THE BLUE LAGOON
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY H.D. STACPOOLE
TRANSCRIBED BY KENDRA STEINER
[[[Richard puts an arm around Emmeline as they drift.
The next morning, things from the ship are drifting in the ocean,
including the figurehead, part of a Boston newspaper, a barrel, a basket,
and a trunk. The trunk bumps into the dinghy, waking up the cook,
who ties it to the boat, opens it, and begins to rummage for food.]]]
THE COOK: Whatís this?
[[[Richard wakes up, followed shortly by Emmeline.
The cook puts a box on the seat next to him. Emmeline wakes up and opens it.]]]
RICHARD: Whereís Father? Whatís your name?
THE COOK: Paddy Button, now belay your question, canít ya see Iím busy?
Dammit. No food, no water.
EMMELINE: Thatís Chopin. I can play it on the piano.
RICHARD: Mr. Button, can I ask you a question? Are you a pirate?
[[[Paddy looks at him levelly and scoops tobacco into his mouth.]]]
[[[Later that evening, Richard is wearing a top-hat and looking through
a stereo-optic viewer at pictures.]]]
EMMELINE: Iím thirsty.
RICHARD: Me too.
[[[Paddy points at the setting sun to distract them.]]]
PADDY: Listen. Youíll hear it hiss when it touches the water. Hear it?
RICHARD: I think so.
EMMELINE: I donít hear anything.
PADDY: Well listen harder. It must be fairly boiliní by now.
RICHARD: I hear it! Donít ya hear in now, Em?
EMMELINE: I think so. Yes, I hear it!
[[[They drift through the day, a night, and another day.