Witchcraft (1916)

 
1 	MANUFACTURER'S TITLE: NO. 159.
 
2 	PRODUCER'S TITLE: WITCHCRAFT.
 
3	FOREWORD: In 1692-3 the New England Colonies held 
	fast in the grip of a horrible witchcraft delusion. 
	Hundreds suffered persecution, young and old, rich 
	and poor, no one was safe. In Salem, alone, 19 people 
	were hanged before the Governor's Proclamation put an 
	end to this folly.
 
4 	SUBTITLE: MAKEPEACE STRUBLE--THE TOWN MISER.
 
			Scene 1 

	AGAINST BLACK BACKGROUND--(FADE IN.)
	Makepeace Struble seated at old colonial desk, 
	looking over his ledger, counting money into strong 
	box, candle lit beside him. He handles the money, 
	mostly gold and silver, lovingly, then looks around 
	suspiciously as he closes strong box and turns to 
	make memorandum in ledger.  (FADE OUT.)
 
5 	SUBTITLE: RICHARD WAYNE--MAKEPEACE STRUBLE'S WARD.
 
			Scene 2 

	BACKGROUND OF TREES AND SUNLIGHT--(FADE IN).
	Richard Wayne, in hunting costume, coming down toward 
	foreground, mounted, looks cautiously about him. As 
	he gets to foreground turning and looking backward, 
	grins, ducks his head behind horse's neck and rides 
	out of picture toward right. As he does so, Indian 
	appears at foreground extreme left and shoots arrow 
	after him.  (FADE OUT.)
 
6	SUBTITLE: NOKOMIS--SUSPECTED OF WITCHCRAFT.
 
			Scene 3 

	BACKGROUND OF HUGE COLONIAL FIREPLACE--(FADE IN).
	Nokomis, an elderly Indian woman (not decrepit), in 
	Indian costume, leaning over iron pot hanging over 
	fire, stirring contents and muttering to herself, 
	reaches up toward mantel over fireplace, pulls down a 
	bunch of herbs from string of them hanging from 
	ceiling. Throws them in pot, still muttering and 
	stirring as the steam from the pot rises like a cloud.  
	(FADE OUT.)
 
7	SUBTITLE: FANNY WARD AS SUZETTE, A HUGUENOT REFUGEE.
 
			Scene 4
 
	DOOR--SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FADE IN).
	Suzette, standing outside of colonial doorway, 
	holding old-fashioned lantern with candle inside, 
	which illumines the girl's face. She leans forward, 
	calling. A little girl of 8 or 9, plainly terrified  
	of the dark, runs into the picture, clutches 
	Suzette's arms, and points to closed door. As Suzette 
	looks toward it VISION rises on door of miniature 
	devils and witches, some (if possible) holding door 
	handle, others threatening with pitchforks and 
	broomsticks. (At least 2 devils and 2 witches.) 
	Suzette waves her hand towards them as though 
	brushing them aside and VISION FADES. As door opens 
	slowly and Suzette and the child stand illumined by 
	lantern light and the light from the house, Suzette 
	smiles at the child and says, "There, you see! There 
	are no devils or witches!" As they move to go within 
	(FADE OUT). 

8 	SUBTITLE: MAKEPEACE STRUBLE COLLECTS HIS RENT--IN 
	ADVANCE.
 
			Scene 5

	LIVING ROOM--(COLONIAL COTTAGE) (DAY)
	(Hereafter designated as Suzette's Cottage.) (Big
	fireplace, small lattice window, simple table and 
	chairs of heavy colonial structure, a heavy wooden 
	settle near fireplace.)  (For full description of 
	fireplace refer to Scene 133.) (Very little in the 
	room. No pictures on the walls in this scene.) Old
	Struble enters, looking about him, rubbing his hands. 
	Man comes in with bundle on his shoulder. (This means 
	household goods tied up in table cover or shawl. When 
	box is mentioned later in scene I mean the wooden 
	boxes or chests which served as trunks in those 
	days.)  Man throws bundle down in middle of floor and 
	goes out. Another man, passing him with big wooden 
	box on shoulder, sets it down and also goes out. As he 
	does so, Suzette enters, cloaked and dressed as though 
	having been on a journey. She has her arms about her 
	mother.  Suzette, with very daughterly affectionate 
	manner, leads her mother tenderly out of the picture 
	toward the wooden settle in front of the fireplace.

			Scene 6 

	THE SETTEE--(LIVING ROOM) (SEMI-CLOSE-UP)
	Suzette and mother enter the picture. Suzette places
	the mother on the settle, takes her own cloak and 
	makes a pillow of it. Is asking her mother if she is 
	feeling very ill, when old Struble comes into the 
	picture. The mother is speaking to Suzette. Struble's 
	face shows that he does not understand. He turns to
	the girl and asks her a question.  Suzette nods, says:
 
9	SPOKEN TITLE: WE ARE FROM THE FRENCH SETTLEMENT. MY 
	MOTHER SPEAKS ONLY FRENCH BUT I SPEAK THE ENGLISH. 

	Smiles up at Struble, who nods gravely, looking at 
	the girl, gloatingly, noting how pretty she is, and 
	his claw-like hand stretches out toward her, as he 
	notes the little knitted purse she holds in her hand. 
	Suzette looks at him a moment in surprise, and then 
	as he indicates "The rent in advance," she smiles, 
	opens the purse and puts the money in his hand. 
	Indicates to Struble that her mother is tired and he 
	must go. Struble bows and goes out of the picture 
	with a glance first at the money and then at Suzette. 
	Suzette kisses her mother's cheek, tells her she must 
	go out and see to the rest of their goods. The mother 
	smiles feebly, and nods. Suzette turns and goes out 
	of the picture.
 
			Scene 7
 
	STREET--(OUTSIDE OF SUZETTE'S COTTAGE)
 	Old Struble going away from cottage up street, meets 
	Richard Wayne (in civilian's clothes) coming down 
	street towards cottage. Wayne salutes his guardian, 
	who indicates the cottage, and says:
 
10	SPOKEN TITLE: THE NEW TENANTS HAVE ARRIVED. THEY ARE 
	FOREIGNERS. 

	Wayne indicates: "Is that so?" Doesn't seem 
	particularly interested. The old man shows the money. 
	Wayne smiles and goes down the street toward the
	cottage as Struble goes toward his home in opposite
	direction.

			Scene 8 

	EXTERIOR  SUZETTE'S COTTAGE
	Suzette at gate, giving man instructions to pick up 
	another chest or trunk, and bring it into the house.
	Several of the villagers, young men, women, and little 
	children standing near gate, eyeing her--among them
	Nokomis, basket of berries on arm, stops and looks at 
	the girl. Suzette sees her and the basket, and 
	beckons to her.
 
			Scene 9 

	EXTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(CLOSE-UP) 
	Nokomis and Suzette. Suzette indicates to Nokomis 
	that she will take the berries from her. Nokomis nods
	and Suzette says:
 
11 	SPOKEN TITLE: MY MOTHER IS ILL. I WILL PAY THE GOOD 
	MONEY IF YOU WILL HELP ME.
 
	Nokomis grunts and indicates that she will do so. 
	Starts to follow Suzette towards house.
 
			Scene 10
 
	EXTERIOR  SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FULL VIEW)
	The villagers whispering to each other. One of the 
	men, pointing to the cottage which Suzette and 
	Nokomis are entering, says:
 
12 	SPOKEN TITLE: A WITCH AND A FOREIGNER GO WELL TOGETHER.

	The people look at him in fear when he says witch. 
	Wayne comes into the picture. One of the men detaining 
	him, begins to talk to him. Some of the children start 
	to move away.
 
			Scene 11 

	THE SETTEE--(LIVING ROOM  SUZETTE'S COTTAGE)
	Suzette's mother stretched out on settle, rigid. 
	Suzette enters picture, looks at her. The mother 
	begins to cry aloud and toss herself about. She looks 
	frightened. The Indian woman comes into the picture, 
	points at the mother, strokes her head, looking at 
	the girl keenly, and motions toward the door, starts 
	to go. Suzette looks frightened, grabs the Indian 
	woman by the arm, appeals to her. The Indian woman 
	says something again, looking keenly at the mother, 
	indicates: "They will say she is a witch."  Suzette
	shakes her head vehemently, indicates "No, no!" Then 
	says:
 
13	SPOKEN TITLE: HELP ME. WE CAME HERE BECAUSE IN THE 
	FRENCH SETTLEMENT THEY BEGAN TO CALL HER A WITCH. 

	The Indian woman looks down at the girl, then at the
 	mother. Takes pity on them, remembering that she too
	is called a witch. Feels bond between her and the
	pretty white girl, Suzette. Nodding her head, 
	indicates, "All right."   
 
14	SPOKEN TITLE: I TELL SHE SICK. I BRING MEDICINE.

 	Turns and goes out of the picture, nodding her head. 
	Suzette goes to her mother, begins chafing her hands 
	and calling to her. As her mother stops moaning and 
	begins to scream, Suzette looks frightened, puts her
	hand over her mother's mouth, then looks about her, 
	and goes hurriedly out of the picture.
 
			Scene 14 

	EXTERIOR  SUZETTE'S COTTAGE.
 
 	The group of young men and Wayne, one of the young 
	men appealing to Wayne. Wayne is trying to get away 
	from them. He says, glancing toward the cottage:
 
15 	SPOKEN TITLE: HOW SHOULD I KNOW WHETHER THE MAID BE 
	PRETTY? I HAVEN'T SEEN HER.

	One of the young men laughs and points toward window.  
	Wayne turns and looks at window.
 
			Scene 13 

	OPEN WINDOW--EXTERIOR OF COTTAGE (CLOSE-UP) (FLASH) 
	Suzette, face at the window. Her eyes show that sees 
	Wayne.
                   
			Scene 14 

	EXTERIOR COTTAGE--(FULL VIEW) (FLASH) 
	Wayne, staring at the window, takes a step toward it.
 
			Scene 15 

	WINDOW--EXTERIOR  COTTAGE--(CLOSE-UP) (FLASH) 
	Suzette's face at the window looking at him.
 
			Scene 16 

	EXTERIOR COTTAGE--(FULL VIEW) (FLASH) 
	The men laugh as Wayne turns away from and window
	goes down street, indicating, "He saw her that time,
	all right!" Wayne, angry at being caught, pays no
	attention to them.
 
			Scene 17
 
 	WINDOW--LIVING ROOM--(FLASH) 
	Suzette turns away from window which she has closed 
	and goes toward her mother.
 
			Scene 18 

	SETTLE--LIVING ROOM--(SEMI-CLOSE-UP) 
	Suzette and her mother--the mother reviving. She 
	clutches Suzette feverishly and says: "What did I 
	say?  Did any one hear me?" Suzette putting her arm 
	about her, reassures her, says:
 
16	SPOKEN TITLE: YOU ARE SAFE HERE. THOUGH YOU CALL ON 
	GOD WHEN YOU RAVE, NO ONE WILL UNDERSTAND. 

	The mother's fear fades out of her face. She pats her 
	daughter's hand and asks if she is sure. Suzette nods 
	and says she is. Tells her mother not to worry, it 
	will be all right yet.

			Scene 19
 
 	EXTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH)
 	Nokomis comes along street with bundle of herbs in 
	hand.  The children throw stones at her and call 
	after her. She shakes stick at them and goes toward 
	cottage. 

			Scene 20
 
 	STRUBLE'S "OFFICE"--(STRUBLE'S HOUSE)
 	(A sort of cross between a study and a place where 
	Struble keeps his accounts and money. He has a few 
	books, a big desk, chairs, ledger, and writing 
	material. The furniture in this room is not ornate--
	very plain and old, but not poor looking. The rest of 
	Struble's house is very prosperous looking.) Struble, 
	counting money, looks up, hearing someone, hastily 
	conceals the money. Wayne comes in, asks his guardian 
	for money. Struble does not want to give it to him, 
	says:
 
17 	SPOKEN TITLE: I'LL NOT GIVE YOU MONEY TO SQUANDER IN 
	BOSTON. I'M YOUR GUARDIAN UNTIL YOU'RE TWENTY-FIVE.
 
 	The two men quarrel about it. Wayne suddenly flings 
	himself out of the room, indicating that when he is 
	twenty-five the old man will suffer. The old man 
	looks after him angrily, shouting and thumping with 
	his cane.
                  
			Scene 21 

	NEAR FIREPLACE--LIVING ROOM--(SUZETTE'S COTTAGE) 
	Nokomis has built fire and is giving the mother hot 
	steaming drink. The mother, leaning against Suzette 
	is sipping it. Suzette smiles across her mother at 
	Nokomis. Nokomis looks as affectionately as an Indian 
	can at Suzette. (FADE OUT.)
 
18 	SUBTITLE: SPRINGTIME IN THE WOODS AND IN THE HEART.
 
			Scene 22 

	THE WOODS--(DAY) (FADE IN) 
	(Not a gloomy part ... Sunlight showing.) Suzette 
	running along, singing and swinging her little bonnet
	--wild flowers in her hand. Stops and begins to dance 
	by herself.
 
			Scene 23 

	ANOTHER PART OF WOODS--(FLASH) 
	Richard Wayne, in hunting costume, sees rabbit, 
	shoots gun.
 
			Scene 24 

	PATH (SUZETTE'S PART OF WOODS)
 	Suzette comes, singing, along the path. Stops and 
	screams, looking down. Sinks down--camera panning 
	with her--and strokes dead rabbit gently with her
	finger. Rabbit doesn't move. Suzette looks at it in
	horror, begins to cry.
 
			Scene 25
 
	WOODS--A LITTLE FURTHER ALONG (FLASH) 
	Wayne comes crashing through the underbrush to get 
	rabbit. Sees Suzette, pauses, and then goes toward 
	her.
                  
			Scene 26 

	WOODS--THE PATH BY DEAD RABBIT--(SEMI-CLOSE-UP)
	Suzette, on her knees beside the rabbit, looks at it 
	pitifully. Wayne comes into the picture, stoops over, 
	touches her gently on the shoulder. She turns and 
	looks up at him, recognizing him. Gives a little 
	smile, showing that she's glad to see him, and that 
	their friendship has progressed considerably. Then, 
	looking down at the rabbit, determines to scold him, 
	and begins to rise, without smiling.
 
			Scene 27 

	WOODS--(SAME PATH) (CLOSE-UP)
	Wayne looks down at Suzette, who is on her feet and 
	turns on him passionately. Tells him he's cruel to 
	kill a poor little thing like a rabbit.  He is paying 
	attention to the girl herself, watching her closely, 
	admiringly, but not paying any particular attention 
	to what she says. Suzette is not really angry, but is 
	coquettishly pretending anger. She stamps her foot at 
	him, pointing down to the dead rabbit. Wayne wakes up 
	with a start to what Suzette says, stoops, reaches 
	out of picture, the girl staring at him.  He comes 
	back, straightens himself up, rabbit in his hand. 
	Drops it in his game bag. As he does this, Suzette 
	covers her face with her hands. Wayne takes her 
	wrists gently in his hands, uncovers her face, tells 
	her he did not want to hurt her so. Says:
 
19 	SPOKEN TITLE: I PROMISE YOU I WON'T SHOOT ANOTHER 
	RABBIT--TO-DAY. 

	Suzette, reassured, cheers up, turns to go away. He 
	asks her where she is going. She indicates the woods, 
	telling him she is going to see the Indian woman and
 	is too busy to stop. Wayne smiles, turns and follows
 	her as she starts to go out of the picture.
 
			Scene 28 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT--(FLASH)
 	(Relic of early settlers.)  (Not Indian hut.) (A
 	tumble-down little shanty, built of logs.)  Nokomis 
	comes to doorway, looks out, smiles.
 
			Scene 29 

	PATH TO NOKOMIS' HUT--(FLASH) 
	Wayne and Suzette coming along, talking together. 
	Wayne's attitude to the girl is very lover-like as he 
	bends over her and holds the branches away so they 
	won't strike her.
 
			Scene 30 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT--(FLASH)
	Nokomis mutters to herself, well pleased. Turns and 
	goes into hut.

			Scene 31 

	WINDOW--LIVING ROOM--(SUZETTE'S COTTAGE) (FLASH) 
	Suzette's mother looking out of window. Suddenly 
	smiles, beckons with her hand.
 
			Scene 32 

	EXTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	Anne Hardin, a little maid of about nine, going toward 
	cottage, laughing and waving her hand toward Suzette's 
	mother.
 
			Scene 33 

	LIVING ROOM--(SUZETTE'S COTTAGE)
 	Suzette's mother leaning back in big armchair, 
	holding out cookie. Little Anne comes running into 
	picture, takes cookie, eats it, leaning against arm 
	of chair. Suzette's mother pats the child's head, 
	showing simply her fondness for children and that she 
	feels lonely. Looks lovingly down at the child.
 
			Scene 34

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT
	Suzette comes to the hut, dismisses Wayne. He 
	indicates that he is going to wait for her. Suzette  
	shakes her head, saying: "Don't wait. I may be long."  
	Suzette protests again, then goes inside. Wayne 
	calmly sits down on nearby stump or stone, and waits, 
	looking at his gun.
 
			Scene 35 

	INTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT 
	Suzette enters, greets Nokomis, asks for berries and 
	medicine for her mother, telling Nokomis her mother 
	has not been well. Shows anxiety. Nokomis pats her 
	arm clumsily. Takes basket, showing her berries. Puts 
	her hand up and takes bunch of herbs, from cluster 
	hanging from rafters. Explains to Suzette that this 
	will do her mother good. Puts it in basket with 
	berries. Suzette thanks her as she pays her money for 
	berries. Nokomis seizes the hand holding the coin, 
	takes it in her own, palm upward, looks at it, nods, 
	grunts, and points outside. Says:
 
20 	SPOKEN TITLE: BRAVE WARRIOR WANTS TO MAKE MAIDEN HAPPY.

	Suzette, embarrassed, pulls her hand away, 
	remembering what has been said about Nokomis being a 
	witch, shakes her head, telling her she must not say 
	that. Takes basket of berries and herbs and rushes 
	from hut. Nokomis smiles, shakes her head, indicating: 
	"That's the way with girls--you tell them what they 
	want to hear and they pretend they don't want to hear 
	it." Smiling and mumbling, goes toward fireplace.

			Scene 36
 
 	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT
 	Wayne, waiting, points his gun toward tree, ready to
	kill bird. Suzette comes up behind him, looks 
	horrified, sees what he is going to do. Wayne, 
	hearing her, instantly changes his attitude, turns 
	around with an innocent expression as though he saw 
	nothing but blue sky, and pretends to be examining 
	his gun. Suzette comes up to him, scolds him, tells 
	him that he was going to break his promise. Wayne 
	smiles at her, says:

21 	SPOKEN TITLE: I SAID RABBITS, NOT BIRDS. 

	Suzette continues to scold him. He offers to give her 
	the gun to carry and he'll take the basket. Suzette
	shrinks away from the gun, indignantly clings to the 
	basket, indicates that he has enough with his old gun 
	and gamebag. They go off together, Suzette still 
	pretending to scold him, Wayne smiling as though he 
	enjoyed it.
                  
			Scene 37 

	LIVING ROOM--(SUZETTE'S COTTAGE) (FLASH) 
	Little Anne takes another cookie, says good-by to 
	Suzette's mother and runs away out of picture. The 
	mother sinks back in the chair wearily, but smiling.
 
			Scene 38 

	GATE--OLD STRUBLE'S GROUNDS--(FLASH) 
	Struble, coming down toward gate, sees lovers, stops, 
	steps behind shrubbery, looks out.
 
			Scene 39 

	OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET
 	Wayne and Suzette parting. Wayne doesn't want to part 
	with her, says he is going with her. Suzette shake 
	her head, tries to withdraw her hand he is holding. 
	She says:
 
22	SPOKEN TITLE: YOU MUST NOT COME WITH ME. MOTHER IS 
	ILL. BESIDES--PEOPLE WILL TALK.
 
	Wayne laughs, tells her he doesn't care what people 
	say--he's coming to see her soon. Suzette gets a 
	little embarrassed, tries to say good-bye again and 
	takes her hand away. Wayne won't let go, and despite 
	her struggles, draws her to him, throws his arms 
	about her and kisses her. Suzette, at first 
	frightened--looks up at him, hides her head on his 
	shoulder. Wayne indicates: "Now, will you let me 
	come with you?" Suzette shakes her head, indicating: 
	"Not now--it would frighten my mother." Wayne bends 
	over her, whispering in her ear, says:
 
23 	SPOKEN TITLE: I'M COMING TO-MORROW--TO ASK YOUR MOTHER.

	Stoops to kiss her again, but Suzette, with a happy  
	laugh, ducks under his arm and runs out of the picture 
	laughing. Wayne takes a step toward her as though to 
	follow her--then decides he'd better not. Stands at 
	gate--looking toward her.
 
			Scene 40 

	FURTHER ALONG PATH--(EXTERIOR STRUBLE'S GATE) (FLASH) 
	Suzette turns, looks back at the gate and smiles 
	happily, waves good-bye to Wayne. 

			Scene 41
 
 	THE GATE--(FLASH)
	Wayne waves to Suzette--she goes through gate.
 
			Scene 42 

	INSIDE GATE--(BEHIND SHRUBBERY)--(FLASH)
	Old Struble angry, crouches out of sight, as Wayne
	comes in the grounds and passes him. After Wayne goes 
	out of picture, Struble sneaks out toward gate 
	cautiously.
                  
			Scene 43 

	VILLAGE STREET--(IN FRONT OF HARDIN COTTAGE) (FLASH) 
	(Opposite side of street and a little above Suzette's 
	cottage.) Group of people whispering, about the gate.
	Turn and point.
 
			Scene 44 

	STREET--(BETWEEN HARDIN COTTAGE AND STRUBLE'S HOUSE) 
	(FLASH) 
	Suzette coming down street.
 
			Scene 45 

	EXTERIOR HARDIN COTTAGE--(FLASH)
	An elderly woman pushes through group of people and 
	goes up towards house.
 
                  Scene 46 

	LIVING ROOM--(HARDIN HOUSE)
	(Somewhat similar in character to that of Suzette's 
	cottage except that it has a more littered appearance, 
	because there are little children in it, and it has a 
	more settled and furnished appearance.)  Anne Hardin, 
	the child to whom Suzette's mother gave cookie, lying 
	on settle, head propped up with pillows, tossing, 
	crying, looks very ill, mother bending over the child, 
	wringing her hands. The middle-aged woman enters, asks  
	questions. The mother begins to cry. The woman pats 
	her shoulder, says:
 
24	SPOKEN TITLE: THE DOCTOR WON'T BE BACK FOR AN HOUR. 
	I'LL DO WHAT I CAN. 

	Bends over the child, rubbing its hands. The mother 
	goes out of the picture, comes in with hot herb tea
	in bowl. The woman lifts it to the child's lips. The 
	child pushes it away. The woman finds a bit of cookie 
	in the child's hands. Asks her who gave it to her. 
	The child points in the direction of Suzette's 
	cottage. The two women exchange glances, indicate: 
	"The foreigner!" Mother begins to cry again. The 
	middle-aged woman forces the child to drink the tea.
 
			Scene 41 

	EXTERIOR HARDIN COTTAGE--(FLASH)
	The group. Suzette has passed them and is in 
	foreground going toward her own house. They point
	after her, whispering. Suzette feels this.  Her face
 	shows a bit of alarm.
 
			Scene 48 

	EXTERIOR SIDE OF SUZETTE'S COTTAGE WITH LATTICED 
	WINDOW--(FLASH)
 	Old Struble comes along little side path. Hurries 
	toward window.
                  
			Scene 49 

	LIVING ROOM--(SUZETTE'S COTTAGE) 
	Mother of Suzette sitting at table with small wooden 
	box, with brass hinges and clasp, open before her. 
	She takes jewels, string of pearls, several necklaces,
	rings, pins, bracelets--and fingers them. Suzette 
	comes into the picture and puts her hand on her
	mother's shoulder gently. The mother starts, looking 
	around, clutching the jewels. Looks relieved when she 
	sees Suzette.
                  
			Scene 50 

	WINDOW--INTERIOR LIVING ROOM-(FLASH) 
	Old Struble, peering through, sees the jewels, his 
	eyes gleaming with avarice.
 
			Scene 51 

	LIVING ROOM 
	Suzette and her mother unconscious of the old man 
	watching them. Suzette asks her mother what these 
	things mean.  Her mother glances at the jewels, 
	covers them with her hands, looks up at her daughter 
	and says:
 
25 	SPOKEN TITLE: (In French) WHEN WE LOST EVERYTHING FOR 
	THE FAITH, I SAVED THESE FOR YOU. (Fade into English.) 

	Suzette puts her arms about her mother's neck, kisses 
	her, then looks at the jewels curiously, lifting 
	them up, admiring them. Her mother watches her with 
	a faint smile as though it amused her to see the 
	innocent love of beautiful things in this daughter 
	who had to do without them. Then a look of sadness 
	comes over her face. She puts her hand on her child's 
	arm and says:

26	SPOKEN TITLE: (In French): IF I DIE, THEY WILL BRING 
	MONEY ENOUGH FOR YOUR MARRIAGE PORTION, OR TAKE YOU 
	BACK TO FRANCE. (Fade into English.) 

	Suzette shakes her head, pushes the jewels away, 
	throws her arms about her mother, begs her not to 
	die but to stay with her. As the mother comforts 
	her, kisses her, she feels the eyes of the old miser 
	on her. Looks up.
                  
			Scene 52 

	WINDOW--INTERIOR LIVING ROOM--(FLASH) 
	Old Struble's face against the window, looking at 
	the jewels.
                   
			Scene 53 

	LIVING ROOM
 	The mother turns, frightened, begins to push the 
	jewels back in the box, her hands trembling. Suzette 
	helps her, asks her what is wrong. The mother tries 
	to point toward window, but her hand shakes, and the 
	seizure begins. Suzette looks at window.
 
 			Scene 54 

	WINDOW--INTERIOR LIVING ROOM--(FLASH) 
	Struble's face gone--the window blank.
 
			Scene 55
 
	LIVING ROOM
 	Suzette thinking her mother has had an hallucination, 
	turns to tell her so--finds her mother ill--her head
	thrown back--her eyes closed--her body rigid--her 
	feet and hands twisting. She is muttering. (Note: Not
	an epileptic fit--more the effect of a bad heart or 
	some serious brain trouble.) Suzette, frightened, 
	reaches for pitcher on table--pours water in glass--
	begins to sprinkle on mother's face. As she does so,
	Struble comes into picture. Suzette looks up at him 
	frightened--puts her hand over her mother's mouth. 
	Then concludes that this is useless. Struble looks
	shocked. As he looks at the mother, says: "Devil's 
	Latin!" Suzette shakes her head, angry--says 
	scornfully:
 
27 	SPOKEN TITLE: SHE SPEAKS FRENCH. NOT DEVIL'S LATIN.  
	MY MOTHER IS NO WITCH.
 
	Struble looks at her doubtfully--calculatingly, as it 
	begins to dawn on him that he can use this witchcraft 
	threat to make her do what he desires. Suzette begs 
	him to help her, and together they half lift, half
	support the mother out of the picture.
 
			Scene 56 

	BEDROOM--(SUZETTE'S COTTAGE) 
	(High four-posted bed.) Struble and Suzette come into 
	the picture, supporting the mother--get her on the 
	bed. She comes out of the seizure--opens her eyes. 
	Her daughter gives her a drink of water--speaks to 
	her soothingly. Struble keeps himself in the 
	background. The mother turns her head, closes her
	eyes, tries to sleep. Struble beckons to the girl. 
	She follows him out of the room.
 
			Scene 57
 
	LIVING ROOM 
	Struble enters--Suzette following him--comes up to
	him anxiously. He begins to tell her that there's
	danger of her mother being accused of witchcraft. 
	Suzette, terribly frightened, says:
 
28	SPOKEN TITLE: SUPERSTITION DROVE US HERE. MY MOTHER 
	SPEAKS STRANGELY WHEN SHE IS ILL, AND THEY SUSPECTED 
	HER.
 
	Looks at Struble for sympathy and righteous 
	indignation at the very thought of them suspecting 
	her mother. Old Struble purses up his mouth--nods his 
	head solemnly and points outside--says:
 
29 	SPOKEN TITLE: THEY SUSPECT HER HERE. BUT I WILL BE 
	YOUR FRIEND. 

	Suzette horrified, implores him to help her--begins 
	to cry. He pats her shoulder with his bony hand--
	starts to draw her to him, but the girl involuntarily 
	draws back. Struble realizes he has gone as far as he 
	can this time--pats her shoulder again--chucks her 
	under the chin--tells her to be a good girl, and he 
	will take care of her. Goes off smiling and chuckling 
	to himself at his diplomacy. The girl stands looking 
	after him in horrified amazement--then as he goes out 
	of the picture, she bursts into tears, turns and goes 
	out of the picture toward bedroom.
 
			Scene 58
 
	EXTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE
 	Wayne, going toward cottage, meets Struble coming 
	from it. Struble tells him that the mother is ill and 
	turns the young man back. Wayne is reluctant--
	indicates that at least he could inquire, but Struble 
	tells him that he must not--that the mother is ill 
	and the girl anxious--indicates that he has something 
	to say to him--anxious to get Wayne away from Suzette, 
	buttonholing him--pulls him along--says 
	confidentially:
 
30 	SPOKEN TITLE: I'VE CHANGED MY MIND. YOU SHALL START 
	TO-NIGHT TO JOIN THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF.

	Wayne astonished and delighted.  The old man watching 
	him foxily, delighted that he shall go and be kept 
	away from Suzette. Wayne tries to break away from his 
	guardian, but Struble insists upon talking about the 
	journey. Wayne interested in spite of himself at the 
	thought of realizing his ambition, goes with a 
	backward look at the cottage.
 
			Scene 59 

	BEDROOM--SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	Suzette kneeling beside her mother's bed--her face 
	hidden. The mother puts her hand on her head--feebly 
	trying to comfort her. (FADE OUT.)
 
			Scene 60 

	LIVING ROOM--HARDIN COTTAGE--(NIGHT) (FADE IN)
	Anne Hardin crying--twitching--screaming--the Doctor 
	frowning--shaking his head--the father and mother 
	telling him about the cookie, showing him little 
	crumpled piece of cookie the child had in her hand.  
	The Doctor shakes his head--indicates that he doesn't 
	know what to say--finally says, solemnly:
 
31	SPOKEN TITLE: IT MAY BE THAT THE CHILD HAS BEEN--
	BEWITCHED.
 
	The father, terribly angry, begins to stride about, 
	gesticulating, declaring he will have the guilty 
	person punished.
 
			Scene 61 

	"OFFICE"--STRUBLE HOUSE 
	Old Struble talking to Richard Wayne, who is dressed 
	ready to ride away. Struble gives him money and 
	advice, patting his arm and talking very fast. 
	Richard takes the money--looks down at his guardian a 
	moment thoughtfully--then smiles--extends his hand, 
	and says:
 
32	SPOKEN TITLE: FOR THE MONEY AND THE CAPTAIN'S 
	COMMISSION I THANK YOU, BUT--I AM LOATH--TO LEAVE 
	HEDFORD SO SUDDENLY.
 
	Old Struble looks at him a little anxiously--then 
	indicates "that's all right"--he'll soon be back. 
	Begins to hustle him towards door, following him 
	with advice, quite evidently anxious to get him 
	away.
 
			Scene 62 

	DRIVEWAY--EXTERIOR STRUBLE'S HOUSE
 	The horse saddled--a servant holding it. Richard 
	comes on--says good-bye to his guardian--mounts his 
	horse and rides off. Old Struble watches him with a 
	satisfied air--then instead of going into the house, 
	goes down the path toward the gate.

			Scene 63 

	LIVING ROOM--HARDIN COTTAGE
 	The mother and doctor cautioning the father to be 
	still lest he disturb the child. The father turns 
	from them angry and goes out of the room hastily. The
	mother and doctor turn and try to soothe the fretful 
	child.
 
			Scene 64

	GATE--EXTERIOR HARDIN COTTAGE
 	Group of neighbors--men and women, standing, waiting, 
	and talking. The father comes out excited--turns and 
	shouts, shaking his fist:
 
33 	SPOKEN TITLE: THE FOREIGNER HAS BEWITCHED MY CHILD.
 
	Consternation and horror on the part of the neighbors.   
	The father moves out of the picture in the direction 
	of Suzette's cottage, followed by the neighbors.
 
			Scene 65 

	WINDOW--SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(NEAR DOOR) (FLASH) 
	Suzette hears noise--looks out of window.
 
			Scene 66 

	STREET--(SEEN FROM SUZETTE'S WINDOW--A LITTLE 
	BEYOND HARDIN COTTAGE) (FLASH) 
	Anne Hardin's father coming along with a group of 
	people following him. He looks threatening and angry
	--waves his hands--talking vehemently about 
	witchcraft. The others shuddering--frightened.
 
			Scene 67 

	WINDOW--SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	Suzette turns from window--goes toward door.
 
			Scene 68 

	STREET IN FRONT OF SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	Richard riding down the street--passes the group and 
	dismounts at Suzette's door.
 
			Scene 69 

	DOOR--INTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH)
	Suzette at door--bolts it.
 
			Scene 70 

	EXTERIOR DOOR--SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH)
	Richard knocks on door.
 
			Scene 71 

	DOOR--INTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	Suzette hears the knock, but is afraid to open it--
	thinks for a moment it might be Richard, but isn't 
	sure--makes up her mind that she will not open the 
	door--stands trembling against it.
 
			Scene 72
 
	SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--DOOR--EXTERIOR (FLASH) 
	Richard waiting--knocks again--receives no response 
	--turns and regretfully goes out of picture.
  
			Scene 73 

	STREET--FURTHER UP--(OPPOSITE DIRECTION)
	Makepeace Struble coming along towards Suzette's 
	cottage--meets minister hurrying along toward Hardin 
	cottage. They stop and speak, then walk on together.   
	Suddenly Makepeace points and urges the minister to 
	hurry.
 
 			Scene 74
 
	SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--STREET--BEYOND (FLASH) 
	The group, led by the anxious father, going toward 
	Suzette's cottage.
 
			Scene 75 

	LIVING ROOM--INTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	Suzette terrified, turns from the door and rushes 
	toward mother's bedroom.
 
			Scene 76 

	GATE--EXTERIOR STRUBLE'S COTTAGE 
	Struble and the minister meet the group and stop the
	girl's father. Makepeace cautions the girl's father 
	to be quiet. The father, angry, and protesting 
	violently.  The minister lifts his hand and quiets 
	them--says: "Do nothing until I have examined this 
	woman." The crowd listens to him sullenly--makes no 
	move to stand aside.
 
			Scene 77 

	BEDROOM--SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	Suzette, having rushed in and closed the door behind
 	her, is leaning against it--listening, and watching 
	with anxiety, her sleeping mother.
 
			Scene 78 

	THE GATE--EXTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH)
	Makepeace and the minister induce the people to stand 
	back, promising to investigate thoroughly. The
	minister and Makepeace go to the cottage door and 
	knock.
                  
			Scene 79 

	BEDROOM--INTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE
	Suzette, leaning against door, hears knock--is 
	terribly frightened. Glances at her mother--comes to 
	a decision--goes out of picture resolutely--(closing
	door after her, if it is practicable.)
 
			Scene 80 

	DOOR--EXTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	Minister and Makepeace. Makepeace urging the minister 
	to leave it all to him--the minister shaking his head, 
	tells Makepeace he must do his duty.
 
			Scene 81 

	DOOR--INTERIOR LIVING ROOM--(FLASH) 
	Suzette, opening door, frightened. The minister and 
	Makepeace come into the room. As they walk forward 
	out of the picture, she follows them.
 
			Scene 82 

	LIVING ROOM--NEAR FIREPLACE--(SEMI-CLOSE-UP) 
	Suzette indicates chairs for the minister and 
	Makepeace, but the minister declines to sit, calls 
	her to him--begins to ask her about herself and her 
	mother. Suzette answers him--finally says, proudly:
 
34 	SPOKEN TITLE: THOUGH WE ARE FOREIGNERS, YET ARE WE OF 
	THE SAME FAITH AS YOURSELF.

	The minister impressed by this. Suzette follows up 
	her advantage by imploring both men vehemently not to 
	disturb and distress her mother. They insist on
	seeing her. Suzette goes to Makepeace Struble who
	has been glancing on her, figuring in his mind how 
	he would use this thing to marry her. She asks him
 	to help her. He takes her hand and is fondling it. 
	Although she is filled with repugnance, she dares 
	not withdraw it. She puts her fingers to her lips and
	Makepeace beckons to the minister. They all go toward 
	the bedroom.
 
			Scene 83 

	OUTSIDE BEDROOM DOOR--(FLASH) 
	Suzette and the men. Suzette gets her hand away from 
	Makepeace--opens door and indicates they should look.  
	They bend forward, looking eagerly.
 
			Scene 84 

	BEDROOM--(SHOT FROM DOORWAY) (FLASH)
	Suzette's mother asleep.
 
			Scene 85 

	DOORWAY BEDROOM 
	Suzette closes the door--confronts both of the men 
	determinedly--tells them they shall not disturb her 
	mother. The minister and Makepeace confer together 
	and agree to go for the night and not to disturb her. 
	Suzette is very grateful. The minister goes, saying:
 
35	SPOKEN TITLE: I WILL EXAMINE YOUR MOTHER IN THE 
	MORNING.
 
	Suzette and Makepeace watch him as he goes out of the 
	picture. Makepeace tells Suzette that he would like 
	to see her in the morning--turns to go, again 
	stroking her hand. Suzette gets it away from him
	with loathing, which she endeavors to combat. As he 
	goes out of the picture, she looks down at the hand 
	which he has been holding--then tosses her head back 
	determined not to think about it--only of her mother
	--turns toward her mother's bedroom. (FADE OUT.)
 
36	SUBTITLE: THE ONLY WAY.
 
			Scene 86 

	STREET NEAR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FADE IN) 
	The old Indian woman, Nokomis, coming along the 
	street toward Suzette's  cottage--children running 
	after, screaming at her--throwing stones--calling 
	her witch. Say:
 
37 	SPOKEN TITLE: YOU AND THE FOREIGNER WITCH RODE THE 
	BROOMSTICK LAST NIGHT. WE SAW YOU.

	Nokomis turns and chases the children with stick. 
	Then shakes her head and goes toward cottage door.
 
			Scene 87 

	DOORWAY--SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	(Door open) Suzette, standing in the doorway. 
	Nokomis comes up to her. They go in together.
  
			Scene 88 

	LIVING ROOM--SUZETTE'S COTTAGE 
	Nokomis and Suzette enter. Nokomis indicates: "Did 
	you hear the children?" Suzette nods. Nokomis 
	implores her to get her mother away--says: 

38 	SPOKEN TITLE: GET MOTHER AWAY.  SALEM TOWN HANG HEAP 
	WITCHES MONDAY. 

	Suzette shudders, doesn't know what to do--tells 
	Nokomis her mother is too ill to move.  Nokomis goes 
	toward bedroom.
 
			Scene 89 

	BEDROOM
	Suzette's mother lying back on pillows, looking ill 
	and old. Looks up as Nokomis enters--takes medicine 
	the old squaw gives her--pats Suzette's hand--tells 
	her she'll soon be better. Suzette bursts into tears 
	and hurries from the room. Nokomis looks after her. 
	The mother begins to talk to Nokomis.
 
			Scene 90 

	LIVING ROOM--(FLASH) 
	Suzette enters--throws herself full length on the 
	settle begins to weep.
 
			Scene 91 

	EXTERIOR SUZETTE'S COTTAGE--(FLASH)
 	Old Makepeace Struble, all fixed up in his best 
	clothes, smirking and smiling, comes to the cottage 
	door--knocks.
                  
			Scene 92 

	LIVING ROOM
	Suzette raises her head--calls "Come!"--gets to her 
	feet.  As she stands there, wiping her eyes, old 
	Struble comes into the picture and up to her, Suzette 
	startled, goes to him--asks if anything is wrong.  He 
	asks her how her mother is this morning, indicating 
	the bedroom.  Suzette begs him to tell her what to do 
	for her mother.  Old Makepeace shakes his head--
	indicates he doesn't know--it's a pretty serious 
	matter. She'll undoubtedly be named as a witch.  The 
	girl, frantic, indicates what can she do--her mother 
	is too ill to move.   Old Struble, who has been 
	gloating over her, adjusts his ruffles, and says, 
	leaning over her, taking her by the wrists:
 
39	SPOKEN TITLE: MARRY ME AT ONCE. I AM A MAN OF 
	INFLUENCE AND CAN PROTECT YOU--AND YOUR MOTHER.

	The girl, simply overwhelmed at such an idea, starts 
	back, staring at him--indicates that she doesn't want 
	to marry him.  The old man turns away--indicates that 
	that's all right if she doesn't care what becomes of 
	her mother.  The girl, unhappy and frightened, 
	stretches out her hand.  He seizes it, and bends over 
	it.  As he does this she draws away.  He tells her
	there's no one else.  Says to her that she needn't 
	count on Wayne--he's gone and left her.  Indicates 
	that she's helpless unless he helps her.  VISION OF 
	Captain Wayne rises--Wayne sitting at table in full 
	regimentals, drinking with one of his brother 
	officers (not drunk).  Wayne seems, in the vision, 
	utterly gay and careless and to have forgotten all 
	about Suzette. As she starts, putting her hand on her 
	heart, VISION fades--and old Struble who is holding 
	her hand again, begins to plead his cause.  The girl 
	in a quick revulsion of feeling throws his hand aside 
	and tells him that she will not marry him.  Old 
	Struble turns on her threateningly--storms--points 
	toward bedroom door, and indicates it will go hard 
	with her mother. VISION arises either on stone 
	chimney-piece above fireplace or on wall alongside of 
	the girl's mother falling by the wayside--the rabble 
	stoning her--as the VISION FADES the girl puts her 
	hand over her eyes, and turning to the old man, faces 
	him resolutely--says:
 
40 	SPOKEN TITLE: IF YOU WILL SAVE MY MOTHER, I'LL MARRY 
	YOU TO-MORROW. 

	The old man joyfully assures her he will do just that 
	for her.  As he takes both of her hands in his and 
	stoops toward her--(FADE OUT).
 
41	SUBTITLE: A USELESS SACRIFICE.
 
			Scene 93
 
	DOORWAY--THE MEETING HOUSE--(FADE IN) (DAY)
	Struble coming out with Suzette on his arm.  She is 
	dressed as a bride.   (Remember a Puritan bride.) She 
	has a necklace on, one of the pieces of jewelry her 
	mother had in the jewel box.  As they go down the 
	steps together, Struble puts his hand on the necklace 
	to look at it, disguising: the action with an attempt 
	at caress.  Suzette involuntarily starts away from 
	him, so violently that the necklace unclasps in his 
	hands.  Struble and his wife face each other.  An 
	ugly look comes over the bridegroom's face as he sees 
	the terror in the girl's face--then he smiles--puts 
	the necklace in his pocket--shakes his finger at her, 
	reproving her for wearing gauds--remarking that he 
	will keep it safely.  Takes her hand, puts it on his 
	arm again, and they go in the direction of Suzette's 
	cottage. The guests and bystanders looking on--the 
	women indicating that Makepeace Struble has shown 
	queer taste in taking this foreign creature to wife.  
	The young men looking after Struble enviously, and at 
	the girl rather scornfully, indicating that they 
	wonder how she could marry an old scarecrow like 
	Struble when there were young men like themselves 
	about.
 
			Scene 94 

	LIVING ROOM--SUZETTE'S COTTAGE 
	Suzette's mother sitting in chair with pillow at her 
	head--looks ill, Nokomis, looking after her, tells 
	her they must be coming from church now.  Says to 
	mother:
 
42	SPOKEN TITLE: WHY YOU LET HER MARRY OLD STRUBLE TO 
	SAVE YOU? 

	The mother looks at her--shakes her head, indicating 
	she doesn't understand.  Nokomis mutters.  The mother 
	indicates she feels very ill--Nokomis reaches for cup 
	of medicine.  As she puts it in mother's hand, the 
	mother gasps--drops the cup--puts her hand to her 
	heart and falls back, dead.  Nokomis looks at her--
	feels her brow and heart--realizes she is dead--
	bends over her, moaning.
 
			Scene 95 

	EXTERIOR, SUZETTE'S COTTAGE
	Suzette, accompanied by Struble and several of the
	company, go toward door.  Suzette breaks from the
	others and goes in as though to rush to her mother.
 
			Scene 96 

	INTERIOR LIVING ROOM--(SEMI-CLOSE-UP)
 	Nokomis, leaning over the dead woman, raises her head 
	as Suzette rushes into the picture towards her 
	mother.  Suzette seeing Nokomis weep, cries out and 
	throws her arms about her mother--finds that she is 
	cold and dead--leans over her weeping.
  
			Scene 97 

	LIVING ROOM--(FULL VIEW) 
	Old Struble and the other people entering the room. 
	Nokomis comes toward them, pointing toward the girl 
	and her mother--tells them that the woman is dead. 
	Old Struble puts his hand on the casket containing 
	the jewels which is on the table--orders Nokomis to 
	leave the house--Nokomis goes; the people who have
	followed old Struble in, stand back awed.  As Struble
	goes toward the girl (FADE OUT).
 
43 	SUBTITLE: THE HOMECOMING.
 
			Scene 98 

	TRAIL--WOODS--(NEAR NOKOMIS' HUT) (DAY) (FADE IN) 
	Captain Wayne, in uniform, riding toward Hedford,
	looking about him, happy at the thought that he is 
	going to see Suzette again. He is smiling.  Nokomis, 
	at the door of her hut, looks up at him.  He smiles 
	and calls to her.  She acknowledges his salute with a 
	grunt, and stands watching him out of sight--then 
	turning shakes her head and looks in opposite 
	direction, shading her eyes with her hand.
 
			Scene 99 

	FOOTPATH THROUGH WOODS--(LEADING TO NOKOMIS' HUT)
 	Suzette, basket in hand, coming along slowly.  She is
 	coming in through brush behind hut--has not seen 
	Wayne.  She waves her hand toward Nokomis and 
	commences to run out of the picture. 

			Scene 100 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT
	Nokomis at the door, watching Suzette.  Suzette comes 
	into the picture and greets her--giving her the 
	little basket full of meat, bread, and vegetables, 
	says:
 
44	SPOKEN TITLE: THERE, NOKOMIS--THE SILLY PEOPLE WHO 
	CALL YOU WITCH SHAN'T STARVE YOU! 

	Nokomis takes it, thanking her, indicating that she 
	has something for Suzette.  Goes into hut.  Suzette 
	follows her.
 
			Scene 101 

	INTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT
	(This has been one of the earlier settler's rough log 
	cabins and is now a little tumble-down, but has great 
	stone fireplace--iron pot hangs over--herbs on string 
	hanging from rafters--a big black cat--a toad or two
	--a bird and a little dog.)  Nokomis puts Suzette's 
	basket in a safe place and takes from rough mantle a 
	beaded talisman on a beaded chain, gives it to 
	Suzette, saying:
 
45 	SPOKEN TITLE: WEAR IT.  IT WILL MAKE ALL WISH COME 
	TRUE.

	Suzette smiles, shakes her head rather sadly as 
	though that were not possible, but thanks the Indian 
	woman. Puts it around her neck.  As she stretches her 
	hand up, the old woman sees something, goes to 
	Suzette, pushes the ruffle of her sleeve aside and 
	points to angry red mark and bruise, asking who did 
	it.  Suzette pulls down sleeve, mortified, tries to 
	tell her she fell and hurt herself.  The old woman 
	isn't so easily fooled.  Says to her:
 
46 	SPOKEN TITLE: NO LIE TO NOKOMIS. HUSBAND DID IT. YOU 
	MADE BAD MARRIAGE. 

	Shakes her head sadly.  The girl tries to be cheerful,
 	indicates it can't be helped, looks at talisman. 
	Thanks Nokomis again, pats her hand and goes out of 
	hut.
 
			Scene 102 

	"OFFICE"--STRUBLE'S HOUSE 
	Old Struble at desk.  Has just concluded inventory of 
	his wife's jewels. The box is open beside him. It 
	amounts to a comfortable sum in pounds.
 
47 	INSERT: Page of paper in front of him--with figures 
	showing how much it is in English pounds. 

	He leans back, well pleased, rubbing his hands and 
	smacking his lips.
 
			Scene 103 

	THE WOODS--FOOTPATH 
	Suzette is met by a rabble of children.  They have 
	sticks and stones in their hands, an empty hornet's 
	nest on a pole, a dead cat at the end of a stick, a 
	pan on which one of them is beating with a stick, and 
	a general collection of odds and ends, such as would 
	appeal to children's minds as either capable of 
	inflicting an injury or making a noise.  They stop 
	Suzette and ask her the way to the witch's hut. 
	Suzette, indignant, says:
 
48 	SPOKEN TITLE: THERE ARE NO WITCHES. NOKOMIS IS ONLY A 
	POOR OLD INDIAN WOMAN!
 
	The children laugh at her, and tell her she doesn't 
	know anything, that Nokomis is a bad witch and they 
	gleefully tell Suzette what they are going to do with 
	her.  They ask her again where the witch's hut is. 
	Suzette thinks for a moment, then points of into the 
	woods in opposite direction from Nokomis' hut. One of 
	the bigger boys laughs at her, indignant, points in 
	the direction of Nokomis' hut and says:
 
49	SPOKEN TITLE: SHE IS LYING TO US. SHE IS IN THE HUT.

	Suzette sees she cannot save Nokomis that way--at her 
	wit's end what to do.  Suddenly seizes the broom from 
	one of the boys, jumps up and down, waving broom in 
	the air and screeching; like a mad-cat. This so 
	terrifies the children that they run out of the 
	picture, screaming and dropping things.
 
			Scene 104 

	"OFFICE" STRUBLE'S HOUSE
	Wayne enters, hand outstretched. Old Struble hastily 
	shuts the jewel box and thrusts the memorandum under 
	a pile of papers, turns to greet his ward, not 
	particularly overjoyed.  Tries to pretend a little 
	warmth, but isn't very good at pretending, and Wayne 
	can see that he is not over-welcome.
 
			Scene 105 

	WOODS--(FLASH)
	(Some distance from where the children first met
	Suzette.)  Children angry, shaking their fists in the
	direction of Suzette.
 
			Scene 106 

	ANOTHER PART OF THE WOODS--(OPPOSITE DIRECTION)
	(FLASH) 
	Suzette, leaning on the old broom, looks back at the 
	children, laughs, throws the broom down and runs off 
	in the direction of home (Struble home).
 
			Scene 107 

	"OFFICE"--STRUBLE'S HOUSE
	Old Struble and Wayne talking earnestly.  Wayne
	indicates that he is going to settle down and work
	hard at his profession.  Old Struble looks at him  
	approvingly.  Wayne, after a quick glance at the 
	guardian, says:
 
50 	SPOKEN TITLE: WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE LITTLE FRENCH 
	MAID? 

	Old Struble looks up at the young man maliciously, 
	indicating himself, and begins to tell his ward he is 
	married.  The young man can hardly believe his ears, 
	jumps to his feet, stands looking down at his 
	guardian, who watches him with cynical amusement.
 
			Scene 108
 
 	"OFFICE" STRUBLE'S HOUSE--(SEMI-CLOSE-UP)
	Struble, watching Wayne, cynically notes how hard he 
	is taking the news.  Richard has been practically 
	stunned, not only from the fact that his guardian has 
	married at all at his age, but also that it should be 
	this girl.  He looks at his guardian incredulously, 
	says: "You can't mean you married her?" Old Struble 
	leans back in his chair smiling at him sardonically, 
	tosses his head back, indicates: "I mean it--I'm not 
	the old fossil you seem to think me, young sir." 
	Richard still staring at him incredulously, when 
	Suzette enters the picture.  Coming up to her 
	husband, she puts her arm on the back of his chair, 
	sees Richard and starts. Richard, too, starts.  Old 
	Struble puts his claw-like hand on Suzette's arm, 
	indicates her with a leer to Wayne, and says: "This 
	is my wife." Suzette holds out her hand.
 
			Scene 109 

	"OFFICE" STRUBLE'S HOUSE--(CLOSE-UP) 
	Suzette and Richard then look at each other. He bows
	over her hand without touching it.  The misery in her 
	face as she realizes that he condemns her for what 
	she had done, and that he will never understand why 
	she married Struble.  Anger and contempt on Richard's 
	face.  He thinks she has married the old man for his 
	money.
 
			Scene 110 

	"OFFICE" STRUBLE'S HOUSE--(CLOSE-UP) 
	Old Struble grinning evilly as he watches the young 
	people.
 
			Scene 111 

	"OFFICE" STRUBLE'S HOUSE--(FULL VIEW)
 	Wayne bows, excuses himself, saying he must go and
	remove the dust of travel, goes from room.  Suzette
	stands looking after him--wondering why he treats her 
	so contemptuously--then thinks he may suspect her of 
	having stepped between him and the fortune he might
	have gotten from old Struble.  Suzette starts--turns
	to Struble, who has been watching her jealously, and 
	says:
 
51	SPOKEN TITLE: LET NOT OUR MARRIAGE ALTER THE FACT 
	THAT RICHARD WAYNE IS YOUR HEIR.
 
	Old Struble gets very angry--asks what business it is 
	of hers what he does with his money--picks up ruler
 	from table--strikes her as she shrinks away--grabs
	hold of her hand--pulls her to him--twists her arm
	until she cries out for mercy.  Flings her aside
	roughly.  Suzette staggering back--regains her 
	balance--turns as though to speak to him--then 
	decides that it is of no use--goes sadly from room, 
	as he sinks back into the chair--glowering at her, 
	mad with jealousy.
 
			Scene 112 

	LIVING ROOM--STRUBLE'S HOUSE
	The table is set at one end. Richard Wayne comes into 
	the picture--stops at fireplace near foreground--
	takes high-back chair which practically conceals him 
	from anyone entering the room unless they know he was 
	there.  (If the old-fashioned easy-chair with "wings" 
	was in existence in 1692-3, use that,--if not, the 
	easy-chair of the period.)  He swings chair around so 
	that the back is toward room and he faces the fire--
	sinks out of sight in the chair, leaning his head on 
	his hand.
 
			Scene 113 

	LIVING ROOM--STRUBLE'S HOUSE 
	Suzette comes into the room with pates on s tray--
	walks down to table past Richard, without seeing him.
 
			Scene 114

	THE TABLE--LIVING ROOM--STRUBLE HOUSE--(CLOSE-UP)
 	Suzette comes close to table--puts down plate--looks 
	it over--sees that it's all right--stands thinking a 
	moment--puts hand to her neck--takes out talisman (or 
	it falls out, swinging on its bead chain)--looks at 
	it--remembers what the old Indian woman said to her--
	holds it in her hand and says:
 
52 	SPOKEN TITLE: IF WISHES COME TRUE--LET RICHARD WAYNE 
	BE MY FRIEND. 

	Presses the talisman to her heart.
 
			Scene 115 

	LIVING ROOM--AT FIREPLACE-(CLOSE-UP) 
	Richard in chair at fireplace, hears this--turns 
	around--smiles cynically--thinks she has done this 
	for effect--starts to rise.
 
			Scene 116 

	AT TABLE--LIVING ROOM--(CLOSE-UP)
 	Suzette at table. She has slipped the talisman under 
	the neck of her gown again, and taking a step forward 
	from the table, meets Richard who comes into the 
	picture, smiling.  Suzette at first looks embarrassed
	--then greets him warmly--indicates "Since we'll have 
	to see a great deal of each other, why can't we be 
	friends?" Richard, quite sure she is playing a game, 
	determines to play it too--greets her warmly and tells 
	her that he desires it more than anything else.  They 
	turn toward table.
 
			Scene 117
 
 	AT TABLE--LIVING ROOM--(SEMI-CLOSE-UP)
 	Old Struble enters picture--looks at them, grudgingly
	orders them to sit down.  Richard and he sit down. 
	Suzette at first waiting on them.  Richard makes a 
	fuss over Suzette waiting on him--tries to touch her 
	hand.  The old man sees this--angry,  Suzette puzzled 
	and annoyed.  Then when Suzette has taken things from 
	the sideboard to table and starts to sit down, Richard 
	places chair for her--makes a great deal of this small 
	courtesy--puts his hand on her shoulder--keeps it 
	there until the old man sees it and is angry. Suzette 
	alarmed and puzzled.  Then, as Richard goes back to 
	his place, indifferent to her resentment and old 
	Struble's black looks, thinking he has gauged her 
	character and she's worth nothing--angry at his 
	guardian for being such an old fool to marry her; 
	with Struble furious at both of them; with Suzette 
	leaning back in her chair, looking at Richard in 
	amazement (FADE OUT).
 
53 	SUBTITLE: WAYNE MAKES ONE MISTAKE--BUT OLD STRUBLE 
	MAKES ANOTHER.
 
			Scene 118 

	FOOTPATH--WOODS-(FADE IN)
	Suzette going along footpath in woods toward Nokomis' 
	hut, carrying basket with food in it.  A little girl 
	of eight or nine following along, hanging on her hand, 
	skipping, talking merrily to her, Wayne comes into 
	picture from opposite direction, so that he will come 
	face to face with Suzette--he stops and waits for her.  
	As Suzette comes up to him, he bows and greets her 
	smiling.  Suzette's face hardens.  Suzette gives the 
	child the basket--motions to her to go along with it.    
	The child does so--runs out of the picture in opposite 
	direction to that which they entered.  Suzette turns 
	and confronts Richard Wayne.
 
			Scene 119 

	FOOTPATH--WOODS--(CLOSE-UP) 
	Suzette turns on Wayne indignant--asks him why he
 	follows her about.  Wayne laughs, tries to kiss her
 	hand.  Suzette pulls it away--says:
 
54  	SPOKEN TITLE: 'TIS NOT RIGHT THAT YOU FOLLOW YOUR  
	GUARDIAN'S WIFE ABOUT--THIS WAY.

	Wayne thinks she is posing--listens to her with an 
	amused smile--begins to laugh, and before Suzette
	is aware of his intention, takes her in his arms.  
	Suzette frees herself--tells him angrily:
 
55 	SPOKEN TITLE: SINCE YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE
	--OR FOR ME--GO! 

	Richard, impressed in spite of himself, looks at her 
	a moment in surprise--then as she moves to pass him, 
	seizes her by the arm which Struble hurt.  The girl
	winces, putting her hand involuntarily over the place. 
	Richard notices this, still holding her arm, pushes 
	back the cuff.
                  
			Scene 120 

	FOOTPATH--(CLOSE-UP) 
	Suzette's arm--black and blue bruises and a great 
	angry red welt across it.
 
			Scene 121 

	FOOTPATH--WOODS--(CLOSE-UP)
	Richard and Suzette.  Richard lifts his face full of 
	astonishment, anger, and resentment, says: "Did he do 
	that?"  The girl tries to pull her hand away--refuses 
	to answer him.  Richard, ashamed of himself, bows his 
	head over Suzette's hand without kissing it--drops it 
	--looks at the girl, and says:
 
56	SPOKEN TITLE: FORGIVE ME!

	Suzette looks at his bowed head--tries to speak--
	cannot--turns her head away, clasping and unclasping 
	her hands--begins to speak.
 
			Scene 122 

	NOKOMIS' RUT--(FLASH) 
	(Door ajar.) The child comes up to the door--peeks in.

			Scene 123 

	INTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT 
	Nokomis bending over pot at fireplace--big black cat 
	watching her.  She stirs the pot, muttering to 
	herself.
 
			Scene 124 

	DOORWAY--EXTERIOR--NOKOMIS' HUT--(FLASH) 
	The child, half frightened, turns to go--then turns 
	back--fascinated--looks in again.
 
			Scene 125 

	FOOTPATH--WOODS 
	(Richard and  Suzette.)  Suzette finishing telling 
	Richard why she married Struble.  Richard takes her 
	hand in his--bends over it--and presses it to his 
	lips, says:
 
57 	SPOKEN TITLE: I UNDERSTAND--AND I AM GOING AWAY 
	FOREVER.
 
	Suzette stands for a moment, stunned at the thought 
	of his going--stretches out her hands toward him--
	remembers and brings them back again--puts the hand 
	that he had kissed over her own lips for a moment as 
	though suppressing her own sobs--tears in her eyes--
	turns and rushes out of the picture toward Nokomis' 
	hut.
 
			Scene 126 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT
	(Door ajar.)  Suzette comes up to hut--sees child
	looking in--touches her gently on the shoulder--the
	child jumps,  frightened--almost drops the basket. 
	Suzette takes it from her hand and tells her to come 
	into the hut.  The child shakes her head--indicates 
	she doesn't like it in there--she'll wait outside.  
	Suzette tries to persuade her--then sees that the 
	child is really in earnest and goes into the hut 
	with the basket, indicating that the child mustn't go 
	so far away.  The child remains at doorway, looking 
	after Suzette.
 
			Scene 127 

	INTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT--NEAR FIREPLACE
	Suzette enters--goes to the old woman and gives her 
	the basket with vegetables, meat and a bit of flour, 
	and watches her as she stirs the pot and drops the
 	meat Suzette has brought into the pot. As she stirs, 
	the old woman looks up--sees that Suzette is sad--
	speaks to her.  Suzette draws the talisman from its 
	hiding place (around her neck) touches it, and says 
	to the old woman:
 
58	SPOKEN TITLE: I'M AFRAID OF THIS. THE ONLY WISH I'VE 
	MADE HAS TURNED OUT BADLY.

	The old woman smiles, indicating: "Keep it a little 
	longer--it may be useful yet."  Suzette puts it back. 
	The Indian woman offers her some berries to eat. 
	Suzette refuses, indicates she must go out to the 
	child waiting outside--goes out of picture toward 
	door. The Indian woman following her, gazing after 
	her with admiration and gratitude.
 
			Scene 128 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT
 	Child at doorway, peering in, turns as Suzette comes 
	out. They move away together in the direction of the 
	village.  Suzette taking the child's hand and 
	speaking kindly to her.  Nokomis has come to the door 
	and watches them go.
 
			Scene 129 

	"OFFICE" STRUBLE'S HOUSE
 	Old Struble at desk, looking at lifted lid of jewel 
	box, containing his wife's jewels.  On lid of box 
	appears VISION of Suzette's face turned toward 
	Richard as they looked when they first caught sight 
	of each other. Old Struble slams the lid and scowls 
	into space, jealous.  Richard Wayne enters, dressed 
	for traveling--tells him he is going.  Struble 
	pretends to be surprised and sorry--urges him not to 
	go.  Richard is firm--indicating that he must go--
	goes out of the room--followed by Struble, who is 
	secretly delighted.
 
			Scene 130 

	EXTERIOR STRUBLE HOUSE--DRIVEWAY
	Horse saddled, waiting for Wayne--servant holding it, 
	Wayne enters, followed by his guardian--mounts and 
	rides off--his guardian saying good-bye and watching 
	him out of sight with an evil smile.
 
			Scene 131 

	STREET--IN FRONT OF SUZETTE'S OLD COTTAGE
 	Suzette bids good-bye to the child who runs in the
 	gate.  Suzette starts to go up the street.  As she 
	does so, Wayne rides into the picture and down the 
	street, going toward Suzette--lifts his hat but does 
	not stop--goes on out of the picture.  Suzette 
	involuntarily stops--clasps her hands against her 
	bosom, stands watching him as he rides out of the 
	picture with an expression which indicates she thinks 
	he is riding out of her life.
 
			Scene 132 

	LIVING ROOM--SUZETTE'S OLD COTTAGE
	The child who was with Suzette enters. Her mother is 
	giving the three other children their supper--mush
 	and milk--in little bowls.  As she gives the children
	the mush and milk, they walk out of the picture 
	toward fireplace.  The oldest child (the one who was 
	with Suzette) is given her bowl, too, with a little 
	scolding for being so late.  She walks out of the 
	picture to the fireplace.

			Scene 133 

	FIREPLACE--LIVING ROOM--(CLOSE-UP)
 	(A good picture of exactly the kind of fireplace 
	desired is shown on p. 79 of "Colonial Days," by 
	Wilbur F. Gords.  This fireplace is very deep--has 
	seat on inside of fireplace, along one side.  If 
	practicable would like the VISIONS to be shown 
	against the blackened back of the fireplace, a little 
	above the fire line so that the fire, low, not 
	blazing, would be burning beneath the VISION.  If 
	this is not practicable, can arrange that the VISION 
	fall in another place in mantel above fireplace--but 
	the fireback would be most effective.)  The three 
	small children sitting on the long seat inside 
	fireplace, their little bowl of mush and milk in 
	their laps, eating. The oldest child comes into the 
	picture--takes little stool in front of fire and sits 
	down with her back partly turned to camera, facing 
	her sisters and brothers. They ask her where she's 
	been.  She glances over her shoulder to see that none 
	of the grown-ups are about, listening, leans forward 
	and points mysteriously at the fireback. VISION rises 
	there of the interior of Nokomis' hut in which 
	Nokomis goes through the same motions that she did 
	when she was putting the meat and vegetables into the 
	stew--Suzette standing beside her, also; but as the 
	child tells it, Nokomis is a terrible, impossible old 
	witch with a pointed cap and a long hooked nose and 
	claw fingers. Likewise what she drops into the stew 
	is not meat and vegetables but toads, little snakes 
	or long worms--dead birds with all their feathers on, 
	and a kitten or two.  Suzette is also a witch, but 
	not so ugly, and a talisman she fingers, instead of 
	being composed of beads is a little skull--the eyes
	gleaming like pinpoints of fire (If this is possible 
	to get over). Instead of a black cat, a little devil 
	with horns and a tail, is watching the two.  VISION 
	FADES OUT. The children are horror-stricken--unable 
	to eat, but the oldest one keeps on talking and 
	points again to the fireplace.  Another VISION rises 
	of Nokomis going up the chimney astride of a 
	broomstick. Suzette and the little devil follow her 
	in the same manner. As the child tells this and the 
	VISION FADES OUT, the youngest child screams and 
	drops her bowl of mush and milk, commences to tremble 
	and twitch and scream with fright.
                  
			Scene 184 

	LIVING ROOM--(FULL SHOT)
	The mother and a neighbor woman rush in and to the 
	children.   The mother declares that the child has 
	been bewitched. The other children clutch her skirts
	as she stops to comfort her.  The child who has been
	the cause of all this is frightened as the rest, but 
	stubbornly answers the neighbor woman, insisting that 
	she did see it and that it was just as she said.
 
			Scene 135
 
	LIVING ROOM--STRUBLE HOUSE
 	Suzette comes in, sinks down into easy-chair, 
	covering her face with her hands.  Old Struble 
	enters picture and commences to rail at her, accuses 
	her of having allowed Wayne to make love to her, 
	strikes her with his stick.  Suzette, indignant, 
	thrusts him back, denounces him for his cruelty to 
	her.  She is hysterical and as she points to him with 
	one hand and touches her talisman with her other hand, 
	she says:
 
59 	SPOKEN TITLE: WICKED OLD MAN--YOU BRING PEOPLE 
	NOTHING BUT UNHAPPINESS. YOU WOULD BE BETTER--DEAD! 

	The old man is astonished.  This is the first time 
	Suzette has ever turned on him.  He is a little 
	frightened, too, and pointing to the talisman, asks 
	her what it is. Suzette, seeing his superstitious 
	fear, plays on it, and answers him mysteriously.
 
60 	SPOKEN TITLE: I WEAR IT BECAUSE IT GRANTS ME--ALL MY 
	WISHES. 

	Shaking with fear, the old man goes out of the 
	picture, glancing back at her.  Suzette stands 
	looking down at the talisman, wondering if she has 
	found a way to keep him off.
 
			Scene 136 

	EXTERIOR STRUBLE HOUSE
	The minister and one or two men coming toward house.  
	Struble comes out to meet them, hurries to the 
	minister, commences to tell him at once about his 
	wife, says:
 
61	SPOKEN TITLE: GO--REASON WITH MY WIFE! SHE HAS CURSED 
	ME--AND WISHES ME DEAD.
 
	The others agree that the minister is the one to 
	speak to Suzette.  The minister and Struble go 
	toward house.
                  
			Scene 137 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT
	A young Indian boy (Nokomis' grandson) dressed in 
	ordinary clothes of the day--the cast-off clothing of 
	some white boy--but without shoes, tomahawk thrust in 
	his belt, comes to Nokomis' door. Listens a moment,
	knocks and enters.  (Note: This boy must be very 
	young so that his clothes will look as though they 
	might fit Miss Ward.)

			Scene 138 

	LIVING ROOM--STRUBLE HOUSE
	Suzette leaning against table, holding talisman in 
	her hand, thinking as she looks at it.  The minister 
	and Struble come into the picture.  Suzette greets 
	minister, motioning to chair.  The minister sits and 
	addresses Suzette almost as though she were a 
	prisoner at the bar.  Suzette astonished--doesn't 
	understand. He commences to accuse her--Suzette 
	understands now, says firmly:
 
62 	SPOKEN TITLE: I DO NOT BELIEVE IN WITCHES OR DEVILS.

	Struble and the minister horrified.  Struble so 
	worked up that he shakes his fist at her, begins to 
	scream and rave, falls forward in sort of a fit.  The 
	minister and Suzette catch him before he falls out of 
	the picture, putting him in chair.  Suzette bends over 
	him.  The minister stands looking down at him and at 
	Suzette, shaking his head.
 
			Scene 139 

	INTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT
	The Indian boy has taken of his civilized clothes and 
	is now dressed like an Indian warrior going on the 
	warpath.  Has war-paint and feathers and is adjusting 
	tomahawk in belt.  Nokomis is helping him put paint 
	on his cheeks.  She is talking to him as she does so 
	eagerly.  Her manner is that of a grown person
	humoring a child who is playing a game seriously. 
	Nokomis gathers something from what he says, leans
 	forward alertly, and asks him a question.   The boy
	answers, sticks tomahawk in belt and holds up two
	fingers.  Nokomis looks alarmed, asks him again.  He
	replies in the same manner, then indicates that she 
	is to keep the clothes he has taken off for him.  
	Nokomis throws them on a pile of blankets and 
	garments in corner.  Indian boy grunts, indicates 
	that that will be all right, goes out, Nokomis 
	watching him.
 
			Scene 140 

	STRUBLE'S BEDROOM 
	Struble ill, lying on bed, his wicked mean little 
	eyes following Suzette about, hatred of her showing 
	in every glance.  He strikes her hand away when she 
	tries to smooth the pillow, refuses to take cup from 
	her, won't take it until the mother of the little 
	child (Scene 132) acting as nurse, comes--takes it, 
	tastes it herself and gives it to him.  At the sign 
	from the nurse, Suzette, much distressed, goes from 
	the picture. The moment she goes, the old man sits 
	up in bed, and pointing after her, says:
 
63	SPOKEN TITLE: SHE HAS BEWITCHED ME--SHE WANTS ME TO 
	DIE.

	The nurse tells him to be quiet, puts him back on 
	pillows, and continues to give him contents of the 
	cup.
 
			Scene 141 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT--(LONG SHOT) 
	Nokomis, alone, fastens door, starts to walk off in 
	direction of village.  Turns to look back at hut, 
	stumbles over rock in road and falls.  Tries to get 
	up, falls again, sits down on ground, rubbing her 
	ankle, groaning.

			Scene 142 

	PATH IN WOODS--NEAR HUT--(FLASH) 
	Suzette, coming along the path, worried, holding 
	talisman in her hand, going toward Nokomis' hut.
 
			Scene 143 

	PATH IN FRONT OF NOKOMIS' HUT--(FULL VIEW)
	Nokomis lifts her hand, listens and calls.  Suzette 
	comes running into the picture, bends over the old 
	woman, gives her a hand, begins to help her up.
 
			Scene 144 

	STRUBLE'S BEDROOM--(FLASH) 
	Struble sitting up in his bed, gesticulating feebly. 
	The minister and several of the elders grouped about 
	his bed, listening as he denounces his wife.
 
			Scene 145 

	INTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT 
	Nokomis sitting on pile of blankets and garments at 
	side of fireplace where Indian boy's clothes are--
	Suzette bathing her ankle.  The Indian woman, looking 
	at the girl--finally leans over and says:
 
64 	SPOKEN TITLE: TWO TRIBES INDIANS MAKE FIGHT--KILL 
	WHITE MEN.  HOW TELL CAPTAIN WAYNE? 

	Suzette so startled she drops cloth she is making 
	bandage of into basin of water.  She was bathing
	Nokomis' foot--turns to Nokomis to ask her if it is 
	true.  Nokomis nods--tells her it is--points to 
	herself then to her ankle. Suzette points to herself. 
	Nokomis shakes her head. Suzette insists--snatches up 
	Indian blanket from beside Nokomis--wraps it around 
	herself--pretends she is an Indian squaw. Nokomis 
	laughs--shakes her head--thinks--puts hand down 
	beside her--claws out from among the heap of garments 
	she is leaning on the Indian boy's bundle. Indicates 
	it to Suzette.  Suzette stoops--picks it up--unties 
	it and holds up boy's clothes--looks at them and 
	then at Nokomis. Nokomis says:
 
65 	SPOKEN TITLE: INDIAN BOY NO WANT--YOU TAKE--HEAP 
	SAFE.
 
	Suzette looks from the garments to the Indian woman--
	nods her head--begins to smile.
 
			Scene 146 

	STRUBLE'S BEDROOM
 	The little child, who said Nokomis and Suzette were 
	witches, led in.  The minister begins to question 
	her. Struble in bed--leans forward excitedly and 
	begins to ask questions.  The child looks from one 
	to the other, half frightened, nods her head.  
	Struble, greatly excited, turns to the minister and 
	elders and indicates: "You see, it's true!" Gets so 
	excited that he falls back, clutches his throat, 
	choking.  The nurse comes into the picture, orders 
	the others to leave the room. They start to go.
 
			Scene 147

	INTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT 
	Suzette in boy's clothes, fastening her collar, feels 
	talisman--takes it out--holds it toward Nokomis--says: 
	"I came to bring this back.  It's an evil thing." 
	Nokomis shakes her head--doesn't take it back.  
	Suzette tells her that she wished her husband dead 
	and he is ill.  The old woman smiles--says:
 
66 	SPOKEN TITLE: ONLY BEADS--YOUR HUSBAND OLD BAD MAN. 
	HATE MAKE SICK--NOT BEADS.
 
	Suzette asks Nokomis if she thinks that is so.  Old 
	woman goes on to tell why she thinks it is. Suzette 
	slips talisman back round her neck, turns to go.  
	Nokomis suddenly realizes that it is dangerous for 
	the girl to go--holds her back--tells her not to go.  
	Suzette shakes her head--says:
 
67 	SPOKEN TITLE: THE SOLDIERS MUST BE WARNED. NO ONE 
	WILL HARM ME. 

	Goes toward doorway.  Nokomis stretching out her hand 
	and calling to her.  (FADE OUT.)
 
68 	SUBTITLE: THE POISON OF HATE.
 
			Scene 148 

	STRUBLE'S BEDROOM--(NIGHT) (FADE IN) 
	Old Struble very ill--the doctor shaking his head--
	says:
 
69 	SPOKEN TITLE: HE MAY LIVE THE NIGHT. WHERE IS HIS 
	WIFE?

	The nurse shakes her head.  The minister enters. The 
	doctor speaks to him--asks him if he knows. The 
	minister shakes his head--looks at the man on the 
	bed--then indicates he will find her--goes from the 
	room.
 
			Scene 149 

	DEEP IN THE WOODS--(MOONLIGHT)
	Suzette in boy's clothes, traveling along in the 
	moonlight, half afraid, jumping at every sound, but 
	hurrying on.  Finally hears something--stops still--
	frightened--looking this way and that--finally looks 
	up.
 
			Scene 150 

	TREE (DEEP IN WOODS) (CLOSE-UP) (FLASH) (MOONLIGHT) 
	A big owl on a branch has just finished hooting--
	looking down at the girl.
 
			Scene 151 

	DEEP IN THE WOODS--(MOONLIGHT)
 	Suzette, looking up at him, shakes her fist, 
	indicating, "Nasty old thing, you frightened me!" 
	Goes along, hurrying--looking from side to side.
 
			Scene 152 

	DEEP IN THE WOODS (ANOTHER PART) (MOONLIGHT) (FLASH) 
	If possible--a flash here of a fox, wolf, or other 
	wild animal, common to the Massachusetts woods at 
	that time--not out on the path, but peering out of 
	the bushes.

			Scene 153 

	DEEP IN THE WOODS (FURTHER ALONG) (MOONLIGHT) (FLASH) 
	The little figure of the frightened girl in boy's 
	clothing running through the woods.
 
			Scene 154 

	INTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT
 	The old woman lying down on the pile of blankets and 
	garments--rising slowly up, blinking her eyes, facing 
	the minister and one or two of the elders, one of whom 
	has a blazing stick from, the fireplace in his hand, 
	serving as an illumination.  The minister asks the 
	woman about Suzette.  The old woman answers:
 
70	SPOKEN TITLE: SHE'S NO WITCH.  I NO KNOW WHERE GO.

	The minister and elders impatient. They turn to go. 
	The man holding the brand flings it down in 
	fireplace.  Nokomis starts to lie down again.  (FADE
	OUT.) 

			Scene 155 

	INTERIOR OLD COLONIAL TAVERN--NEAR DOOR (NIGHT) 
	(FADE IN)
 	(These taverns were the place of meeting for the best 
	people in town, and the tavern need not be shown full 
	of loafers--they were the only meeting places where 
	the godly as well as the ungodly could get 
	refreshments.) Soldiers, civilians, eating and 
	drinking--not very many of them in sight.  Suzette 
	comes on--travel-stained, worn, and weary,--just as a 
	town drunkard is being admonished by a portly 
	gentleman who is pointing him out with his stick.  
	The tavern keeper, with many apologies, is directing 
	his hostler to remove him.  Suzette dodges the town 
	drunkard and rushes into the portly gentleman.  He 
	takes her by the ear and threatens her with his cane.  
	She dodges from under his grasp and runs to the 
	tavern keeper who takes her by the arm and is about 
	to send her flying as a boy and a nuisance, when she 
	looks up at him--puts her finger to her lips, and 
	says:
 
71 	SPOKEN TITLE: IS CAPTAIN WAYNE HERE? I MUST SEE HIM. 
	'TIS VASTLY IMPORTANT. 

	The keeper looks at her with respect at the mention 
	of Captain Wayne.  Excuses himself to the portly 
	gentleman, and walks out of the picture.  Suzette 
	walks toward the fireplace.
 
			Scene 156 

	FIREPLACE--TAVERN--(NIGHT) (FLASH) 
	Suzette enters--falls exhausted on settle.
 
			Scene 157 

	ANOTHER PART OF TAVERN--(NIGHT) (FLASH)
 	Wayne and several of the officers drinking ale, 
	eating, and discussing military matters.  The keeper 
	comes in, takes Wayne by the shoulder, indicates that 
	someone wants to see him. Wayne rises, excuses 
	himself with a bow, and follows the keeper out of 
	picture.
 
			Scene 158 

	FIREPLACE--TAVERN--(NIGHT) 
	Suzette, curled up on settle, asleep, head on arm. 
	Wayne comes into picture, taps her on shoulder. As he 
	does so, looks down at her, gives an exclamation, 
	bends toward her.

			Scene 159 

	SETTLE--FIREPLACE--(NIGHT) (CLOSE-UP) 
	The two faces--Wayne's bending over Suzette, 
	indicating: "My God, what does this mean?"  Suzette's 
	eyes slowly opening as she smiles up into his face, 
	forgetting for a moment her errand and her costume.
 
			Scene 160 

	SETTLE--FIREPLACE--(NIGHT) (SEMI-CLOSE-UP) 
	Suzette jumps to her feet, conscious of the fact that 
	someone may be watching her, puts her finger to her 
	lips, indicates to Wayne: "I must see you alone." 
	Wayne indicates that he understands and looks about 
	him.  Tells her it's all right--to tell him now.  
	Suzette begins to talk.  Tells him her news--says:
 
72 	SPOKEN TITLE: THE TRIBES WILL RISE TOGETHER.  THEY 
	PLAN TO SURPRISE THE FORT TO-MORROW NIGHT. 

	Wayne, greatly surprised, makes the girl repeat it 
	over again. Tells her she's on time and has saved 
	them all. Forgets himself for a moment, leans over 
	and puts his hand on hers, his face showing how much 
	he appreciates what she has done, and all he would 
	like to say to her.  Suzette draws her hand away, 
	indicating that he must be careful.  He looks around 
	him carefully, recognizing the need for caution, 
	unless he would expose her to insult.  They turn and 
	go out of the picture together, talking earnestly.
 
			Scene 161 

	OLD STRUBLE'S BEDROOM--(NIGHT)
 	Old Struble dead.  The minister and elders standing
 	about bed.  The nurse has put sheet over Struble's
 	face.  The minister and elders begin to consult, 
	indicating the dead man.  (FADE OUT.)
 
			Scene 162 

	THE EDGE OF THE WOODS--(DAYLIGHT) (LONG SHOT) 
	(FADE IN) 
	Suzette and Wayne come toward camera and woods. In 
	background, small squad of soldiers waiting. Wayne 
	stops, points to the woods, speaks.
 
			Scene 163 

	EDGE OF WOODS--(CLOSE-UP) 
	Wayne and Suzette. Wayne urges Suzette to let him 
	send escort with her. Suzette shakes her head--says:
 
73 	SPOKEN TITLE: I'M SAFER WITHOUT ESCORT AS LONG AS NO 
	ONE KNOWS I AM--SUZETTE.
 
	Holds out her hand.  Wayne stoops as though to kiss 
	it.  Suzette stops him, looking over her shoulder 
	warily.  Wayne realizes it won't be safe to show 
	emotion--takes her hand and holds it tightly--looking 
	at her.  Wayne looks after her for a moment--then 
	turns and goes out of picture in opposite direction 
	toward soldiers, calling to them as he goes.
 
			Scene 164 

	INTERIOR MEETING HOUSE--(DAYLIGHT)
	Solemn meeting of the minister and the elders and 
	several other influential men.  The minister 
	announces to the others:
 
74 	SPOKEN TITLE: DAME STRUBLE IS ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT 
	AND MUST BE APPREHENDED AND BROUGHT TO TRIAL. 

	The others agree, solemnly shaking their heads.
 
			Scene 165 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT--DOORWAY. 
	Nokomis seated on doorstep, answering questions of
	one or two men from village, shaking her head. They
	start to go toward village.  Nokomis looks in opposite
	direction.

			Scene 166 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT--DOORWAY.
	Suzette, in boy's clothing, running toward the hut.
 
                  Scene 167 

	EXTERIOR NOKOMIS' HUT 
	Nokomis waves her hand, indicating "Keep back!" As 
	she does so, the two men look back and run out of
	picture in the direction of Suzette.  Nokomis rises
	--stands leaning against the doorway--as the two men 
	come back into the picture holding Suzette between 
	them.  Suzette and Nokomis plead with them to let 
	Suzette come into hut and change her clothes.  The 
	men evidently regarding the clothes as part of the 
	witchcraft, refuse--drag her with them toward the 
	village.

			Scene 168 

	VILLAGE STREET--(IN FRONT OF SUZETTE'S OLD HOUSE)
 	People in groups talking, the mother of the child, 
	who went with Suzette to the hut, especially vigilant, 
	directs attention to her child continually.  Suddenly 
	the crowd point off and wait. Suzette comes on, 
	dragged by the two men down to foreground.  The crowd 
	point at her.  The minister comes into the crowd--
	indicates the girl, and says:
 
75 	SPOKEN TITLE: REMOVE THE WICKED AND UNGODLY COSTUME 
	IN WHICH SHE ATTENDS SATAN'S REVELS.

	The people nod their heads--agree that it should be
 	done.  Suzette begs them to let her be free--to let 
	her go home. They refuse and drag her out of the 
	picture. (FADE OUT.)
 
76 	SUBTITLE:  INTOLERANCE ON THE BENCH AND SUPERSTITION 
	IN THE JURY.
 
			Scene 169 

	(See picture in "Colonial Days," p. 145--very bare
	room.  The meeting house was used as a place of trial
	in many cases.)  Suzette facing the judge and jury. A 
	number of people crowding to see the trial. (Note: In 
	none of these crowds should there be over 50 people 
	shown. Keep the mob down to indicating a small 
	settlement.  In these days 200 was a large town.).  
	Suzette being tried--the judge badgering her.  
	Suzette standing, turns on them vehemently, and says:

77	SPOKEN TITLE: THERE IS NO DEVIL SAVE IN THE HEARTS OF 
	WICKED MEN. MALICE AND HATE ARE THE ONLY WITCHES. 

	The people and the judge shocked and horrified at 
	this. The minister, sitting beside the judge, shakes 
	his head. The child is brought forward--immediately 
	commences to scream and twitch--calls out--pointing 
	at Suzette:
 
78 	SPOKEN TITLE: SHE'S PINCHING ME!  I SEE THE DEVIL 
	LIKE A TEENY YELLOW BIRD, WHISPERING IN HER EAR! 

	Throws herself around, screaming.  The mother tries 
	to restrain her.  Another and older girl screams and
 	throws her arms in the air, indicating that she, too, 
	is tortured.
                    
			Scene 170 

	INTERIOR MEETING HOUSE--(CLOSE-UP) (FLASH) 
	Suzette, as she looks pityingly on them.
 
			Scene 171

	INTERIOR MEETING HOUSE--(LONG SHOT) (FLASH) 
	The crowd--some of them shaking their fists at 
	Suzette, indicates she ought to be hung.
 
			Scene 172 

	INTERIOR MEETING HOUSE (NEAR JUDGE'S BENCH) 
	(SEMI-CLOSE-UP) 
	Suzette, swaying with weakness, indicates a chair and 
	asks if she may sit down.  They refuse.  The men, one 
	on each side of her, jerk her to her feet as she 
	sways.  The judge leans toward prisoner and says:
 
79 	SPOKEN TITLE: DID YOU NOT SELL YOURSELF TO THE DEVIL 
	TO COMPASS THE DEATH OF YOUR HUSBAND? 

	Suzette, astonished, leans toward him--repeats, "The 
	death of my husband--Is he dead?" The judge points, 
	Suzette turns and looks toward open doorway.
 
			Scene 173 

	OPEN DOORWAY OF MEETING HOUSE-(SHOT AS SEEN BY 
	SUZETTE) (FLASH)
	The coffin of Struble is borne past the wide-open 
	doors, on the way to the cemetery.
 
			Scene 174 

	MEETING HOUSE--(FLASH) 
	Suzette sees the coffin--screams--puts her hand 
	before her eyes, and starts to fall forward in a 
	dead faint, but is caught and held by the two men.
  
			Scene 175 

	MEETING HOUSE--(CLOSE-UP) (FLASH) 
	Nokomis sees this--turns and hurries out of the 
	picture.
                  
			Scene 176 

	MEETING HOUSE--(FULL VIEW) 
	Suzette, held up by two men, opens her eyes as the
 	judge rises and pronounces her sentence.  He says at
 	the conclusion:
 
80 	SPOKEN TITLE: THEN SHALL YOU BE HANGED BY THE NECK 
	UNTIL YOU BE DEAD AND MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL!

	Suzette turns and answers him proudly, that she is 
	innocent.  As she is led by the two men out of the 
	picture, she looks at the people firmly in the face, 
	and as she passes them they shake their fists at her 
	and threaten her--she answers them only by saying, "I 
	am innocent--I am not a witch!"
 
			Scene 177

	WOODS
 	Nokomis, hurrying along, meets a man who has been 
	plowing, driving two horses ahead of him.  Nokomis 
	stops him--pleads with him, frantically, to loan her 
	a horse--tells him about Suzette.  He stops and 
	speaks to her.  She shakes her head--begs him for a 
	horse. He indicates she can take it and welcome--he 
	says: (If necessary)
 
81 	SPOKEN TITLE: I'D GIVE MORE THAN A HORSE TO STOP THIS 
	TERRIBLE PERSECUTION. NO ONE IS SAFE!

	Nokomis thanks him.  As she mounts bareback and rides 
	away, he looks after her--shakes his head and goes on 
	his way.
 
			Scene 178

	CELL
	Suzette chained.  The minister pleading with her to 
	recant and confess.  A man, accompanying minister 
	with pen and paper: (Note: Quill pen and sand box) 
	ready to write down confession.  Suzette refuses to 
	confess--shakes her head--says: "I am innocent--I've 
	nothing to confess."  The minister again entreats her 
	to consider she is near her end and must tell the
	truth.  Suzette shakes her head and persists in her
	refusal.

			Scene 179 

	INTERIOR TAVERN--NEAR DOORWAY
 	(Note: This is the same tavern to which Suzette came 
	in search of Wayne, but it has been taken possession 
	of by soldiers and is being used as headquarters. No 
	landlord or waiters about. Soldiers everywhere, with 
	their guns stacked up, going out on duty. A few
 	soldiers guard Indian prisoners tied up.)   Nokomis
 	enters between two soldiers--is stopped by another--
	who calls to a third to get Captain Wayne. The third 
	soldier goes out of picture.  The others surround 
	Nokomis and begin to question her. She refuses to 
	answer them--indicates that she will speak to no one 
	but the Captain.  Wayne enters the picture.  Nokomis
	goes to him--begins to tell him about the girl.  The 
	soldiers and Wayne show their indignation and 
	astonishment.  Wayne frantic at the news, seizes the 
	Indian woman and almost shakes the wind out of her.
 
			Scene 180 

	CELL--(FLASH) 
	Suzette alone, her face turned toward window--the
	sunlight touching her hair and face.  She is looking
	longingly out.
 
			Scene 181 

	INTERIOR TAVERN 
	Wayne tells the old woman to wait where she is--
	turns and rushes out of the picture.  The moment he
	does so, Nokomis turns and hurries out toward door. 
	One of the soldiers starts to stop her, but she calls 
	out to him that it is all right--Captain's order, and 
	he lets her go.
 
			Scene 182 

	TABLE--ANOTHER PART OF TAVERN
	The Governor seated at table, talking with several of 
	the officers. They have maps spread before them, and 
	a man, dressed as a trapper or scout, gives them 
	information.  Wayne rushes in frantic with anxiety, 
	begins to tell them, says:
 
82 	SPOKEN TITLE: SHE SAVED THE SETTLEMENT FROM THE 
	INDIANS AND NOW--THEY WOULD HANG HER AS A WITCH! 

	The Governor frowns--strikes the table with his hand 
	--then puts his hand on Wayne's shoulder--says 
	indignantly:
 
83 	SPOKEN TITLE: I AM SICK OF THIS FOLLY; AND AS GOVERNOR 
	MEAN TO PUT A STOP TO IT. YOU SHALL CARRY MY 
	PROCLAMATION TO THEM.
 
	Wayne thanks him warmly--takes the paper that the 
	Governor selects from those on the table--and hurries 
	out.  The Governor watches him with interest--turns 
	to the other men and indicates there is more than 
	mere anger in the captain's desire to get to Hedford.  
	The others agree--they smile, knowingly, as they 
	bring their heads together in discussion. (FADE OUT.)
 
84 	SUBTITLE: ON GALLOWS HILL.
 
			Scene 183 

	ON GALLOWS HILL--(FADE IN) (FLASH) (DAYLIGHT) 
	The people gathered--the gallows ready--most of the 
	people have stones and sticks in their hands. They 
	are all whispering together and looking down the hill.
 
			Scene 184 

	FOOT OF HILL (FLASH) 
	Nokomis coming along on horseback. The horse gives 
	out.  Nokomis gets down--tries to coax it along.  
	The horse refuses to move.  She turns and hurries up 
	the hill.

			Scene 185 

	AT THE FOOT OF GALLOWS HILL--(ANOTHER SPOT) (FLASH)
 	Suzette, between two men, being led toward gallows. 
	Behind her, the minister and several of the elders.
 
			Scene 186 

	THE WOODS--(FLASH) 
	Wayne and several of his men, riding "hell for 
	leather" through the woods.
 
			Scene 187 

	AT THE GALLOWS--(FLASH) 
	Suzette is brought to the gallows and turns to face  
	the crowd.
                  
			Scene 188 

	STREET IN FRONT OF SUZETTE'S OLD COTTAGE--(FLASH) 
	Wayne and several of his men ride in, calling out. An 
	old man, hobbling on a stick, points to Gallows Hill. 
	They ride off in that direction.
 
			Scene 189 

	GALLOWS HILL--(FLASH) 
	(Shot from direction of gallows--so that crowd faces 
	camera.)  The crowd.  Nokomis worming her way toward 
	gallows.
 
			Scene 190 

	GALLOWS HILL--(LONG SHOT)
	(Long shot from the crowd so that Suzette faces 
	camera.)  Suzette tells them that she is no witch, 
	affirming she is innocent.  The crowd commences to 
	hurl sticks and stones--some of the smaller ones 
	strike her.  One man seizes a big one.  Nokomis 
	flings herself in front of Suzette as he throws the 
	stone.
 
			Scene 191 

	FOOT OF GALLOWS HILL--(FLASH) 
	Wayne and his men, riding toward camera, shouting.
 
			Scene 192 

	GALLOWS HILL--(CLOSE-UP) (FLASH) 
	Nokomis on the ground--Suzette bending over her,
	weeping.
 
			Scene 193 

	GALLOWS HILL--(LONG SHOT) (FLASH)
	The crowd, armed with more stones, turns from Suzette
	as the shouting soldiers ride through them. Wayne, 
	with his whip, men who are throwing strikes right and 
	left at the stones.
 
			Scene 194 

	GALLOWS HILL (CLOSE-UP)
	Suzette has risen and stretches out her hands, as 
	Wayne, dismounted, waving a proclamation, walks into 
	the picture, stands between her and the crowd, 
	protectingly--turns to the crowd, angrily--waves the 
	governor's proclamation.
 
			Scene 195 

	GALLOWS HILL--(FULL VIEW) (FLASH) 
	The crowd surge forward, listening.
 
			Scene 196 

	GALLOWS HILL--(CLOSE-UP) 
	Wayne addressing the crowd--Suzette behind him, 
	watching him.  He says:
 
85	SPOKEN TITLE: TO THE MEETING HOUSE! YOUR MINISTER 
	SHALL READ YOU YOUR GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION! 

	Hands the proclamation to the minister who comes into 
	the picture and turns toward Suzette.
 
			Scene 197 

	GALLOWS HILL--(FULL VIEW) (FLASH) 
	The crowd dispersing--following the minister--going 
	toward meeting house.
 
			Scene 198 

	GALLOWS HILL--(SEMI-CLOSE-UP) 
	Suzette bending over Nokomis, who is being supported 
	by a man. One or two people who have lingered 
	watching. Suzette stoops over Nokomis, who opens her 
	eyes. Wayne comes into picture, stoops over and 
	touches Suzette. She puts her hand against his 
	shoulder and holds him off--then takes out talisman, 
	holding it toward him, and says earnestly:
 
86 	SPOKEN TITLE: I MAY BE A WITCH AFTER ALL!  MAKEPEACE 
	DIED BECAUSE--I HATED HIM!

	The old woman looks up at them both--smiles feebly--
	touches the talisman which is hanging from the girl's 
	neck and says:
 
87 	SPOKEN TITLE: NO MAGIC.  OLD MAKEPEACE--HIM DIE--
	NATURAL. NOKOMIS KNOWS. 

	Puts Suzette's hand in Wayne's.  Suzette looks at 
	Wayne. The man holding Nokomis, lifts her up and half 
	leads, half carries her out of the picture--Nokomis 
	looking back at the two young people and smiling 
	feebly.  Wayne puts his arm about Suzette.
 
			Scene 199 

	GALLOWS HILL--(CLOSE-UP)
	Suzette and Wayne.  Wayne has his arm about Suzette 
	and is pointing off, telling her of a new life for 
	both of them--out of this narrow little town--as 
	Suzette puts her hand in his and lifts her face, 
	full of hope, indicating that once more she believes 
	happiness is possible.  (FADE OUT.)
 




Screenplay written by Margaret Turnbull ("one of the 
foremost scenarioists of the day") using a "bichrome 
typewriter ribbon" so that the titles would be colored red!

Based on a story by Dr. Robert Ralston Reed, which "won the 
prize offered by the Famous Players-Lasky Company for the 
best story written by the students of the course in 
Photoplay Composition at Columbia University. The prize 
consisted of a trip to the company's studios at Hollywood, 
California, and three hundred and fifty dollars."


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