why?
[pause]
Hornblower: Why didn't you tell me this before?
Don Massaredo: [a few moments later]
[upon seeing Horatio standing in the rain and carrying Archie]
Don Massaredo: What is the meaing of this?
Hornblower: He's dying!
[carries Archie inside and places him in bed]
Hornblower: Archie, why did you do this?
Duchess of Wharfedale: [enters the room] What's happened to him?
Hornblower: [upset] He's been starving himself! And I haven't noticed- I didn't notice because I was carrying on conversations on clifftops.
Kennedy: [seemingly concious, to the Duchess] The crow o' earth doth melt. My lord! O, wither'd is the garland of the war...
Hornblower: Archie, what are you saying?
Duchess of Wharfedale: Sssh... just rest.
Kennedy: Are level now with men; the odds is gone, and there is nothing left remarkable beneath the visting moon.
Hornblower: What is he saying?
Duchess of Wharfedale: He's delirious.
Hornblower: No, it wasn't like that. It was from something.