THE BLUE LAGOON
WRITTEN BY DOUGLAS DAY STEWART
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY H.D. STACPOOLE
TRANSCRIBED BY KENDRA STEINER
The Blue Lagoon, in Pictures, Part 31, 1980
[[[Waves crash onto the shore. Richard stands at the hut, his arms above his head, and watches. Then he looks down.]]]
[[[Evening. Richard and Emmeline sit on a large rock watching the sunset.]]]
RICHARD: Tell me again, whereís your mother and father?
EMMELINE: In heaven.
RICHARD: But whereís heaven?
EMMELINE: You know, up there. Your father might be there too.
RICHARD: Oh, no. Heís coming on a ship someday to take us home.
[[[The sun touches the water. They remember what Paddy told them about the water hissing.]]]
RICHARD: Do you hear it?
EMMELINE: No. Do you ever hear it?
RICHARD: Sometimes I think I do.
EMMELINE: I think Paddy was a liar. He told us there was a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, and that was a lie. He told us if we dug far enough weíd reach China.
RICHARD: And Santa Claus never came. Em, do you ever think about... him? I do. Em, I know you donít like to talk about it, but donít you ever wonder what- what really happened?
EMMELINE: I donít want to know what happened!
RICHARD: I do.
[[[They sit by a fire roasting fish.]]]
RICHARD: Thereís so many things I donít understand, like why do the fish stop swimming and lie on top of the tide pools after a heavy rain? Why do you hear the waves in side the big shells? Why are all these funny hairs growing on me? I wish a big book with all the answers to every question in the world would drop out of the sky right now and land in my hands. Iíd read it till I knew everything.
EMMELINE: Oh Richard, you canít know everything. Only God knows everything.
RICHARD: God. He canít find us any better than Santa Claus.
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