EXT. PERU - HIGH JUNGLE - DAY
The dense, lush rain forests of the eastern slopes of the
Andes, the place known as "The Eyebrow of the Jungle". Ragged,
jutting canyon walls are half-hidden by the thick mists.
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A narrow trail across the green face of the canyon. A group
of men make their way along it. At the head of the party is
an American, INDIANA JONES. He wears a short leather jacket,
a flapped holster, and a brimmed felt hat with a weird feather
stuck in the band. Behind him come two Spanish Peruvians,
SATIPO and BARRANCA. Bringing up the rear are five Yagua
INDIANS. They act as porters and are wrangling the two heavily-
packed llamas. The Indians become increasingly nervous. They
speak to each other in bursts of Quechua. The American, who
is known to his friends as Indy, glances back at them.
They're talking about the Curse again!
He turns and yells at the Indians in Quechua, his anger giving
an indication of his own fears. The party reaches a break in
the canyon wall and takes the trail through it.
When they emerge, their destination is revealed to them in
the distance. Beyond a thick stand of trees is the vegetation-
enshrouded TEMPLE OF THE CHACHAPOYAN WARRIORS.
The entire party is struck by the sight. The Indians,
terrified now, chatter away. Suddenly the three at the back
turn and run, dropping their packs as they go. Barranca yells
at the fleeing Indians and pulls his pistol out. He starts
to raise his arm to aim but Indy restrains it in a muscular
Barranca looks evilly at Indy's hand upon him. Indy releases
him and smiles in a friendly way.
We don't need them.
Satipo watches this confrontation with some concern.
I do not carry supplies.
We'll leave them. Once we've got it,
we'll be able to reach the plane by
He turns back to the trail. Satipo gets the two remaining
Indians moving behind Indy. Satipo and Barranca then have a
fast, silent communication: Barranca indicates his desire to
slit Indy's throat; Satipo gives him a look that says "Be
patient, you idiot".
THE APPROACH TO THE TEMPLE
The party fans out to fight their way through the entwined
trees that guard the temple. Visibility is cut to five feet
in the heavy mist. Satipo extracts a short, native dart from
a tree and examines the point gingerly
The Hovitos are near. The poison is
still fresh... three days. They're
following us, I tell you.