...Pairs of male elephants to be released into the forests...
King Mongkut of Siam:
...Pairs of male elephants to be released into the forests of America. There it is hoped that they will grow in number and the people can tame them and use them as beasts of burden.
But your majesty, I don't think you mean pairs of MALE elephants.
You cannot do this!
- Your Majesty.
- Who, who, who?
Your Majesty, is new
Mrs. Anna Leonowens and son.
You are schoolteacher?
Yes, Your Majesty. But before I start
my work here, there is one point...
You are part of general plan I have
for bringing to Siam
what is good in Western culture.
Already I have bring printing
press here for printing.
- Yes, I know, Your Majesty.
- How you know?
Before I signed our agreement, I found
out about your ambitions for Siam.
How old shall you be?
You do not look like
scientific person for teaching.