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When The Dead Go Hunting 1 - 13
« on: February 18, 2012, 04:22:33 am »
1  INT. SANDY’S OFFICE - DAY

On the walls of the office are several copies of adverts for ghost tours in Devon and Cornwall. A photo of Sandy with a ghost is on her desk.
Hearing the phone start to ring, Sandy picks up the receiver.

                     GRAHAM  O.S.
             Good morning, I’m looking for
             someone to show me several of the
             haunted places in the south west.

                     SANDY
             You’re in luck, I’ve just had a
             cancellation. I can take you on a
             tour next week.

                     GRAHAM  O.S.
             Great, would I get to see many
             places? 

                     SANDY
             I normally do twelve haunted sites.

                     GRAHAM  O.S.
             Ok, where do we meet?

                     SANDY
             Come into the office and pay me,
             after I get the money we can go to
             the first place.

                     GRAHAM  O.S.
             Where is that ghost?

                     SANDY
             Not to far from the road between
             Two Bridges and Tavistock.


2  EXT. ON THE ROAD TO TAVISTOCK - DAY

At the Post Office in Two Bridges, a young attractive woman walks up to them.

                     SANDY
             Graham, this is Karen she will be
             coming with us. We’ve worked
             together for quite a while.

                     GRAHAM
             What do you do Karen?
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                     KAREN
             I’m a sort of psychic, I don’t do
             readings I’ll tell Sandy about
             what type of ghost is near.

Graham looks impressed.

                     GRAHAM
             Why have you been asked to be here?
             And do you live near here?

                     KAREN
             Sandy asked me to be here to warn
             you of any dangers we may see.

                     GRAHAM
             What dangers? 

                     KAREN
             It isn’t who Sandy wants to tell
             you about. I’ll be here to warn
             you if others try to get involved.


3  EXT. AT A FORK IN THE ROAD, ON THE MOORS - DAY

Standing by a lonesome road sign. They get out of the car and look at the barren lands.

                     SANDY
             I’d like to say about little Susan,
             she was given the job of minding
             her fathers sheep on the moors.

                     KAREN
             Little Susan was only eleven years
             old.

                     SANDY
             Not a job for a little girl. There
             was a farm hand there, his name
             was Guy. Susan thought he made a
             few passes to her so she told her
             father.

                     GRAHAM
             I bet he wasn’t to pleased.
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                     SANDY
             You could say that. He got rid Guy,
             but with no one else to tend the
             sheep, Susan had to, day or night.

                     GRAHAM
             Tending sheep at night couldn’t
             have been very nice.

                     SANDY
             Not very nice at all, it can be
             scary and sometimes dangerous.

                     GRAHAM
             Dangerous how?

                     SANDY
             It got her killed, minding the
             sheep didn’t get her killed, it
             was who she met.
 
                     GRAHAM
             Was it Guy? The farm hand, did he
             kill her?

                     KAREN
             That is what people thought, but
             he didn’t.

                     SANDY
             Her killer was found, but she had
             been killed.

                     GRAHAM
             Good, although it would have been
             better if she had been given a
             proper trial.

                     SANDY
             Not really, she was a witch.

                     GRAHAM
             A real one?

                     SANDY
             Yes, and a nasty bit of work she
             was.
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                     KAREN
             That is why I am here, Sandy is
             going to try and bring Susan here.

Graham looks at Karen.

                     GRAHAM
             So you are here to warn us, just
             in case the witch wants to be here?


4  EXT. CLOSER TO WALKHAM RIVER - DAY

Sandy pointed to where a small bonfire had been.

                     SANDY
             Susan was crying one night, one of
             the sheep was missing. That is
             when she met a woman.

                     GRAHAM
             On the moors, at night?

                     SANDY
             The woman said she been to town
             and was on her way home, she said
             about hearing a sheep.

                     GRAHAM
             And Susan went to look for the
             sheep?

                     SANDY
             Unfortunately, a strange mist
             covered the ground. Susan didn’t
             know she was on the top of a hill.
             Until she fell at its end.

                     GRAHAM
             And Guy was caught and blamed.

                     SANDY
             No, he disappeared but not why you
             think. He sought and found the
             witch. He tricked her and killed
             the witch, the same way she
             tricked Susan.
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                     GRAHAM
             What became of him?

                     KAREN
             I know of him, the thing is Guy
             never was, although he now is.

                     GRAHAM
             If he never was how come he now is?

A little girl walks to them from a hillside, a opaque young man follows a few steps behind her.

                     SUSAN
             I know he is here somewhere, he is
             always near me.

Susan looks about.

                     SUSAN
             He is like a voice in my head,
             trying to keep me from harm. I
             wish I’d listened to him before.


5  EXT. FROM A CLUMP OF TREES - DAY

Unseen, a woman walks from a tree, her body is as a dark shadow.

                    THE WITCH (Victoria)
                 (to Susan)
             Somebody is getting too clever.


6  EXT. NEAR THE RIVER - DAY

Susan looks towards the car.

                    SUSAN
             Can we, follow you. The sheep is
             safe and I’d like something to do.

                     GRAHAM
             Karen, what is Guy?

                     KAREN
             A very good friend to Susan, some
             say he is her fairy godfather.

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Re: When The Dead Go Hunting 1 - 13
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 08:39:55 am »
SWEET HITCH HIKER (2)
1  EXT. PARKED ON THE ROADSIDE - DAY

Sandy stops her car on the hard shoulder of the A38 a few miles from Ashburton.

                     GRAHAM
             So why are we here?

                     SANDY
             Have a good look about, can you
             see anyone?

                     GRAHAM
             No, only people that are in other
             cars?


2  EXT. STANDING ON THE ROADSIDE - DAY

Graham gets out of the car, he looks both ways.
Karen stays with Sandy in the car, she opens her window.

                     SANDY
             That’s a good idea Graham, it’s
             best to look both ways.

                     GRAHAM
             What am I looking for?

                     SANDY
             A woman, if you see her you’ll
             know what I mean.

Graham leans to the car window.

                     GRAHAM
             How?

                     SANDY
             She’s a ghost, now get in the car,
             we’ll go to the Moretonhampstead
             turn-off.

                     GRAHAM
             Why go there?

                     SANDY
             Because she has been seen quite
             often near there.
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3  INT. IN THE CAR, BY THE TURN-OFF - DAY

Sitting in the car, looking along the road. Graham moves to open the car door.

                     SANDY
             Don’t do that.

                     GRAHAM
             Why not?

                     KAREN
             If you do you won’t see her.

Graham looks at the road, up at the sky, then onto the other lanes.

                     GRAHAM
             Just tell me, why we are here to
             see a ghost.

                     SANDY
             Because she is different, and I’d
             like to know something about her.

                     GRAHAM
             Who is she?

                     KAREN
             We don’t know who she is, no one
             does. It is said that she doesn’t
             talk.

                     GRAHAM
             How do you know that?

                     SANDY
             From people who have stopped to
             give her a lift.

                     GRAHAM
             The only reason I’d give someone a
             lift, is to have someone to talk
             to.

                     SANDY
             But I don’t think that isn’t why
             she wants a lift.
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                     GRAHAM
             Then why does she want a lift?

                     SANDY
             Once again, no one knows. There’s
             been a few thoughts. One of the
             people who stopped for her, he
             said she looked grateful, and just
             a bit scared.

                     GRAHAM
             What is there to scare someone
             here? It’s fairly open country.

Graham looks at either side of the road.

                     SANDY
             Maybe I should have told you this,
             the first person to give her a
             lift was a stagecoach driver, long
             before cars were invented.

                     SUSAN
             Is that from my time?

                     SANDY
             This is where that track and this
             road are in the same place. Back
             then this wasn’t open countryside
             the track went through a forest.

                     GRAHAM
             So it could have been an animal
             that was chasing her.

                     KAREN
             It could be, animals, people, who
             knows.

                     GRAHAM
             And she walks on the roadside?

                     SANDY
             Yes, but not this road.

                     GRAHAM
             What road is it then?
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                     SANDY
             She walks on the side of the track
             in the forest.

Graham begins to open the car door.

                     SANDY
             Don’t do that.


4  EXT. ON THE ROADSIDE NEAR THE TURN-OFF - DAY

Graham gets out of the car. Sandy gets out as well, she looks to Graham

                     GRAHAM
             We’re not here to give her a lift
             are we?

                     SANDY
             No, we’re here so that I can talk
             to her.

                     GRAHAM
             So here is where we need to be, if
             we see her, we can talk to her.

                     SUSAN  O.S.
             Which we couldn’t do in the car.

                     GRAHAM
             Exactly. There is another problem
             though.

                     SANDY
             What is that?

                     GRAHAM
             If she did get a lift here, why is
             she a ghost here, unless someone
             in the stagecoach killed her?

Sandy looks around.

                     SANDY
             That’s got me thinking.

Graham points diagonally across the road.
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                     GRAHAM
             Now’s your chance to ask her.


5  EXT. TALKING TO A GHOST - DAY

A woman is running towards them, she keeps looking behind her.
Sandy steps in her way.

                     SANDY
             What is wrong?

                     GHOST
             There is a very tall animal
             chasing me.

The ghost looks behind her, then to Sandy.
A stage coach is heard, then the ghost appears to climb into it, vanishing as she does.

                     GRAHAM
             We just saw her get on the stage
             coach.

                     SANDY
             So it is the emotion of getting a
             lift that is bringing her back.

                     GRAHAM
             Judging by her style of dress, and
             her age I’d say she might be at
             least a hundred years old.

                     SUSAN
             As I said, from my time.


6  EXT. A BLACK SHAPE FLIES FROM THE STAGECOACH - DAY

The shape changes to that of a woman.

                     WITCH (VICTORIA)
             Another of my many victims


7  EXT. THE GHOST OF AN ANIMAL RUNS PASSED THEM - DAY

They watch as the ghost of a giraffe runs past them.
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Looking at each other.

                     GRAHAM
             If she is over a hundred years old 
             she may never have seen one of
             them, to her it probably was scary.

THE END



















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Re: When The Dead Go Hunting 1 - 13
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 08:58:51 am »
THE WATCHER WATCHES (3)
1  INT. AT THE CROSSROADS NEAR MORETONHAMPSTEAD - DAY

Sandy stops the car at the side of the road near the crossroads. Getting out she looks to a tree.

                     SANDY
             Nice view that isn’t it.

                     GRAHAM
             If you like looking at trees.

                     KAREN
             This one here has a lot to do with
             the visitors.

                     GRAHAM
             Right, people come to look at the
             tree did they?

                     KAREN
             Not anymore, but they used to.

                     GRAHAM
             And I thought tree huggers was
             a name for those who saved trees.

                     SANDY
             You could get a different view if
             you sit behind the hedge behind us.

                     GRAHAM
             But you’d still be looking at the
             tree.

                     SANDY
             The watcher didn’t.

                     GRAHAM
             The who?

                     SANDY
             The watcher used to sit behind the
             hedge, watching that tree. He’d
             sit there all day if he needed to.

                     GRAHAM
             Watching the tree?
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                     SANDY
             No, watching the people who came
             here.

                     KAREN
             This place has history.

                     GRAHAM
             Why would anyone sit and watch the
             people who came here to look at
             the tree.

                     KAREN
             Many years ago, the magistrate in
             the town would send all highwaymen
             here, to be hung by the neck,
             until they were dead.

                     SANDY
             And the watcher would sit behind
             the hedge.


2  EXT. SAT BEHIND THE HEDGE - DAY

Karen, Sandy and Graham went to sit by the hedge.

                     SANDY
             Can you see the tree Graham?

                     GRAHAM
             Yes, I have a clear view from here.

                     KAREN
             But hidden behind the hedge he
             wasn’t seen.

                     SANDY
             Now think of a person that was
             hung from the tree.

                     GRAHAM
             He would watch the visitors of the
             dead? What a horrible thing to do.

                     SANDY
             How many people did the highwaymen
             kill?
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                     SUSAN
             And how many sheep were killed, so
             they had food for the day?

                     GRAHAM
             But even so.

                     SUSAN
             If one of my sheep was killed by
             one of them. I like to think
             they’d be hung.

                     KAREN
             What would your father do to you
             Susan? If you went home with a
             sheep missing?

                     GRAHAM
             Sorry I wouldn’t want any harm to
             have happened to you Susan, but
             hanging?

                     KAREN
             Being shot in the stomach wouldn’t
             kill you, but the poisoning from
             the lead would, eventually.

                     SUSAN
             Hanging was a lot quicker.

Graham stood up, he walks to the tree.


3  EXT. NEXT TO THE TREE - DAY

He faces the hedge.

                     GRAHAM
             What reason did he have for
             watching those who came to grieve.

                     SANDY
             He hoped that the visitors knew
             where the highwaymen kept their
             bounty hidden.

                     GRAHAM
             Ha ha, bounty?
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                     SANDY
             That is what they knew it as.

Graham looks at Susan.

                     SUSAN
             I know, bits of a long dead sheep
             would never have been called
             bounty.

                     GRAHAM
             So how did the watcher die?

Sandy begins to laugh.

                     SANDY
             That was the ironic part of the
             tale.

                     GRAHAM
             Why?

                     KAREN
             It is said that he followed two
             women back to their house, that he
             tried to make them confess where
             the treasure was hidden.

                     GRAHAM
             Did they?

                     SANDY
             They couldn’t, they were victims
             of another highwayman. They were
             there to see that justice was
             done.

                     KAREN
             They were the daughters of the
             magistrate. Their father when he
             returned home was escorted by two         
             policemen.

                     GRAHAM
             So the watcher was captured by the
             policemen?
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4  EXT. A MANS FIGURE WALKS TO THEM - DAY

He has to keep pushing his head upright.

                     THE WATCHER
             They never told me about this.

                     SANDY
             About what?

                     THE WATCHER
             Having to keep my head upright for
             all eternity.

He looks to Susan.

                     THE WATCHER  CONT’D
             I was once a farmer myself, I
             would never have taken one of your
             sheep.

                     GRAHAM
             Why are you here, now?

                     THE WATCHER
             Talking to you, not only do I have
             to keep my head upright. But for
             some unknown reason I have to sit
             next to the hedge day in and day
             out.

                     KAREN
             Yes, I could imagine it would be
             boring.

                     GRAHAM
             Are you on his side?

                     KAREN
             No and I don’t think he’d want me
             to.

                     THE WATCHER
             You are right.


5  EXT. SAT BEHIND THE HEDGE - DAY

The Watcher watches the tree.
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                     THE WATCHER
             This is so boring! And if I ever
             get to bored with watching where
             no one is hung anymore, with just
             watching the tree grow. All I have
             to do is turn about and I can
             enjoy myself watching the grass
             grow.

                     SUSAN
             Now you know why I wanted to come
             with you, eternity can get very
             boring.

THE END

And just in case, the last three are based on true ghosts.

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Re: When The Dead Go Hunting 1 - 13
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 11:32:45 am »
HOME SWEET HOME  (4)
1  EXT. WALKING ON A COUNTRY LANE - DAY

Walking slowly along a country lane near Widecombe, Graham looks at a space where a house once stood.

                     GRAHAM
             Look, now there would be a nice
             place to build a house.

                     KAREN
             I do not agree with that.

                     GRAHAM
             You don’t? But you’d have
             everything. Nice views, fresh
             water from the stream, sunlight
             all day.

He takes a compass from a pocket, looking at it.

                     GRAHAM
             As I thought, the sun will rise
             and it’ll set where no hills are.
             What would be a better place for a
             house.

                     KAREN
             One where there hasn’t been a
             house before. Especially one where
             the house does not return.

                     GRAHAM
             How can a house return?

                     SANDY
             That is where a house once was, it
             won’t allow anyone to build
             another house there.

                     GRAHAM
             Are you trying to tell me the
             house is haunted?

                     SANDY
             You got it, it’s the house that
             haunts.

                     GRAHAM
             Why would a house come back?
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                     SANDY
             Why not, if there was something
             bad happened that happened.

                     GRAHAM
             Then who ever did the something
             bad, but not the house. What could
             make it come back?

                     SANDY
             That’s an easy one.

                     GRAHAM
             It is, so tell me.

                     SANDY
             Look at the moors, think about the
             weird tales here. Witches that
             sent people to their deaths. Of
             swampy ground, deep enough to
             swallow a person whole.

                     KAREN
             And the horse under them.

                     GRAHAM
             But there’s nothing really bad, is
             there?


2  EXT. LOOKING TO THE HILL OPPOSITE - DAY

Sandy looks to the tree on the hill.

                     SANDY
             There are some good places.

                     GRAHAM
             But nothing downright evil though,
             is there?

                     SUSAN
             Even in my day I knew of tales, of                 
             the names of places where the
             devil was said to have been.

                     KAREN
             Some places are still said to be
             visited by him.
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                     SUSAN
             I knew of one place near Two
             Bridges, a red glowing stagecoach
             is pulled by two giant dogs that
             disappears into a stream.

                     SANDY
             And the name of that place is near
             to where the devils hounds are
             said to be.

                     GRAHAM
             But that isn’t real is it?
 
                     SANDY
             Where do you think the inspiration
             for the film The Hound of the
             Baskervilles came from?

                     GRAHAM
             Yes, but it isn’t real is it? I
             mean, this is just a ghost tour.

                     SANDY
             Some of it is, there’s Kitty Jay.

                     GRAHAM
             That story isn’t a scary story, I
             know of that one.

                     SANDY
             Then there’s a coffin in the town
             of Buckfastleigh that has a big
             stone slab on it, to make sure the
             resident can’t get out, again.

                     GRAHAM
             What?

                     SANDY
             There are too many tales of the
             devil near here, why do you think
             the west country is also known as
             The Devil’s Country.

                     GRAHAM
             It is just folklore, isn’t it?
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                     KAREN
             Or truth, why do you think I am
             here? As eye candy for you or
             because of the inherent dangers?

Graham looks at Karen, he tries to smile.


3  EXT. THE DISCOLOURED REMAINS OF A HOUSE - DAY

He looks at the where the house was.

                     GRAHAM
             So, the house?

                     SANDY
             The last known occupier of the
             house was said to be a nice person.

                     GRAHAM
             What can you tell me about the
             person?

                     SUSAN
             Do you want to know all the gory
             details?

                     KAREN
             Susan!

                     SUSAN
             Sorry about that, one of the
             things I do to pass the time is
             watch through peoples windows.

                     GRAHAM
             At what?

                     SUSAN
             Last week these people were
             watching a film called The
             Predator.


4  EXT. STANDING AMONGST THE REMAINS OF THE HOUSE - DAY

Sandy looks at the view from where the front door would have been.
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                     SANDY
             He didn’t spend much time here.
             Most people only knew him as Jaime.

                     KAREN
             If you don’t know his name, search
             the tales of Kitty Jay. Jaime was
             said to have been her special
             friend.

                     SUSAN
             Some people say they were more
             than just friends.

                     GRAHAM
             Lovers you mean?

                     SUSAN
             Not as people in this time, but as
             people in that time.

                     KAREN
             I have heard it say, by a few of
             my friends that the house only
             appears when a woman who looks
             like Kitty walks by.

                     SANDY
             There is another time though.

                     GRAHAM
             What is that?

                     SANDY
             When Jaime and Kitty are near, so
             that they can enter the house. It
             is said that when Kitty died he
             would roam the moors looking for
             her.

                     KAREN
             He is known to some as a phantom
             rider, he is always in a rush to
             somewhere.

They all smile.

                     SANDY
             Kitty.

THE END

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 11:35:52 am »
HOMEWARD BOUND HANDS (5)
1  INT. SANDY’S CAR - DAY

Driving the car onto the embankment Sandy stops the car, near the ‘T’ junction.

                     GRAHAM
             Why have to stopped here?

                     SANDY
             I have to look at the stone wall
             here.

                     KAREN
             And too have a look at the road
             ahead.

                     GRAHAM
             What for?

                     SANDY
             A long time ago Karen told me to
             always look for the transparent
             figure of a man sat on the wall
             before going along the road.

                     GRAHAM
             What does he do?

                     SANDY
             Nothing, even if he is nearby.

Sandy looks at the walls.

                     KAREN
             It is said he is a warning, to all
             travellers on the road that they
             are about.

                     GRAHAM
             Who are about?

                     KAREN
             The hairy hands.

                     GRAHAM
             Who or what is the hairy hands?

                     SANDY
             What it says, two hairy hands.
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                     GRAHAM
             Just seeing those hands, yes, now
             that will be scary. Does anyone
             know who they are of?

                     KAREN
             I have done a lot of checking up
             over the years about this one.

                     GRAHAM
             What did you find out?

                     KAREN
             The hands maybe someone who was in
             a travelling circus.

                     SANDY
             He is said to be Jack Turner, he
             is said to have been killed by
             accident many years ago.

                     GRAHAM
             What was the person?

                     KAREN
             It’s thought that he could have
             been a circus strongman.

                     GRAHAM
             What makes you think that?

                     KAREN
             This is only rumour, and quite a
             bit of conjecture. I’m not to sure
             about the book I read this in, so.

                     SANDY
             A travelling circus once used this
             road, on their way from Plymouth
             to Bournemouth.

                     KAREN
             I thought it was an odd route to
             take but a person who used to be
             the ringmaster lives in Yelverton
             so that explained that.
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                     SUSAN
             Well you’ve got my interest, keep
             going. 

                     KAREN
             The part that made me sit up was
             one of the performers was found to
             be dead on their arrival at
             Bournemouth.

                     SANDY
             That performer had a rare skin
             disorder, hair is said to be
             produced in abundance to all area
             of the skin. The person is often
             known as a dog person. 

                     GRAHAM
             What? 

                     KAREN
             Although in this case it was
             curing itself, but he still had
             the appearance of a dog or as he
             was said to be in the circus, a
             werewolf.

                     GRAHAM
             And people really thought he was a
             werewolf.

                     SANDY
             Even in those days some people
             could be very persuasive, using
             coloured lights.

                     KAREN
             Using a light to turn on then off
             made it look as though he was
             becoming a werewolf, so yes, 
             believable.

                     SANDY
             Before the days of television,
             very believable.
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                     GRAHAM
             As he was the circus strong man.
             The circus wolf-man doubled as a
             strong man, the most valuable
             parts of his body were his hands.

                     KAREN
             Based on what I found I took a
             massive guess, what if he was
             possessed?

                     GRAHAM
             How did he die?

                     KAREN
             The manner of his death was that a
             few shelves in his caravan tipped
             over, the road wasn’t smooth in
             those days.

                     SANDY
             After a heavy days rain large ruts
             could easily appear.

                     KAREN
             Getting caught in a rut would have
             been normal.

                     SUSAN
             That is true, I can remember going
             into town with my father to sell
             some sheep in town. The track was
             very rough.

                     KAREN
             Just imagine that when he died on
             the journey, the hands stayed on
             the road near Two Bridges and           
             Postbridge.

                     SANDY
             Those hands might want to get home
             to him, to where the rest of him
             is.

                     GRAHAM
             That could be a scary story.
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                     KAREN
             It never will be though.

                     GRAHAM
             Why is that?

                     KAREN
             You don’t know? I thought everyone
             did. I mean how many ghosts have
             been in the Daily Mail newspaper.

                     GRAHAM
             Did you try to find him.

                     KAREN
             I tried, but it is difficult.

                     GRAHAM
             Why is that?

                     KAREN
             Because he is dead, and because he
             isn’t a ghost.

                     SUSAN
             I can see the other problem.

                     SANDY
             Do you mean the obvious one.

                     SUSAN
             I think so.

                     GRAHAM
             An obvious problem? What is that?

                     KAREN
             How do you speak to a pair of
             hands?

                     SANDY
             Even using sign language won’t do
             any good.

THE END

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 11:41:27 am »
HEARING HIS HOUNDS (6)
1  EXT. LOOKING INTO THE WATER - DAY               

Sandy stood looking at the water near the bridge over Walkham river.

                     KAREN
             This is one place I do not want to
             be.

                     GRAHAM
             Why? This looks so peaceful.

                     SANDY
             Karen is right, and we definitely
             won’t be here long.

                     GRAHAM
             Why not?

                     KAREN
             Not very far from here, a few
             hundred yards to the east. That
             was where the devil’s coach went
             into the river.

                     SANDY
             On dark nights, when the wind is
             still and the mist swirls about
             the bridge, the devil’s hounds
             can be heard.

                     GRAHAM
             Well it can’t be them can it?

                     KAREN
             Why not?

                     GRAHAM
             If they went in to the river no
             one would be able to hear them.

                     SANDY
             Unless they had been let out to
             play.

                     GRAHAM
             I don’t think that either of you
             would lie to me, but really?
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With permission from her boss, Victoria howled, just once.   

 
2  EXT. BY THE CAR - DAY                     

Sandy, Karen and Graham were standing by the car, they had moved there very quickly.

                     SUSAN
             I think that came from that way.

                     KAREN
             That is where the devil’s hounds
             are allowed to play.

                     SANDY
             I think now would be a good time
             to leave.

                     KAREN
             Or run, I am beginning to feel
             something.

                     GRAHAM
             I’m convinced, let’s go.


3  INT. IN SANDY’S CAR - DAY

Sandy tries to start the car, without luck.

                     GRAHAM
             You must be trying to hard.

                     KAREN
             Er Sandy, I really think we should
             go!


4  EXT. WALKING ALONG THE RIVER - DAY

Victoria has two very large dogs with red eyes on a leash of thin string.

                     VICTORIA
             What would be the fun if I had let
             you leave?
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5  EXT. COMING DOWN A HILLSIDE - DAY

A Will o’ Wisp came down the hill, through the car.
The car’s engine starts.


6  INT. SANDY DRIVES AS FAST AS SHE DARE - DAY

Sandy drives away from there quickly.

                     KAREN
             I’m glad that Will o’ Wisp helped
             us.

                     GRAHAM
             I didn’t know that one of them
             would appear during the day.

                     SUSAN
             They can’t, you only see them on
             marshy ground.

                     SANDY
             It is meant to be gas from a bog
             that ignites from the electricity
             in the air.

Susan looks behind them to where the light went.

                     SUSAN
             I’m not sure, but when the car lit
             up all I could think of was Guy.

                     GRAHAM
             Are we going anywhere or are you
             just getting away from that place?
             Not that I mind us not being there.

                     SANDY
             It was my intention to show you
             where another ghost is. Several
             ghosts if they are there.

                     GRAHAM
             They aren’t scary are they.

                     SANDY
             No these are alright, Karen has
             met them before.
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                     KAREN
             I have? Where are they?

                     SANDY
             Just passed Camelford on the road
             that goes to Wadebridge.

                     KAREN
             That’s right, I remember them, and
             one of them will be glad to see us.

                     GRAHAM
             He will? Why?

                     KAREN
             When we met last time Sandy helped
             him find his dead son.

                     SUSAN
             I know of something near a corner
             that is on the first hill as you
             leave Camelford.

                     SANDY
             If you mean the ghosts in the
             forest, don’t worry we won’t be
             going anywhere near them.

                     SUSAN
             Good.

                     GRAHAM
             Why not? What is it with those
             ones.

                     KAREN
             Nothing good is said of them.

                     SANDY
             There is a reason for that, they
             are said to be devil worshippers,
             successful ones.

                     KAREN
             And if that isn’t bad enough they
             were killed by four very devout
             monks and some soldiers.
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                     SANDY
             I hate to be between them.

                     GRAHAM
             Why?

                     SANDY
             Who would you run towards? The
             monks would see you running from
             the same place as the devil
             worshippers did.

                     KAREN
             Or would you run away from the
             monks, towards the devil
             worshippers? But you can tell if
             they are in a bad mood.

                     GRAHAM
             You can? How.

                     SANDY
             Their eyes glow red. What a choice,
             them or devout monks that may
             think you are trying to get passed
             them. 


7  EXT. BY THE FENCE AT THE ENTRANCE TO ROUGH TOR - DAY                                                       

A woman stood by the fence around the car park to Rough Tor near Camelford. She watches them drive passed her.

                     VICTORIA
             They sound like my kind of people,
             I must go and meet them. I’m not
             to sure about the monks though.

Passing through Camelford Sandy slowed the car as they went over the crest of the hill, before the corner she moved of the road and stopped.

                     SANDY
             I’ll be back in a minute or two,
             I’m just going for a walk on the
             roadside.

Sandy got out of the car, walking passed the corner.
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                     GRAHAM
             Where is she going?

                     KAREN
             Look at the damage to the base of
             the tree after the corner, on the
             other side of the road. That is
             where Terry’s car hit it, and that
             is where he died.

THE END

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Re: When The Dead Go Hunting 1 - 13
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 04:31:54 am »
OVER CAMELFORD HILL  (7)
1  INT. SANDY IS GOING TO SEE TERRY - DAY

Walking along the roadside Sandy keeps looking about her.

                     GRAHAM
             Karen, why was Sandy driving so
             slowly near here?

                     KAREN
             Terry thought he’d lost something
             here, he hadn’t but for some
             reason he keeps searching for it.

                     SUSAN
             You mean that he is compelled to
             keep looking? I get that, several
             times I look for the sheep. I know
             I won’t find it but I still keep
             looking.

                     GRAHAM
             So when will we know if Terry is
             about? Looking at Sandy I don’t
             think he has been found yet.

                     KAREN
             She’ll bring him to meet you if he
             is here, if he isn’t we know where
             he might be. That isn’t too far
             from here.

They all look to see that Sandy is coming back to the car alone. She gets back into the drivers seat.

                     SANDY
             I couldn’t see him here, we’ll try
             the other place he might be.

                     GRAHAM
             Where is that?

                     SANDY
             A fifteen minute drive from here,
             in the town of Wadebridge where
             his father lives.
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2  EXT. IN WADEBRIDGE, AT TERRY’S FATHERS HOUSE - DAY

The house was at a small farm, once it had been a pig farm but now it was a junk yard, run by Terry’s father. Getting out of the car into the yard.

They look at the all the car bodies and an old stagecoach.

                     GRAHAM
             It looks like a junk yard here.

                     SANDY
             It does a bit.
                 (she smiles)
             But it always did, do you see that
             dark green Escort? That is the car
             that Terry died in.

                     SUSAN
             Why is there a stagecoach here, it
             really does look out of place.

                     SANDY
             There is a long story with that,
             it involves many ghosts and
             something else. I’m not sure what
             she is, anyway it once belonged to
             the parents of a Lieutenant
             Benjamin Carruthers.

                     SUSAN
             Is he anything to do with Terry?

                     SANDY
             Not really. Although he is helping
             re-build it.

                     GRAHAM
             A ghost that is rebuilding it?

                     KAREN
             He doesn’t do any work as such,
             but he does find where those
             impossible to find parts are.
 
                     SUSAN
             So where is this Terry? Is he here?

Sandy walks to the house, she knocks on the door
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An elderly man opens the door, he looks at Sandy for a while.

                     MR. PETERS (Terry’s father)
             Good grief, you are a sight for
             sore eyes! Come in, bring your
             friends with you. There’s two
             others inside who’d like to meet
             you.


3  INT. SAT AROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE - DAY

Mr. Peters is making a drink for each of them. He stops what he is doing.

                     MR.PETERS
             That is a thought, Sandy is there
             any of the people you came with
             who can’t drink?

                     SANDY
             Not for me, and Susan can’t drink.

                     TERRY
             You are! Great, my son needs some
             company, he’s around here
             somewhere.

Susan looks to Sandy.

                     SANDY
             It should be ok, he is 11 years
             old, he always will be.

Sandy looks straight at her, smiling.

                     SUSAN
             Oh good, well.
                 (she looks at Terry)
             I don’t mean oh good he’s dead.
             Yes I do.
                 (looking apologetically to Terry)
             Sorry.

                     MR. PETERS
             That’s ok, we know what you mean.
             He’ll like having someone his own
             age to play with.
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                     TERRY
             Judging from your clothes though,
             you might be a hundred years older
             than my Adrian is.

                     MR. PETERS
             So why else are you here Sandy?

                     SANDY
             I’m doing a ghost tour for Graham.

                     TERRY
             You are, have you told him about
             the bridge yet?

                     SANDY
             No not yet, that’s the next one.
             Come with us if you want, we’ll be
             there tomorrow. I’m trying to keep
             all ghost sightings during the day.
                 (she looks to Graham)
             I don’t want to scare him too much.

                     GRAHAM
             Not like the last one.

                     TERRY
             Which one was that?

                     SANDY
             It was just passed Two Bridges on
             the Tavistock road.

                     MR. PETERS
             The rumoured devils hounds you
             mean?

                     KAREN
             Forget the rumour, we all heard
             the howl.

                     MR. PETERS
             Well that’s not good is it? If
             they exist then the devil does
             as well.
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                     KAREN
             It also makes the story of his
             coach disappearing into the river
             seem more believable.

                     SANDY
             Plus Susan’s voice in her head may
             have come to our aid, and we all
             saw him. And I have a few more
             surprises up my sleeve.

                     MR. PETERS
             It sounds as if you have had some
             fun. As for tonight though, I
             insist that you all stay here.

Sandy looks to Karen and Graham, they smile to her.

                     SANDY
             It seems as though you have two
             more who’d like to sample some real
             home cooking again.

                     TERRY
             Good, that is settled then. What do
             you say dad? Real home cooking from
             the Chinese take away?

Graham and Karen smile to each other, then to Terry.

THE END

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Re: When The Dead Go Hunting 1 - 13
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 04:37:43 am »
THE BRIDGE AT WADEBRIDGE ( 8 )
1  EXT. THE GATHERING AT WADEBRIDGE BRIDGE - DAY

Sandy walks down to edge of the Camel River, next to the old bridge.

                     MR. PETERS
             The bridge is not the original, it
             was first built from wood, that
             one was replaced by a stone one,
             and the one you see was built from
             the crumbling remains of that one.
 
                     SANDY
             Graham this is about the reasons
             why a bridge was built here, not
             about the bridge.

                     TERRY
             She won’t mention that Lord and
             Lady Basinney came here one day
             from their castle in Bossiney.
             That their stagecoach broke a
             wheel while crossing the river.

                     MR. PETERS
             Apparently neither of them were
             impressed at getting their feet
             wet.

                     SANDY
             As you can see, the river isn’t
             very deep, just a foot or so. Now,
             you can believe their story, or
             you can believe what really
             happened.

                     GRAHAM
             Which is?


2  EXT. SANDY WALKS INTO THE RIVER - DAY

Sandy walks three paces into the river.

                     SANDY
             There is a reason why I didn’t go
             any further.
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                     TERRY
             Go on then, tell him.

                     SANDY
             Several mischievous pixies would
             on occasion help a person to cross
             the river.

                     TERRY
             Keep going.

                     SANDY
             If the person didn’t pay them
             something, the next time that
             person tried to cross they would
             find themselves near to the by-
             pass bridge.

Sandy points towards the coast.

                     SANDY
             In those days there used to be a
             few rocks that were close to the
             surface.

                     MR. PETERS
             None of them are there now.

                     SANDY
             Please, pray tell why they are not
             here.


3  EXT. ON THE RIVERS BANK - DAY

Mr. Peters grins as he looks to Sandy.

                     MR. PETERS
             Okay. When the wooden bridge was
             built the pixies were not very
             impressed. When the bridge burnt
             down they were happy again.

                     KAREN
             You should be aware that although
             the pixies loved to trick people
             they didn’t cause the fire.
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                     GRAHAM
             I thought that pixies can be very
             tricky to deal with, are you sure
             they didn’t start the fire?

                     KAREN
             I wasn’t there so I can’t be sure,
             but the pixies here seem to like
             the town.

                     MR. PETERS
             That is true, but they did call
             all their friends here when the
             bridge was burning.
                 (he laughs to himself)
             They did stand around waiting for
             their jacket spuds to get cooked.

                     TERRY
             And they kept themselves well fed,
             making lots of toast.

                     MR. PETERS
             Anyway, about the rocks. When the
             bridge was built from stone the
             pixies took their stones. Rumour
             has it that those stones formed
             part of the cross in Totnes.

                     TERRY
             No one knows why, bit it may have
             had something to do with The White
             Lady who is near there. 

Susan and Adrian move closer to the river.

                     SANDY
             STOP! Don’t come any closer or
             they will pull you in.

                     ADRIAN
             Do you think they are still here?

                     SANDY
             Like Karen said, they do like the
             town. They will pull a child into
             the water if they get to close to
             the waters edge.
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                     SUSAN
             Why?

                     SANDY
             The water here lets them see who
             is a bad child. In those days that
             would be one who took a sweet or a
             loaf of bread. And that is the
             same for today.

Adrian looks to his grandfather.

                     ADRIAN
             Is that why you have never let me
             go into the river?

                     MR. PETERS
             Yes.

                     ADRIAN
             Sorry dad, but that may have been
             a good idea.

                     SUSAN
             I never went into a shop, well I
             did once when my dad took me to
             town, but I never took anything
             that wasn’t mine.
                 (she looks to Sandy)
             Can I get in?

                     SANDY
             If you want to, if you feel brave
             enough?

Susan smiles, she looks at everyone watching her. Then she steps into the river.

                     SANDY
             Keep going Susan, walk to the
             middle.

Suddenly the water near her began to splash, eight very small people appeared near her in the river.
Several couples on the bridge stepped back.

They were all amazed at what they were seeing.
Susan looks at them.
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                     SUSAN
             You are all such beautiful people.


4  EXT. IN THE WATER WITH THE PIXIES - DAY

Their leader steps closer to Susan, he touches her.

                     PIXIE
             I can see it in the water that you
             are dead, that you were killed by
             the witch who calls herself
             Victoria. We knew of her as Vixana.

Karen flashes a startled look Sandy.

                     KAREN
             Oh no, not Vixana! The stories I
             have heard about her!

                     PIXIE
             Vixana is old, as ancient as
             ancient can be. It is said that
             she has a platonic friendship with
             the devil himself.

The Pixie holds his hand towards Sandy. Seeing his hand Sandy walks to him.
As soon as their hands touched, the Pixie knelt to Sandy.

                     PIXIE
             Please, stay near Susan at all
             times, I beg you to protect her
             from the witch.

He smiles to Sandy, walking backwards from her he kept bowing to her.


5  EXT. ON THE RIVER BANK - DAY

Terry leans close to his father.

                     TERRY
             What just happened? Did that pixie
             really kneel to Sandy? Who is she?
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                     MR. PETERS
             That isn’t what I thought, Sandy
             is doing a tour for Graham. I’d
             want to know who Graham is.

THE END
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Re: When The Dead Go Hunting 1 - 13
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 09:16:53 am »
THE THREE BURIALS OF MR. FITZGIBBON  (9)
1  EXT. DRIVING NEAR TO BOVEY TRACEY - DAY

Sandy stops the car at an unmarked road junction.
Karen looks at the map.

                     KAREN
             I can’t find this junction on the
             map.

                     SANDY
             You won’t, I met some folk a while
             back. They said of this place and
             what was here.

                     SUSAN
             I have heard of a small town that
             used to be near here. Baals Town
             was it’s first name then the name
             was quickly changed to be Balton.

                     KAREN
             No, there’s no mention of either
             of those places.

                     SUSAN
             I’m not surprised, the whole of
             Balton was burnt to the ground and
             all the people were hung, burnt
             then their ashes were placed in a
             Lead lined box and buried on
             consecrated ground.

                     GRAHAM
             Why on earth would they go to so
             much trouble?

                     SUSAN
             They did that when I was alive.
             The people who first lived there
             were all worshippers of the demon
             Baal.

                     SANDY
             That isn’t why we are here, I
             brought you to this place Graham
             to give you a sense of history
             about this place. The worst of it.
2
                     GRAHAM
             Do you mean there is something
             worse than that Vixana?

                     SANDY
             Possibly, it depends on how you
             look at it.

                     KAREN
             What have you brought us here to
             show us?

                     SANDY
             We need to go to the end of the
             lane.


2  EXT. NEAR THE END OF THE LANE - DAY

Sandy lead them into a quiet copse at the end of the lane.

                     SANDY
             Have a listen, then tell me what
             you hear?

They all begin to listen. Each of them looking to the tree tops.

                     KAREN
             Nothing, it’s very quiet here. I’d
             be tempted to say it is lovely,
             but I don’t think you’d like that.

                     SANDY
             You are right, I wouldn’t like it.
             There are no animal or insects on
             the ground. There are no birds in
             the trees.

                     GRAHAM
             Why is that?

Sandy moves some branches of a Weeping Willow to the side.

                     SANDY
             Look at this.
3
                     GRAHAM
             A grave, so?

                     SANDY
             This is a grave of the squire
             Reginald Fitzgibbon.

                     GRAHAM
             A grave, don’t you mean the grave?

                     SANDY
             I was there, I saw this burial,
             this was the first one that his
             body had.

                     GRAHAM
             The first one? Did he have others?
             And if so what is in the ground
             here?

                     SANDY
             Three, he had three burials. At
             first, because he was Jaime’s
             uncle it was thought that he was
             should be given another burial.

                     KAREN
             Where is that?

                     SANDY
             We’ll go and see it now.


3  EXT. AT THE FAMILY GRAVEYARD - DAY

They look at the family crypt.

                     GRAHAM
             Now, he is here isn’t he?

                     SANDY
             No.

                     SUSAN
             Why not? What happened?
 4
                     SANDY
             It was realised that he was squire
             of Balton a few months after he
             was put in the crypt.

                     KAREN
             I hope they put him somewhere else.

                     SANDY
             Sort of.

Graham looks to Karen.

                     GRAHAM
             Do you know what she means by sort
             of?

                     KAREN
             No, I’m not to sure I want to know
             either.

                     GRAHAM
             So he had three burials did he?

                     SANDY
             No, he never got a third. He is
             recorded as having another but
             when they tried to remove the
             body it wasn’t there.

                     GRAHAM
             Why not? Where could it have gone?

                     SANDY
             He must have had some help, I
             don’t know where from, but I think
             I’d be right to say it was beyond
             death.

                     GRAHAM
             From who he worshipped?

                     KAREN
             That sounds about right.

                     SANDY
             So you see Graham, not all the
             evil can be seen or heard.
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                     SUSAN
             At least with my witch we cab see
             her.


4  EXT. BY THE CHURCH - DAY

A beautiful thin young woman stands by the church, she smiles at Susan.

                     VICTORIA
             I realise that I may never get you
             again. At least I know that I did
             kill you once.

She changes to becomes an ugly old woman.

                     VICTORIA
             I may have to contend myself,
             remembering how easy it was.

She smiles, then makes the sound of a Lion.

                     VICTORIA  CONT’D
             Scaring you can be fun though.

She slowly changes to become a voluptuous woman.

                     VICTORIA
             If you know what to look for that
             is.

THE END

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Re: When The Dead Go Hunting 1 - 13
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 09:23:14 am »
KITTY’S GRAVE  (10)
EXT. AT JAY’S GRAVE - DAY

On the Heatree Cross to Hound Tor road Sandy, Graham and Karen are standing, looking at the roadside grave.
Susan is on her knees.

                     KAREN
             Don’t you just love it when
             people put flowers on a grave?

                     GRAHAM
             You know, I never understood that,
             it isn’t as though the person in
             the grave knows it, well.
                 (he looks to Sandy)
             Not usually, what I don’t see is
             why anyone would want to put a
             grave on a crossroads?

                     SANDY
             That was the custom in those day’s,
             people who killed themselves were
             not allowed to be buried in
             consecrated ground.

                     GRAHAM
             She wasn’t?

                     SANDY
             Hopefully you’ll never know what
             was done to her after her death.

                     GRAHAM
             But to be buried here?

                     KAREN
             True but she does alright, look at
             the grave. When people visit this
             grave they often leave a flower
             for her.

There is four flowers on her grave.

                     GRAHAM
             I wonder if she knows that people
             like her?
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                     SANDY
             Hard to say, several ghosts are
             seen here. Is one of them Kitty?
             Who knows!

                     GRAHAM
             Can’t they tell?

He looks at Karen.

                     KAREN
             If I was here when the flowers are
             left, maybe. But I wouldn’t want
             to touch the flowers as they are.

                     GRAHAM
             Why not?

                     KAREN
             If Kitty is about, she might think
             I am stealing her flowers, and you
             don’t want to get on the wrong
             side of someone like that.

                     GRAHAM
             Like what?

                     KAREN
             An invisible person.

                     GRAHAM
             About the visitors, do people
             really come from all over the
             world?

                     KAREN
             And not just from this world.

                     GRAHAM
             What does that mean?

                     SANDY
             There has been some ghosts seen at
             the grave. A few of them wear
             robes with big hoods. But they
             usually come when its dark.
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                     GRAHAM
             Do any come here during the day?

                     KAREN
             Most definitely.

                     GRAHAM
             Are you sure?

                     KAREN
             Oh yes, and what’s more I can
             prove it,

                     GRAHAM
             Really, how can you be so sure?


2  EXT. FACING HER GRAVE - DAY   

Sandy smiles to Karen.

                     SANDY
             Do you want to tell him or shall I?

Karen and Sandy look at the grave.

                     KAREN
             I’ll let you tell him.

                     SANDY
             When we got here Graham, how many
             flowers were on the grave?

                     GRAHAM
             I’m fairly sure there was only
             four, why?

                     SANDY
             And how many are there now?

                     KAREN
             Five.

Graham looks to the grave.

                     GRAHAM
             That potted plant, when did it get
             here? How did it get here?
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                     KAREN
             They aren’t the right questions.

                     GRAHAM
             They aren’t? What is?

Sandy looks down at the grave.

                     SANDY
             Well, we have been near the grave
             all the time, tell me who else has
             been here?

                     GRAHAM
             No one, that I know of.

                     KAREN
             Exactly, so how do you think the
             other flower was put on the grave.

                     SANDY
             Or what type of person could it
             have been? An invisible one maybe?

                     GRAHAM
             Ok, now you’ve got me thinking.
             Don’t get me wrong I do like you
             and knowing you are near feels
             good. But why else are you here
             Karen? It isn’t what I’d call a
             scary place.

                     SANDY
             Some of the visitors, the ones who
             wear hooded robes. Karen is here
             to tell me what they are like.

                     KAREN
             But from what I’ve been told, I
             can’t imagine any nasty ghosts
             being here.

                     GRAHAM
             Then who could the ghosts be?
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                     SANDY
             She killed herself because she was
             pregnant and the father disowned
             her. So one of them could be him.

                     KAREN
             One could be from the farm where
             she was living.

They start to walk away from the grave.

                     GRAHAM
             What about the baby?

                     KAREN
             What do you mean?

                     GRAHAM
             Is there proof that she killed
             herself before the baby was born.
             Maybe she killed herself because
             the baby was taken from her.

                     SUSAN
             Who would do a horrible thing like
             that?

                     GRAHAM
             The people that owned the farm.

                     KAREN
             He does have a point, what if the
             people at the farm took her baby
             from her, that would be enough to
             make her kill herself.

                     SANDY
             That does make sense, we did say
             one of the ghosts could be the
             farmer.

                     GRAHAM
             Making the other ghost her son, or
             her daughter.

                     SANDY
             No, there has been no mention of a
             child being here.
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                     GRAHAM
             Who said anything about a child,
             her baby may have lived a full
             life.

Susan turns to look at the grave, she see a woman kneeling by the grave.

                     SUSAN
             When we were at the grave there
             was no one else in sight, so where
             did she come from?


3  EXT. ANOTHER VISITOR AT THE GRAVE - DAY

They turn to see a woman kneeling by the grave. She tidies the flowers on the grave.
Standing up she walks towards them holding a flower.

                     KAREN
             We have already been to the grave
             to pay our respects to her.

The woman smiles to Karen, then walks to Graham.

                     WOMAN
             My mother says thank you, she
             wants you to have this.

She gives him a flower then she turns and walks away.

                     KAREN
             That wasn’t her was it, it
             couldn’t have been could it?

                     GRAHAM
             That wasn’t her daughter, was it?

The woman turns away from them then slowly she walks away vanishing as she walks.

THE END
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 03:06:39 am »
A HELPING HAND (11)
Knowing that the tour is nearing its end, Sandy decides not to go to a feather bed, the Foxtor mire. She thought that she might lose one or more of her new friends.

So she decided to try something different, even though I could be a similar notion to what had been encountered before.


1  INT. A QUIET PUB - DAY

Watching as they say at the table. Sandy moves to the table after picking her drink and the Countryman’s lunch from the bar.

                     SANDY
             Anyone for a game of cards?

Looking around the table, seeing Graham nod and smile, seeing Karen grin. Susan was overflowing with excitement.

                     SANDY
             Poker, Three Card Stud, Cribbage?

                     SUSAN
             Which is the easiest to play?

Looking at how they were looking at her.

                     SUSAN
             I’m sorry, but I’ve never heard of
             those games.

Sandy looks across the table.

                     SANDY
             Karen, we’ll play a game of
             Cribbage. Susan can watch me play
             and learn. I dare say you won’t
             mind if Graham leans a bit to
             close to you?

Sandy grins to Karen.
Karen smiles, she is agreeable with Sandy. Suddenly she realises what Sandy means: she blushes.

                     GRAHAM
             So Susan, tell us, what card games
             do you know.
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Susan looks apologetically at each of them.

                     SUSAN
             Sandy wanted to know if we wanted
             to play a game, I do, but I
             thought cards was the game. I
             didn’t know that there are card
             games.

                     GRAHAM
             Have you ever played a card game?

Graham sighs at her blank look.

                     SUSAN
             No.

                     GRAHAM
             Oh great, I’m partnered with a
             total newbie.

                     SUSAN
                  (quietly whispers to Sandy)
             But I’ve watched people playing
             cards loads of times. Is this game
             like Crib?


2  INT. WHILE PLAYING THE GAME - DAY

Susan looks at the cards Sandy is holding, she winks to Sandy.

                     SUSAN
             What! You mean there are different
             suits!

Graham stares at the table.

                     GRAHAM
             Oh no!

Susan and Sandy share a smirk.
Sandy and Karen begin playing a game, Susan intently watches what Sandy is doing.
3
                     SUSAN
             Oh! I see what you are doing, that
             is similar to what I did at night
             on the moors.

                     GRAHAM
             It is? How?

                     SUSAN
             The different suits, only I used
             white sheep, white and black sheep,
             black sheep and black and white
             sheep. We had to say baaa’s for
             the number on the cards.

Graham looks straight at Susan.

                     GRAHAM
             You are joking, aren’t you?

                     SUSAN
             No,
                  (she looks to Karen then Sandy)
             of course, the first problem I had
             was getting the sheep to hold the
             cards.

                     GRAHAM
             Oh you rotten little sod!

Sandy and Karen burst out laughing. Susan smiles to Graham.

                     GRAHAM
             And I was believing you, oh no.


3  INT. WAITING FOR ANOTHER DEAL - DAY

Sandy watches while Karen is shuffling the cards.

                     GRAHAM
             It seems that almost every place
             on Dartmoor has some supernatural
             tale or other. Has this place any
             tales?
4
                     SANDY
             There is just the two that come to
             mind.

                     GRAHAM
             What are they?

                     SANDY
             The first one was many years ago,
             and I do mean many. The inn
             keepers wife at the time was
             serving drinks in the bar, she
             took payment from someone for a
             room. When the person left the bar
             the payment fell to ash in her
             hand.

                     KAREN
             Jeez, what else?

                     SANDY
             Some bloke was playing card one
             night, he was losing the game, and
             he was losing all his money. He
             was offered a card for a price
             which he accepted. His luck
             changed after that.

                     KAREN
             That’s it?

                     SANDY
             Ooh no, he had missed the re-
             payment date. It was a few weeks
             later in the church at Widecombe.
             He was a rich man by then and he
             was trying to get out of making
             the payment. The other didn’t like
             that idea and started a big light
             show, damaging the church in the
             process.

                     GRAHAM
             Who was it that he owed payment
             to?

                     SANDY
             The devil.
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                     GRAHAM
             The devil again? Is there anywhere
             he hasn’t been?

                     SANDY
             In the west country? Probably not.

                     GRAHAM
             But why would he come here so
             often, and why would he get seen so often?

                     SANDY
             I’m guessing it has something to
             do with the old saying, that this
             part of England, the boot at the
             end of England is the devil’s
             country.

                     KAREN
             What gets me is that some of these
             sighting have written accounts.

                     GRAHAM
             But not this one though.
                  (he looks at Sandy)
             Is there?

Sandy looks apologetically to Graham.

                     SANDY
             If you go into Widecombe church,
             the attack on the church by the
             devil is written. 

THE END

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THE WHIDDON ROUND HOUSE  (12)
1  EXT. WAITING TO GO TO THE FOREST - AFTERNOON

Sandy got out of the car, she looks around.

                     SANDY
             Yes, this is the right place.

She opens the car doors for the others.

                     SANDY
             This is where I shall leave the car, from
             here we will walk, when the time is right.

                     SANDY
             Now we need to go down there, into
             the forest.

                     GRAHAM
             What down there into the fells,
             where the sunlight fears to shine.

                     SANDY
             Yes, and then into the forest.

                     KAREN
             Why would you want us to go there?

                     SANDY
             Because Graham and I were invited.

                     GRAHAM
                 (looking to Karen)
             Is it safe to go there?

                     KAREN
             No, in so many ways. It is not
             safe, but do not refuse for even
             your fear would leave you. It will
             be to scared to stay.

                     SANDY
             Listen to Karen, she is right.
             Leave your fears in the car, your
             bravery as well, for what lies
             down there neither has any place
             there.

                     SUSAN
             Should I stay at your side?

                     SANDY
             Yes, always.

Karen holds Graham’s hand.

                     KAREN
             Then I shall be there as well.
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                     SANDY
             Look at the hill tops, do you see
             the rocks watch them as the fools
             hour draws near.

                     GRAHAM
             When is the fools hour?

                     SANDY
             When the sunlight still shines,
             when you think enough time is left
             to do your will.

                     KAREN
             When the afternoon hour is number
             five.

                     SANDY
             And then the sun will strike a top
             of a stone and mark the way for us
             to enter that forest.

                     KAREN
             And we will all need to go there,
             as one.

                     GRAHAM
             I will be ready to go there, but
             what happens if I am not?

                     SANDY
             If you leave here to go there a
             minute either side, when we all
             return. Well, then you’ll find out
             why it is known as the fools hour.

Not wanting to question or understand her, Graham kept looking at his watch and looking to the sun.

                     SUSAN
             Sandy, you said when the sun hits
             the top of a stone, does that
             happen every day of the year?
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                     SANDY
             No, but knowing that helps you
             know where to stand so that the
             sun will be seen to shine its
             light on the top of a stone. And
             then will we see the safe way in
             to the forest.

Sandy smiles reassuringly to Susan.


2  EXT. ON THE HILL TOP AT FIVE - AFTERNOON

At five, as the sunlight shone on a track into the forest.

                      SANDY
             Is everyone ready?

Sandy looks at each of them, making sure they are ready.

                      SANDY
             Right, off we go.


3  EXT. WALKING DOWN TO THE FOREST - AFTERNOON

All they had to do was walk to the forest and follow the path.

                     GRAHAM
             Sandy, no one asked this before,
             but where are we going?

                     SANDY
             And I wish you hadn’t asked me
             that either, and so will you soon.
             It was suggested that I take you
             to see someone who has his realm
             here.

                     SUSAN
             What do you mean?

                     SANDY
             Most of Cornwall and parts of
             Devon.
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                     GRAHAM
             I thought it was the Prince of
             Wales who owns that area?

                     SANDY
             Oh he doesn’t own it, but it is
             his realm. We have known each
             other for ages. And seeing that
             Susan is with us. Apparently the
             witch has been following us about,
             for which he has been protecting
             us.

                     KAREN
             Which is why he wants to meet us,
             fair enough.

                     SANDY
             He has seen you all already, he
             wants a formal meeting.

                     GRAHAM
             So who is he?

                     SANDY
             The king of the trolls, but I’d
             suggest you always refer to him as
             master, or the master.

Sandy took a few more paces

                     SANDY
             And I do mean always.


4  INT. THE EATING ROOM - LATE AFTERNOON

After the meal the master of the house invites Sandy to tell them a tale.
With a courteous bow of her head she accepts

                     SANDY
             My friends this is a good one, it
             will make for a good after dinner
             tale. One that any can say.

The master of the house applauds.
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                     GRAHAM
                 (to Karen)
             Another ghost story?

                     KAREN
             No, not this one.

                     GRAHAM
             Oh, I doubt that.

                     SANDY
             This is about the first Whiddon
             house and how it was built.

Susan cups her hands, resting her chin in them.

                     SANDY
             In the days long passed three
             builders look at a long and broad
             piece of level ground.

The master of the house raised his tankard.

                     THE MASTER
             That sounds a fine place to build.

                     SANDY
             You are right sir, for is was a
             good place to make their start.
             Do you know how best to build one?
             Build a second nearby.

                     GRAHAM
             Why? What could you gain by build
             another?

                     SANDY
             Any mistakes you make can be made
             right when building the second.

                     THE MASTER
             Why? Why do that?

                     SANDY
             When you build one, build it for 
             someone else. You can have the
             good one, the other one.
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                     THE MASTER
             I like this even more.

                     GRAHAM 
             So how do you build one?

                     SANDY
             Make a circle of rocks, like you
             would when making a stone circle,
             use larger rocks for strength.
             Then keep building until you have
             the height you want.

                     GRAHAM
             What? That is it?

                     SANDY
             Of course not, you’ll have to drop
             a witch through the top so that
             the smoke can get out.

The master applauds.

                     GRAHAM
             What else, I mean how wide should
             it be?

                     SANDY
             Simple, just make it two or three
             times as wide as a witches circle,
             that’ll bugger up the witches.
             Especially if her name is Vixana.

The master laughs.


EXT. STANDING BY THE CAR - LATE AFTERNOON

Karen sighs a sigh of relief.

                     KAREN
             After that speech I didn’t think
             we’d get out of there. It wasn’t
             funny at all.
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                     SANDY
             Good, did you think I should have
             said a speech that could have been
             funnier than what he could? I
             wanted to get out of there as well.

Graham looks at his watch.

                     GRAHAM
             What is going on? As far as I’m
             concerned the walk there, the meal,
             the after dinner speech and the
             walk back. That should have been
             at least two hours. So how come it
             is five minutes past five?

Sandy laughs

                     SANDY
             You were in the land of the trolls,
             did you really expect time to pass
             at the same rate? I mean, really.

THE END
 



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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 01:22:45 am »
SANDY’S SURPRISE  (13)
1  EXT. ON THE ROADSIDE NEAR PRINCETOWN - DAY

Sandy carefully parks the car not far from the bridge, and out of the way for other cars. Getting out of the car she looks and listens for something.

Graham watches her.

                     GRAHAM
             Have you any idea what she is
             doing Karen.

                     KAREN
             I think so, but I’d best check.

Getting out of the car Karen goes to Sandy to find out what  she is doing.
Sandy sees Karen walking towards her.

                     SANDY
             What is it?

                     KAREN
             I’ve just come to see what you are
             doing.

Sandy looks away from the bridge.

                     SANDY
             Listening for a friend.

                     KAREN
             What does he sound like?

                     SANDY
             Sorry, I didn’t mean that. I’m
             listening for the sound he
             sometimes makes.

Graham and Sandy wander over a few more rocks.
Susan and Karen wander to them

                     SUSAN
             What is it?

                     KAREN
             Sandy is listening for the sound
             a friend makes.
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Susan looks at the ground near to where they are standing.

                     SUSAN
             It’s a bit bleak here, there isn’t
             much of anything, except these
             rocks.

Sandy looks about.

                     SANDY
             I agree, and when he died he
             couldn’t even see them. A storm
             had blown into the area, a big
             storm.

                     GRAHAM
             Look at this place what could have
             brought him out here?

                     SANDY
             He was part of a military
             contingent moving some French
             prisoners from Plymouth.

                     GRAHAM
             And he was left here by himself in
             a storm?

                     SANDY
             No.


2  EXT. KAREN STANDS BY THE BRIDGE - DAY

Karen had walked back to the road, because she had seen the small bridge.

                     KAREN
             What is this place called Sandy?

                     SANDY  O.S.
             The bridge was named after its
             maker, it is known as Devil’s
             Bridge.

Graham steps back from Sandy, he looks at the bridge.
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                     GRAHAM  O.S.
             I don’t suppose you know if the
             devil actually built the bridge?

                     SANDY   O.S.
             I do know, and yes, though maybe
             not what you are thinking. You see
             the nickname of the person who
             built the bridge was devil.

Sandy begins to grin.

                     SANDY  CONT’D  O.S.
             Because that is how he worked,
             like the devil.


3  EXT. STANDING ON THE BIG ROCK - DAY

Sandy smiles as she looks to where Susan is standing.

                    SANDY
             I like where you are standing.

Susan looks down at the rock she is standing on.

                    SANDY
             That rock is known as the devils
             frying pan.

Susan looks to Sandy, then at the rock.

                    SUSAN
             Oh.

She jumps off the rock, grinning sheepishly to Sandy. Graham and Karen who have almost got to where Sandy is laugh at Susan jumping off the rock.

                    SUSAN
             This person that you want to see
             here, why didn’t he see these
             rocks?
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                     SANDY
             A snow storm had blown in, and it
             was becoming night. The other
             soldiers had gone in search of the
             town and help. But they never
             returned.

                     SUSAN
             How would they know where to
             return to? If the whole area was
             covered in snow and it was night.
             I’m not surprised they couldn’t
             find the way back.

Sandy looks at the area again

                     SANDY
             My friend here, he was the drummer
             boy. He stayed with the prisoners
             and kept drumming, for as long as
             he could anyway.

                     GRAHAM
             What, he died out here.

                     SANDY
             And when he did, he couldn’t even
             speak to the prisoners; they were
             French.

                     GRAHAM
             He might as well have been alone,
             you say he was a boy? How old was
             he.

                     SANDY
             About the same age as Susan.

                     SUSAN
             Tell you what.

Susan bends down near to the flat rock, she begins to tap a beat then stops. This she repeats several times until she hears the sound repeated.

Looking further away she sees a drummer boy walking towards them. 
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4  EXT. SANDY AND THE DRUMMER BOY - DAY

Stopping his drumming when he sees Sandy, after walking up to her he hugs her.

                     DRUMMER BOY
             I’m so glad to see you, I haven’t
             spoken to anyone for years.

Susan goes to him.

                     SUSAN
             Hasn’t anyone been here?

                     DRUMMER BOY
             I’ve seen people but all they want
             to do is look, they don’t talk to
             me.

                     SANDY
             Maybe we can do each other a
             favour.

Sandy points to Susan.

                     SANDY
             Susan here is being followed by
             the witch Vixana. I said I would
             protect her, but if you could take
             her with you, I’d be grateful.

He looks to Susan.

                     SANDY
             She is about your age so hopefully
             you’d have someone to talk to.

                     DRUMMER BOY
             Yes, I’d like that.

                     SUSAN
             And me.

                     SANDY
             Good, that’s settled then.

Sandy looks at Karen and Graham.
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                     SANDY
             Is there any chance of you two
             running the tours, I want to make
             sure they are okay.

Karen looks to Graham.

                     KAREN
             I should think so, but do you want
             a lift back?

                     SANDY
             Like I said, I’m going to make
             sure these two are okay together,
             so I might be gone for a while.

                     GRAHAM
             You will? I don’t understand,
             where are you going to go?

Sandy stands between the Drummer Boy and Susan. Together they start to walk away, the three of the slowly vanishing.


5   EXT. GRAHAM AND KAREN - DAY

Graham stares at Karen.

                     GRAHAM
             Did you know Sandy is a ghost?

                     KAREN
             No, I’ve known her for a few years
             and I never knew.
 
                     GRAHAM
             Do you think we can run the tours,
             when is she coming back?

                     KAREN
             That’s a thought.
                 (Karen looks to where Sandy was)
             She didn’t say when she is coming
             back, or if she’ll be coming back
             at all.

THE END

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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 11:47:54 am »
57  EXT.  WITH MISS JENNINGS - DAY

Sandy calls to Karen and Graham.

                     SANDY
             There is a house a mile or so that
             way, the woman that lives there
             also wanders aimlessly. Can you
             find out about her.

Graham and Karen met miss Jennings near her house.

                     KAREN
             From what we saw earlier, you were
             looking at the ground for
             something?

                     MISS JENNINGS
             I am looking for something that
             might show me where my great
             grandfathers plane went down. I
             think it is near here.

                     KAREN
             Are you sure?

                     MISS JENNINGS
             I don’t know exactly where. But I
             bought a house here.
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                     GRAHAM
             If you don’t mind telling us what
             you’ve found, maybe we can help.
             Write down any details that you
             think might help us, we will do
             what we can. 

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Well, I do have his name, where
             he was based, and I’ve a few
             details of the last mission he
             was on. 

                     GRAHAM
             That sounds ok, tell us a bit
             about his last mission. 

                     MISS JENNINGS
             I managed to get a report about
             his mission from a coastal watch.

                     KAREN
             Well done, what did it say?

                     MISS JENNINGS
             About two groupings of planes,
             some at a high level and some at
             a lower level. He was one of six
             who were sent up from his base, but
             only four returned.

                     KAREN
             And your great grandfather wasn’t
             one of them.

                     GRAHAM
             Do you know what happened?

                     MISS JENNINGS
             No one knows where it went. 

                     GRAHAM
             So why do you think it was here?
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                     MISS JENNING
             Women’s intuition mainly, and a
             strong feeling of being close.
             That and eight hours spent in the
             World War 2 records room.

                     KAREN
             Then you’d no if he was shot down?   

                     GRAHAM
             If he was, there’d be records of it.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             A plane was reported heading in
             this direction, it stated that the
             plane was in trouble. Then nothing.

                     KAREN
             Dartmoor is a big place.

                     GRAHAM
             Which could work against him being
             found. On the other hand it could
             work in your favour.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             That is what led me to look here.

                     GRAHAM
             Let’s go to the top of that hill
             and have a look.


58  EXT. ON TOP OF A HILL - DAY

Miss Jennings looks to the South East.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             That is the direction he would
             have come from.

                     GRAHAM
             So let’s say he didn’t go down in
             the attack. Let us assume that he
             went through the lot of them,
             taking several hits that damaged
             his plane.
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                     KAREN
             So that he couldn’t turn to fly
             back to his base. So this is the
             general direction.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Which puts him near here, on the
             moors.

                     KAREN
             Given all the aerial mapping that
             has been done. To say he is in the
             moors is more likely.

They look into the valley.

                     GRAHAM
             Okay, so let’s assume he came down
             in the valley, what should we look
             for?

                     KAREN
             I doubt that there’d be any
             evidence of a plane going down.
 
                     GRAHAM
             Give him a bit of credit, were
             there any airfields that he could
             have been going to?

                     MISS JENNINGS
             I thought of that but they had no
             reports of extra planes.

                     GRAHAM
             Not like that. Given where the
             battle was, and given where the
             base he was going to was, we’d
             have a flight path.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             I never even thought of that.

                     GRAHAM
             And if we still find nothing,
             there is another avenue of thought
             we could try.
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                     KAREN
             What’s that?

                     GRAHAM
             If we knew someone who might be
             able.
                  (he looks straight at Karen)
             We could try to contact him?

                     KAREN
             Good point, it may help.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             I’m sorry but I don’t believe in
             such things.

                     GRAHAM
             You don’t have to, and we won’t
             ask you to believe, but your help
             will be needed.
 
                     KAREN
             So pick an airfield that he could
             have been heading to. If we can
             find a large bog, that would be a
             good place to try and contact him.

Graham looks to Miss Jennings.

                     GRAHAM
            Have you anything that belonged to
            him.

                     MISS JENNINGS
            Are you going to try and contact
            him?

                     KAREN
            I’ll be trying to speak to him,
            face to face.


59  EXT. BY A BOG, ON DARTMOOR - DAY

The three of them are sitting by a large bog in a valley not far from where the hill top is.
A figure is walking away from them.
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                     MISS JENNINGS
             Do you think this is where he is?

                     KAREN
             I won’t tell you who, but I was
             told this bog is a good place to
             start.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             You won’t upset me, I mean, I
             don’t believe in this. I would
             like to know who told you though.

                     KAREN
             If you are sure, the figure that
             you see walking away from us, he
             told me.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Okay, who is it?

                     KAREN
             He likes to be known as The Master,
             he is the King of the Trolls. He
             lives near here and get this, you
             have been seen walking the moors.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             He has been watching me?

                     KAREN
             Not him, one of his people, he was
             glad to know why you were
             searching. That is why he has
             helped.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             This bog then, is it really a good
             place to start?

                     KAREN
             Not exactly, he said several
             planes had crashed on his land.
             But only one went into a bog, this
             bog.
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                     MISS JENNINGS
             So this could well be my grand
             fathers resting place.

                     GRAHAM
             That depends, he may want to be
             buried elsewhere.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             And how will you know that?

                     GRAHAM
             Because if he does he’ll tell us.


60  EXT. ABOUT TO RAISE THE DEAD - DAY (the next day)

Graham and Karen had brought Susan with them. They asked her to remain invisible, to save Miss Jennings having too many unwanted questions.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             So what do we do first?

                     KAREN
             First I’d like something of his.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             I brought a war medal, it wasn’t
             his, it was awarded posthumously.
             I also have a bracelet that he
             gave to his wife. Will they do?

                     KAREN
             They will do, and the medal will
             give us something to talk about.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             As for what he looks like, I have
             a few photographs of him when he
             was on leave.

Karen holds the medals then the bracelet while looking at the photographs.
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                     KAREN
             I’m getting a picture of him
             giving, he used the name Lizbot.
             They were in the front room of
             their house in 147 Hillmorton Road,
             Rugby.

Miss Jennings stares at her.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             How on earth did you know that?   

                     KAREN
                 (looking to Miss Jennings)
             What you are about to see will
             scare you, so be prepared to be
             scared and try not to scream.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             I’ll try, you really believe that
             this will work don’t you?

                     KAREN
             I know it will, just as I know he
             in down there, still in the plane.
             Further more, he has on the
             cockpit window a calendar, it is
             marked with his wife’s birthday,
             the 17th of the month.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Now I know you couldn’t have known
             that.

                     KAREN
             Not to mention the necklace he was
             going to send her for her birthday.

The surface of the bog starts to move.

                     MISS JENNINGS
                 (pointing to the bog)
             What is happening?

                     KAREN
             In order for him to get out of the
             plane, he’d want the plane to be
             found.
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                     MISS JENNINGS
             What makes you think that?

                     KAREN
             He told me, well he told my friend
             and my friend told me.

Miss Jennings looks about.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Your friend? Where is she?

                     KAREN
             She is standing next to Graham,
             with someone else.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Who?

                     KAREN
             His wife is here.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Where I can’t see her.

                     KAREN
             Then be happy knowing that because
             of you they will be together again.

Looking at the bog again as the surface begins to rise. The top of the cockpit breaks the surface. Miss Jennings steps back, she notices several other ‘creatures’ watching.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Karen? Who are they?

Without looking up.

                     KAREN
             On the far left is The Master, the
             others are his wives.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             But they all have tusks growing
             from the corner of their mouths.
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                     KAREN
             As opposed to the other trolls you
             have seen, no doubt.

Miss Jennings attention is drawn back to the plane.


61  EXT. GHOST WATCHING - DAY

She watches as her great grandfather gets out of the cockpit and goes towards Graham. She watches as a necklace is put on an invisible head.

She stands still as her great grandfather approaches, she feels him kiss her cheek.

                     MR. JENNINGS
             Karen, what can I say, thank you.

                     KAREN
             You don’t seem all that surprised
             being a ghost, or seeing other
             ghosts.

                     MR. JENNINGS
             I saw my fair share of them on the
             base, maybe you can answer a
             question I had. I often saw a
             ghost walk through a wall.

Graham joins them.

                     GRAHAM
             I’ve heard this question before,
             if a ghost does what it did in
             life, how come it walks through a
             wall.

                     MR. JENNINGS
             That is it, exactly as I asked it.
             I mean why walk through a wall?

                     KAREN
             It all depends where they are
             going. 
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                     MR. JENNINGS
             True, but they are meant to be
             reliving what they did when they
             were alive. I don’t think they
             would have walked though a wall
             before they died.

                     KAREN
             That could be why they died. 

                     GRAHAM
             Oh yeah, right, I could just
             imagine the coroner saying to the
             judge. I think the cause of death
             was him trying to walk through to
             many walls. 

                     MR. JENNINGS
             Don’t you mind? making fun of the
             dead? Mind you, the thought of
             someone trying to walk through
             walls, now that is funny.

                     KAREN
             Maybe the wall was built after the
             ghost died?

                     MR. JENNINGS
             Yes, good point. I wonder, what
             would happen if I took the plane
             back to my base? A few raised
             eyebrows no doubt.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Excuse me
                 (she steps forward)
             A question I have always had, it
             made me into a disbeliever. The
             kiss has changed all that, so
             maybe someone here can answer this
             question. When a person dies,
             should that person have had only
             one arm why does the ghost have
             two arms?
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                     KAREN
             Nice question and if Freud was a
             ghost he would still be trying to
             understand it.

                     MISS JENNINGS
             You’ve lost me.

                     KAREN
             A person loses an arm, but comes
             back as a ghost with two arms. Yet
             they have the memory of losing the
             arm, could it be that the spirit
             still has two arms?

                     MR. JENNINGS
             What might be nice is if our
             relative has a photograph to
             remind her of this time.


62  EXT. GROUP PHOTOGRAPH TIME - DAY 

                     MISS JENNINGS
             Yes, a group photo will be good. 

                     KAREN
             And how many photographs have
             three ghosts and The Master with
             his wives in it?


63  INT. AFTER MISS JENNINGS HAS HAD HER TEA - EVENING
 
Miss Jennings relaxed in her favourite chair, about to go and turn on the television,

                     MISS JENNINGS
             I met my great grandfather and my
             great grandmother today






 

Sandy goes to stand between the Drummer Boy and Susan. Together they start to walk away, the three of the slowly vanishing.


67  EXT. GRAHAM AND KAREN - DAY

Graham stares at Karen.

                     GRAHAM
             Did you know Sandy is a ghost?

                     KAREN
             No, I’ve known her for a few years
             and I never knew. Thing is I never
             knew.
 
                     GRAHAM
             Do you think we can run the tours,
             until she gets back? When is she
             coming back?

                     KAREN
             That’s a thought.
                 (Karen looks to where Sandy was)
             She didn’t say when she is coming
             back, or if she’ll be coming back
             at all.
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68  EXT.  VIXANA SMILES - DAY

Vixana watches as Sandy, Susan and the Drummer Boy walk towards her.

                     VICTORIA
             When you see me, what will happen
             if you turn the wrong way?

She smiles, hopefully.

THE END













 

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