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JAMBS P E N O R E COOPER'S "LAST OP THE MOHICANS

Adaptation by "Life of Cooper" by

Edward Goldberger Louis 11. Horowitz

D I R E C T D BX MITCHELL GRAYSOH

W T C - Sunday, April 7, 1940 5:00 - 6:00 p . m.

MAGOA: SUUMD: HEYWAKD:

Good.

I will go.

WALKING IN FOREST (CALLING) Don't be long getting back. like this. Miss Cora. I don't
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I don't like this at a l l

Being lost in these forests is worse than facing CORA: HEYWARD: - firing sq nad,

I still think we should go on© Still, if Magna says he begins to recognise the place, he should know how far away the path is.

ALICE: HEYWARD:

W ell, we ve made our decision now, and *.
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And I hope it's the right one.. I ve been c oiarais s i oned to bring you safely through the woo ds to your father. I wouldn't want anything to happen.

ALICE:

I hope he was right about recognizing the place. be awful if he were mistaken.

*t would

HEYVVARD: CORA:

There's no reason for him to lie about it. But he's a Huron, isn't he? ofthe French. The ^urone are on the Ride
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HEYWARD: He's been adopted into the Mohawk tribe. fighting with us. ALICE: There are an awful lot of Indians with ontcalsi aren't there? HEY^'A RDi
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Nobody knows exactly howinany there are, Miss Alice. but they believe that Montcalm has tea thousand. COKA: A nd father with only a thousand men I REWARD: Oh, Major Heyward, we nust get to the fort, we trust. \ e shall. We'll be there in the &orning without fail* 7 Miss Cora. It's a strong fort, the one your father commands. I think he can hold out almost indefinitely.

LIKE AKD WDRKS

JAMBS PEN IK ORE COOPER »S "LAST OF THE MOHICANS

Adaptation by "Life of Cooper" by

Edward Goldberger Louis M. Horowitz

DIRECTED BY MITCHELL GRAYS01

- Sunday, April 7, 1940 5:00 - 6:00 p , m.

THE MOHICANS - 1 SOUND 0 F PEOPLE WALKING IN FOREST .... WALKING STOPS MAGUA: HBYWARD: We'r© lost* Lost? I don't know which way we must go. They said at *ort

What do yon mean, lost?

Edward when you were assigned to lead us, that you knew the woods around here perfectly. MAGXJA; It's the first time this has? ever happened to me, Major Heyward. First time or not isn't important,Magua. The fact iSg

we *re not getting any nearer Fort William Henry.
MAGUA5

It's too dark to travel further. to stay for the night.

We'd "better find a place

HET-VARD:

And run the chance of an Indian attack with Colonel Monro's two daughters in tho party?

CORA:

(FADING IN) What's the trouble, Major eyward. have we stopped?

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Why

HEYWARD:

No trouble at all, Miss Qora,

Magua is just trying to

make sure this is the right road to Fort William Henry, CORA: There's no point in trying to hide the truth, Major, are we lost? ALICE: You night as well tell us, it's only fair that we should know the \?orst • HEYWARD: As a matter of fact, ladies, we are lost. has missed the right path. CORA: MAGUA: Then can't we go back and find th® spot where h© went off? It gets too dark now. I can find it. for night. Tomorrow, when it gets light, maybe Magua here

In the meantime, we find place to stay

THE MOHICABS - 2 ALICE? CORA; Tomorrow may be too late J W e must kee; -?,oing. The French may have " e Ve got
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attacked our father's fort by thut t i t ia? to keep on. MAGUA:

If we no can find way, we go in circel maybe and not get anywhere near Fort. for night. Best that we stop and camp

HEYWARD: CORA:

If we do that there's danger of an Indian attack ... We must keep on. What we came all the way up here It might be our last chance

was to see our father. to see him alive. MAGUA: You make mistake.

We can get nowhere in dark.

We stay

I know place near here ... HEYWARD: MAGUA: I thought you said you didn't know where we were? It looks like place 1 was in once, years ago. bbeginning to remember it now. CORA: HEYWARD: Major ^eyward, I Insist that we go on. I'm sorry ladies, but I think Magua is right. Are you sure place, Magua? MAGUA: ALICE: Few people know of it. It is well-hiden. I feel it. Let's we'll be safe from attack in this I am

Something awful is going to happen. Kee p goingo

HEYWARD:

Please, Miss Alice, ahead and see whethe

This way is better. Magua, you go you can. find this place.

We'll wait for you until you come back and get us.

Good. SOUND: HEYWARD:

I will go.

WALKING IN FOREST (CALLING) Don't be long getting aaek. .. I don't like this, Miss Cora.
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I don't like this at a l l

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Being lost In these forests is worse than facing - firing sq uad.

CORA: HEYWARD:

I still think we should go on© Still, if Magua says he begins to recognise the place, he should know how far away the path is.

ALICE: HEYWARD:

W ell, we 've sad® our decision now

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And 1 hope it's the right on©.. I've been commissioned to bring you safely through the woo ds to your father. I wouldn't want anything to happen•

ALICE:

I hope he was right about recognizing the place. be awful if he were mistaken.

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HEYWARD: CORA:

There's no reason for him to lie about it. But he's a Huron, isn't he? ofthe French.
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The ^Sxronc are on the «ide

HEYWARD: He's been adopted into the Mohawk tribe. fighting with us. ALICE: There are an awful lot of Indians with ontealm aren't there? HEYWA RD: Nobody knows exactly howmany there are, Miss Alice. but they believe that Montcalm has ten thousand. CORA: A nd father with only a thousand men J HEYWARD: Oh, Major Heyward, we must get to the fort, we must. W e shall. We »11 be there in the Sioraing without fail Miss Cora. It's a strong fort, the one your father commands. I think he can hold out almost indefinitely
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THE MOHICANS - 4 SOD1D OF COR As HEYWARD: CORA: RUSTLING IN FOREST GETTING GRADUALLY LOUDER But ten to one I How can he ... What's that? What? There ... that rantling sound ... as though someone were walking in the forest. HEYWARD: 'LICE: It's probably only Magua returning. No, it's coming from the other side.. It's Indians., Oh, Cora J Cora ! What can we do. CORA: HEYWARD: CORA: HEYWARD: CORA: HEYWARD: Indians 2 Get behind that tree there. And you, Major ^eyward? The big one.

''hat will happen to yep? aide.

I'll distract their attention from this iftfeBC

But wi can't let you sacrifice your life like that ) Don't stop to talk now, Miss Cora. the tree. Hurry, or we'll be lost. Please. Get behind

SOUND: KAWXEYE: HEYWARD:

RUSTLE AGAIN (OFF MIKE) Who's there?

(TO SELF) A white man J (ALO'D) A soldier in His Majesty's; forces.

HAWKEYE:

(COMING ON MIEE)

A soldier, hey?

Throw down your rifle

and come forward where I ean see von, HETTARD: And be shot? No thanks. Throw down your own arms and

then maybe we can talk, HAWKEYE: Don t be a pigheaded fool. You'll be shot anyway* We re three to your one.

Besides I'm the best sharpshooter

in the North Woods... I could have shot you long ago with all the noise you were making. CONTINUED You tyros in the

LAST OP THE MOHICANS - 5 HAWKEYE (CONTINUED) in the woods are sLnost as dangerous as Hurons.

Now throw down your arms and stop the nonsense. HEYWARD: (AFTER SHORT PAUSE) (CLATTER OF RIFLE FALLING) THERE, I'vedropped the rifle. HAWKEYEL Now will you come out. Let's

Certainly.. Come, Uncas. Come on Chlngachgook. see who this soldier is.

UNCAS: HAWKEYE: HEYWA RD: HAWKEYS:

HUgh I Now sir.. Who are yo ' and where are you heading? I have a few, questions I d like to ask myself* Sessas to me you're not exactly in a position to ask q uestions. Solder, hey? How do I know yov »re not a
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spy for the French? CORA: (COMING ON MIKE) Major Heyward, you all right? HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: CORA: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: What's this? Women? What are theyftftinghere? Major Heyward, are

Miss Cora, you shouldn't have come out. But I had to .. Who are these men? I've been trying to find out This gentlemen has discovered one law of the woods anyway, you can't fPrust anybody in 'em. yov've got to learn out here. woods as long as I have ..• That's the first thing

When you've lived in the

ALICE: HAWKEYE:

You live in the woods? Yes, ma'am ...My name's Hawkey©, also called the long Rifle a scout by preference and a scourge to the --'-urons, These two Indians are my friends .. Uncas and Chingoahgoel Don't be afraid, they're not Hurons. The re ^ohicans.
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CORAS HAWKEYE:

W h a t ' 8 the difference?

Difference?

What's the difference?

The **uron is the

sneakiest Indian that ever infested th® haunt® of nature . The ^ohican, ma'am, is one of true friend and brother. doing in these woods? HEYWARD: We're on our way to Fort William enry.
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God's noblemen... a

But tell me, what are you

These women

are the duughters of Colonel Muo.ro, commander of the fort. HAWKEYE: To it. HEYWARD: We've stopped only for a moment. up HAWKEYE: Our Indian guide, is stay. Fort William Henry? At this rate, you'll never reach

ahead looking for a place for us- to
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I d o n 1 mean your having stopped.

This is as far

in the wrong direction as you could have posslbitik*? ly
CC1E© •

HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: HEYWARD:

What do you mean? I mean tha you're only a few hours from Fort Edward->•

But that's hwere we started from ... Until our guide
got losto

HAWKEYE: ALICE: HAWKEYE:

Guide got lost I An Indian lost in the woods?

Impossible?

In these horrible forests, anybody can get lost. Hot an Indian, ma'am. Look here... s ee this moss, how Look at it on this

it stands to the north of the tree? rock.

It points the right way as true as my rifle,

How can anyone b© lost in the forest when he has such markings to help him? Is this guide of yours a Mohawk?

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HEYWARD.

Adopted into the tribe« North .. a Huron.

I think he was born farther

UNCAS: HAWKEYE:

Huh ! Huron, theif I Uncas is right. They're theivee and worse. It's

a wonder you haven't fallen in with more. CORA: H WKEYE: HEYWARD: Oh, no I Yes, miss. They're a tricky crew,

Well, apparently you know what you're talking about. Could you lead us in the right direction?

HAWKEYE:

To Port William Henry?

It's too far, and besides, Perhap s this

you ca n't use two guides in the woods. Indian of yours «.. HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: Magua Yes, Magua.

Perhap s he will honestly take you back to But I could certainly

Port Edward where you came from. not take over his position. CORA: What are we to do then?

First you tell us that he's not Can't

to be trusted, then you say you can't help us. you do anything? HAWKEYE: UNCAS: ALICE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: It's too late to do anything now. Some cosies« An Indian,

The best thing ...

Magua I He's coming back 1 You're not going to leave us like this? We'll do our best. We'll follow behind you and act You talk to

as guardians in cas e a nything happens. Magua. Put it to him straight.

Put what to him straight? HAWKEYE: About the trail. Ask him right out. But don't say

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HAWKEYE:(COFf INUED) ... anything about meeting me. suspicious« HEYWARD: HAWKEYE:

That'll make him

The Indians in thes parts know about me. ^ut what good will you be behind us? My rifle hasn't missed yet. us, shout»

I'll ask him.

If you need us, just shout.

Here he comes ... Remember, if you need wa? HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: All right ... and you'll stay near ...

I've already said so, and I never break my word.

SOUND OP RUSTLING AS THEY DISAPPEAR HEYWARD: MAGUA: HEYWARD: Ah, there you are, Magua. Yes, I find good place. Well? Did you find it?

Come.

Follow me. Let »s follow him.

All right, come, Miss Cora, Miss Alice.

SOUND OF WALING UNDER THE FOLLOWING
P?TW.':KJ>!

Tell me, Magua. Yes.

You're a Huron, aren't you?

MAGUA: HEYWARD:

Magua is Huron I mean you

How come you're fighting on our side, then?

should be fighting with your brothers, the Hurons not with the Moha wks. MAGUA: HEYWARD: Long time ago I leave my tribe...live withlohawk brothers I see. It seems rather odd to me, Magna, that you should

b© lost in the woods. MAGUA: Happen sometimes..«

SOUND OF WAR WHOOP FAR 013F MKKE HEYWARD: MAGUA: CO RA: MAGUA: WAR WHOOP CORA: that's that? It sounded like an Indian war cry ( J
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Is nothing... you only imagine

Major Heyward I That sound!, It sounded like a war whoop I No, Miss. AGAIN NEARER It is, it is.. Is nothing.

LAST OF THE MOHICAHS HEYWARD; MAGUA:

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Magna, you're delibera tely taking us into a trap I Yes, Major Hayward. Hurons. How
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tell you.

My tribe tb©

They come now.

You never get to Fort Henry. We've never

CORA:

But why?

Why should you do this to us?

done anything to you. MAGUA: Listen, Magua was born a chief and a warrior among hi© peop le but the Canada p eople came taught him to drink fire-water. driven from his people. into the woods and

He became bad and was

He ran away and was finally

chased into the arms of his enemies the ^ohawks. CORA: I have heard all this sort of thing before. it to do with us? MAGUA: When the English and the French came to war, Magua stayed with mis Mohawk friends. your father, was our captain. The chief at Horlcan, What has

He made a law that if an

Indian swallowed the fire-water, he should be punished. Magua foolishly drank, and was beaten for it. Magua was tied before all and whipped like a dog. Here are scars of knives and bullets. Lock I

Honorable scars

that a warrior may boast of, but there are marks on his back which he must hide like a squaw. CORA: My father did what he thought just ... but what has all this to do with us? MAGUA: You are his daughters. forever. The spirit of the Huron remembers Good

And now Magua will pay like a Huron.

for good, bad for bad.

So, I have gone ahead and brought

HSy braves to capture and take you to our camp.

LAS T OF THE MOHICANS - If ti HEYWARD: MAGUA: HEYWARD: MAGUA: You will die first., before we move another step. With that rifle? With this very rifle. (LAUGHS) Rifle is like toy without bullet. bullet long time ago. CORA: 0h
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I took

you .... you ....

ALICE BEGINS TO CRY CORA: HEYWARD: Hush. Alice, hush. There is still a way. If I yell, the gun of the Long

Rifle will speak and you will still be caught* MAGUA: HEYWARD: The Long Rifle? What is that? His

The scout who travels with two Mohican friends. rifle is long*

MAGUA:

La Longue Carabine... his rifle never misses I You lie I

Huhi

You think to frighten me J I do not believe I

HEYWARD: MAGUA:

I have only to shout, and his bullet will answer. The white soldier boasts. the English troops• La Longue Carabine is with

HEYWARD:

Boasting, eh?

(SHOUTS)

SOUND OF BU LLET OFF MIKE MAGUA: Ugh I My arm 1 La Longue Carabine J It's warn my brothers I HEYWARD: Come back here J Come back i HawkeyefiJncasI Hurry J true, I must

FOOTSTEPS IN BRUSH HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: (FADE IN) Where is he? Did I get him? He ran away.

You shot bim in the arm., Only In the arm?

Well, if he's wounded, he can't go

far, let's go after him..

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HEIWARD:

No, no.

There «s no tiise»

Listen, Magna betrayed us They * re after us

He's told M s Hurons of our coming. now. HAWKEYE 5 HEYWARD. HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: Yes,

Wefve got to get away from, here. Com© on, com© this way.

Where are you going? Don't ask questions, Hurry But where are you taking Us? To a cave
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know under Glen's Falls.

It's our own

special hide-out.

No one knows it except ourselves*. Hurry I

(FADE) You'll be perfectly saf© there. HEYWARD: (FADING IN) So this is the cave.

Well, it certainly

is hard to find. safe. HAWKEYE:

Under a waterfall, it should be fairly

No one knows about it except for these two and myself„ We'll be safe here, I hope. now. Hiding is our only protection

ALICE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE:

It's awfully dark.

And that musty smell J

W© can't afford to be choosy now, ^iss Alic© There's another exit at the back, so that we can slip out if we have to.

HEYVARD:

The ladies had better get some rest. and watch.

We'll go out

HAWKEYE: HEY"ARD:

Watch?

What for?

We can't fight back if they do com®. know when . • it »11 give us a

But ? e 'v© got to / chance to run.

HAWKEYE:

Run? lost.

There's no place to run.

Once they find us, we're

All we can do is stay her© and trust to luck

that they don't stumble On us.

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HEYWARD:

. Well, our chances ought to be pretty good under this waterfall,

HAWKEYE:

Never can tell. what they want.

Indians are the very devil for getting

UNCAS:
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Hawkeye I Hawkey© I They come J They come I The Hurons? know? H&v® they found us already? ~ow do you

HEYWARDs

UNCAS: HAWKEYE J

I hear them. They proafoably We 'rs through. have every inch of this place watched.

HEYWARD:

There must be some way out of this .. Walt a minute, Hawkeye... Can you swim? Underwater, I mean?

HAWKEYE; HEYWARD:

Of course, whY, You could slip around to the side, by that big rock and swim away without their noticing.

HAWKEYE:

No.

I won't.

Ifc's not fair to

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leave you alone

with the ladies. HEYWARD: But maybe you could get to the Fort that way and bring help, HAWKEYE: UNCAS: HAWKEYE: Hmm.
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t s our only chance.

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% a t do you think, Unca s?

Good plan. All right. 'e *11 go.
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Stay with the ladles.

Stay in

the other cave, they may miss that one when they cose in. - wish you luck and we'll be back as soon as we -

we can with help, HEYWARD: (FADE) Good. I'll go into the other jam now.
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CORA J

(FADING IN) What s wrong, Major "eyward others?

Where are the

LAST OF THE MOHICANS - 15 HEYWARD: ALICE: HEYWARD: hey've gon< Gone? We're alone? they've run out on us? try to get to help for

No, they've gone to Fort Edward to us •

CORA: HEYWARD:

But what if the Indians should com© in the meantime • They have com©. They're on th© other bank now.

ALICE SCREAMS CORA: Indians on the other bank J Then we're lost. We're lost

Major Heyward, isn't there anything we can do? HEYWARD: Nothing. W© must just stay here until either th© Indians

find us or help comes from the ^ort. ALICE SOBS THROUGH THIS CORA: How can you just sit there like that? Hevaen knows what will happub. HEYWARD: They may not find us, with branches. SOUND OF VOICES IN CAVE CORA: Th© Indians, they've foirad th© other cave. They're coming ini Alio©, stop crying I They'llhear you I ALICE: CORA: HEYWARD: I c-n't I I can't J Nonsense I Stop Sh I Here it now I they come I *h« entrance to this cave is covered We »11 be killed. Murdered i >

They may pass us entirely.

ALICE'S SNIFFLING HAS STOPPED HO"*. MAGUA: (OFF MIKE) What you mean they're gonefj They must be here 2 Look everywhere 1 Quiet I

Search more J HEYWARD: ALICE: HEYWARD: ALICE: It's Magua.

Magua 1 Oh, he's found us, he3»s f o< nd us I Hush I He has 't found us yet I Keep quiet I
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STA RTS TO SCREAM CHOKED OFF B Y HAND OVER MOUTH

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MAGUA:

(OFF MIKE) there
J

What's that?
EJUS

I heard a noise.

Look over

There

t fee another cave I Move these branches 1

SOUND OP BRANCHES BEING MOVED MAGUA: Well, Magna has found you at last» (FADE) you are prisoners. SOUND: HEYWARD: MAGUA: HEYWARD: WALKING IN WOODS FADING IN Where are you taking us I That *s for me to decide. Let's get away from the others a minute, I d like to talk to you. MAGUA: HEYWARD: I hear just as well here* Well, look • • You are a clever follow,,,. The way you
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Com© with m©

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caught us shows that. MAGUA: HEYWARD: Save pretty words for council house. If you bring us to ^ontcalm, what will you get ... nothing. Bting us to Fort William Henry and 1 can promise

you all kinds of presents, MAGUA: HEYWARD: ^resents? What will you give?

I will give you firs-water like the great lake of Horican itself.

MAGUA : HEYWARD:

And if

I agree and nothing is given? *f we don't fulfill our part

You have nothing to lose.

of the bargain, you caa kill us as you had alreadyplanned<» MAGUA: HEYWARD: I thought of that already. Now I You want it now I Magua know better than take word of white man prisoner. Want presents now. You give? What you give me now?

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HEYWARD:

Well.. Here are two medals. Here., take them, they re yours.

MAGUA: HEYWARD: SOUND OP COINS MAGUA:

And fire-water?

You have fire-water and dollars? All right, here it is...take it.

Yes, 1 have some money.

Pire-water? fire-water?

You say fire-water hut you no give.

Where is

HEYWARD: MAGUA: HEY * ARD:
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I have no fire-water. White man lie, I see flask in coat.

You can have fire-water in plenty after you deliver us to the fort.

MAGUA: HEYWARD: MAGUA: HEYWARD: MAGUA: HEYWARD:

Pire-water now. Very well, here's the flask. Good
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Then you'll $d it? No,

You'll take us back to the fort?

I no take you to Fort.

You mean after taking my presents you're not going to keep your bsrga in?

MAGUA:

White man fool

Think to buy Indians with presents. No.

Think ^agua

to make Magua forget revenge with fire-water. remember.

Scars on Magua's back will never be forgotten. White man think

Fire-water only make remember better. gold everything no.

To stupid white man maybe yes„

To Indian honor more important • You come with me.

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HEYWARD:

I was warned that you were treahherous hut it before. How I know, it's true,

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never believed

^awkeye was right,

you can't b© trusted. KAGUA: HEYWARD: Talk, talk.

I should have known better,

Maybe you're not a true Huron after all though.

Didn't Even

the Hurons themselves run you out of their tribe.

your own people wouldnlt have you, and I can see why.
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h e y were afraid you'd betray them too. For that, Magua kill you. FROM INDIANS "hat was that? For that.

For that

MAGUA:

SOUND OF SHOT ...AD LIBS CORA: H/WKEYE:

(OFF MIKE) What was that? (COMING ON JUKE) prisoners•

Put down that tomahawk, "agua,

u

ntle these

MAGUA: HAWKEYE:

La Longue Carabine I So, you know who prisoners. I am . Well get busy and untie those

ALICE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE:

Oh, we're saved, saved.

Thank GodI

Hawkey© 1 How did you follow us so q uickly? Only went to the bend In the river, cached there. W© had some powder

Then we followed after you from there,

CORA: HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: Heyward;

It's a good thing you did. What '11 I do with Magua, now that I've finally got him. Let him go. He can't harm us any longer,

Let him go I He was just going to kill you I He won't be able to do that again. tribe. Send him back to his

% a t good would shooting do, anyway?
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HAWKEYE:

It would get rid of him for one thing, w© want, isn't it?

n d that's what

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HEYWARD:

We'll be getting to the fort soon enough. hurt us there. Might as well let him go.

He can't

HAWKEYE: HEW A R D : HAWKEYE:

It's an awful chance you're talking Chance? Funny What chance is there in it? things happen inthe woods. I've been around a

long time, and I've seen some very qyeer things happen. HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: MAGUA: HAWKEYE: MAGUA: Nothing more can,happen to us. Let hisgp.

W ell, ^agua, what have you to say to that? Whit© man waste time You want us to shoot you and have it over with , ©h? If I die, I die, afraid to die? death? % y talk about it? You think Magua

Why should he be?

*s it not an honorable

There is

no shame in dying by the bullet of Better than flogging with whips ,

La Longue Carabine. as the English do. HAWKEYE: MAGUA: HAWKEYE:

Well, you talk like a warrior., and if I let you go. Then I do. Well, Magua, I don't think you're worth was&ng a bullet on. Bullets are for warriors, for honorable sen, not

such as you ... squaw men, drinkers of firewater...liars and traitor®. MAGUA: Who do you call traitor? I have neyer betrayed my people.

Even when they drove me from the tribe,

never cursed them.

When the war cam©, I did not raise the hatchet against my brothers. Always have
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fought against the English

my enemies nfid the enemies of my people. HAWKEYE: A nd what about what you did to these people here? Didn't you purposely lead them out tax of the way so CONTINUED

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HAWKEYE. (COETIFOT.H) Hurons? MAGUA: HAWKEYE:

that they could he captured and killed by the

I suppose you call that honesty? They are my enemies. ^ong ago you were The would have

They are the enemlen of siy people.

Your people .., who are your people? driven from the wigtrams of the Burons. no&a of you say longer*

In the tents of th® %>hawks,

where you hid froir, the Jurom wrath, they offered you hospitality and you repaid it bv giving their secrets to the
HUTon

tribes and to th© French. You araaethiag..

Who are your

people, Magna?

A man without a people,

without a cabin or a tent, A harmless vorthloos squaw*

Yo« arc less than nothing*
is

Go.

You re free to leave

I wouldn't shoot you, you 'ro not worth the trouble of aiming ny rifle. Go outs. Go on, get out I **e back to

the women.. If they'll have you. MAGUA: Talfy more talk. White man always talk. will sac. Indian act .. and soon Indian act, you

SOUND OF WALKING IN FOREST. HAWKEYE: Well that was o pretty speech I made, but was a great mistake. HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: Don t be silly, he can't hurt us now, Maybe not, but ycu can't fcrust thee© Huron*. When think it

vre get to the fort, we won't have to worry about him again. ALIOS: How much farther is It now?

HAWKEYE: Wait 'til re reach the top of this hill,

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HEYWARD: Fort William Henry isn't at the top of a hill. the matter with you? HAWKEYE: I know it isn't hut now that we're here, look. CORA: ALICE: It's the fort J The fort J

What's

We're almost there 1 'Ehank God J We'll se father soon Even odds often to one can't

HEYWARDL Yes, the flag's still up. make them surrender. CORA: Let's go, hurry, hurry I

HAWKEYE: Not so fast, not so fast. CORA: But we must hurry. I must get.to ay father. What is

there to stop us now? HEY'*AI;D: Come on, Hawkeye. home stretch.
HAWKEYE;

What are you waiting for?

It s the

And the hardest yet. with Indians.

Montcalm must have these woods filled

&e's not a fool. How can we do it?

CORA:

But we must get down there.

HAWKEYE: We've just got to wait until it gets dark enough for us to slip through. ALICE: You mean after coming this far we have to wait in sight of the fort. CORA: Oh, it »s too much. I won't I won't.

Hawkey© is right, Alice. toe fools to go down now.

*f what he says is true, we'd We'd never break through

HEYWARD: Hawkeye 1 What's that smoke there? HAWKEYE: I£'s nothing, just the explosion of one of the cannon. REWARD: Ho, not that, beyond that, close to the shore of the lake, There ,,. see... the i^hlte s tuff... *t' s fog... That' s CONTINUED

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REWARD(CONTINUED)

... what it is, fog J Rolling in from the lake.

HAWKEYE: We 're in luck after all ... you may get to see your father before night, Miss Cora. With the fogj I think w© can chance it» Follow me. If

anything shouldhappen, remember (FADE) to keep the wind on your right cheek. HAWKEYE: (FADING IN) us. Ready? Let's go then.

S topi

There's a French picket in front of Don't move.

Wait unti" they pass by.

HEYWARD: Can't we go around them and thencome back to the path again? HAWKEYE: In this fog? CRASH OF C A M ON CLOSE HEYWARD: We d better get out of here, that was pretty close. HAWKEYE: Wait. We can use this,. HEY'ARD: Use it? How? We «d never find the trail again«

HAWKEYE: The cannon ball plows a straight line into the earth. We can cut around the picket and come back to the furrow again. HEYWARD: Good. FRENCHMAN: Let's go. Follow me, Alice.

Halt J

Who goes there?

HAWKEYE: It's a Frenchman, keep gps going. FRENCHMAN: HALT, I say HEY'"ARD: Run I

FRENCHMAN'£quad, aia J fire I SOUND OF SHOTS.

LAST OF THE MOHICANS - 21 HAWKEYE: HE Y'ARD: HAWKEYE: Hold It a rciruta, Heyward J Miss Aliced %m&±&x£r.z?.±±x What new?

If we fire bsck at them, they'll think it's an attack and they'll go hac?^ to their own lines.

HEY"AI D:

Let's try it.

SOUND OF SHOTS AGAIN MEN YELLING HAWKEYKL That's enough* We'll h-ve them allon ys if we keep It tp. i.,

SOUND OF CANNON LOUD HA'KEYE: That's from the fort .• and it's behind us. wrong way,., back to the woods. MUNHO: ALICE: MUNRO: XHNXXiX CORA: MUNHO: CORA: MUNRO: HEYWARD: MUNRO: S tand firm I Wait to see the enemy I Fire low J Father . Father Tt 'r Alice « (STILL OFF KIKE) Father I Father * A l i c e C o r a I Where are ycu Where are you Here,, father, here J Over this way J
k

We're running the

Save us...Save us..,

Hold fire 1 Open the sally ports. Charge I

I can'*- so,? in this fog„ » Stand still a minute. Over #?.«ro sir,, (ON MIKE) last. This way J Alice, Coraj, you're Safe at

Oh, thorn you are,

Nothing c«.n happen to me now, CRIED OF FATHER I FATHER I E T C

FAD E ON SOBBING OF DAUGHTERS DOOR SLAM MUNRO: HEYWARD: MUNRO:

A h, Major Heyward, Thank you, sir.

Sit down.

I want your advice*

Four days ago, when you arrived, I sent Rawkeye back to Fort Edward With a message asking for aid. can't hold out much longer without it * been returned. As you know*, we

Hawkeye has just

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Just been returned, sir? Yes, By Mon' calm. Says he knew how much lvalue d the

fellow and he couldn't think of detaining him. HEYWARD: And the message from Fort Edward? What did it say?

When will they send the reinforcements. MUNRO: Don't know. took. News was in letter thant ^ontcalm, of course,

Asks me to meet him under flgg of truce now.

What do you think? HEYWARD: I think we should meet him immediately, sir. thing. MUNRO: Y \ i speak French, don't you? oj my interpreter. HEYWARD: MUNRO: Then you'll go, sir? Yes... to learn the good news from my enemy. (FADE) out the colars, seargent. DRUM ROLL MNNRO: MONTCALM: Monsieur de Montcalm, this Is my Interpreter, Major Heywardo I believe I speak enough English to be understood. asked for this Interview, monsieur because
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It's the only

T en you must come along as

Call

I've

think that

you've already done everything necessary for your honor and the xsjES honor of your country a nd will now listen to the voice of humanity. MONsieur. MUNRO: MONTCALM: Why say it has been,sir? It will continue, it will continue. Your resistance has been gallant,

That's a very fine sentiment, Colonel, but after all, why keep up the pretense any longer
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MUNRO:

Pretense • a b s u r d . now until doomsday.

We will defend the fort, sir from

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MONTCALM:

Nevertheless, I should like to -oresent ay terras. I desire is the destruction of the fort ±ts±sxt Nothing else.

All Itself.

You may keep your arras and your colors

and your surrender shall be In the form most honorable to yourselves. MUNRO: If you brought me out here to discuss the terms of surrender, yo"d»re wasting both your time and mine, sir. We are in a position to hold this fortIndefinitely end will do so. MONTCALM: Good day sir, These hills give every chance for your

Pardon monsieur. reconnoitring
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From the peak, one can see spue

weak condition as well as you can yourselves, MUNRO: And perhaps you can see as far as Fort Edward and knew when and where to expect the army of ^eneral '"ebb. MONTCALM: As to that, I must apologise for perusing your mail. However* here is his letter. better to let General RUSTLE OF PAPER Perhaps It would be

Webb speak for himself*

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MUNRO:

Rmm.

"Regret to

inform you.„„

#

impossible. • That's «

incredible.

Unbelievable I

Won't send a single man.

I've been betrayed. MONTCALM:

Disgraced! 1 hesitate to stress

Again 1 express my deepest apologies.

the point, but, under the circumstances does Monsieur still feel that he can hold the fortress? OTEO: Hold the fortress? Impossible. KOFTCALK: MUNRO: Then Monsieur surrenders? And the terms? This letter leaves me With no possibility of any aid?

I accept your generous terms, sir. no choice.

DRUMS UP AND DOWN. AD LIB HEYWARD: OF CROWD. CREAKING OF CARTS. DKU,. ROLL IN E.G. Is there anything I can do to

Is everything ready, sir? help?

MUNRO:

You can see to taking care of mji daughters, Major, since I must ride at the head of my troops.

HEYWARD: MUNRO:

Yes, sir.

Hasn't anything been done for them? Too busy checking the military

Haven't had the time. details.

Take care of them for me, will you, Major.

See that they get to Fort Edware safely„ HEY 'ARD: It's will be a pleasure, s i r ,
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There they are, now, Cora,' Cora J

I'll go over and speak to them. CORA (FADING IN) Heyward? HEY 'ARD': My troops won't need me now. protect you,

Why aren't you with your troops, Major

I shall, stay with you, to

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We wen'l need a protector,

Hasn't Montcalm givon hi a

word that everything will be all right? HEYWARD: Yes, but ho can only speak for himself and his own troops, He ..ven only knows what the Indians might do. have no powder..» that'a the rules of war. CORA; Nevertheless, Major Heyward, I'm sure we won't need your services. HEY YARD But I can't leave you alone.
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And our ore ops

1 promised your father that

I d see you were taken care of. ALICE: Will, If father insists...Look, there's the regimental chaplain, Mr. Gamut. be all right? HUT 'ARB: Veil, I suppose so, although he's never fought anything Mr. GamutI Mr. H e " 1 1 be our protector. Will that

except a singing contest in his life. Gamut I GAMUT: (COMING ON MIKE) Heyware. HEY^ARDL

Good day, Miss Monro.

Good day, Major

Mr. Gamutj would it be too much if I asked you to escort these girls until we reach Fort Edward?

GAMUT:

No indeed.

It would be a pleasure.

Of course, I am not,

you realise, a fighting man.

Leading the choir is my own

particular work, but I promise, at leat.t, that I won't leave the.x for a moment. HEYWARD: DRUM P.0L1 CC.RA: ALICE: Good. Then I leave them in your care.

SOUND Of MARCHING FEET AD LIB OF WOMEN The women are leaving together now. I do hope father's all right. Let's join them. He

And Major Heyward too.

looked so uncomfortable when he mentioned that they had no powder-

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GANYTt

1'ir sure the Major is inclined to look a little en the darlc side of... .

SCREAM OFF MUSE CORA: GMTUT: CORA: What was that? What's happening over there?

ProDably some woman whose child didn't want to come. No... it s... I can't see it very clearly...It s an Indian. He's waving something in the air...It's a scalp I scaip! It's a
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SOUND: CORA:

'AR WHOOP THEN YELLING SCREAMS ETC. CONTINUE THRU SCENE The Indians have broken loose: Let's get away from here! They're killing the women

Hurry,' Help!

ALICE: GAMUT: CORA:

Father*'

Father! Save us !

STARTS TO SING...A HYMN (THIS UP AND INTO E.G.) Alice, come, take my hand! Hurry! We must get away from here!

ALICE: CORA: ALICE: MAGUA: ALICE; MAGUA:

Oh, if we had only taken Major Heyward''s warning, Hurry, Alice' Let's run for those trees over there!

There's someone chasing as! (OF" MIKEJ It's Magua! Stop! Stop! Hurry!

You are my prisoners, and this crazy singer tooTake these three to the camp, and leave them They belong to me. UP AMD DOWN. TO CANOE PAD-.LES

Here, you.

with my squaw. SOUND: YELLS SCREAMS ETC.

HA".'KEYS:

This is the place, they must have come in along here. It's the closest place to the Huron camp...Pull in here. Uncas, hide the canoe in the brush over there, I'll see

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HA'TKEYE: HEY ARD:

(CONT'D)

whether I can find any traces.

Come on Heyward.

I feel responsible for all this. that you let Magua gol „ „

If I hadn't Insisted

HAWKEYE:

Forget it» Heyward. got to find them.

There's no time to talk row, we've 0h„ Uncas. Canoe safely hidden?

UNCAS: HA "KEYE:
T

Yes. Good. Look over on that side. Any marks at all, See whether you can find

anything. HEY ARD.
r

How can you possibly tell anything from marks 9 1 1 the ground. Why don't we just go straight to the Huron camp. We'd lose time that way.

HAWKEYE:

And if they haven't gone there? We can't afford it.

UNCAS: HAWKEYE: SOUND: HAWEEYE:

(OFF MIKE)

HawkeyeI Come on!

Uncas has something. STEPS IN BRUSH. (FADING IN)

What is i t , Uncas? Is it them?

Have you

found anything. UNCAS: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: Look! I don't see anything. Here, right here. Goodc, SOUND: HEY TARD: HAWKEYE: A mocassin print. And it's Magua's

We*'re on the right track-

Let's follow this way,

BRUSH AGAIN Can't we move any faster? Until we meet up with them= camp now.. .Look, over there!
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How long must we keep up this way? We''re getting closer to the "uro The ashes of a fire. They

stopped here for food. place.., o B u t . . . HEYWARD: What now?

There are marks all around this

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HAWKEYE:

There are plenty of marks here all right, but none of them lead out of the circle. . .Uncas, you go over there and work in_
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I'll start on this side...There must be some marks of their leaving. hSEY'JARD: HA 7KEYE; EST 'ARD: HAWKEYE:
UNC' S:
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Hhat's that over there? "hat? There...That mark? It's nothing, a'oea? track-. Someone come. Someone coming? keep quieti Spread out in y circle and lie flat. . And

HAWKEYE:

If he gets too close„ we'll have to take a chance It's dangerous so close to the Huron

on using my rifle.

camps, but it's more dangerous if we're discovered. UNC'.S: HA'TKEYE: Should 1 go forward and see? No. I think we'll have to try capturing him,,. .'i'e'll circle

around him and get him < s he oom^s through the trees over a there.. .Here he comes,, „. All right, let's get moving... HEY 'ARD: Wai> a minute! the preacher. GAMUT; (OF? KIKE) That walk looks familiar. It's Mr. Gamuts (SHOUTS) Yes? Gamut* It's Gamut I and

Who's that?

Heyward*

Major BeywardJ

the scout, H a w k e y e O h , it's gooc to see civilized christian people again, HEYWARD: GAMUT: HAWKEYE: Where are the others? Yes, we are all alive. How is it you're allowed to walk around like this? the others given as much freedom as you? GAMUT: No. I'm afraid they think I'm a little crazyi I started. Are Are they alive?

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9

GAMUT:

(CONT'D)

singing when they captured me, you see. o o They let

they think I'm not responsible for my actions,. me go wherever I like. HAWKEYE: GOT: A lucky thing for us.

Are Alice and Cora ail right? That's all I

Alice is all right, she's alive at any rate. can tell you.

HEYWARD: GAMUT:

Where is she? Magua keeps her prisoner in one of the caves on the outskirts of the village.

HEYWARD: GA17UT:

And Cora?

What about her?

Is she safe?

As far as I know.

She wasn't taken to the village with us, As a hostage,

They left her at another village near by. or something. HAWKEYE: As a hostage? that for? GAMUT: UNCAS: GAMUT: UNCAS: GAMUT: HA-VKEYE: They're not Hurons. Delawares? Yes, or so I gathered. Why? They're Delawares. At another Huron Village?

What would they do

Does that make a flifference?

Me Mohican, Mohican fathers of Delawares. Oh, I see. Well... Are

I didn't know there were any Delawares hereabouts. they fighting with the French? Are they enemies?

GAMUT:

I think they're neutrals.

The Hurons seem to be a little

afraid of them, that's why they left Cora as a hostage, HEYWARD: GAMUT: "'here are these caves where Alice is a prisoner? Just on this aide of the entrance to the camp. almost see them from here. You can

HEYWARD: HAWKEYE:

I'm going into the camp. What do you mean? You'<i never get out alive. It's

practically suicide. HEYWARD: Suicide or not, I'm going in. It's my fault that her life

has been endangered and I've got to do something about it. HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: But they'll shoot you on sight. You won't have a chance. And get away with

Couldn't I paint my face or something? it? I know French,

I could pass as a doctor, perhaps, a

doctor sent by the French to help take care of their wounded. Yes, that's what I'll do., Now what can I use to paint up my face so that even Magua won't recognise it. HAWKEYE: Uncas has his paint box here. crazy scheme. HEYWARD: It*s our only chance. witchdoctor. HAWKEYE: Well, I suppose there's no way to talk you out of it. We'll give you twelve hours. come to the Delaware camp. HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: UNCAS: HEYWARD: HAVREME: If you get out by that time, Here, paint it to l&ok like a He'll do it, but it's a

We'll be there waiting for you.

And if I don't come by that time? Then we'll know you're dead. Ugh. Finished. Think I can get away with it? That part of

Well, how do I look?

You look like a witch doctor all right, it's done anyway. village with you.

Come on, I'll walk as fas as the The outskirts anyway.

HEYWARD: HA'TKEYl:

All right, come on, Gamut. I suppose there's no talking you out of it?

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HEYWARD: GAMUT:

Are you still at it? I think the Major is doing a very noble and heroic thing.

HAVKEYE:

I can't see why getting your neck deliberately broken should be heroic.

GAMUT: HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE:

But to go Into enemy territory to save this girl's life? K wouldn't call that heroic, I'd say It was foolhardy.
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But there s no other way to do it. If you'd given us time, instead of dashing off, we could

probably think of a feasible scheme. HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: GAMUT: Well, it's too late now, here we are at the vellage. I'll leave you here. Yes, come on, Gamut. Do you think it would be a bood idea to be seen with me in the village? HEYWARD: No. You're right. Well, show me from here where the council And remember, twelve hours, That's all.

house is. GAMUT.

Then maybe you'd better go your own way.

The council house is that long hut over there...the one that old chief is sitting in front of.

HEYWARD: GAMUT: HEY7ARD:

Right.

See you at the Delaware camp Gamut. Good luck in your enterprise.

(OFF MIKE)

Well, now to see what I can do for Alice...I loot for greet chief of tribe.

CHIEF: HEYWARD:

Who are you who ask for him? The great Canada father, Montcalm sent me to see if any of his children are sick and to heal them -with my knowledge.

CHIEF:

Is the Canada father not angry at us?

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HEYWARD:

'"hy should he he angry at you? enemies.

You helped rid him tit his

CHIEF: HEYWAFD: CHIEF:

It is good. Yes.

You know the are of healing?

I have heard many things of the white man's knowledge of medicines...An evil spirit lives in the wife of one of my young men. Can you frighten him away? '"hern is the woman? (FADE)

HEYWARD: CHIE^:

Spirits differ, but I will try,

She lies in her room in the caves above. Come, I will lead you to her.

CHIEF:

(FADING IN)

She lies in the room off the passageway here.

You will look at her? HEYWARD: Yes. 3-u *o» CHIEF: STEPS OF'*. FEY"'APD: Well, I must say I've had l&ck so far. for Alice. 8VB$& HEYWARD: Musty in here...Smells as though there hasn't been anyone here for ages...Almost as though!t were haunted or something... There's a room...No one there...Look around this bend.,. There.' Yes, there's a light showing under a blanket.. , Yes» It's the..."lice! aiice! I'd better look
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Go now, and wait outside.

When I have news, I will call

Good.

That must be its ALICE: HEYWARD: ALICE: Major Heyward!

Thank God! Here, let me untie these ropes. How are the others? Is Cora safe?

Are you all right?

I've been here so long.

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HEYWARD:

Yes. Cora is with the Delawares. her.

Uncas and Hawkeye are with

That's where we've got to get to fast...Is there

any hack way out of here? ALICE: I don't know...Oh, It feels good to he able to move around again...I don't know of any other way out. There's
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only that one entrance,. .Where the blanket., It's moving! » Someone is coming in. MAGUA: So, and how is,. .Vhiteman.' both together. HEYWARD: MAGUA: ALICE: HEYWARD: Major Heyward! 8 0 now I have

Where are those ropes.

What's that coming through the door? LAUGHS Old trick. You think to fool me with that?

J-t's a Bear!

Oh, Major Heyward. Anyway, he seems to like Magua.

Don't be afraid.

BEAR GROWLS MAGUA: HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: GHEYWARD: HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: HA'TKEYE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: Go away, clown. (MUFFLED) Huh? Ugh, get your paws off me I Go away!

Hefsrward!

^uick get the ropes ard tie him up.

What? Hurry up! I can't hold him much longer!

Hurry up! Hawkeye!

Here are the ropes.

TIE HIM? TIE HIM. All right... There! Whew! He's all neatly packaged now.

'^hat bearskin was hot.'

But hou did you get here? You didn't think I'd let you enter the village alone did yon'-. I went around the other way and met up with the medicine man. so I tied him up and borrowed his ceremonial bearskin. as though I got here just in time, too. Looks

ALICE: IT3YWARD' HAWKEYE: HEYWARD:

Yes.

^

But now we must get out of here. We can get out the same way you got in. I was brought in by the chief. a woman who's sick. I'm supposed to be treating

HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE:

Where is she? In one of the rooms in the front of the cave. How long is it since you came in here? I don't know. Not long. I'hey always expect

Well, then, we've got plenty of time.

doctors to take a long time...Is there a back entrance to these caves? REYNARD: "LTCE: HAWKEYE: Not as far as I know? I think there's only that one entrance from the front... Well, we've got to get out somehow... I ve got it,' T,he woman, the sick woman. AMICE: HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: What about her? She'll help us. Help us? She's sick, and besides, why shoudl she
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ohe

doesn't... HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: Has she got a blanket? Yes. Of course she lias.

Well, then, we'll wrap Alice in the blanket and carry her out. Leave the woman there in her .TOOK. the chief that this is the woman. *«hen we get outside, tell
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HEYWARD: .(FADE)

But suppose the chief thinks it's shonev?

HEYWARD: CHIEF i

(FADE IN)

The spirit lias been removed from the woman What they have told me

You are indeed a great doctor.

of the white man's magic is true. HEYWARD: Only one more thing needs to be done.. . 1 will take to 0 the woods now for a little time in order that the spirit may leave the dwelling. CHIEF: You are a great and clever man. But why must you do these little things. to the woods. HEYWARD: No. She would not know the exact place to take her. I must do it myself. Only I will get a woman to carry her

I know that. CHIEF: HEYWARD: Very wall,

I will go into the cave and wait. No. It would be better

And let the spirit eneer into you?

to go away and some back later when the spirit has gone... In a day or so, perhaps. C IEF
tT

The white man is right.

I will go to the council house When the woman is ready,

to arrange for a celebration. you will bring her the;e. HEYWARD CHIEF: Celebration?

We must show our appreciation for the way the white man has gotten rid of the spirit. this great thing. I must tell my brothers of

HEYWARD: CHIEF: HEYWARD:

I will come. Good, He's gone2 We've done it Alice, we're free. They won't find

the woman or Magua until morning, that gives us plenty of time to get to the Delaware camp.
FADE DP ON

(FADE)

Where we'll be safe

CROWS NOISES

LAST OF THE SJOHICABS - 3 6 DELAWARE CHIEF: Brothers of the Delaware tribe i (AB LIB CUT) We jiiuat decide now what is to be done with th© white prisoners that the Hurons have left with us. AD LIB UP "YES* '"EAT SHALL WE DO" DELAWARE CHIEF:
H

"RELEASE THEM" "GIVE THEM BACK" ETC.

They have asked to be released, claiming that we have no treaty with the Hurons. We owe them nothing, they "HO ...10" etc.)

say. (AD LIB UP ..."THAT'S TRUE"

How we must hear what they have to say for themselves. Bring out the prisone?s.l.let them speak... AD LIB AGAIK HAWKEYE: Is this the hospitality of the Delaware... to keep us under guard when we come as guests to their lodge? DELAWARE CHIEF: UNCAS: This much we owe to our friends the -^urons. Since" when have the Delawares and Hurons been friends? And since when does a Delaware owe anything to any one? HA';*KEYE: UNCAS: Tell them how a *-rue Delaware should act, Uncas. We have come to you as guests, not as prisoners of the Huron. No Huron dog could catch... under our own free

will we came, yet you put us under guard and treat us like prisoners *.. You have been so along in the North woods among Hurons that you have forgotten how a true Delaware should act. DELAWARE CHIEF: What you say has some truth...(AD LIB
U P ) . . .

but here is What has

a chief of the Hurons to speak for his tribe. Magua to say? MAGUA: Do my prisoners give you trouble?

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HAWKEYE:

Your prisoners?

Your prisoners?

When did you

ev&r capture Uncas hers-, or myself • D ELAWAKE CHIEF: Ho, they are welcome. MAGUA: DELAWARE CHIEF: MAGUA: Let them be sent to my caiap' if t-h^y give troubls. Thay glvs no trouble. They are welcome her©.

Nevertheless^, I think that they have taken too much of your hospitality. X ask that they be returned to me.

DELAWARE CHIEF: MAGUA:

1 must aks the members of my tribe. I m&$ as k only for justice. These are my prisoners

and I have come for them. AD LIB UP AND DOWN DELAWARE CHIEF: Justice is the law of the Delawares. Take what is

yours and depart...Let theprisoners go with Magua. HHCAS: Wait. Uncas would speak,,.Uncas of the tribe of thfl Mohicans, your brothers. AD LIB UP UNCAS: Many years ago, the Mohicans were the lords of the earth.

They ruled the hunting grounds, ard -the

Delawares were their cousins, hunting with them and sitting- with them in the council house. the Mohicans are gone, Now

fo longer do they hunt, nor

are their camps to be seen in the woods. MAGUA. DELAWARE CHIEF; UNCAS: Give me my prisoner and 1 will go. Let the Mohican speak. I alone am left, the last of my tribe, and now
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to see ray cousins the Delawares trembling at the voice of a Huron..What has become of the Delaware®? Are they children or old women that they whine and • . CONTINUED

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UNCAS

(CONTINUED)

and cringe when a Huron speaks? (AD LIB)

Are they

no longer warriors?

Let them hide in the tents of

Hurons then, and call themselves no longer members of the Delaware tribe. AD LIBS
MAGUA:

"HE»S RIGHT"

ETC

I have come for my rightful prisoners. Give them to me and I will go.

DELAWARE

CHIEF:

We are a just tribe, Magua. Take what belongs to you and go. Uncas says he is not yourprisoner. Let him stay

with us.
UNCAS: DELAWARE CHIEF:

Hor has Hawkeye ever bowed before him. He too stays here. And the white nan and the girl Him aaai yov call

who came to the camp together? Heyward?
UNCAS: DELAWARECHIEF: MAGUA: DELAWARECHIEF: MAGUA: DELAWARE HAV-'KEYE: MAGUA: CHIEF:

Do not belong to the Huron. And what of the wo an the * W o n left with us? S he is m$ne. Mine by right.

What says Uncas? He can say nothing. $he Is mine. Give her to me.

Then take her and go. SEtKfc Wait 1 I will go in her place. Ho Is the ^uron mad? To refuse to trade a warrior in

DELAWARE

CHIEF:

place of a squaw? What is a Delaware that he should tell a Huron what

MAGUA:

to do?

I will take my prisoner and go.

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DELAWARE CHIEF; MAGUA:

But the white nan would be an aid to your tribe. The Huron knows what is best for his tribe. Delaware8 are old women who ©annot see what Is before their noses. (AD LIB UNDER) Sheep and foolsaS I

DELAWARE CHIEF:

Take your prisoner and go. Delawares.

That is the justice of th® When it comes above

°ut look to the sun.

the trees, there will be men on your trail. AD LIB UP AND DOWN DELAWARE CHIEF: HAWKEYE: We must prepare for attack against these Hurons• I have a plan. warriors. Let °ncas and
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lead two bands of

One of us will attack from the front We will get them between

the other from the side.

the two forces and burn the village. DELAWARE CHIEF: It is a good plan.

AD LIB UP AND UNDER HEYWARD: HAWKEYE: Give me a rifle and I will go with the others. Good, ^et's get going. The sun is just coming up.

How we'll show these Hurons what it means to fight real warriors, and they'll never forget it« AD LIB UP AND FADE TO SOUND OF SHOTS.

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HKY"A KD:

They're running ! We've got them on the run I Give the signal for Uncas I

HAWKEYE:

Hot yet.

Got to push them back right to the village.

Cora is proably In the caves, we've got to get as near tfceai as possible... There.., now..«("SELLS) HEYWARD: Uncas is beginning to fire I come on J They've given way entirely This way J
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Let's run for the caves 1 Hurry.

Here I In here I HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: I hope we're not too late J LookI There's a light at the end of this passage! Come

©n I Hurry f STEPS RUSHING HAWKEYE: THEN STOP Ho, this isn't It. It's a sheer cliff from here. Lust be at

least two hundred feet above ground. and look for some other way. HEYWARD:

We'll have to go back mm

N o ! Look J Over there to the left of us..there's a ledge..something's moving on It.

HAWKEYE:

Yes...It's Magua mat we get down there?

......Magua and Cora...How can I'here must be some way of doing it.

Maybe if we go back and try another entrance ... HEYWARD: HAWKEYS: YELL OPP MIKE HAWKEYE: HEYWARD: That sounded like Uncas. Where did it come from? Prom up there, Too late, it' would be too late! Can't use the rifle because X might hit o r a .
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It sounded as thougn it came from aboe us.

Yesj. there's Uncas at the top (FADE) that's he going to Co' .9

UNCAS.

(FADING IN)

The"Huron tries to escape from me.

Magua runs

away, like a true Huron, out this time,he will see what it is to face a Mohican, DELAWARE CHIEFs How can ycfi get down, my brother, Impossible to climb d o n . H's the only ^ay. Y u cannot make it!?
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It is a cliff without

a break. UNCAS:

Th.«&! mast jusep.

DELAWARE CHIEF: Jump? UNCAS: CORA:

But that is certain death.

I will do it. (FADE) (FADING IK)

Magua will never run away again. No further.

1 will go no furJbher, *agu&.

Even If you fill me. carry me now. INDIAN: MAGUA: INDIAN:

And this man of yours is too tired to

What she says Is true, brother, Then I will carry you my ... Magua, *agiia J sky S

I cannot carry her further.

From the sky I Look, look J warrior from the A

CORA: MAGUA:

Uncas J He's jumped from the top of thecliff, Then you must die first J Here is my knife, brother, use it

SCREAM FOLLOWED BY SOUND OF TELL 0* BODY UNCAS: MAGUA: Huron, you die J It needs more than an old woman of a Mohican to kill rne. Come on I HEAVY BREATHING OF TWO i$BN FOR ABOUT TEN SECONDS THEN FROM MAO CA MAGUA: You have stabbed me, Uncas, but I will not Ix die alone.
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EXCLAMATION

HEAVY BREATHING AGAIN .. MAYBE TWO SECONDS T'HIS TIME THEN WAR WHOQB WHICH DIMINISHED AS IF FALLING A GREAT DIST NCE. UYEWAED (FADING -IB) They've gone over the cliff i Hague tehs pulled CONTINUED

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HEYKARD (CONTINUED)

Uncas down with him I Let's get down there, Uncas may still he alive I hurry, hurr Uncas Is dead. You and I Keywood, we

Hawkey®, hurry. HAWKEYEi Ho. He's dead.

have seen the death of the last warrior of the race of Mohicans. MUSIC U P

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