practiced hands rapidly rigging the lines, the tallcenter poles being leveraged upright, the heavy rolled-upsections of canvas being maneuvered into position, andENDING WITH the canvas being hoisted up the poles as thetent assumes its full and finished form.
NEW ANGLE - TENT
JACEY HOLT and DOUG HOLT walk along the sidewalk on theirway to school. Jacey is seventeen; he's as handsome andseemingly self-confident as his younger brother isrumpled and impulsive. Doug is fifteen, a popularculture chameleon who takes on the colors and
affectations of whomever his "hero" is at the moment
Jacey stops and stares with open-faced misery at the tenton the Abbott's front yard (the installation of the tentindicates that the Abbott's are having yet another of themany parties they throw every year).
Didn't get invited, huh?
Go to hell.
Who cares? I'm not going and Igot invited.
Who invited you?
Pam, I guess. I don't know.
Didn't open the envelope. I mean,
gets her period they have some
Oh, shut up.
pin the Kotex on the...
charges his brother to retaliate but they are rudelyinterrupted by a CAR HORN. They scurry out of the way asLLOYD ABBOTT pulls his 1957 Cadillac out of the drivewayand cruises down the street. Lloyd is a well-dressedand-
fed man in his mid-forties. A Midwestern burgher, heexudes the status he enjoys as one of the preeminentpillars of this community. Doug is embarrassed byLloyd's passing, but Jacey evidently experiences a deeperhumiliation -- he gives Doug a glance of betrayal, turnsand walks down the block.
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the busy hall.
the line was busy.
No it wasn't.
It was busy all night.
Maybe you had the wrong number?
Are you mad at me?
No. Are you mad at me?
No. Who said I was?
I just wanted to talk to you last
We can talk tonight at the party.
I wasn't invited.
Yes, you were.
No, I wasn't.
Well, now you are. But if you're
mad at me you don't have to come.
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