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MYRTLE
                   I don’t remember.

                                                                         WALLY

                                                                 (like a petulant child)
                   What else did he do? What did he do? What did he do? What did he do? What did he do?


                                                                        MYRTLE
                                                                  (spins, faces Wally)
                   He….ran away from me.


                                                                         WALLY
                   That’s right. And when was the next time you saw him?

                                                                         MYRTLE


                   Stop it, Wally. Stop it! It’s too horrible!

                                                                         WALLY

                   Myrtle! When was the next time you saw Telemachus!

                   (MYRTLE breaks into tears and puts her head in WALLY’s lap)


                                                                        MYRTLE
                   The next time I saw him was down the road by the Flanagan property.

                                                                          WALLY

                   And where was he?

                                                                        MYRTLE
                   I told you. At the Flanagan’s.


                                                                         WALLY
                   Where was Telemachus, Myrtle?


                   (MYRTLE jumps to her feet, skates over to a corner and screams)

                                                                        MYRTLE
                   He was inside! He was inside their Great Dane’s mouth!



                                                                         WALLY
                   That’s right! He was being chewed up by the Flanagan dog. And you called it freedom! You
                   called it a gift!












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