FADE INEXT. FARMHOUSE. DAY.LLOYD, 15 years old, is outside with a push mower. He looks upto see a Model T kicking up dust as it approaches.LLOYDWell, I wonder who that could be?The vehicle approaches and turns into the driveway. LLOYDrecognizes his Uncle RALPH, so stops pushing the mower and runsto the screen door of the house.LLOYDMOTHER, Uncle RALPH is here!MOTHER(we don'tsee buthearsarcasm)Oh, goodie, I'm coming!LLOYD turns and begins back to the car, which is slowing to ahalt. LLOYD goes to the driver’s side.LLOYD"Well, hi there, Uncle RALPH!What are you doing here?"RALPH(stays inthe car)Well hi, LLOYD, I'm hoping youwill go out and do some handliningwith me this summer.LLOYD(smiling broadly)Well, I can't think of a reasonwhy I wouldn't, Uncle RALPH.MOTHER(interrupts)I can think of one reason why youwouldn't, LLOYD... and
standing right here.LLOYD(surprisedturns withgraveexpression)What do you mean, MOTHER?
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