The Rag Man

1   
New York, a world 
  within a city - -
  where anything 
  might happen.

2
On the night of June 18th,
  in the lower east side
  St. John's Orphanage
      was - - -

3
"Are the children safe?"

4
"All but one - Father."

5
"Hey! Where you goin'
   in that kimona?"

6
The following morning - the
 home of Max Ginsberg -
     Junk Dealer.

7
His business taught him 
the gentle philosophy
 of seeing value in
     everything.

8
Dynamite - - a worn-out
 race-horse - - - now
Ginsberg's sole companion.

9
The commercial center -
 where money talks - and
 the world listens.

10
The law office of
Richard L. Scott.

11
"What do you want done
 with these Ginsberg 
 papers - - his claim is
 about outlawed, isn't it?"

12
"Ginsberg is the rightful 
owner of those patents -
but he has never been 
  able to prove it."

13
"Those unscrupulous attorneys,
    Bernard and Winkler,
disappeared - - however, I'll
   make one more effort."

14
"There's no market for 
    empty bottles."

15
"I'll pay the nickel --
but tonight I wouldn't 
    sleep a wink."

16
  "What am I - -
a sight-seeing bus?"

17
"An honest boy in this
neighborhood? - - a
nickel you should have."

18
"Why can't you give
     me a job?"

19
"Please mister - -"

20
"A job you want -
you talk like I pay
   income tax."

21
"Maybe I could watch 
    your horse."

22
"What's your name?"

23 [text appears one word at a time]
"Timothy - Patrick -
Alyoisius - Michael -
      Kelly."

24
"Oi - it sounds like
the roll call for a
St. Patrick's parade."

25
"There's two more, but 
I can't think of 'em."

26
The Wall Street District -
  where they dry clean 
  without gasoline.

27
"Ginsberg!"

28
"Don't worry, he didn't
        see me."

29
Mother Malloy - who sold
  so many apples three
  doctors went out of
       business.

30
"You've got the look 
 of an apple in your 
        eye."

31 [last line of text 
    appears after a beat]

"Couldn't you make
 two small ones out
 of this big one --
 for the same price?"

32
"Hello Max, is your 
  rheumatism all
      over?"

33
"All over - every bone 
  in my body aches."

34
"Shure and it's a good
 thing you're not a 
      herring."

35
"And what's your
      name?"

36
"Timothy Kelly."

37
"What're ye doin' with
    Mr. Ginsberg?"

38
"I'm his horse watcher."

39
"Shure, you're a fine 
    combination!"

40 [text in Hebrew dissolves to:]
"How is business - -
   without lying?"

41 [text in Hebrew dissolves to:]
"Business is great! --
     I'm lying."

42
"How do you say 'goodbye'
       in Jewish?"

43 [text in Hebrew: "Goodbye"]

44
       Misery loves company -
     and besides - that night 
            Timothy Kelly was
looking for a place to sleep.

45
"Something tells me
that I'm going to be
a great help to you -
   Mr. Ginsberg."

46
"Mr. Ginsberg, hot
water is very good
 for rheumatism."

47
"I'll take good care of 
  you, Mr. Ginsberg."

48
"Well, I guess I'll 
 have to be going, 
  Mr. Ginsberg."

49
"Here's your Chinese 
     newspaper."

50
"That's Jewish."

51
"Are you a Jewish 
      man?"

52
"Do I look like an 
     Eskimo?"

53
"Look! It stands in the
paper that Timothy 
Kelly was burned up
by the Orphanage fire."

54
"Goodbye, Mr. Ginsberg."

55
"Goodbye, Dynamite."

56
"Dynamite's a nice horse, 
     Mr. Ginsberg."

57
"Fifteen years ago by
 the Louisville Kentucky
 races - - he won the 
        derby."

58
"I wish he'd win one 
     to fit me."

59
"Why, Mr. Ginsberg,
it's raining outside."

60
"I should worry --
I ain't goin' out."

61
"Mr. Ginsberg - - do
 you happen to have
    a raincoat?"

62
"I'd have plenty raincoats
 if I hadn't been robbed."

63
"Robbed? Why, Mr. 
Ginsberg, you never
told me about that!"

64
"Look, Mr. Rosenblatt -
  my new patent will 
 save time and labor."

65
"It's a great idea,
Ginsberg - - by this
  you should make 
    a fortune."

66
"So I trusted my 
invention to a 
couple of lawyers -"

67
"They stole my patent -
   now they've got
everything - I have
      nothing."

68
"I tried for years to 
make them pay - now
I don't even know 
what's become of 
    them - -"

69
     As time passed these two 
      lonely souls were drawn 
         together by the bond 
        of human love - - and
   Max Ginsberg found himself
a partner in his own business.

70
"Now we're partners -
    fifty-fifty."

71
"Please, Uncle Max, let
 me go out today - -
  I've watched you
       buy - -"

72
"I can talk with my
hands, n' everything."

73
"How much money 
   have we?"

74 [oversize text]
"We?"

75
"Four dollars."

76
"And besides - - I'm
  a business man."

77
"What makes you 
   think so?"

78
"Anybody that could
take four dollars away 
from you must be a 
  business man."

79 [last two lines of text 
    appear after a beat]

When Alexander the 
 Great started out to
   conquer the world,
he had a great army -
Timothy Kelly had four
      dollars.

80
"Goodbye, four dollars -"

81
"- but bring back the 
  horse and wagon."

82
Dynamite's feet had been 
on cobble stones so long 
that Fifth Avenue felt
   like a mattress.

83
"I'm Mr. Kelly of Ginsberg 
and Kelly - - buying high
       class junk."

84
"We pay the highest 
prices of any firm in 
     New York."

85
"Dynamite!"

86
"Oats!"

87
"It's out of style - -"

88
"Lining's in bad condition."

89
"The moths must have 
had a wonderful time 
   in this coat!"

90
"Pants - not so good."

91
"How much, Madam?"

92
"I'll leave it to your 
       judgment."

93
"They're worth at least 
    fifteen cents."

94
"You keep the money, 
    little boy."

95
"No thanks, business 
    is business."

96
"Hello, little girl!"

97
"I'm not a girl, my
 name's Reginald!"

98
"I pay real money for 
 rags and bottles."

99
"How much apiece?"

100
"One cent."

101
"I'll take twenty-five 
     cents worth."

102
"They're full."

103
After buying all the junk 
  he could find except the 
  Battleship Washington -
Timothy Kelly was down to 
    his last dollar.

104
"Aren't you Timmy 
     Kelly?"

105
"I thought you were 
 lost in the fire."

106
"What are you doing 
       here?"

107
"Where is this Mr. 
    Ginsberg?"

108
"Oh -- he's sick --
but I'm running the
     business." 

109
"He's a very nice man - and
don't worry, Father - we're
 church-going people too."

110
"Sure, every Saturday
 he takes me to the 
     Synagogue."

111 [oversize text]
"What!!!"

112
"But every Sunday
I take him to Mass."

113
"That's fine, Tim - -
but I'm afraid I'll have 
  to take you back to 
     the new Home."

114
"Please, Father, he
needs me -- and you
wouldn't want to break 
up our business - -"

115
"Not for the world,
 Timmy -- but it's 
     my duty."

116
"But, Father - - the
  Jewish newspaper 
said I was dead - -"

117
"Well, Timmy - dead or 
alive you'll get along 
all right - good luck 
      to you."

118
After a successful day, Timothy
 Kelly, the 'rag man' finally
 established himself in the
heart of Max Ginsberg as a 
       business man.

119
"How is our little Irish 
 friend getting along?"

120
"He couldn't be any 
 smarter if he was 
  born in Moscow."

121
"My heart is full of 
 love for that boy."

122
 "You like Uncle Max,
don't you, Mrs. Malloy?"

123
"Sure, he reminds me 
of my third husband."

124
"Well, why don't you 
  two get married?"

125
"Why don't you mind 
  your business?"

126
"I'll pick me own 
    cave man."

127
"Say Kelly - - for me
 don't be a marriage 
        maker."

128
"Name, please."

129
"Richard L. Scott."

130
"Mr. Scott to see you."

131
"Show him in."

132
"Who's the kid,
   Ginsberg?"

133
"That's Kelly - - my
partner - - an Irisher."

134
"I think we're on Bernard's 
 trail at last. He's living
   somewhere in New York
    under the name of 
         Bishop."

135
"His partner, Winkler,
 seems to have dropped 
    out of sight."

136
"For me, I don't care -
it's the boy I'm thinkin'
        of now."

137
"For twenty-five cents he
  bought enough bottles 
  to make a bootlegger 
    independent - -"

138
"It looks like business
    is pretty good."

139
"Yes, I bought all of 
  these bottles for 
 twenty-five cents."

140
"They were full but 
 we emptied them."

141
"That's the best joke 
    I ever heard."

142
"Congratulations."

143
"Where did you get 
       them?"

144
"From a nice little boy 
  at 19 Park Avenue."

145
"What was the boy's 
      name?"

146 [text appears one line at a time]
"Ye Gods! 
      My boy! 
         My cellar!"

147
"He's my lawyer - he
came to tell me about 
those men who robbed 
and cheated me - -"

148
"He says that Bernard 
is in New York now,
calling himself Bishop."

149
"He can't seem to get 
any trace of the other 
fellow - - - Winkler."

150
"Vell - a clean conscience 
     gathers no moss."

151
"I'd like to see 
Mr. Bishop, please."

152
"There's no Mr. Bishop
         here."

153
"Maybe his name is 
   Bernard now."

154
"Please, I must see 
      him - -"

155
"I'm Kelly of Ginsberg and 
Kelly, 62 MacDougal Alley -
 I guess you know Uncle 
          Max."

156
"I found a letter in your old 
coat - - it was from your
partner Mr. Winkler, who
was sick in Denver, and
it told about all the money
you owe Max Ginsberg."

157
"Where is the letter?"

158
"I burned it up before 
      I knew - -"

159
"In the eyes of the law
 you have no evidence."

160
"But just the same 
the money belongs
to Uncle Max - -"

161
"Please - - you have
everything - - he has
nothing - - except me."

162
"You can't look me 
straight in the eye, 
   Mr. Bishop."

163
"But Uncle Max is poor -
he's sick - he needs help."

164
"Some day you'll be 
sorry - - Mr. Bishop."

165
"Kelly - - if you don't 
like your name - -
change it to Levinsky."

166
"- - I bragged I was
  a business man."

167
"Anybody what can fill
a junk wagon with
four dollars these days
is a business man."

168
"I'm too little to be a
business man - - I'm 
 going back where
    I belong."

169
"I tried to help you -
    but I failed."

170
"Kelly - - I love every
   mistake you make."

171
"Some day when I get 
big I'll pay you back."

172
"Please don't go, Kelly -
  ain't we fifty-fifty?"

173
"I'll send these clothes to 
  you from the Home - -"

174
"I can look you straight 
    in the eye now."

175
"Bernard - you name
 changer - you thief -"

176
"All these years you
are rich with my 
money - - you low
      life."

177
"I came here to make
       amends."

178
"It wasn't you that 
    brought me."

179
"It was that boy."

180
"I came to give you 
two hundred thousand 
      dollars."

181
"Tomorrow - - I'll give
you the money that
has been coming to
you all these years."

182
"Uncle Max - - how
about the interest?"

183
"That's Kelly - -
   my partner."

184
"Now I'll have balloon 
  tires put on that 
        wagon."

185
"I'll see you at ten in 
     the morning --"

186
"If nothing happens 
       to me."

187
"James."

188
"Drive carefully,
    please."

189
"$200,000 - - Oi - -
 I'm a millionaire."

190
"I got everything - the
 world is mine - four
        cheers."

191
"I'll buy a bath tub -"

192
"I'll have Dynamite's 
     tail bobbed."

193
"I'll buy a car load of 
        Matzos."

194
"I'll buy a brand new
 second-hand Ford."

195
"Just a minute, Mr.
Ginsberg - - don't get
so reckless with our 
      money."

196
"Oi - oi - such a business
           man."

197
"Kelly."

198
"Ginsberg."

199
Springtime - - -
 The Idle Rich.

200
"Who are those people?"

201
"They're the largest 
antique dealers in the 
        city."

202 [text increases in size]
"Fore!"

201
"I wouldn't give but 
three ninety eight."

202
"Still a business man."

THE END

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