'I am she that liveth and was dead..
... and behold, I am alive forever more...
... and have the keys of hell and death.'
... I suggest you come out here as soon as possible.
I've tried to sort things out, but I don't think I'm getting anywhere.
This place is unbelievable..
... there's no electricity. and none of the comforts of 20th century living.
You shoud see the brown sack they make me wear...
The height of fashion for auto-flaggelating creeps and crimson saints alike
... I can assure you!
I tell you l'l never complain about London again.
See you soon. Theresa.
... your friend from the land before time.'
No, not tonight
I'm not crossing in this weather
What's the hurry?
That island has been there a very long time.
.. and it ain't going to disappear now...
I'll tell you what...
... go to that dump across the road.
... hire yourself a room...
... and next week...
... I'll take you to the island.
I need to reach the convent tonight..
Are you afraid of death, lady?
My say is no!
Come back next week.
Come back next week!
I'll take you for free.
I'm not afraid.
Death. I'm not scared of death
- I'll take you..
It's money up front..
If we go down tonight...
... I want the fish to eat it out of my pocket
When they've finished feasting on my eyeballs.
- Can you give me a hand, please?
- You won't drown.
If you fall there, you'll be crushed to death.
Oh my God!
Don't mind him...
... he keeps the other freaks away.
In London they don't even have them in churches any more.
Nowadays that's all electric lightbulbs...
... put a coin in, press a button and pronto, up it flashes...
... salvation guaranteed!
woud like to go to your country, one day.
You'd hate it. Sarah.
- No, thank you..
I wouldn't know where to start..
What a beautiful woman..
- Who is it?
- My mother.
She came from this island.
Is she living in London now?
She died giving birth to me.
- Sorry, didn't mean to...
- Don't worry, it's not your fault.
I'm sorry, truly..
That the only photo I have of her
My father spent his whole life trying to forget about this island..
... and my mother.
Mother Superior will see you in half an hour.
I better get ready.
We didn't think you would make it tonight.
I like to keep my appointments.
... but now, what can I do to make your stay in our humble home.
... a pleasant and fruitful one?
As you know, my father died last October...
... and left me everything...
... and that incudes a commitment on my part to continue with the regular payments..
... my father made to this convent for the past 20
I didn't know anything about it.
... his was very secretive about his sudden conversion to religion.
Sometimes secrecy is a blessing..
We are a very secretive order, Elizabeth.
... we don't allow the corruption of the outside world...
.. to divert us from our divine purpose.
But doesn't money count as a corrupting factor?
There is such a thing as a necessary evil, my child.
... unfortunately, there are things which are not solved by prayer alone.
I appreciate that..
but hope you won't begrudge me the right..
... to know why should carry on with these payments..
They serve a purpose. Elizabeth..
... your father understood that, and I trust you too, in time.
In the mean time. will do all I can to help you.
Our library, our ceremonies, you have access to it all.
And Sarah is a good girl...
... she'll make a willing assistant.
Excuse me, what's going on here?
You're allowed anything, but what they provide for you...
You'll get your stuff back when you leave, of course...
This is for you.. from your friend, Theresa...
She had to leave in a hurry..
Theresa left? When?
Two days ago...
I don't understand...
She had some business to attend to in London.
Business in London? What's going on, Sarah?
I'm as in the dark as you are..
Of course, look, I'm sorry.
I think we both better try and catch up on some sleep now
Al right, see you tomorrow.
... thanks for everything.
Did you bring Theresa here?
No, not everyone has access to the library...
.. and from the look of the place. I'd say...
... you're the first to visit in ages.
I have to go now...
If you need me, I'll be in my room...
'The beast that thou sawest was and is not
... and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder..
... when they behold the beast that was. and is not, and yet is.
And they shall make an image of the beast...