She hikes up her dress and runs into the trees. MERLIN whimpers and
tags along behind her.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TREES - DAY
SARAH comes bursting through the trees and runs down a hill toward
the street. WE PULL BACK and WE CAN SEE an enormous steel mill on the
other side of the river. And now WE NOTICE that the light isn't pink
any more but sort of dull and hazy, and the idyllic glade is barely a
suburban park, and this is just an ordinary day in a very ordinary
AN OLD RAMBLING HOUSE - DUSK
SARAH runs up a path to an older, rambling house. She goes through
the front door, MERLIN hot on her heels, and neither one of them sees
the beautiful SNOW-WHITE BIRD that lands in a tree beside the path.
INSIDE THE ROUSE - EVENING
SARAH bursts through the front door and makes a beeline for the
stairs. She almost makes it. SARAH'S MOTHER appears in the hallway.
_Sarah_, where have you been?!!!
SARAH abruptly stops and changes to an elegantly graceful ascension
of the stairs.
SARAH (in an affected voice): I can't talk to you now. I'm in
She continues grandly on and heads for her room.
You were supposed to be home an hour ago to baby-sit for
Freddie! Don't we at least deserve an explanation?
SARAH stops and leans over the railing. She speaks with a
As Meander's Queen, I've been ... meandering. Dither me not
With that she turns and heads for her room. On the door is a sign
"Admittance by Invitation Only." SARAH'S FATHER comes into
What's that all about?
It's a part in a play, (raising her voice) but that's no
SARAH turns in her doorway. She calls down.