Love Never Dies

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1 
The turning of a fresh 
 page in the life of
the little southern town
   of Ridgeville

2
  Amoung the righteous
townspeople of Ridgeville
the names "Liz Trott" and
"Jane Holder" were spoken
only with hushed voices.

3
     John Trott -
grown to manhood in an
environment lighted only
by a passionate ambition
      to succeed

4
  Suffering under the 
delusion that Liz Trott 
  is his real Mother.

5
  "Gimme half of that
  fifty you won from
that jewelry salesman!"

6
  "How'd you like for
 him to know that you 
are not his real mother?"

7
"Say, he'd leave us
so quickly it'ud make
     you dizzy!"

8
  Visiting a distant town
for the dedication of a new
courthouse he has designed,
 John stops for some water
at the home of Tillie Whaley.

9
Celebrating the laying
 of the cornerstone.

10
 Joel Eperson, a
life-long admirer
    of Tilly.

11
 That night - the 
party in his honor.

12
"Why didn't you 
 tell me he was 
    coming?"

13
 "Well, here's to 
the new Courthouse."

14
"Pa's made some good 
punch - let's go and
     sample it."

15
"I'm sorry, Joel, but
 I never thought of 
  you in that way."

16
  "You keep away from 
her. Do you understand!"

17
"If you're so crazy 
about him why did 
you come with me?"

18
"I was just telling
him I didn't love
him when you came 
up and made a fool
   of yourself."

19
"Well, if you don't
   love him, who 
   do you love?"

20
"Don't you know by 
   now, silly?"

21
And the result.

22
"Mrs. Cavanaugh is
   a wonder!"

23
"But I thought your 
mother fixed up the 
      place.

24
"She wouldn't do it
 even if she knew
we were coming here."

25
The Cottage of 
   Delight.

26
  "I know all about
  you - your name's
Tilly and you married
    my Brer John."

27
"And I've heard all
about you, too. Your
name's Dora - John
     told me."

28
"Her name's Sally."

29
"I expect John will
  fuss with me for
coming here. From the
way Liz talks a body
would think he intented
to cut us clean off
     his list."

30
"Who is Liz?"

31
"Why, don't you know?
She's John's mother.
Everybody in town
 calls her Liz."

32
"What's wrong with 
her, is she feeble
     minded?"

33
 "Don't you ever believe 
it. That ain't the reason."

34
  "I tell you John
Trott should have told
Tilly about his mother!"

35
  "Why, they love each 
other, don't they? That's 
   all that matters."

36
"If her father ever
found out about Liz,
  he'd kill him!"

37
 "My Lord! John thinks
 the sun rises and sets
  on you. He said you
was pretty. I don't think
you are - extra - do you?"

38
 "I Love cake like
this, with wine. Got
    any around?"

39
"Don't tell John what
I said about Liz or
he'll cuss me out."

40
"Did anyone call on 
    you today?"

41
"Yes - a sweet little 
       girl."

42
"What did she say?"

43
"What could she say?"

44
"Well, she talks
   too much!"

45
      "I've just 
learned the truth about 
  John Trott and his
  mother. The lying
  infidel. She's -"

46
"If the Lord will
give me strength,
I am going to make 
    him pay!"

47
"The Mills of the Gods
grind slowly, but they
grind exceeding fine."

48
"Where is that
 John Trott?"

49
"Did you know about
John Trott's mother
before you married 
       him?"

50
"No father, I did not -
but you don't understand 
  John's position -"

51
  "I'll put him where he
 won't sneak into another
  respectable home, and
disgrace their family name!"

52
"You'll either come 
with me now or I'll
    kill him!"

53
"All right, for his 
sake I'll go now,
but you'll never
 separate us -
    never!"

54
"Tell my husband my
father came and that
I had to go. Tell him
not to come up home
   and that I -"

55
"Well, she said ter
tell you she had ter
 go - that she had 
stood it as long as 
 'she could, an -'

56
"An - yes - she said
fer you not to dare
show yo'self up dar
 at her old home."

57
A night of torture
people with weird
beings of fancy, and
then - the inevitable
       dawn.

58
"What are you doing 
here? go on home!"

59
"I heard she was gone
Br'er John, can't I stay 
   here with you?"

60
"Isn't Tilly ever coming
   back, br'er John?"

61
 "Will you go away 
with me, little sister,
   far, far away?

62
  Enroute to the strange,
  new world that held for
  Dora a touch of mystery,
for John - only a bleak, life-
  less agony of remembrance

63
"Br'er John, you promised
to take me in the dining 
     room tonight."

64
While in the mountains
a thunderstorm wreaks
it's unmerciful havoc.

65
   "A CLOUDBURST.
  We are going to be
swept into the canyon."

66
Hours afterward
a relief train
 had arrived.

67
"Are you looking for 
  names of some of 
     the dead?"

68
"Add to your death list
John Trott, of Ridgeville,
  age 24. Dora Boyles
  an orphan about 8,
 same place. Both good
   friends of mine."

69
Liz Trott has received
  the notification.

70
"Oh, God, let me cry!
Please, just this once
   - let me cry!"

71
One touch of nature
  makes the whole 
    world kin.

72
"There is no one 
    at home."

73
"I've come a long
 way to see Mrs.
Trott - I am Tilly.
  John's wife."

74
"Oh, why did you
come here? Someone
  might see you!"

75
"Because you're his
      Mother."

76
"You are not to blame, 
darling child. It was
I who ruined his life -
     and yours."

77
In years of persistent,
  determined effort 
John Trott had wrung 
from the city a grundg-
  ing recognition.

78
Years have changed
Dora also - but the
freckels still remain.

79
"I am anxious to get 
back to school, but I
can't bear the thought 
of leaving you here
      alone."

80
THE FOLLOWING SPRING.
 The undying memory
of a past, that still
 lives in his every -
thought, insistently calls
him back to the scenes
    of yesterday.

81
His Mothers home.

82
"Now watch!"

83
"Mother!"

84
"John - my boy!"

85
"Now watch -
 watch me!"

86
"That awful wreck. I
couldn't believe it.
I hoped and prayed
for months - and then
  our baby came."

87
"What a fool I 
  have been!"

88
Where pathways sever.

89
"You must never lose 
faith. We will meet
again, someway, some-
  how, somewhere."

90
Conscious that his presence
must sooner or later bring
unhappiness - John decides
       to leave.

91
"You get out of town, 
and be quick about 
        it!"

92
"I know that I shouldn't 
  have come and I am
  leaving right away -
  I owe that much to 
         her."

93
   "That kind of 
talk don't go with me,
you sneak, you get
out of town today -
or I'll put you where
     you belong!"

94
"You'll regret this some
day and realize what 
a fool you've been!"

95
"I just ran your 
sweetheart out of 
      town!"

96
   "You coward -
I could never love 
 you now - I hate
      you!"

97
"She'll hate me now -
  She'll hate me!"

98
  Realizing the hope-
lessness of it all, the
decision to end things.

99
 The sole means of 
transportation back
 to the railroad.

100
"Mister Joel's crazy!
 He can't ever get
hisself back against
   dat current!"

101
"Joel?"

102
"Yes sah! That's Mister
  Joel. He sure is a
       gonner!"

103
Unhesitatingly facing
Death that the only
barrier to his happi-
ness may live - "No
man may attain higher 
    than this."

104
"I took advantage of 
you - I told old Whaley
about your mother, after-
ward I persuaded Tilly
  to marry me - she
belongs to you John. This
   is my way out."

The End

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