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EXT. backyard

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Ellen is hanging clothes and linens on the line.

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voice

So she did up and leave, eh?

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Ellen is startled at the voice behind her. She whirls around to find a little blonde girl standing there.

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Ellen

(Clutching her chest) Good Lord, you startled me! Where did you come from?

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girl

She'd been talking a lot about leaving but I didn't think she meant it. She complained a lot. But if you're here I guess that means she's gone.

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eLLEN

Who?

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Girl

Who do you think? That last lady! But it's OK. I didn't like talking to her much. I couldn't understand her with that accent.

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Ellen

Do you live nearby?

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Girl

Over past that thicket.

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girl (CONT'D)

Why not? I do as I please.

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Ellen

You do? What's your name?

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GIRL

What's yours?

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Ellen

Ellen.

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girl

Susan.

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Ellen

That's a lovely name. I had a friend named Susan when I was a little girl.

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Susan

It's an ugly name! I hate it! I'm going to get it changed when I get older.

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Ellen

Oh, you'll come to like it, I'm certain. I'm sure it'd break your mother's heart to lose the name she'd given you.

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Susan

What's it to her? I do as I please, I said.

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Susan squats in the wet dirt near Ellen. She picks up a stick and starts drawing in the mud. Ellen continues to hang the laundry.

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Ellen

What do you know of the last lady who worked here?

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Susan

Helena? She was a Pollack. Terrible English. She didn't like it here one bit. Said it rained to much. I said, you moved to the swamp! What'd you think? But she was miserable. She didn't know any jokes. Do you know any jokes?

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Ellen

None come to mind right now but my son might have one for you. Would you like to meet him? He's just inside finishing lunch. He's about your age.

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Susan

What's his name?

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Ellen

Victor. Shall I get him?

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Susan

No. I want to go home.

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Ellen turns her back to Susan while she finishes up hanging to laundry.

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Ellen puts her remaining clothespins in the pocket of her apron and picks up the empty laundry basket. She pauses as she heads toward the house and looks down at the mud where Susan was playing. In the mud, Susan has drawn two dead looking people, their eyes as x's.

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