The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass



Year:
2007
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Lyra Belacqua:
[as Mrs. Coulter tries to comfort her] No! Don't you touch!

Marisa Coulter:
No one is going to hurt you. No one is ever, ever going to hurt you.

Lyra Belacqua:
They did it to Billy and those other kids. They cut their demons away. Why? Why are they doing that?

Marisa Coulter:
I know it's difficult to understand, but it's for their own good. It's just a little cut. Now, you listen. A long long time ago,some of our ancestors made a terrible mistake. They disobeyed the authority and that is what made dust came into the world. And ever since then, we've been sick with it. Been sick with dust. But there is a way out. You see, Dust doesn't settle on little children. It's later when your demon begins to settle. The Dust begins to swarm all around us,working its mixture and that is how children begin to have all sorts of nasty thoughts and unhappy feelings, but there is a way to stop it.

Lyra Belacqua:
Well, if it's so good, then why didn't you do it yourself? Why didn't you let them do it to me?

Marisa Coulter:
I'm going to tell you something. Something very important, something you don't know. Intercision isn't perfect yet, and you're not just anyone, Lyra. Your mother didn't die in an airship accident as you were told. She wasn't married to your father and even though and even though she loved you very much and she wanted to keep you. It wasn't allowed. So you were taken from her, and it wasn't until things changed... and she was free to do as she wanted... That she went to Jordan College and spoke to the Master.

Lyra Belacqua:
No! You can't be! [gets out of the bed and walks a few meters away from Mrs. Coulter]

Marisa Coulter:
Yes, Lyra. You're mine. And you're safe with me. You'll always be safe with me.

Lyra Belacqua:
Who's my father? [She took a minute to figure out, then she finally guesses who her father is] Lord Asriel? He's my father, isn't he?

Marisa Coulter:
Yes. Yes.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
What is this little thing?

Lyra Belacqua:
Our greetings to you, Great King, or rather my greetings and not his.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
Not whose?

Lyra Belacqua:
Iorek Byrnison's, your majesty.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
What have you to do with lorek Byrnison?

Lyra Belacqua:
I'm Iorek Byrnison's daemon.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
How has the exiled, the unworthy Iorek Byrnison obtained a daemon?

Lyra Belacqua:
Iorek Byrnison was the first bear to receive a daemon, but it should have been you. They gave me to him at Bolvangar. Mrs. Coulter did.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
How can you be so far from him?

Lyra Belacqua:
I'm like a witch's daemon, Great King. I can go as far from him as I please.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
Well, if you are his daemon, then I will kill you right now and be free of an enemy!

Lyra Belacqua:
If you do that, I can never be your daemon.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
My demon?

Lyra Belacqua:
That's why I come here, see. Cause' I want to be your daemon, not his. He's just an exile, nothing. But you? You're powerful, and clever,and rich, and better in every way. He's on his way here now to fight you.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
What? He's mad. We shall destroy him!

Lyra Belacqua:
No. If you defeat him, I will become your daemon. But you must defeat him in single combat. And all his strength will flow into yours. And my mind will flow into your mind. You and me together. Have him killed any other way, I'll just go out like a light and you'll never have a demon.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
Prove it. Prove to me that you are a demon.

Lyra Belacqua:
Ask me something only you know.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
How did I become king?

Lyra Belacqua:
[as Mrs. Coulter tries to comfort her] No! Don't you touch!

Marisa Coulter:
No one is going to hurt you. No one is ever, ever going to hurt you.

Lyra Belacqua:
They did it to Billy and those other kids. They cut their daemons away. Why? Why are they doing that?

Marisa Coulter:
I know it's difficult to understand, but it's for their own good. It's just a little cut. Now, you listen. A long long time ago, some of our ancestors made a terrible mistake. They disobeyed the authority and that is what made dust came into the world. And ever since then, we've been sick with it. Been sick with dust. But there is a way out. You see, Dust doesn't settle on little children. It's later when your daemon begins to settle. The Dust begins to swarm all around us, working its mixture and that is how children begin to have all sorts of nasty thoughts and unhappy feelings, but there is a way to stop it. A little cut and gone forever.

Lyra Belacqua:
Well, if it's so good, then why didn't you do it yourself? Why didn't you let them do it to me?

Marisa Coulter:
I'm going to tell you something, Lyra. Something very important, something you don't know. Intercision isn't perfect yet, and you're not just anyone, Lyra. Your mother didn't die in an airship accident as you were told. She wasn't married to your father and even though and even though she loved you very much and she wanted to keep you. It wasn't allowed. So you were taken from her, and it wasn't until things changed... and she was free to do as she wanted... That she went to Jordan College and spoke to the Master.

Lyra Belacqua:
No! You can't be! [gets out of the bed and walks a few meters away from Mrs. Coulter]

Marisa Coulter:
Yes, Lyra. You're mine. And you're safe with me. You'll always be safe with me.

Lyra Belacqua:
Who's my father? [She took a minute to figure out, then she finally guesses who her father is] Lord Asriel? He's my father, isn't he?

Marisa Coulter:
Yes. Yes.

Lyra Belacqua:
Our greetings to you, Great King, or rather my greetings and not his.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
Not whose?

Lyra Belacqua:
Iorek Byrnison's, your majesty.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
[growls] What have you to do with Iorek Byrnison?

Lyra Belacqua:
I'm Iorek Byrnison's daemon.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
How has the exiled, the unworthy Iorek Byrnison obtained a daemon?

Lyra Belacqua:
Iorek Byrnison was the first bear to receive a daemon, but it should have been you. They gave me to him at Bolvangar. Mrs. Coulter did.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
How can you be so far from him?

Lyra Belacqua:
I'm like a witch's daemon, Great King. I can go as far from him as I please.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
[growls] Well, if you are his daemon, then I will kill you right now and be free of an enemy!

Lyra Belacqua:
If you do that, I can never be your demon.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
My demon?

Lyra Belacqua:
That's why I come here, see. Cause' I want to be your daemon, not his. He's just an exile, nothing. But you? You're powerful, and clever, and rich, and better in every way. He's on his way here now to fight you.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
What? He's mad. We shall destroy him!

Lyra Belacqua:
No. If you defeat him, I will become your daemon. But you must defeat him in single combat. And all his strength will flow into yours. And my mind will flow into your mind. You and me together. Have him killed any other way, I'll just go out like a light and you'll never have a daemon.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
Prove it. Prove to me that you are a daemon.

Lyra Belacqua:
Ask me something only you know.

Ragnar Sturlusson:
How did I become king? [Then, Lyra takes out the golden compass after she sits down] What is that?

Lyra Belacqua:
It's a daemon mirror, Great King. We daemons use it to see the truth in our own eyes.


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