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MOVIE NOVEL

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: "Poetry Reading"


(Meanwhile, as Vance Parker, DTV's security officer roams the back area of the studio, quiet footsteps can be heard up in the rafters...)






Oliver (following Betty up the stairs): Clever of you to find this spot, Betty.


Betty: It pays to know your way around, Oliver.


Betty: I thought the Home Of Happiness would give your theory a new perspective.



Oliver: A stately pleasure home, indeed.


Betty: Oh, I adore Coleridge Taylor!


Betty (searching her purse for a poetry book): ...as a matter of fact...


Betty (reading poetry): "It is an ancient mariner and he stoppeth one of three..."


Betty (continued): "...By thy long grey beard and glittering eye...Now wherefore stopp'st, thou me?"