GLPH2-4

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GLPH2-4
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2012-04-22 18:19:01
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Great Loveland Potato Hoax Act II Scene 4 - Adam Talbot's lines.
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  1. THORN: Go and retrieve the rest of the mail.
    BUSTER: But, but...
    THORN: Goodbye, Buster.
    BUSTER: Oh, crap. [Exits]
    [Enter] Is Evelyn here?
  2. THORN: Hello, Talbot. Have a look at this.
    NORA: She's gone to Bonnell's Adam.
    [Move to exit.] Excuse me then.
  3. THORN: Wait. You'll want to see this. We're hearing from Europe now.
    TALBOT: Europe! [Toss hat at coat rack.]
  4. EVELYN: Hello Father, Mother. And what news h ave we today?
    THORN: Hello, Evy.
    Hello, Evelyn.
  5. THORN: My Lord, here's one from Germany.
    Good God!
  6. THORN: this one from England says they saw the Maggie Murphy photo in Strand magazine.
    What's that?
  7. THORN: Oh, just the most highly-respected English journal in the world. Five hundred thousand reaers.
    But how did they get my photograph?
  8. TALBOT: But how did they get my photograph?
    THORN: You didn't send it to them?
    No! I want to be finished with this whole affair! It's ruining my life.
  9. THORN: This one is from the Royal Gardener in Moscow.
    What does it say?
  10. THORN: This one is from the Royal Gardener in Moscow.
    TALBOT: What does it say?
    THORN: Oh my.
    What?
  11. THORN: This one is from the Royal Gardener in Moscow.
    TALBOT: What does it say?
    THORN: Oh my.
    TALBOT: What?
    THORN: Well they all want the same thing.
    [Pick up the letter and read.] Pieces of the potato?!
  12. TALBOT: [Pick up the letter and read.] Pieces of the potato?!
    THORN: Naturally.
    Oh, no!
  13. TALBOT: [Pick up the letter and read.] Pieces of the potato?!
    THORN: Naturally.
    TALBOT: Oh, no!
    THORN: Oh, yes.
    Well, what do we do?
  14. NORA: Walter L. Thorndyke at a loss for words?
    [Pick up another letter.] Oh, no.
  15. TALBOT: [Pick up another letter.] Oh, no.
    THORN: What now?
    You better take a look at this one.
  16. THORN: What? Grover Cleveland wants a piece of Maggie Murphy too? Hehe.
    Worse.
  17. THORN: Can it get worse? Or better?
    It's a potato handling firm.
  18. TALBOT: It's a potato handling firm.
    THORN: Splendid. Send them some potato pieces and a bill.
    They want the whole potato! Says here they want to borrow it, or buy it if they have to.
  19. TALBOT: They want the whole potato! Says here they want to borrow it, or buy it if they have to.
    THORN: Buy it?
    They're offering $500.
  20. TALBOT: They're offering $500.
    THORN: Well, now. Let's think about this.
    Can't we just be done with it?
  21. TALBOT: Can't we just be done with it?
    THORN: Why?
    They want to put it on display in Denver, and are sending a man up here to negotiate.
  22. THORN: That blasted Maggie Murphy will bring me down yet. She's pressing me.
    Well, something has to be done. If you don't do it, I will.
  23. THORN: Now, son. Be careful. Best leave these matters to me.
    Right. That was my first mistake.
  24. THORN: What are you thinking of doing?
    I don't know, yet. I don't know.

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