(Monica's telling the story of Pinocchio.)
“As soon as the show was over, the showman went into the kitchen where the whole sheep, which he was preparing for supper, was roasting on the slowly-turning spit in the furnace. When he saw there was not enough wood to finish roasting it, he called 1)Harlequin and 2)Punchinello and said, ‘Bring me in Pinocchio! You will find him hanging on a nail. He is made of nice dry wood and I'm sure he will make a nice fire for my roast.'…
Pinocchio worked until midnight. And instead of making eight baskets, he made 16. Then he went to bed and fell asleep. As he slept, he dreamt he saw the fairy, lovely and smiling, who gave him a kiss, saying, ‘Brave Pinocchio, in return for your good heart, I forgive all your past misdeeds. Be good in future, and you will be happy.' Then the dream ended and Pinocchio awoke, full of amazement. You can imagine how astonished he was when he saw that he was no longer a puppet, but a real boy, just like other boys.”
David: (asking Mr. Know) How…can the Blue Fairy... make... a robot... into a real, live boy?
Mr. Know: Come away O human child
To the waters and the wild
With a fairy hand in hand.
For the world's more full of weeping
Than you can understand.
Your quest will be 3)perilous,
Yet the reward is beyond price.
In his book, How Can a Robot Become Human? Professor Allen Hobby writes of the power which will transform 4)Mecha into Orga.
David: Will you tell me how to find her?
Mr. Know: Discovery is quite possible. Our Blue Fairy does exist in one place and in one place only: at the end of the world where the lions weep. Here is the place dreams are born.
Gigolo Joe: Many a Mecha has gone to the end of the world, never to come back. That is why they call the end of the world “Man-hattan”.
David: And that's why we must go there.
Joe: (David walks out of the room and Joe follows.) Wait! What if the Blue Fairy isn't real at all, David? What if she's magic? The 5)supernatural is the hidden web that unites the universe. Only Orga believe what cannot be seen or measured. It is that oddness that separates our species. Or what if the Blue Fairy is an electronic 6)parasite that has arisen to haunt the minds of artificial intelligence? They hate us, you know. The humans. ①They'll stop at nothing.
David: My mommy doesn't hate me! Because I'm special and unique! Because there's never been anyone like me before—ever. Mummy loves Martin because he is real, and when I am real, Mommy's going to read to me and tuck me in my bed, and sing to me, and listen to what I say, and she will 7)cuddle with me and tell me every day 100 times a day that she loves me!
Joe: She loves what you do for her, as my customers love what it is I do for them. But she does not love you, David. She cannot love you. You are neither flesh nor blood. You are not a dog or a cat or a canary. You were designed and built specific like the rest of us. And you are alone now only because they tired of you, or replaced you with a younger model, or were displeased with something you said or broke. They made us too smart, too quick and too many. We are suffering for the mistakes they made because when the end comes, all that will be left is us! That's why they hate us. And that's why you must stay here, with me!
David: Goodbye, Joe.
① They'll stop at nothing. 他们会不择手段。
sb. stops at nothing: nothing will stop sb. from doing sth. he or she wants to do(任何事情也无法阻止某人)。例如:
Arnold is determined to become a fighter pilot and he'll stop at nothing.
Suitable Occasions: oral, informal