overcast morning. There's snow on the station platform. A
train arrives and departs.
their fortunes, battle evil, or solve
the problems of the world.
Behind the station, at the top of the hill, lies the St.
I came to save the orphanage in St.
Cloud's... many years ago.
Here in St. Cloud's, I have come to
understand that promises are rarely
kept, that the battle isn't so much
against evil as ignorance, and that
being successful can't hold a candle
to being of *use*.
here to solve.
INT. ORPHANAGE - MORNING
Even in the most enlightened times,
be solved. Here is St. Cloud's, we
life as problems.
INT. LARCH'S OFFICE - DAY
In truth, we've only had one real
His name was Homer Wells.
You know Homer, of course?
Hesitant nods. (They don't look as if they read.)
I made his name "Wells" because I
could tell he was very deep.
her father *drilled* wells, and
"Homer" was one of her family's
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