Return To The Blue Lagoon  1991

Screenplay by Leslie Stevens

Based on the book ďTHE GARDEN OF GODĒ
by HENRY DEVERE STACPOOLE

Transcribed by Kendra Steiner

CHAPTER XIII The master of the reef!   

    [[[Lilli sits on the pier weaving a mat. Richard jumps around her, relating his story just as a child would.]]]

    RICHARD: The first time, he almost got me. But I was too fast for him. This time, he was lying in wait. So I dive in! And I can see down his mouth, thereís about five hundred teeth with stripy little fish all around his gills, and he comes at me! Woosh! Whap! He misses me! Stupid sea-slug.

    [[[He chuckles.]]]

    LILLI: Seems silly to me.

    RICHARD: Silly?! Itís not silly. Itís dangerous.

    LILLI: (sharp) Exactly. ThatĎs why itís silly. I donít understand why you have to do it.

    RICHARD: I like the way it makes me feel.

    LILLI: What do you mean?

    [[[He points to his stomach.]]]

    RICHARD: Inside here. It feels all alive, when I know Iím the MASTER of the reef.

    LILLI: (mocking) The master of the reef. The master of the reef!

    RICHARD: (peeved) Hey donít you ever make fun of me.

    LILLI: (not convincing) Iím sorry.

    RICHARD: Besides, youíre the silly one. Always touching yourself and looking at yourself.

    LILLI: (whispering) I donít touch myself.

    RICHARD: Yes you do. Youíre always touching THOSE when you look in the mirror.

    LILLI: IĎm just measuring how much theyíve grown. Besides, you shouldnít be looking at me when Iím naked!

    [[[She stands up and folds up the mat she was working on.]]]

    RICHARD: Why not? I used to see you naked all the time.

    LILLI: Well itís different now!

    [[[She stands up and stomps off a ways.]]]

    RICHARD: Why?

    LILLI: I donít know! I donít know why itís different, but it is.


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