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(slams his rifle to the ground)
Dammit! And I remember the time when a bull
couldn't a stopped him from gettin' that
DAVID LEE kneels down and caresses SOUNDER's frame. NATHAN realizes that
DAVID is disturbed over his harshness.
Come here, son--
DAVID LEE goes to his father, who kneels to him, and puts both of his huge
hands on the boy's shoulders.
It's all right. He did his job -- I just got
foolish for a minute.
He gives the boy a quick embrace and rises to his feet --
If anybody's to blame, it's me -- I oughta
nailed him when I took that shot.
It was too dark, Daddy.
Yeah. We better git back to house now.
NATHAN puts his hand on SOUNDER's neck, gives him an affectionate rub. They
gather their equipment and head for home. They move out of the brush area on
to a pathway.
EXT. ROAD AND CABIN - NIGHT
This area of the road is about ten hundred feet from the front yard of the
cabin. The yard is wide, and stretches out to the very edges of the road
which comes to a horseshoe deadend about two hundred feet at the far end of
In all the years me and Sounder been tracking
down possums and coons in these woods -- he
ain't tore one of 'em up yet... He always
brought 'em back whole and healthy... And
that's the difference between a hound dog
that's dirty and mean, to one that's great
like ol' Sounder here.
EXT. THE CABIN'S FRONT YARD - NIGHT
They move through the yard, up the steps, on to the porch, and open the door
to the house.
INT. THE KITCHEN-SITTING ROOM - NIGHT
NATHAN, DAVID, and SOUNDER step into the cabin. It is an old house but it is
the home of the Morgan family so it is kept neat and clean at all times. To
one side of the area is a kitchen table, a wood stove, and an old beat-up
cabinet. To the other side are two old rockers, an old dresser, and one or
two pieces of other old living room furniture -- there are three portals in
the backdoor in the kitchen section which leads to the backyard,
and two in the sitting room which leads to the childrens' and NATHAN and