Description:00 37 23 00 Italy, years 10. Inside an upper-class parlor, a husband kisses his wife, who has brought him his mail. There is much tenderness between them. Later, inside the other parlor, a wealthy woman is brought her mail by her servant. She opens a letter, close-up on letter, containing threats from a former lover whom she ruined. She is overcome with fear and anguish, at the same moment her future husband enters. He confirms that they will be marrying in four days. He kisses her and leaves the room. The young lady paces the length of her parlor, worried and anguished. For a moment, she contemplates the street outside her window.