Miss Hale, I didn’t just come here to thank you. I came because… I think it very likely… I know I’ve never found myself in this position before. It’s difficult to find the words. Miss Hale, my feelings for you are very strong.
Please, stop. Please don’t go any further.
One minute we talk of the colour of fruit, the next of love. How does that happen?
I have to get this right. It’s a business proposition. I have some £15,000. It is lying in the bank at present, earning very little interest. Now, my financial advisors tell me that if you were to take this money and use it to run Marlborough Mills, you could give me a much better rate of interest. So you see, it is only a business matter, you’d not be obliged to me in any way. It is you who would be doing…
North & South (2004) | Episode 3
The only thing you can do for me is never say her name again.