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T H E SP I RIT O F CA P TA I N

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CH I C A G O SA N F RA N C I S C O LO N D O N
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by t he P u bl ishers, t o w hom

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Theat ri c al

C A P T A I N K I DD

Managers

p erfo rmers

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p ro du c e i t sh ou ld app ly

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w ho

A mat eur

p res en t at i on may be made w i t ho u t
app l i c at i on an d w i t ho u t c harge

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CH A RA CT E R S
T I M O TH Y MC SO R L E Y
HI

A n I rish L aborer

GRA SS
L O C AL IT Y —~S c ene
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S c en e

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TI ME

—T h e p resent

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T reasu re

SY N O P SI S

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T i mo t hy Mc So rley an I rish labo re r engaged in
t earin g do w n an o ld ho u se sai d t o be t he resi denc e
at o n e t ime o f t he n ot o rio u s C ap t ai n K i dd bec omes
hi ghly int erest ed in t he st o ries t old h im by on e H i
G rass of t he w hereabout s o f bu ri ed t reasu re in t he
ru in s
F inally he t u rn s u p a t in box c o nt ainin g
w rit t en in st ru c t ion s t o t he fi n der t o rep ai r at once
t o G rassho pper H o l lo w o n t he Co ast o f Main e an d
t o searc h in a c ert ai n c av e w here a v ast t reasu re li es


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C O ST UME S

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TI M O TH Y MC SOR L EY— T y p ic al I rish

mak e

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bu rl esq u e

on e

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medals

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T H E S P I RI T O F C A P T A I N K I D D

I

fo un dat ion o f a bu i ld
ing t hat has j u st been t o rn do w n
B ric k s are sc at
t e re d ab o u t as are al so p i ec e s o f lumbe r t i mbe rs
et c
Sc en e I I i s t h e i nt erio r o f a c av e on t he
c o ast o f Mai n e w he re in i s su pp o sed t o be bu ri ed
t reasu re p lac e d t h e re by C ap t ain K i dd t he P irat e
T h e d! bri s t h at i s u se d in Sc en e I mu st b e so ar
ran g e d t hat i t c an be in st an t an eo u sly t ran s f ormed
i nt o ro c k s fo r t he int eri o r e ffec t in c av e sc ene A t
ri se o f c u rt ai n
G rass is disc ov ered seat ed o n piec e
H e c an i nt ro du c e a
o f t i mbe r w h i t t l i n g a st ic k
s o ng i f desi re d
E n t e r Mc So rley p i c k ax e o n sho u l
S c en e

i s t he

ru n s o f

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t i on t o G R A SS bu t t ak es c o at f o l ds i t c are f u lly t hen
l oo ks abou t fo r a p lac e t o han g i t ! t h en fi n di ng
n o n e h e t ak es c o at an d c arefu l ly w i p es p i c k w i t h i t
,

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,

,

,

,

,

t hen t hro w s c o at
t hu nde r

did y o u

in dirt

it

s

o
u
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y

i s it

c l ass

h av e

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dis c ov erin

A n d what di d

?

G RA S S— W ip e

TI M —I t

t he g ro u n d

in

r
e
y

p ick ax e

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do

w it h

f
of

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t oo ls t o

do go o d w o rk

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fi rst

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SP I R I T O F

TH E

CA P TA IN

KIDD

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G R A S S ( L aughing ) — By hec k ! bu t y e remin d me
G u ess I
o f a f elle r t hat w as I n o u r c o mp an y in 6 1
W ell o n e day in 6 1 at
n ev e r t o ld y e b ou t h im
t he bat t le o f B u n k er H i ll

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B u nk er H ill w as not fi t in 6 1
G R A SS— N o ?
TI M — N o an d ag i n n o T he bat t le o f B u nk er
H ill w as fi t in 1 8 75 t w o y ears be f o re t he Wo rl d s
Fai r in H obok en

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W aal w aal maybe y er right My mem ry
s
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ai n t w h at

it

t hat day

C o lon el

me

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at t he

u se d

t e r be

A n y how , I ll

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n ev e r

me gallo pin

Ro o sev elt

of

bat t le

.

,

ca

ferg it
up

t er

B u nk e r H ill

TI M — H o ld o n ho l d o n !
?

G R A SS N o w w hat s t he mat t er

T I M Y re t w ist ed ag in I s it T eddy
,

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ye

mean ?
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s

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m
n
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T eddy Ro o sev elt w as
ru nn in fer P residen t fe r t h e fi rst t i me agin B ry an
du rin g t he bat t le o f B u nk er H ill
GR A SS— W aal w aal how t ime doe s fly !

T I M Y es it doe s w it h a l iar lik e y ou But I
hav e n o t i me t o go ssi p aw ay w it h t he l ik e s o f y e
i
r
P
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f
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w o rk t his ( E y es GR A SS sign ifi c an t ly bu t GRA SS
p ays n o hee d an d c on t in u es w hi t t ling an d w his t ling
sof t ly )
I sez t o meself a min u t e ago sez I !


B go rry t i s dry w o rk t h is
D i d y ez hear me
Mr G rass ?
TIM

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SP I R I T O F

THE


GR SS N o p e
A

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CA P TA I N KI D D

do n t

bu t t in

n ev e r

f o lk s

on

-

w hen t hey be t alk in t o t hem selv es Mr Mc So rley

TI M D o y ez remember w hat t he G ov e rn o r o f
So u t h C aro li n a sai d t o t he G ov e rn o r o f N o rt h Car

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o l in a ?


GR SS N o p e
A

u se d

My mem ry

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t e r be o n c e

i

an t

oo
d
a
s
g

as

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T is an o t h er
TI M —W e ll I ll t ell y ez
T he G o v ern o r o f Sou t h C aro l i n a
t o ry

G o v e rno r o f N o rt h C aro li n a ! Me bo y

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b it
sez

,

man

an d a c an

s, an d


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T is

I m dry ,

so

a

lo n g w ay t o t h e

i
t
g

GR A SS— \ V aal do t e ll !
c ru o r o f N o rt h C aro l i n a

A nd

,


M
T
I

Man

w as git t in
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a

,

say

s

t en

D ut c h

.

t he G o v

i magi n at i o n ?

but

I

hav e

a

day l i k e y o u

do l lar

e
z
y

t o t he

?

h av e y ez
no

on

f h is

w hat did

i

al v e ,

GR A SS— Y es

m ov e

a

o

h ere

c en t s

it

no

t en

c en t s

if I

N ow

.

GR A SS— T hen I d hav e en o u gh t o w et my w h i st le
TI M — Y e r a l i ar ! I git a do llar t e n
B esi des it ai n t fi v e m i n u t e s ago si n c e y e w ent do w n
"
t o t h e D u t c hm an s
By hen w hy do n t y e be t em
p erat e li k e me ? I w as re adi n in t he p ap e r y est e r
If
day t he ex p en se drin k w as t o t h e w o rk i n m an
a man w as t emp erat e an d pu t all h i s mo n ey i n a
h o u se an d lo t i n st e ad o f a sal oo n he d be su rp ri se d
h o w q u i c k h e d o w n a ho m e o f hi s o w n

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TIM

k
T
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t h en ) — D o
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a

c ou

dri nk

p le

o

T I M — T hen w he re
p i c ks

an d

p

ax e .
c
k
i

?

GR A SS— Y e bet y er boo t s
I
M
T
(

p
i
k
c
s
f

w it h

s

r
e
y

GR A SS

I

do n t

hou se

w h i t t l es

l

an d

?
lo t

v ig o ro u s ly ,

t h en ) 2

SP I R I T O F

TH E


G RA S S Ye
bu ildin

t hi s

TI M — I t
Say w h at
,

bu il din

,

ain t

CA P TA IN K I D D .

muc h mo re w o rk

go t

w rec k in

?
hav e y e

,

p u rt y w ell w rec k e d n o w

lo o k s

do n

,

?
t it

t h e dev il in t erest

an y ho

w?

Y e been

hav e y e got in t h is
hang in ro u n d h ere ev e r

i c w e st art ed t o t ear it do w n ?
GR A SS—W hat d t hey t ear it do w n fer ?
T I M —A w t er bu ild y e a home w i t h t he mo ney

s n e

,

a
v
e
d
e
s
y

by

drink in

no t


.


G RASS Some f o lk s are t oo smart Say w hen y e
i
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k
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r
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n
a
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I
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l
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r
m
d
i
t
r
wi y e o
c u ch
H ow
uc
fe
T I M — P ro t est ant o r C at ho lic c hu rc h ?

GR A SS P ro t est ant

TI M I ll mak e no c harge w hat so ev er B
ye
ai n t an sw e re d my q u est i o n y it
W hy hav e y e een
han gin aro u n d t h i s p l ac e ?
G RA SS ( My s t eri o us mann er ) — May be I ll t ell y e
an d ag i n may be I w o n t
Say do y e k n o w w ho
u se d t o l i v e i n t h is h e re bu ildin ?

T I M A dev il a bit do I k n o w o r c are
G R A SS ( R ises t hen s t ep s abo u t an d l o o k s aro u n d
i n my s t eri o us mann er )
Sh ! ( P u t s fi n g er o n lip s )
T I M ( l o o k ing abo u t an d t h en at G R A SS f righ t
en e d) — T h e same t o
n
f
a
m
n
t
h
e
m
e
a
o
d
y
y

A
G R SS Sh l
TI M —W hat ! T wi c e in t he same p lac e ?
GR A SS— O n e o f t he great est ex p lo re rs in t he
w o rl d liv e d almost o n t he sp ot w he re y e are no w
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st an din


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TI M O h
t he N

o rt h

,

one o f

P ole

t h em

o n o t h er

fellers

t h at go lo o k in

f o lk s m o n e y ?

fer

SP I R I T O F

TH E

CA P T A I N K I D D

G RA S S— Y es t hat s t hem

TI M A n d t hat s t he reaso n t hey

,

.

N o rt h P o le

GR A SS—W hat s t he reaso n

TI M O t her f o lk s mo n ey
f o lk s t o f u rn ish mo ney t o t hem

fi n d t he

n eve r

.

A s l o ng

.

c han c e

has t he N o rt h P o l e

G R A SS— Sh !
TI M

F
i
n
r
e
g
(

GR A SS— T h ey do
man

say

p lo re rs

a

,

dev i l

a

t er be di sc o v ered

ev e r

.

l ip s

on

r t l ed — W hat
S
t
a
(
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ex

as t he re s

A gi n ?

?

as

ho w t his here

ex

p lo re r

w as a t re asu re hu nt er

.

T I M — O ho !
G R A S S— Y es

Is

it

so ?

si re e

,

A n d t h ey do

!


far o ff p lac es

di sc o v ere d bu ri ed t reasu re s in

w here is

t h en ,

TI M

it

ho w he

say as

N ow

,


z
e
m
a
n
I
f
e
me
)
y

,

.

?

L
k
o
o
in g
(

u n easi l y abo u t

me go o d
G R A S S —F o lk s t hink maybe I m a f o o l but I k n o w
T hat
a t h i n g o r t w o w hen I mee t it w it h a hell o n
an d I m
ex p lo re r c hap le ft a t reasu re so m e w h ere

z
e
y

k in

se arc h

.

,

.

,

,

i

n
o
g

t er di sc o v er t hat

di sc o v e re r s t reasu re


W e ll
T I M ( P i c king u p pi c k )
/

B u t in t he mean t i me,
l
o
l
r
d a t en a

day

GR A SS— Sh l
TI M

Mr G rass

,

.

I w i sh

,

.

e
y

lu c k

.

I ll be get t in my

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a
n
r
r
i
ou
s
m
n
e
M
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A
r
i
n
( g y)

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Say

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st 0

t
h
a
!
t
p

I

c an

t do

fi ne

w o rk w it h t hat k i n d o f n o i se in me e ars
G R A SS—I j u st w ant t o imp ress t his mat t er o n y er
mi n d
TI M — T hen t alk lik e a man n ot lik e a selt z er
.

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,

bo t t l e

.

GR A SS— L ist en !

Me

an d

o
u
y

mu st

searc h

t hese

10

SP I R I T O F

TH E

i

mu st do it
dark

fi n d t hat t he re t reasu re

ru n s an d

he re

t his here

q u ic k

—O h

rc as t i c al ly )
S
a
(

G RASS—O h

w aal,

,

my f au lt

t ain t

f

a t ern oo n

v e ry

.

TIM

CA P TA I N KI D D

mu st

,

A nd w e

.

be f o re it g it s

we !

do n t w an t t er g it ri c h

I m sat isfi e d t hat t here s a

if

ye

.

mi ght

as

do u bt f u lly ) —W ell,

I

t reasu re bu rie d in t h i s here g ro u n d, an d it

w el l be

S
r
a
c
h
i
c
t
n
(
g

TI M
du n n o ! y

felle r s

t h e n ex t

o u rs as

head

liar

re su c h a

.

k in bel iev e y e
t o l d al ie in all my l i f e

no bo dy

.

GRASS— W hy I n ev e r

TI M Man alive t he re y e go w it h an ot he r w ho p
i
l
r
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h
h
e
m
h
r
l
n
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w
a
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m
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m
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k
L
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a
l
r
l
G RASS ( o o ng dow n at m d s p o ud y ) O h
?
h
e
m
t
W aal t h is fi rst o n e I go t fer jumpin o v er
N iagara F alls

TI M Y e do n t t ell me

A
GR SS C ert ain su re T his o t he r o n e I go t fer
,

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m
i
n
j p bac k

u

agin

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TI M — Y es man bu t t here s t w o y e hav e
GRASS— O h I c o u l dn t mak e it i n o ne j ump !
T I M ( A ngri ly ) —A n d af t e r t hat y e ex p ec t me t er
dig fer t reasu re ! B e o n y e r w ay man bef o re I
k n o c k w hat lit t le sen se y e hav e l e ft o u t o f t hat
bloc k h ead o f y o u rs
i
i
i
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c
k
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t
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m
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(
GRASS ( D raw s bac k frigh t en ed an d si t s t i mi dly

!
i
on t i mber
r
l
l
I t s gro w
S t age is da ken ed a t t e )
in dark Mac
O pp o rt u n it y k n o c k s but o nc e o n a

,

,

.

,

,

,

.

.

,

,

.

.

,

man

s

doo r

.

TI M — Shu t
wi t h me p ic k

up
.

be f o re

I k noc k

( P i c ks abo u t

on

e
y

on

grou n d

.

)

t he he ad

Go

an d

11

TH E

j u mp
bac k

ov er

SP I R I T O F
N i agara

CA P TA I N KI D D

F alls

i — an d fe rg it

ag n

to

j u mp

GR A SS—L i st en t o me
T I M ( I n t erru p t ing ) — I hav e list en ed t o y ez lo ng
e n o u gh
I go t me w o rk t er do
C
o
m
m
e
n
c
es t o
(
pi c k vig orously )
GR A SS ( T o be deliv e re d rap i dly y et forc i bly )
Yes an d t hat s all y e do f rom mo rn in t i ll n i ght
day in an d day o u t
L et me t ell y e w hat y e do !
Y e git u p in t he mo rn in at f ou r t hi rt y w ash an d
dress y e rsel f l i ght t he k it c hen fi re ! w ash an d dress
r
e
f o u r c hi ldren ! help y er w i f e w it h t he break f ast !
y
c arry i n c o al fe r t he day
fi ll u p y er w i f e s w ash
t u bs w ash y er k i ds agi n so t h ey c an go t o sc ho o l !
w hi p y er o l de st bo y a c o u p l e o f t i mes w ash o u t y e r
w o rk in c lo t hes an d hang u p t he c lo t he s l i ne ! mo w
t he g ras s i n t he f ro n t y ard ! m i lk y er go at s ! w ash
k
h
r
l
e
r
f
ou
r
i
d
s
a
i
n
B
a
o
f
H
e
o
s
t
a
t h w on t
o
e
d
g
y
i
m
l
n
r
t
e
t
r
i
n
n
r
i
n
er
d
i
n
p
a
i
l
e
u
u
e
d
e
o
d
!
!
g
p
y
py
t ramp t w o o r t h re e mi les t o y e r w o rk So s y e kin
hav e a n i c k el fe r t he D ut c hman c arry t he ho d o r
S w in g t h e p ic k t en hou rs ! w alk bac k ho me agi n t o
sav e a n i c k el fo r t he D u t c hman agin ! w ash y e r
f ac e an d han ds also t he f o u r k i ds agin c arry t he
day s w ashin in fer y e r w i f e t h en t ak e do w n t he
c lo t h es lin e s ! w h i p t he o l de st bo y ag in fer be i n b ad
al l day ! w ash t he f o u r k i ds ag in fer su pp e r ! st art
u p t h e k it c he n fi re so s y er wi f e c an m ak e y er su p
i
n
a
h
k
i
d
t
e
s
a
s
h
l
s
r
pp
w
b
f
r
u
e
t
h
t
a
e
e
e
r
se
t
e
!
g
p !
fe r su pp e r ! milk t h e go at s fer m ilk fer su pp er !
w ash t he k i ds agin fe r su pp e r an d set em u p t o
t he t abl e an d f e e d em ! c h ase do w n t o t h D u t c h
.

.

.

.

.

,

,

.

-

,

,

,

,

"

,

e

12

SP I R I T O F

TH E

man
k i ds
be d

fe r

s

a

an d

p ail o f beer !

an d

i

ag n

i
gt

day

—an d t hen

l et y e
o ut

TIM

m

ye

Am I

me bac k
fe r

b o y fer l ic k in

t o be d an d

s

w ash t he
be d ! pu t em t o
an d

r
e
y

bill

of

o ne o f

slee

t he

p i f t he k i ds

f are

,

day in

,

an d

right ?

n
h
l
i
M
a
w
e
e
(

an d s mo k es

co

ready

o
g

A n d t hat

.

.

e

o ldest

w hi p t he

o t h e rs

wi ll

C A P TA I N K I D D

w hile

has t aken

GRA SS

is

pi p e ligh t s i t

ou t a

,

re c i t ing

his

t he

,

f o rego ing

,

p i ck t he w hil e L ight s are l ow ered
a l i t t l e more ) — Y es bu t o u t side o f t hat I hav e v ery
i
l i t t le t o do
T
k
l
r
s
i
o
e
d
u
p
r
p
e
r
h
u
l
d
h
w
o
s
o
f
(
y
p
p rov e a t re men do us l au gh )
l ean ing

on

.

,

,

.

,

.

G R SS

F
l
i
n
a
l
(
g

A

Lo rd !

i
M
i
m
cs
(


as t on ishmen t )
Oh

in

bac k

an d re eat s

T I M,

p

)

!

O u t side

,

of

I hav e v e ry l it t le t o do
L
a
u
h
s
g
(
)
TI M — W hat s so fu n ny ?
GR A S S ( R ises t akes medal s 0 79 his c o at and p ins
t he m on T I M ) —I ain t go t n o right t o me dal s
T hey all belo ng t o y e
TI M — I m mu c h obl iged t o y ez fe r n o t h in
GR A SS ( S u ddenly c at c hing TI M S arm an d poin t
ing at gro u n d w i t h o t h er han d) — L o ok !
Lo o k !
By c rac k y ! W hat s t h at ?
T I M ( S t art le d — W he re
W hat ? W ho


A
T
he t reasu re as su re as sin !
k
GR SS
s
a
M
e
(
mov e t o p i c k u p t in box )
T I M ( G rabs hi m ) — St op man it do n t bel o n g t o
t hat

.

.

,

,

.

.

.

.

.

,

!

e
y

I m in

c harge o f

c harg e o f an
y
u

p
,

an d s c an s

t he

t reasu re

it

.

,

w o rk s here— an d I ll

( P ic ks

c ri t i c ally

t ak e

.

)

u

i
h
o
t
ld
t
n
b
o
x
s
i
,
p

B go rry , it

ain t

so

13

SP I RI T O F

TH E

T he re

h eav y !

c an

t

be

CA P TA I N KI D D
m i ll io n do llars i n

o v er a

p e nn i e s in it

GR A SS ( E x c i t edly ) O p en it an d se e

TI M E asy easy ! Y e m i n d y e r o w n
.

.

,


man an d besides

I m an ho n est

,

,

bu si n e ss

.

t h e bo x i s l o c k e d

.

i
f
T
i
l
e
c
t
i
v
h
h
f
e
e
s
t
a
e
l
h
t
o
b
s
s
h
o
l
u
e
d be
g y
(
g
g
al mo s t all o u t us in g a s mal l fl oo d t o be t hrow n on
,

,

men )

t he t w o

.

GR A SS ( L igh t s a mat c h an d hol ds flame t o box



R e ads )
To w ho m it may c o n c e rn
T
T
o
I
M)
(
W hy t hat s u s ! O p en her u p ( T ak es box fro m
T I M p ri es li d o p e n an d l o o ks in )
.

.

,

.

,

.

,

k
L
o
i
o
n
(
g

his

—T hat

s h o u l der

fin e

)

p
i
ec
f
p
a
p
r
t reasu re Mr G rass
e
o
A
e
t h at s all

T
i
A
k
a
n
a
r
o
u
t
o
n
r
GR SS (
p
p
D
e
t
b
s
su
e
o
e
)
g
L i ght amat c h w h i le I t ak e a sq u i n t
T I M ( L igh t s mat c h an d han ds i t t o GR A SS )

H e re I ll read it m esel f ( R eads )
I t he u n de r
s i gn e d D an i el Mc Cart h y I ri sh ( an d ho p e t he fi n der
i s al so ) do h e reby so lemn ly sw ear t h at t he c o n
t e n t s o f t h is p ap e r are t h e w ho le t ru t h an d n o t h in g
b u t t he t ru t h so h e re go es ! O n t he c o ast o f Mai n e
n ear G rassho pp e r H o llo w i s a c av e
T h e fi n de r o f
t h i s ( an d I ho p e agai n he s I ri sh ) mu st go at o n c e
t o c av e an d se arc h fo r t in bo x w h ic h c o n t ai n s a
lk
a
v ast t reasu re bu ri e d t he re b
a
a
n
dd
C
p
i
K
i
W
t
y
S i x t e en f e et f ro m e n t ran c e an d t hen t h re e f eet t o
e
d
n
l e f t dig an d w hat y o u fi n d i s y o u rs
S
i
)
( g

h
re e mat c hes may be u se d
T
or
t
MC C A RTH Y
w
o
(
in t he readin g of p ap er )
?

e
ll
e
GR A SS ( E x c i t e dly ) T he re didn t I t
y
TIM

ov e r

s a

.

.

,

.

.

.

,

.

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

.

,

,

,

,

.

,

,

.

,

.

.

,

14

SP I R I T O F

TH E

CA P TA I N K I D D

'

TI M — B go rry I t h i nk y er right fer on c e Th is
l et t er w as w rit t en by an I ri shman an d an I ri shman
i
c
k
u
h
i
s
p
i
c
k
a
n
c
a
t
f
r
o
d
m
n e v e r t o l d a li e
P
s
o
p
(

.

,

,

.

grou n d an d

s t art s

of
f

.

)

G R A SS— W here y e go in ?
TI M — T o git t hat t reasu re
I m w it h y e
GR ASS ( S t art in g ) —

TI M St o p man ! I t sez in t he p ap e r t hat an

I ri shman is t e r git t he mo n ey n ot a Ru be
G R A SS— B u t go sh ! it s a hu n dre d mi les t o G rass
ho pp e r H o l lo w
Y e ain t go t n o m o n ey an d y o u ll
hav e t er w alk it
T I M ( S c rat c hing head refle c t iv ely ) — T hat s so
W ell y o u bet t e r c o me alo ng t hen I f it s a hu n
dre d m ile s fe r m e t o w alk it ll o n ly be fi f t y m i l e s
ap iec e fer t he t w o o f u s
C o me alo ng

.

.

,

.

,

.

,

.

.

.

,

,

,

.

B
( ot h

ex i t

t o t h e c av e

D ark

.

i n t eri or

.

.

s t ag e

)
SC E N E

I N TER IOR

OF

S c en e is t ran sf ormed

.

CA V E

f oll ow ed

.

II

.

W EE K

A

LA

TE R

.

GR A S S T hey bo t h ap
p ear ex haus t e d T I M is c arry ing p i c k ou s hou l der )
TI M — C o me o n G rass ! t his mu st be t he p lac e
G R A SS ( G roans an d sin ks w earily t o floor ) — B y
h en I m all in ! D o n t p ear l ik e I k in go an ot he r
st ep
E
I
n
t
e
r
M
T
,
(

by

.

.

.

.

,

,

.

TIM

i
t
o
t
i
n
d
w
n
S
(
g

w ay an d t h ree

t e en

f eet


e
t
y

l east w ise ,

o ne

o n ro c k

GR A SS— B ern

sez

We

o n ly

t
o
g

si x

an o t he r w ay t o

f eet

t he p ap e r
t h e p ap er ! I

so

)

o
g

.

n ev e r

did pu t in

su c h

SP I R I T O F

TH E
a

w eek in
w alk

m i l es

I

my li f e

all

ho

on , e

i

no t hin

T hat

.

,

my

in

w it h

Of

w alk ,

,

mac h

st o

t h e all fi re dest h un dre d

s

-

.

t hank P et e r,

,

c ol o red

t er do bu t eat

t he re st

w al k w alk

we

re

h ere

n o w , an d

do i s dig u p t h e mo n ey an d ri de bac k

v arn ished c ars an d sett in o n el egant

t er

e ag n

c u shio n s

.

i t her

ev e r se en

go t

m

N o t h in bu t


TI M Y es bu t
all w e

CA P TA I N K I D D

w e le f t home, an d n o t hin in

ev e r sinc e

to

15

liv es

ou r

men

n
t
l
e
e
g

c o rn ed

t o w ait o n u s ! an d

bee f

an d c abbage

fer

.


GR SS I do n t w ant no c o rn ed beef an d c abbage
A ll my l i f e I j u st l onged t o be ric h en ough so me
t he y ear in an d
t ime t o hav e pi e fe r b reak f ast

A

.

,

a
r
o
e
ut
y

.

T I M — W ell

( L o oks

.

,

abo u t

.

lon gin

y er

w ill

B go rry ,

)

co

t is a

me

t ru e , all

i ght

r

my st eri ou s loo k in

.

-

p lac e t hi s

A
GR SS Y es ! it lo o k s j u st lik e C ap t ain K i dd w as

G oo d
a go in
t e r w alk in any m in u t e an d say !

mo rn in gent s ! w hat k in I do fer y e ?
.

,

-

,

TIM

n
L
o
o
k
i
(
g

hop e he don t bu t t in fe r

-

GR A SS— H e ain t lik ely

rs
e
a
y

in

sic k , ev en

w hen he

to

s

I

.

b een dead

.

w as

so

me

.

m
GR A SS ( My
T I M ( S t art le d) — T he re
.

He

.

an d

B go rry , I di dn t k n o w he d
Say , w hat bu sin eSS w as t he Cap
al iv e ?
so ?

s t e ri o u s

agin

few minu t es

a

,

.

T I M — I s t hat

been


b
a ou t )
Su re

n erv ous ly

an n er


h
l
S
)

e
y

go

wi t h t hat bi ssin

16

SP I RI T O F

TH E


ly )
C ap t ai n

I
m
p
s
i
v
e
r
e
s
(

G RA ss

rat e

CA P TA I N KI D D
K i dd

~

.

r
I
e
s
e
d
n
t
e
t
(

TIM

an d

,

A n d w hat w as t he

s

mil in g

bat t in

C p
C ap t ain K idd

GRASS—Say
H e w as a p i rat e
,

a

On

.

s

T hat

t h e k in d

s

ress i v el

p

say

u res

y,

as

an d

of a

no

He

.

.

TI

mu st be

w he re

O

ff w at c h

.

.

.

n ervou sly abou t

Sp i rit

r
u
a
d
s
g

no w

t he

,

C ap

him

ain t s een

I

.

his

A
n
h
d
t
e
)
y
bu rie d t re as

.

Sp i rit

s

abo u t n o

.

— D on t

G RA ss

pesk y

p lay e r
robbe d f o lk s

-


b
o
u
W e ll
a
t)

M ( L oo king

ball

bu ri ed h is ill go t t en gain s
f eller C ap t ain K i dd w as ( I m

i
l
a
n
c
ng
g

ho w h is

i
p

av e rage ?

w as

t he o c ean

3

—So ?

bro adly )

an d k ill e d t h em, an d t he n

do

w as

e
y

my st e rio u s

,

be t o o
t h i n gs

su re

.

Sp i rit s

are

m ight y

abou t

as

w e go

! u st

.

mo n k ey in w it h t hat t re asu re bo x h i s Sp i ri t is liab le
s il
t o st rik e u s
e
l
i
b
u
n
a
a
n
c
n
a
o
t
U
(
y g
)
g

,

.

.


r
h
h
r
i
h
I
p
I
s
u
e
e
s
S
o
e
)
I might sq u are it w it h him B u t I k in see no u se
in set t i n he re shiv e rin in o u r S hoes W e mi ght as
w ell git bu sy an d fi n d t he C ap s go ld

G R ASS Y es ! y e go ahead an d I ll ke ep w at c h
TIM

L
e
k
i
w ise
(

u n eas y

.

,

.

.

.

.

,

t he do o r

n e ar

t ran c e

.

)

TIM

do o r

,

we

e
t
G
s
(

.

u

p


s in
R
i
O h, y e
(
g)

eh ?

share

w ant

t er be

by

c av e

c lo se

en

t o t he

I ll hav e y e t o u n derst an d t hat i f

t reasu re , w e l l S hare t he danger, t o o

W ell
t his

an d s t an ds

,

.

C ome o n do w n here beside me

A
C
o
m
e
l
l
GR SS (
T ain t
s s ow y do wn )
.

sk ee re d

.

t h at

I m

18

SP I R I T

TH E

.

CA P TA I N K I D D

OF

p l osi on an d GR A SS an d T I M fal l to fl oor T hen
G R A SS ri ses and das hes madly o u t of c av e T I M
sl ow ly si t s u p ru bs ey es e t c )
T I M — B go rry w here am I an d w hat hap p en ed
?
n
a
t
ro c k ! t hen j u mp s
L
o
u
t
a
n
t
h
e
o
o
k
b
me
s
a
d
(
ex

.

,

.

,

.

,

,

,

,

drags i t t o

an d

b
m
a
k
c
f

t ow ard i t , ge t s t in box

ex c i t edly

t he t reasu re

-

c en t re s t age

box !

l
C
l
a
s
(

.

f

ro

o

roc k

By Saint P et e r, it

)

ex c i t e dly

G rasS!

)

s

G rass !

GR A SS ( O u t si de ) — I go t a dern goo d st art fer
home an d I gu ess I ll k eep go in

TI M Ye k in go t er blaz es i f y e w ant t o ! I ll k eep

.

,

mo n ey mesel f

all t hi s

ric h

pi c k
an d

N O mo re

.

c arry in

I ll hav e

c o lo red

.

G erman s

t h e ho d

l
e
n
t
e
g

.

It

)

p u rt y

s

s of

t he

w i n g in t h e
w ai t o n me
an d ! ews t o

or

men

f et c h me my

to

box

at

k n o w t he t ru e feelin

i t ll be t hat I ll

so o n

L
k
o
o
s
(

.

s

to

,

be er !

mak e me n ic e c lot h es an d dago es t o p lay I rish t u n es
fe r me and
B u t w hat s t he ant ic ipat in
I ll
f east me ey es o n t he t reasu re an d t hen
( P ri es
op
en box w hi c h is fill e d w i t h c o mmon s t on es t ak es
,

.

,

,

,

h ol ds i t

o u t a s t on e,

h el l k i n d
dow n

.

of

u

m

do

on ey

N o t h in bu t

)

roc k , o r

I m

a
o
t
g

a

i s t he

ev ery o n e

n
d
a
p

l o o ks

it

at

c al l t hat

z
e
y

.

W hat t he

)

r
i
h
T
o
w
t
s
(

?

a c o mmo n , o rd n ary , e v e ry day

i

s
p
E
m
b
x
i
e
t
o
(

.

same

.

H ello, w hat

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