Desert Nights

1
-AFRICA-

2
"A lady from home!
 Haven't seen a white
  woman in years."

3
"Don't expect too much.
 No beauty would come 
 to this desolate hole."

4
"I bet she's an old maid -
 bow-legged and cross-eyed!"

5
"She's veiled - now I know
    she's cross-eyed."

6
"You will honor me 
    at dinner?"

7
"It was about five 
   years ago --"

8
"Do you know -- you are
 the first woman who has
 dined with me in three
         years?"

9
"There was the lion facing 
 me -- -- and I with just 
   one cartridge in my
    magazine -- --"

10
"On he came -- ten --
 nine -- eight paces --"

11
"Three years away from
 the world -- -- a man
 almost forgets there are
   women like you --"

12
"I say, am I going to kill 
    this lion or not?"

13
"Must you kill him 
  again, Daddy?"

14
"Nothing but desert and 
  burning sun. How do 
   you endure it?"

15
"I hadn't minded it so 
  much -- until now."

16
"Can't you join us on our 
 hunt? I am sure father 
  would be delighted."

17
"I could arrange it -- --
 if you would be delighted."

18
"Your father plays well."

19
"Shall I ask him to 
 play -- a waltz?"

20
"We're guarded like 
    a fortress."

21
"Would you like to see 
 some diamonds in the 
       rough?"

22
"A half million dollars 
 worth in this one tray."

23
"You can't get away 
      with it."

24
"Oh, yes I can. And I'm
 going to take you with 
 us -- -- so you won't
       squeal!"

25
"My foot is on a button 
  that will summon a
   hundred guards."

26
"My machine gun will 
 mow them down like 
      weeds."

27
"Splendid! Mr. Rand was 
 just showing me how 
  efficient you are!"

28
"Careful - Good-looking!"

29
"Mr. Rand has kindly con-
 sented to my distributing 
 a small bonus among you."

30
"See you when we return 
 from our hunting trip."

31
Leaving civilization behind,
 the "hunting party" struck
 out into the burning wastes
 of the Calahari Desert --

32
"Hey, Good-looking --
 how are you enjoying 
  the hunting trip?"

33
"As a hostess, you're 
 a pretty slick crook -
     Lady Diana!"


34
"We've had enough of this
 blazing desert! Let's get
 our share of the diamonds 
 -- and duck out through
        Capetown!"

35
"We're going back to 
 Capetown and take 
 our chance getting 
    out there!"

36
"Suit yourself! If you've 
 got no confidence in 
 me, take your share 
       and go!"

37
"They'll be a whole lot 
 hotter when they find 
  those diamonds are 
       glass!"

38
      -MORNING-

Ahead, the endless miles
of the desert -- behind,
    the law -- --

39
"The blacks have deserted!"

40
"Rand knows this desert -
 he's got to get us out of 
   here! You can make 
       him do it!"

41
"You fool! You've made 
 a mess of things! Now
 you want to use me!"

42
"Free me -- and I'll
      free you."

43
"From Steve."

44
"My father?"

45
"I fell for that once!"

46
"Play the game with me -
  diamonds and youth - -
  the world is ours!"

47
"Baby untied me!"

48
"Go on -- bite him 
      again!"

49
"Careful what you say 
  to my daughter!"

50
"Daughter my eye!"

51
"A little heat - a little
 thirst - may bring you 
      to reason."

52
"You can't let him die 
 of thirst! We'd never 
 get out of this place!"

53
"Listen, Good-looking --
 why don't you use a 
   little reason?"

54
"Guide us out of here -- --
 and we'll split the diamonds 
       with you -- --"

55
"Once out of here --
 I may even -- -- drop
        Steve."

56
"The diamonds are mine -
 and you'll be mine when 
      I want you."

57
"You're pretty sure of 
 yourself, aren't you?" 

58
"Water-hole poisoned -
 Mike - Harry - dead - !"

59
"Sorry I had to poison the
 water-hole -- -- couldn't
   take any chances! No
   water -- no pursuit!"

60
"You're a murderer!
     A fiend!"

61
"Never mind that now!
 There's no water behind 
 us -- you're going to 
     lead us on!"

62
"I'll bargain with you.
 Let's call a truce until 
    we reach water."

63
"Baby's not in the deal!"

64
Sand -- heat -- thirst!
 Three human beings
struggle on -- -- but
the elements laugh at
   their bargain.

65
"Your turn, Daddy!"

66
"Hello -- Good-looking!
 How are you enjoying 
  the hunting trip?"

67
"Nothing but sun and 
  sand! Are we ever
 going to reach water?"

68
"I've drawn the last from 
 the barrel! If you're a 
 good girl, I'll give you a 
  swallow when we camp!"

69
"A water-hole!"

70
"Salt!"

71
"The oxen mustn't get 
 loose! If they drink that 
  water -- they'll die!"

72
"Vultures -- waiting for 
 your bodies! What a 
 meal Steve will make!"

73
"Steve, take your turn -
   watch these oxen!"

74
"You had a swallow 
   an hour ago!"

75
"Hyenas!"

76
"Don't fall asleep. They
 might think you dead -
 and start in on your 
       carcass."

77
"If you don't get me out 
 of here, I'll go crazy --
      do you hear?"

78
    "1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4
 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10."

79
"The diamonds are in 
 here. Take them --
 and give me water."

80
"Take me --"

81
"The paint's all peeled 
 off -- there's nothing 
 tempting about you 
     now -- --"

82
"I'll drink -- I will --
     so help me!"

83
"It's a slow death -- and
 the vultures won't wait 
 till life has left your body!"

84
"I'll be your slave -- only
  give me water -- water!"

85
"Don't go too far!"

86
"We'll both shoot! You
 get me -- I get you --
 and the hyenas get Baby!"

87
"From now on - we walk.
 And we'll meet death 
     soon enough."

88
"Buck up, you brave 
 diamond thief! There's
 sure to be water over
     that hill!"

89
"He'll eat everything 
 but the buckle on 
    your belt!"

90
"Save me! I promise to 
 lead a better life!"

91
"Be merciful! Lend 
 guidance to Rand."

92
"Hey, you old crook!
 Leave my name out
  of your prayers!"

93
"Come on, hypocrite!
 We'll find some water
   to baptize you!"

94
"Water!"

95
"It's a mirage --
   you fool!"

96
"I never want to see 
 another diamond! Give 
  me water -- water!"

97
"WATER!"

98
"Drink -- too fast --
    kills -- --"

99
"I got you this far --
 you're not going to 
   cheat me now!"

100
"Seeing that you've got 
 the diamonds and the 
 gun, this seems the 
 proper time to talk 
       terms."

101
"Now, the only honorable
 thing to do is to split the
  diamonds three ways --
    don't you think?"

102
"Let's give ourselves up!"

103
"The diamonds and one 
 prisoner. Not bad! Let's 
      get going!"

104
"I can't lose you now --
  my precious jewels!"

105
"Gentlemen, I am afraid 
       I'm lost."

106
"Come right along. We'll 
   show you the way."

107
"Did you get lost? I've 
 been expecting you for 
       two days."

108
"I could have saved you 
 the big circle we made 
 - if you hadn't poisoned 
    the water-hole."

109
"I'd like you to meet -
   Lord Stonehill!"

110
"Lady Diana -- your 
 daughter, I believe 
      you said."

111
"You dirty crook!"

112
"See that he gets bread 
 and plenty of water!"

113
"Mr. Rand will decide 
      your fate."

114
"You are free -- but you 
 must report to me every 
 day for the rest of your 
          life."

The End

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