Return To The Blue Lagoon  1991

Screenplay by Leslie Stevens

Based on the book “THE GARDEN OF GOD”
by HENRY DEVERE STACPOOLE

Transcribed by Kendra Steiner

CHAPTER XXIX No. We’re never bored!

    [[[Evening. Richard, Lilli, Sylvia, and the Captain sit at the table.]]]

    CAPTAIN: Mmm, you DO set an excellent table. My compliments to the chef. Look Sylvia, they’ve fashioned their own dinnerware. Cups, soupspoons. . . Ingenious.

    [[[Sylvia takes a sip of her soup and mm’s her appreciation. Lilli gets a bowl and spoon and ladles some soup for Quinlan.]]]

    RICHARD: Won’t Mr. Quinlan be joining us?

    CAPTAIN: Mr. Quinlan is a seafarer, and prefers to be by himself. It’s plain to see why you’ve been lost for so long. The charts don’t even show this island.

    SYLVIA: It’s a wonder we found you.

    [[[Lilli hands Quinlan his soup. He waggles his tongue at her suggestively. She doesn’t know what to make of it. so she turns and sits down at the table.]]]

    RICHARD: Heathens come to the north side of the island. At certain times. There’s a burial ground there.

    SYLVIA: This is ever so tasty. A great treat from the slop we have to eat on the ship. What is it?

    LILLI: Eel broth.

    SYLVIA: Eel?!

    [[[Quinlan chuckles. Lilli tries to fix her mistake.]]]

    LILLI: Well, only the broth is eel! The little white chunks, are sea-urchin.

    [[[Quinlan stares at her, and as she turns her head, the pearl glints in the light. He stares intently at it.]]]

    CAPTAIN: We appreciate your hospitality and hope that you’ll offer us the opportunity to repay you.

    RICHARD: You can. You can take us with you, back to civilization.

    SYLVIA: I should think! It must be awfully boring here.

    RICHARD: What is the meaning of boring?

    SYLVIA: Well, boring’s when. . . You have nothing whatever to do. So you’re bored, like you must be here.

    RICHARD: (pondering) No. (suggestive) We’re never bored!

    [[[He and Lilli grin at each other across the table.]]]


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