Once upon a time,
there was a girl called Ella.
And she saw the world not always as it was,
but as perhaps it could be, with just a little bit of magic.
Ah, my darling!
To her mother and father, she was a princess.
虽然她没有头衔 王冠 城♥堡♥
True, she had no title, nor crown, nor castle,
but she was the ruler of her own little kingdom,
whose borders were the house and meadow on the forest's edge
where her people had lived for generations.
With Mr. Goose...
and all their animal family.
Hello, there. What do you think you're doing?
Let the little ones have their share.
We don't want you getting an upset stomach.
you're a house mouse, not a garden mouse.
Isn't he, Jacqueline?
And you mustn't eat Mr. Goose's food.
Isn't that right, mummy?
Do you still believe that they understand you?
-难道不是吗 妈妈 -当然是
- Don't they, mother? - Oh, yes.
I believe that animals listen and speak to us
if we only have the ear for it.
That's how we learn to look after them.
Who looks after us?
Fairy godmothers, of course.
And do you believe in them?
I believe in everything.
Then I believe in everything, too.
Her father was a merchant
who went abroad
and brought tribute back from all of Ella's subject lands.
Where are my girls, my beautiful girls?
Where are my darlings?
Ella missed him terribly when he was away.
But she knew he would always return.
-她在这儿呢 -爸爸 欢迎回家
- There she is! - Papa, welcome home!
How are you?
Haven't you, now?
-先生 给你 -那是什么
- There you go, sir. - What was that?
I found it hanging on a tree.
I think there may be something inside.
Oh, it's so pretty.
In French, that is un papillon.
- Un papillon. - Papillon.
-愿意和我跳支舞吗 小姐 -请吧
- Voulez-vous danser avec moi, mademoiselle? - S'il vous plait...
You're standing on my feet.
快看 妈咪 我在跳舞呢
Look, Mummy! I'm dancing!
All was just as it should be.
They knew themselves to be
the most happy of families to live as they did
and to love each other so.
当我是国王时 嘀哩嘀哩 你就是王后
When I am king, dilly, dilly, You shall be queen
薰衣草绿 嘀哩嘀哩 薰衣草蓝
Lavender's green, dilly, dilly, Lavender's blue
你一定很爱我 嘀哩嘀哩 因为我也爱你
You must love me, dilly, dilly, cause I love you
But sorrow can come to any kingdom,
no matter how happy.
And so it came to Ella's home.
I'm so sorry.
Thank you, doctor.
This must have been very difficult for you.
Ella, my darling.
I want to tell you a secret.
A great secret that will see you through
all the trials that life can offer.
You must always remember this.
Have courage and be kind.
You have more kindness in your little finger
than most people possess in their whole body.
And it has power, more than you know.
- Magic? - Turely.
坚强勇敢 仁慈善良 我的宝贝
Have courage and be kind, my darling.
Will you promise me?
I must go very soon, my love.
Please forgive me.
Of course I forgive you.
I love you.
I love you, my darling.
I love you.
Time passed, and pain turned to memory.
In her heart, Ella stayed the same.
For she remembered her promise to her mother.
Have courage, and be kind.
Father, however, was much changed.
But he hoped for better times.
"And thence home,
"And my wife and I singing, to our great content,
"And if ever there were a man happier in his fortunes,
"I know him not."
Thus ends Mr. Pepys for today.
I do love a happy ending, don't you?
They're quite my favorite sort.
As well they should be.
I have come to the conclusion that it's time, perhaps...
to begin a new chapter.
You'll recall that some time ago, in my travels,
I made the acquaintance of Sir Francis Tremaine.
The Master of the Mercer's Guild, is he not?
The poor man has died, alas.
an honorable woman,
finds herself alone,
though still in the prime of her life.
You're worried about telling me.
But you mustn't be.
Not if it will lead to your happiness.
Do you think I may be allowed one last chance,
even though I thought such things were done with for good?