Marian: I should like to be a novice in your order.
Abbess: Come to my abbey in a month. I will consider you then.
Marian: With respect, you are here today. Consider me now.
Abbess: You are bold! Do you know who I am?
Marian: I… Forgive me. I am bold. That is why I do not belong here. It is stifling.
Abbess: You think an abbey is the place to be bold?
Marian: I think it is a place to breathe. I should like to be clear, I would stay for a year at the most and I can fund my keep.
Abbess: Forgive me. Something about you. You are an unlikely novice.
Marian: You are an unlikely Abbess.
Abbess: You are spirited! I could use someone like you.
Marian: I have no intention of being used.