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ENGLISH CHORUS

In sixteen hundred seven (1607)

We sail the open sea

For glory, God and gold

And the Virginia Company

For the New World is like heaven

And we’ll all be rich and free

Or so we have been told

By the Virginia Company

So we have been told

By the Virginia Company

For glory, God and gold

And the Virginia Company

ENGLISHMAN

Ready to hoist the cannon?

ENGLISHMAN

Aye!

LON

Hey, look! Is that Smith?

BEN

That’s him, all right, the old sea dog.

THOMAS

Captain John Smith! I’ve heard some amazing stories about him.

LON

Are you coming on this voyage, too?

BEN

‘Course he is, you half-wit. You can’t fight Indians without John Smith.

JOHN SMITH

That’s right. I’m not about to let you boys have all the fun.

ENGLISH CHORUS

On the beaches of Virginny

There’s diamonds like debris

There’s silver rivers flow

And gold you pick right off a tree

With a nugget for my Winnie

And another one for me

And all the rest’ll go

To the Virginia Company

It’s glory, God and gold

And the Virginia Company

[Cut to: The Susan Constant in a storm.]

ENGLISHMAN

Full anchor release!

ENGLISHMAN

Come on, lads, come on!

ENGLISHMAN

Give me a hand, someone!

ENGLISHMAN

Watch out!

ENGLISHMAN

Faster! She’s taking up more water!

ENGLISHMAN

Look out!

THOMAS

John! Get down here! The cannons are breaking loose!

JOHN SMITH

Reef the topsails!

ENGLISHMAN

Aye, sir!

JOHN SMITH

Steady on the course. It’s all right, Thomas. We’ll get her tied off.

ENGLISHMAN

Say your prayers, lad!

ENGLISHMAN

Look out!

ENGLISHMAN

Oh no!

JOHN SMITH

Thomas, watch out!

THOMAS

Help!

ENGLISHMAN IN CROW’S NEST

Man overboard!

THOMAS

Help!

BEN

Stay your course. He’s lost.

THOMAS

Help!

JOHN SMITH

Pull the pin!

ENGLISHMAN

Aye, sir!

[John Smith jumps into the sea.]

BEN

Smith! Smith! Are you crazy?

JOHN SMITH

Hang on, Thomas. I’ve got you.

LON

Quick, the rope!

BEN

Heave! Come on, lads, pull! Pull! Pull! Put your back into it!

ENGLISHMAN

Pull! Pull!

LON

Hang on!

ENGLISHMAN

Yeah!

BEN

There, me lucky lad.

JOHN SMITH

Well, that was refreshing.

LON

Well done, Smith.

JOHN SMITH

Of course. You’d all do the same for me.

BEN

Oh, sure, sure, of course we would.

LON

Yes yes, yes. We would.

BEN

Absolutely.

RATCLIFFE

Trouble on deck?

THOMAS

Governor Ratcliffe!

JOHN SMITH

Thomas fell overboard, sir.

RATCLIFFE

Thank heavens he’s been successfully retrieved. Well done, Smith.

JOHN SMITH

Thank you, sir.

RATCLIFFE

Don’t lose heart, men. It won’t be long before we reach the New World, and remember what awaits us there: freedom—

PERCY

[Bark.]

RATCLIFFE

Prosperity—

PERCY

[Bark bark.]

RATCLIFFE

The adventure of our lives. You are the finest crew England has to offer and nothing, not wind nor rain nor a thousand bloodthirsty savages shall stand in our way. Carry on men!

ENGLISHMEN

[Cheer.]

WIGGINS

A stirring oration sir. I’m sure the men were most exhilarated.

RATCLIFFE

Let us hope so. I’ll need those witless peasants to dig up my gold, won’t I?

[Cut to: Elsewhere on deck.]

THOMAS

This New World’s going to be great, John. I’m going to get a pile of gold, build me a big house and if any Indian tries to stop me, I’ll blast him.

JOHN SMITH

You just worry about that fortune of yours, Thomas. Leave the savages to me.

LON

You think they’ll give us much trouble?

BEN

Not as much trouble as Smith’ll give them!

ENGLISHMEN

We’ll kill ourselves an Injun

JOHN SMITH

Or maybe two or three

ENGLISHMEN & JOHN SMITH

We’re stalwart men and bold

Of the Virginia Company

THOMAS

What do you suppose the New World will look like?

JOHN SMITH

Like all the others, I suppose. I’ve seen hundreds of New Worlds, Thomas. What could possibly be different about this one?

ENGLISHMEN

It’s glory, God and gold

And the Virginia company

[Transition to: The New World.]

NATIVE AMERICANS

Hega hega ya-hi-ye hega

Ya-hi-ye ne-he hega

Hega hega ya-hi-ye hega

Ya-hi-ye ne-he hega

Steady as the beating drum

Singing to the cedar flute

Seasons go and seasons come

Bring the corn and bear the fruit

By the waters sweet and clean

Where the mighty sturgeon lives

Plant the squash and reap the bean

All the earth our Mother gives

O Great Spirit, hear our song

Help us keep the ancient ways

Keep the sacred fire strong

Walk in balance all our days

Seasons go and seasons come

Steady as the beating drum

Plum to seed to bud to plum

Hega hega ya-hi-ye hega

Steady as the beating drum

Hega hega ya-hi-ye hega

Ya-hi-ye ne-he hega

Hega hega ya-hi-ye hega

Ya-hi-ye ne-he hega

KEKATA

Ka-ma wingapo Powhatan.

POWHATAN

Ay-man-ay-cho, Kekata. It’s good to be home. Chesk-cham-ay! The Massawomecks are defeated! With the help of our brothers, our villages are safe again!

NATIVE AMERICANS

[Cheer.]

KEKATA

Your return has brought much joy to the village. Look at all the smiling faces.

POWHATAN

Yes, but there is one smiling face I don’t see. Where is my daughter?

KEKATA

You know Pocahontas. She has her mother’s spirit. She goes wherever the wind takes her.

[Transition to: Top of cliff.]

NAKOMA

Pocahontas! Your father’s back! Come down here!

POCAHONTAS

He’s back, Flit! Come on, Meeko.

NAKOMA

No, not that… way.

[Pocahontas dives into the river.]

NAKOMA

Show-off. Pocahontas? Pocahontas? Are you all right? Well, you better be all right because I’m not coming in after you…! [Coughs.] Don’t you think we’re getting a little old for these games?

NAKOMA & POCAHONTAS

[Laugh.]

POCAHONTAS

Help me turn this thing over.

NAKOMA

What were you doing up there?

POCAHONTAS

Thinking. Meeko!

NAKOMA

About the dream again? Oh, have you figured it out yet?

POCAHONTAS

I know it means something, I just don’t know what.

NAKOMA

You should ask your father about it.

POCAHONTAS

Maybe I should. Come on, Flit. Quit playing around, we have to get back.

[Transition to: The Powhatan Village.]

POWHATAN

…faced a determined enemy. The battle lasted from the rising of the sun until the evening shadows fell. Our warriors fought with courage, but none as bravely as Kocoum. He attacked with the fierce strength of the bear. He has proven himself to be the greatest…

NAKOMA

Oh, he’s so handsome.

POWHATAN (off-screen)

… and the finest…

POCAHONTAS

I especially love his smile.

POWHATAN

… destroying every enemy in his path. Tonight we will feast in his honor.

NATIVE AMERICANS

[Cheer.]

POWHATAN

My daughter.

POCAHONTAS

Wingapo, father.

POWHATAN

Seeing you gives me great joy.

POCAHONTAS

I am so glad you’ve come home safely.

POWHATAN

Come with me, we have much to talk about. I want to hear everything you’ve been doing.

POCAHONTAS

Father, for many nights now I’ve been having a very strange dream. I think it’s telling me something’s about to happen, something exciting.

POWHATAN

Yes, something exciting is about to happen.

POCAHONTAS

Really, what is it?

POWHATAN

Kocoum has asked to seek your hand in marriage.

POCAHONTAS

Marry Kocoum?

POWHATAN

I told him it would make my heart soar.

POCAHONTAS

But he’s so… serious.

POWHATAN

My daughter, Kocoum will make a fine husband. He is loyal and strong and will build you a good house with sturdy walls. With him you will be safe from harm.

POCAHONTAS

Father, I think my dream is pointing me down another path.

POWHATAN

This is the right path for you.

POCAHONTAS

But why can’t I choose—

POWHATAN

Pocahontas, come with me. You are the daughter of the chief. It is time to take your place among our people. Even the wild mountain stream must someday join the big river.

As the river cuts his path

Though the river’s proud and strong

He will choose the smoothest course

That’s why rivers live so long

They’re steady as the steady beating drum

Your mother wore this for our wedding. It was her dream to see you wear it at your own. It suits you.

[Transition to: Pocahontas alone at the riverside.]

POCAHONTAS

He wants me to be steady… Like the river. But it’s not steady at all.

What I love most about rivers is

You can’t step in the same river twice

The water’s always changing, always flowing

But people, I guess, can’t live like that We all must pay a price

To be safe we lose our chance of ever knowing

What’s around the riverbend

Waiting just around the riverbend

I look once more

Just about the riverbend

Beyond the shore

Where the gulls fly free

Don’t know what for

What I dream the day might send

Just around the riverbend

For me

Coming for me

I feel it there beyond those trees

Or right behind these waterfalls

Can I ignore that sound of distant drumming?

For a handsome, sturdy husband

Who builds handsome, sturdy walls

And never dreams that something might be coming

Just around the riverbend

Just around the riverbend

I look once more

Just around the riverbend

Beyond the shore

Somewhere past the sea

Don’t know what for

Why do all my dreams extend

Just around the riverbend

Just around the riverbend

Should I choose the smoothest course?

Steady as the beating drum

Should I marry Kocoum?

Is all my dreaming at an end?

Or do you still wait for me, Dream Giver

Just around the riverbend?

[Transition to: Pocahontas arriving at Grandmother Willow’s glen.]

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Is that my Pocahontas?

POCAHONTAS

Grandmother Willow, I need to talk to you.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Good morning, child. I was hoping you’d visit today. Why, your mother’s necklace!

POCAHONTAS

That’s what I wanted to talk to you about. My father wants me to marry Kocoum.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Kocoum? But he’s so serious.

POCAHONTAS

I know. My father thinks it’s the right path for me. But lately I’ve been having this dream and I think it’s—

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Oh, a dream! Let’s hear all about it!

ANIMALS

[Chatter.]

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Quiet! Quiet!

FROG

[Ribbit.]

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Now, child, you were saying.

POCAHONTAS

Well, I’m running through the woods and then right there in front of me is an arrow. As I look at it, it starts to spin.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

A spinning arrow? How unusual.

POCAHONTAS

Yes! It spins faster and faster and faster until suddenly it stops.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Hmm. Well, seems to me this spinning arrow is pointing you down your path.

POCAHONTAS

But Grandmother Willow, what is my path? How am I ever going to find it?

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

[Chuckle.] Your mother asked me the very same question.

POCAHONTAS

She did? What did you tell her?

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

I told her to listen. All around you are spirits, child. They live in the earth, the water, the sky. If you listen, they will guide you.

WIND SPIRITS

Ay ay ay na ay ay na

POCAHONTAS

I hear the wind.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Yes, what is it telling you?

POCAHONTAS

I don’t understand.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Que que na-to-ra

You will understand

Listen with your heart

You will understand

Let it break upon you

Like a wave upon the sand

POCAHONTAS

It’s saying something’s coming! Strange clouds?

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Listen with your heart

You will understand

WIND SPIRITS

You will understand

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

What do you see?

POCAHONTAS

Clouds. Strange clouds.

[Cut to: The Susan Constant.]

RATCLIFFE

Look at it, Wiggins. An entire New World chock full of gold, just waiting for me.

WIGGINS

And scores of adventures waiting for us, right, Percy? Do you think we’ll meet some savages?

RATCLIFFE

If we do, we should be sure to give them a proper English greeting.

WIGGINS

Oh, gift baskets!

RATCLIFFE

And he came so highly recommended.

[John Smith enters.]

JOHN SMITH

It’s perfect, Governor. The water’s deep enough, we can pull right up to shore. Hey there, Percy.

RATCLIFFE

Very well, then. Give the order.

JOHN SMITH

Already done, sir. I’ve got a crew assembled and they’re ready to go.

RATCLIFFE

About the natives, I’m counting on you to make sure those filthy heathens don’t disrupt our mission.

JOHN SMITH

Well, if they’re anything like the savages I’ve fought before, it’s nothing I can’t handle.

RATCLIFFE

Right. That’ll be all, Smith, there’s a good man.

JOHN SMITH

See ya, Percy.

RATCLIFFE

The men like Smith, don’t they? I’ve never been a popular man.

WIGGINS

I like you.

RATCLIFFE

And don’t think I don’t know what those backstabbers at court say about me.

WIGGINS

Oh yes, all that talk about you being a pathetic social climber who’s failed at everything he’s—

RATCLIFFE

I’m very well aware that this is my last chance for glory. But mark my words, Wiggins, when King James see the gold these peasants unearth success will be mine, at last.

[Cut to: Exterior, on deck, Susan Constant.]

BEN

Wake up! Shake a leg!

LON

It’s incredible.

THOMAS

And it’s all ours. I’ve never seen anything like it.

BEN

It can look like Ratcliffe’s knickers, for all I care, just as long as we get off this stinking boat.

JOHN SMITH

Come on, men, we didn’t come all this way just to look at it.

[They row ashore as Pocahontas watches.]

BEN

Keep it taut, lads, keep it taut! Steady, steady.

LON

Ah, that’s far enough! All right now, tie her off.

THOMAS

Here, John, tie up this end. John? John? What are you doing up there?

JOHN SMITH

Getting a better look. [Meeko bumps into him.] Hey! Well, you’re a strange-looking fellow. You hungry? Here you go, it’s a biscuit. It’s food… Well, sort of. You like it, eh? Well, try eating it for four months straight. You got a friend back there? [Flit attacks him.] Hey, what, what, watch out! No… Get that… Look out!

THOMAS

John! You better get down here! The Governor’s coming ashore!

JOHN SMITH

All right, all right, I’m leaving.

[Transition to: Interior, Powhatan camp.]

NATIVE AMERICAN

Did you see their skin? Pale and sickly.

NATIVE AMERICAN

They have hair on their faces like dogs.

POWHATAN

My brothers, we must know more about these visitors. Kekata, what do you see?

KEKATA

[Chanting.] These are not men like us, but strange beasts with bodies that shine like the sun and weapons that spout fire and thunder. They prowl the earth like ravenous wolves consuming everything in their path.

KOCOUM

Great Powhatan. I will lead our warriors to the river and attack. We will destroy these invaders the way we destroyed the Massawomecks.

POWHATAN

Kocoum, in that battle we knew how to fight our enemy, but these pale visitors are strange to us. Take some men to the river to observe them. Let us hope they do not intend to stay.

[Cut to: Exterior, English settlement, day.]

RATCLIFFE

I hereby claim this land and all its riches in the name of His Majesty King James the first, and do so name this settlement Jamestown.

ENGLISHMEN

[Cheer.]

WIGGINS

Bravo! Bravo! Beautifully spoken, sir! Hurry now, Percy. We must be all squeaky clean for the New World. [Exits.]

[Cut to: Exterior, on shore, day.]

RATCLIFFE

Captain Smith! It appears I’ve selected the perfect location, eh? Not a savage in sight.

JOHN SMITH

Just because we don’t see them doesn’t mean they’re not out there, sir.

RATCLIFFE

Well then, perhaps you should venture forth and determine their whereabouts, hmm?

JOHN SMITH

If there are any Indians out there, I’ll find them.

RATCLIFFE

Now, gentlemen, to work. You men, get the ship unloaded.

ENGLISHMAN

Right, sir.

RATCLIFFE

You men build the fort. The rest of you… Break out the shovels! It’s time to start digging.

BEN & LON

Digging?

RATCLIFFE

Why, of course! Let’s not forget what the Spanish found when they came to the New World. Gold, mountains of it. Why, for years they’ve been ravaging the New World of its most precious resources but now… It’s our turn.

The gold of Cortéz

The jewels of Pizarro

Will seem like mere trinkets

By this time tomorrow

The gold we find here

Will dwarf them by far

Oh, with all ya got in ya, boys

Dig up Virginia, boys

Mine, boys, mine, every mountain

And dig, boys, dig ‘til ya drop

Grab a pick, boys

Quick, boys

Shove in a shovel

Uncover those lovely

Pebbles that sparkle and shine

It’s gold

And it’s mine, mine, mine

ENGLISHMEN

Dig and dig and dig and diggety

Dig and dig and dig and diggety-dig…

WIGGINS

Hey nonny nonny

Ho nonny nonny

RATCLIFFE

Ooh, how I love it

WIGGINS

Hey nonny nonny

Ho nonny nonny

RATCLIFFE

Riches for cheap

WIGGINS

Hey nonny nonny

Ho nonny nonny

RATCLIFFE

There’ll be heaps of it

And I’ll be on top of the heap

My rivals back home

It’s not that I’m bitter

But think how they’ll squirm

When they see how I glitter

The ladies in court

Will be all a-twitter

The king will reward me

He’ll knight me

No! Lord me

It’s mine, mine, mine

For the taking

It’s mine, boys

Mine me that gold

With those nuggets dug

It’s glory they’ll give me

My dear friend King Jimmy

Will probably build me a shrine

When all of the gold

Is mine

ENGLISHMEN

Dig and dig and dig and diggety

Dig and dig and dig and diggety-dig

JOHN SMITH

All of my life I have searched for land like this one

A wilder more challenging country I couldn’t design

Hundreds of dangers await and I don’t plan to miss one

In a land I can claim, a land I can tame

The greatest adventure is mine

RATCLIFFE

Keep on working, lads

JOHN SMITH

Mine

RATCLIFFE

Don’t be shirking, lads

Mine, boys, mine

Mine me that gold

ENGLISHMEN

Dig, dig, and diggety

RATCLIFFE

Beautiful gold

ENGLISHMEN

Dig, dig, for that gold

Make this island

My land

RATCLIFFE

Make the mounds big, boys

I’d help you to dig, boys

But I’ve got this crick in me spine

JOHN SMITH

This land we behold

RATCLIFFE

This beauty untold

JOHN SMITH

A man can be bold

RATCLIFFE

It all can be sold

ENGLISHMEN

So go for the gold

We know which is here

RATCLIFFE

Is

ENGLISHMEN

All the riches here

RATCLIFFE

Mine

ENGLISHMEN

From this minute

RATCLIFFE

Mine

ENGLISHMEN

This land and what’s in it is

ALL

Mine

ENGLISHMEN

Dig and dig and diggety-dig

Hey nonny nonny, it’s mine

[Transition to: Exterior, waterfall, day. Pocahontas stalks John Smith.]

JOHN SMITH

No, wait! Please! Please! Don’t run off. It’s all right, I’m not gonna hurt you. Here, let me help you out of there.

POCAHONTAS

Mat-ta-que na-to-rath.

JOHN SMITH

You don’t understand a word I’m saying, do you? It’s all right.

WIND SPIRIT

Ay ay ay na ay ay na

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW (off-screen)

Listen with your heart

You will understand

Let it break upon you

Like a wave upon the sand

JOHN SMITH

Who are you?

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW (off-screen)

Listen with your heart

You will understand

POCAHONTAS

Pocahontas.

JOHN SMITH

What? What did you say?

POCAHONTAS

My name is Pocahontas.

JOHN SMITH

I’m John Smith.

[Cut to: Exterior, Jamestown, day.]

RATCLIFFE

That’s it. Keep at it, men. Keep digging. It’s got to be here somewhere.

NAMONTACK

There’s thirty more of them, down by the ridge.

KOCOUM

That makes more than a hundred.

RATCLIFFE

Anything yet?

THOMAS

Nothing but rocks and dirt, sir.

LON

Um, how long are we gonna keep digging like this, sir?

BEN

Aye, we’re slaving away, busting our backs, day and night—

RATCLIFFE

For king and country, I know, I know, and I share your fatigue. Wiggins! Wiggins!

WIGGINS

Coming!

RATCLIFFE

Dispose of this.

WIGGINS

[To Percy.] Who’s a good doggy? Who’s a good doggy? Fetch, boy!

RATCLIFFE

Savages! It’s an ambush, arm yourselves!

WIGGINS

Run!

RATCLIFFE

Arm yourselves! Make sure every man has a musket! Shoot! [Thomas trips over a log and his rifle goes off accidentally, firing right between Ratcliffe's legs.] Them, you idiot! Where’s that blasted Smith when I need him?

KOCOUM

Namontack!

KOCOUM

Back to the village!

[The Natives flee.]

ENGLISHMEN

[Cheer.]

RATCLIFFE Shut up, shut up, you fools! They’ll be back. Everyone back to camp. Get the rest of the cannons ashore and finish building the fort!

BEN

Aye, Governor!

RATCLIFFE

[To Thomas.] And you! Learn to use that thing properly. A man’s not a man unless he knows how to shoot.

[Cut to: Interior, medicinal tent, Powhatan camp.]

KEKATA

[Chanting.]

POWHATAN

These beasts invade our shores, and now this.

KEKATA

[Chanting.] This wound is strange to me.

POWHATAN

We will fight this enemy, but we cannot do it alone. Kocoum, send messengers to every village in our nation. We will call on our brothers to help us fight. [Steps outside the tent.] These White Men are dangerous! No one is to go near them.

[Cut to: Exterior, a riverside, day.]

JOHN SMITH

It’s called a helmet.

POCAHONTAS

Helmet.

JOHN SMITH

So, what river is this?

POCAHONTAS

Quiyoughcohannock.

JOHN SMITH

You have most unusual names here. Chicahominy. Quiyough - Quiyoughcohannock. Pocahontas.

POCAHONTAS

You have the most unusual name, too. John Smith.

JOHN SMITH

[Pulls Meeko out of his bag.] Hey! Is this bottomless pit a friend of yours?

POCAHONTAS

Meeko!

JOHN SMITH Well, how do you do, Meeko? It’s all right, it’s just a handshake. Here, let me show you.

POCAHONTAS

Nothing’s happening.

JOHN SMITH

No, no, I need your hand first. It’s how we say hello.

POCAHONTAS

This is how we say hello. Wingapo.

JOHN SMITH

Wingapo.

POCAHONTAS

And how we say goodbye. Ana.

JOHN SMITH

I like hello better. [Flit charges at him.] Yeah, I remember you.

POCAHONTAS

Flit just doesn’t like strangers.

JOHN SMITH

But I’m not a stranger anymore. Hmm, stubborn little fellow, isn’t he?

POCAHONTAS

Very stubborn.

[Meeko steals John’s compass.]

JOHN SMITH

Hey!

POCAHONTAS

Meeko! Come back here!

JOHN SMITH

Don’t worry, he can’t hurt it. [Meeko hits it against a rock.] Hey, what are you doing?!

POCAHONTAS

Meeko bring that back!

[Meeko climbs up a tree.]

JOHN SMITH

No, no, it’s all right. He can keep it. Call it a gift.

POCAHONTAS

What was that?

JOHN SMITH

My compass.

POCAHONTAS

Compass?

JOHN SMITH

It tells you how to find your way when you get lost. But it’s all right, I’ll get another one in London.

POCAHONTAS

London? Is that your village?

JOHN SMITH

Yes, it’s a very big village.

POCAHONTAS

What’s it like?

JOHN SMITH

Well, it’s got streets filled with carriages and bridges over the rivers and buildings as tall as trees.

POCAHONTAS

I’d like to see those things.

JOHN SMITH

You will.

POCAHONTAS

How?

JOHN SMITH

We’re going to build them here. We’ll show your people how to use this land properly. How to make the most of it.

POCAHONTAS

Make the most of it?

JOHN SMITH

Yes, we’ll build roads and decent houses and—

POCAHONTAS

Our houses are fine.

JOHN SMITH

You think that, only because you don’t know any better. [Pocahontas starts to leave.] Wait a minute, don’t take it that – [Flit attacks him.] Hey, hey, wait! Wait, wait! There’s so much we can teach you. We’ve improved the lives of savages all over the world.

POCAHONTAS

Savages?!

JOHN SMITH

Uh, not that you’re a savage.

POCAHONTAS

Just my people.

JOHN SMITH

No, listen, that’s not what I meant. Let me explain—

POCAHONTAS

Let go!

JOHN SMITH

No, I’m not letting you leave. Look, don’t do this. ‘Savage’ is just a word. You know. A term for… people who are uncivilized.

POCAHONTAS

Like me.

JOHN SMITH

Well, when I say uncivilized, what I mean is – is…

POCAHONTAS

What you mean is, not like you.

You think I’m an ignorant savage

And you’ve been so many places, I guess it must be so

But still I cannot see

If the savage one is me

How can there be so much that you don’t know?

You don’t know

You think you own whatever land you land on

The earth is just a dead thing you can claim

But I know every rock and tree and creature

Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people

Are the people who look and think like you

But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger

You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue-corn moon?

Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?

Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain?

Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest

Come taste the sun-sweet berries of the earth

Come roll in all the riches all around you

And for once, never wonder what they’re worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers

The heron and the otter are my friends

And we are all connected to each other

In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high does the sycamore grow?

If you cut it down, then you’ll never know

And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue-corn moon

For whether we are white or copper-skinned

We need to sing with all the voices of the mountain

We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the earth and still

All you’ll own is earth until

You can paint with all the colors of the wind

JOHN SMITH

What is it?

POCAHONTAS

The drums. They mean trouble. I shouldn’t be here.

JOHN SMITH

I want to see you again.

POCAHONTAS

I can’t.

JOHN SMITH

Please, don’t leave.

POCAHONTAS

I’m sorry. I have to go.

[Cut to: Exterior, Jamestown, dark rainy day.]

BEN

All right! This one’s ready to hoist!

LON

Two on each side. Ready now, push! Watch it, it’s slipping!

BEN

Come on, lads, it’s only a little picket fence.

LON

Steady, steady!

BEN

There you go!

THOMAS

That’ll keep everything out, eh, John? Something wrong, John?

JOHN SMITH

What?

THOMAS

You’ve been awfully quiet the last few days.

LON

Oh, he’s just mad that he missed all the action.

THOMAS

Ah, don’t worry, John. You’ll get your chance to deal with the Indians.

LON

Yeah, we’ll take care of them like that we did last time, eh mates?

We shot ourselves an Injun

Or maybe two or three

BEN

All right, you howling nutter, get to work!

LON

Come on, Ben. It’s just a little fun.

BEN

Oh sure, we’re having loads of fun. Right, look at us. No gold, no food, while Ratcliffe sits up in his tent all day happy as a clam.

[Cut to: Interior, Ratcliffe’s tent.]

RATCLIFFE

I’m doomed! I should be wallowing in riches right now and I haven’t seen so much as a speck! It’s got to be here somewhere. Where could it be? I’ve mined the forests and the hills and swamps, and nothing! Why can’t I find it? What am I overlooking?

WIGGINS

Ah!

RATCLIFFE

[Gasp.]

WIGGINS

I… I… I made it myself.

RATCLIFFE

Take that silly… Of course, the Indians! Wiggins, why do you think those insolent heathens attacked us?

WIGGINS

Because we invaded their land and cut down their trees and dug up their earth?

RATCLIFFE

It’s the gold! They have it and they don’t want us to take it from them. Well, I’ll just have to take it by force then, won’t I?

[Cut to: Exterior, Jamestown settlement.]

RATCLIFFE

You there! Where’s Captain Smith?

LON

Well, he’s… gone!

BEN

Aye, your singing must have scared him off.

RATCLIFFE

Well, then go get him, for heaven’s sake!

LON

What if we run into the Indians?

RATCLIFFE

That’s what guns are for, now arm yourselves and get moving!

[Cut to: Exterior, Powhatan corn field, day.]

POWHATAN

Pocahontas! You should be inside the village.

POCAHONTAS

We’ll be all right.

NAKOMA

We’re gathering food for when the warriors arrive.

POWHATAN

Don’t go far. Now is not the time to be running off.

POCAHONTAS

Yes, father.

POWHATAN

When I see you wear that necklace, you look just like your mother.

POCAHONTAS

I miss her.

POWHATAN

But she is still with us. Whenever the wind blows through the trees, I feel her presence. Our people looked to her for wisdom and strength. Someday, they will look to you as well.

POCAHONTAS

I would be honored by that.

POWHATAN

You shouldn’t be out here alone. I’ll send for Kocoum. [Exits.]

NAKOMA All right, what is it?

POCAHONTAS

What?

NAKOMA

You’re hiding something.

POCAHONTAS

I’m not hiding anything.

NAKOMA

Pocahontas, you can tell me, I promise I won’t tell anyone —

[John Smith enters.]

NAKOMA

[Gasp.] Pocahontas, look! It’s one of them! I’m going to get— [Pocahontas covers her mouth.]

POCAHONTAS

What are you doing here?

NAKOMA

Mmm?!

JOHN SMITH

I had to see you again.

NAKOMA

Mmm!

KOCOUM

Pocahontas!

NAKOMA

Mmm!

KOCOUM

Pocahontas!

POCAHONTAS

Please, don’t say anything. Quick, this way.

NAKOMA

But—

[Pocahontas and John exit.]

KOCOUM

Nakoma, where is Pocahontas?

NAKOMA

I… I haven’t seen her.

KOCOUM

Pocahontas can’t keep running off. It’s dangerous out there. Tell her that. She listens to you.

NAKOMA

Huh, sure she does.

[Cut to: Exterior, Grandmother Willow’s glen, day.]

JOHN SMITH

This place is incredible! And to think, we came all this way just to dig it up for gold.

POCAHONTAS

Gold?

JOHN SMITH

Hey, Meeko.

POCAHONTAS

What’s gold?

JOHN SMITH

You know, it’s… It’s yellow, comes out of the ground, it’s really valuable.

POCAHONTAS

Oh, here, we’ve lots of it. [Takes out an ear of corn.] Gold.

JOHN SMITH

No… Gold is this. [Takes out a gold coin.]

POCAHONTAS

Hmm, there’s nothing like that around here.

JOHN SMITH

No gold?

POCAHONTAS

Not that I’ve seen.

JOHN SMITH

[Laughs.] All this way for nothing. Those boys are in for a big surprise.

POCAHONTAS

Will they leave?

JOHN SMITH

Some of them might.

POCAHONTAS

Will you go home?

JOHN SMITH

Well, it’s not like I have much of a home to go back to. I’ve never really belonged anywhere.

POCAHONTAS

You could belong here.

WIND SPIRIT

Ay ay ay na ay ay na…

JOHN SMITH

What was that?

POCAHONTAS

Did you see something?

JOHN SMITH

No… No, I just, uh… I… I didn’t see anything. Did I?

POCAHONTAS

Look again.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Let it break upon you

Like a wave upon the sand

Hello, John Smith.

JOHN SMITH

Pocahontas, the tree is talking to me.

POCAHONTAS

Then you should talk back.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Don’t be frightened, young man. My bark is worse than my bite.

POCAHONTAS

Say something.

JOHN SMITH

What do you say to a tree?

POCAHONTAS

Anything you want.

JOHN SMITH

So, uh…

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Come closer, John Smith. He has a good soul. And he’s handsome, too.

JOHN SMITH

Oh, I like her.

POCAHONTAS

I knew you would.

BEN (off-screen)

Smith! Smith! Where are ya, mate?

JOHN SMITH

We can’t let them see us.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Quick, over here.

LON

This place gives me the creeps. Savages could be hiding anywhere.

BEN

Aye, well, if you spot one, don’t ask questions. Just shoot.

[Grandmother Willow trips them.]

BEN & LON

Oh!

BEN

Watch your feet, you big oaf!

LON

It wasn’t me, it was the tree.

BEN

Oh of course, the tree just felt like lifting its roots and… Let’s get out of here. Run!

LON

But what about Smith?

BEN

He’s a big lad, he can take care of himself.

[Lon and Ben exit.]

JOHN SMITH

I’m glad you’re on our side.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

There’s still some snap in these old vines.

JOHN SMITH

I better get back before they send the whole camp out after me.

POCAHONTAS

When will I see you again?

JOHN SMITH

Meet me tonight, right here. [Exits.]

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Well, I haven’t had this much excitement in 200 years.

POCAHONTAS

What am I doing? I shouldn’t be seeing him again. I mean, I want to see him again—

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Who wouldn’t? I want to see him again.

POCAHONTAS

But still, something inside is telling me it’s the right thing.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Perhaps it’s your dream.

POCAHONTAS

My dream? Do you think he’s the one the spinning arrow was pointing to?

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Mm-hmm!

[Cut to: Exterior, Powhatan village, sunset.]

NATIVE AMERICAN

The warriors are here!

[Pocahontas arrives.]

NAKOMA

Pocahontas, are you crazy? What were you doing with that—

KOCOUM

There you are!

POCAHONTAS

Kocoum!

KOCOUM

Look at them. Now we have enough warriors to destroy those white demons!

POWHATAN

Now that we are joined by our brothers, we will defeat this enemy.

[Pocahontas runs to her father.]

POCAHONTAS

Father, I need to speak with you.

POWHATAN

Not now, my daughter. The council is gathering.

POCAHONTAS

We don’t have to fight them! There must be a better way.

POWHATAN

Sometimes our paths are chosen for us.

POCAHONTAS

But maybe we should try talking to them.

POWHATAN

They do not want to talk.

POCAHONTAS

But if one of them did want to talk, you would listen to him, wouldn’t you?

POWHATAN

Pocahontas—

POCAHONTAS

Wouldn’t you?

POWHATAN

Of course I would. But it is not that simple. Nothing is simple anymore.

[Cut to: Exterior, Jamestown, sunset.]

JOHN SMITH

Easy, Thomas. It’s me.

THOMAS

Oh, John! I could’ve killed you!

JOHN SMITH

Not aiming like that, you couldn’t. Keep both eyes open when you shoot. You’ll see twice as well.

BEN

Smith! There ya are!

LON

We were looking all over for you.

RATCLIFFE

Smith! Where have you been?

JOHN SMITH

I was out scouting the terrain, sir.

RATCLIFFE

Excellent. Then you must know the Indians’ whereabouts. We’ll need that information for the battle.

JOHN SMITH

What battle?

RATCLIFFE

We will eliminate these savages once and for all.

JOHN SMITH

No! You can’t do that!

RATCLIFFE

Oh? Can’t I?

JOHN SMITH

Look, we don’t have to fight them.

THOMAS

John, what’s gotten into you?

JOHN SMITH

I met one of them.

BEN

You what?

THOMAS

A savage?

JOHN SMITH

They’re not savages, they can help us. They know the land, they know how to navigate the rivers. And, look! It’s food!

LON

What is it?

JOHN SMITH

It’s better than hardtack and gruel, that’s for sure.

WIGGINS

I like gruel.

RATCLIFFE

They don’t want to feed us, you ninnies! They want to kill us! All of us! They’ve got our gold, and they’ll do anything to keep it!

JOHN SMITH

But there is no gold!

BEN

No… gold?

RATCLIFFE

And I suppose your little Indian friend told you this.

JOHN SMITH

Yes.

RATCLIFFE

Lies! Lies, all of it! Murderous thieves, there’s no room for their kind in civilized society.

JOHN SMITH

But this is their land!

RATCLIFFE

This is my land! I make the laws here. And I say anyone so much as looks at an Indian without killing him on sight, will be tried for treason and hanged.

[Cut to: Exterior, Powhatan village, night.]

NAKOMA

Pocahontas!

POCAHONTAS

Nakoma!

NAKOMA

Don’t go out there. I lied for you once, don’t ask me to do it again.

POCAHONTAS

I have to do this.

NAKOMA

He’s one of them!

POCAHONTAS

You don’t know him.

NAKOMA

You go out there, you’ll be turning your back on your own people.

POCAHONTAS

I’m trying to help my people.

NAKOMA

Pocahontas, please… You’re my best friend, I don’t want you to get hurt.

POCAHONTAS

I won’t, I know what I’m doing.

NAKOMA

Pocahontas, no!

[Cut to: Exterior, Jamestown settlement, night.]

BEN … Ratcliffe wouldn’t take us halfway around the world for nothing.

LON

But what if Smith is right? What if there is no gold?

ENGLISHMAN

If you ask me, Ratcliffe’s been lying to us since we left London.

BEN

Listen to you, you bunch of idiots. Those savages didn’t attack us for nothing, they’re hiding something.

LON

If they do have the gold, I reckon we’ll have to fight them.

ENGLISHMAN

Not me. I'm not risking my neck...

ENGLISHMAN

Either too hot or too cold.

ENGLISHMAN

I haven't been comfortable since we got here.

ENGLISHMAN

Me too. I'm itching a lot.

[Thomas follows John to the edge of the settlement.]

THOMAS

[Gasp.]

RATCLIFFE

Follow him.

THOMAS

Yes, Governor.

RATCLIFFE

I want to know where he’s sneaking off to.

THOMAS

Yes, sir.

RATCLIFFE

And if you happen to see any Indians, shoot them. Oh, and Thomas? You’ve been a slipshod sailor and a poor excuse for a soldier. Don’t disappoint me again.

[Cut to: Interior, Kocoum’s tent.]

NAKOMA

Kocoum?

KOCOUM

What is it?

NAKOMA

It’s Pocahontas.

KOCOUM

What’s wrong? Is she all right?

NAKOMA

I think she’s in trouble.

[Cut to: Exterior, Grandmother Willow’s glen, night.]

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

The earth is trembling, child. What’s happened?

POCAHONTAS

The warriors are here!

JOHN SMITH

Pocahontas!

POCAHONTAS

John!

JOHN SMITH

Listen to me. My men are planning to attack your people. You’ve got to warn them.

POCAHONTAS

Maybe it’s not too late to stop this. You have to come with me and talk to my father.

JOHN SMITH

Pocahontas, talking isn’t going to do any good. I already tried talking to my men but everything about this land has them spooked.

[Percy enters.]

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

That’s the strangest creature I’ve ever seen!

[Percy chases Meeko.]

JOHN SMITH

Percy! Easy, Percy, come here!

POCAHONTAS

Meeko, come back!

JOHN SMITH

You see what I mean? Once two sides want to fight, nothing can stop them.

POCAHONTAS

Come, come here!

JOHN SMITH

It’s all right, he’s a friend. Bad, bad dog! Sit!

POCAHONTAS

What are you doing? Meeko!

JOHN SMITH

Percy, get back here! Stop that!

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

All right, that’s enough! It’s enough to make your sap boil. Now then, there’s something I want to show you. Look. [Touches a vine to the river surface.]

POCAHONTAS

The ripples.

JOHN SMITH

What about them?

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

So small at first, then look how they grow. But someone has to start them.

JOHN SMITH

They’re not going to listen to us.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Young man, sometimes the right path is not the easiest one. Don’t you see, only when the fighting stops can you can be together.

JOHN SMITH

All right, let’s go talk to your father.

[Pocahontas and John embrace, then kiss. Kocoum and Thomas are watching.]

KOCOUM

[War cry.]

POCAHONTAS

[Gasp.]

[Kocoum attacks John.]

POCAHONTAS

Kocoum, no! Kocoum! Leave him alone! [Gasps.] Kocoum, stop!

[Thomas loads his gun.]

THOMAS (v.o.)

Both eyes open!

[Thomas shoots. Kocoum falls, Kocoum grabs hold onto Pocahontas by her necklace and it breaks into tiny little pieces. Kocoum falls into the pond]

POCAHONTAS

[Gasp.]

JOHN SMITH

Thomas!

THOMAS

Is he…?

POCAHONTAS

You killed him!

THOMAS

I thought that—

POCAHONTAS

Get away from him!

JOHN SMITH

Pocahontas, it won’t help! He was only—

POCAHONTAS

He killed him!

NATIVE AMERICAN WARRIORS

[Shouting.]

JOHN SMITH

Thomas, get out of here. Get out of here!

[Thomas exits. John is captured.]

[Cut to: Exterior, Powhatan village, night.]

POWHATAN

Who did this?

NATIVE AMERICAN WARRIOR

Pocahontas was out in the woods. Kocoum went to find her and this white man attacked them.

POWHATAN

Your weapons are strong. But now our anger is stronger. At sunrise he will be the first to die!

POCAHONTAS

But father!

POWHATAN

I told you to stay in the village. You disobeyed me. You have shamed your father!

POCAHONTAS

I was only trying to help.

POWHATAN

Because of your foolishness, Kocoum is dead! Take him away. [Exits.]

POCAHONTAS

Kocoum was just coming to protect me.

NAKOMA

Pocahontas, I sent Kocoum after you. I was worried about you. I thought I was doing the right thing.

POCAHONTAS

All of this happened because of me… And now I’ll never see John Smith again.

NAKOMA

Come with me.

[Cut to: Exterior, the prison tent, Powhatan village.]

NAKOMA

Pocahontas wants to look into the eyes of the man who killed Kocoum.

NATIVE AMERICAN WARRIOR

Be quick.

[Pocahontas enters tent.]

JOHN SMITH

Pocahontas!

POCAHONTAS

I’m so sorry.

JOHN SMITH

For what, this? I’ve gotten out of worse scrapes than this. Can’t think of any right now, but…

POCAHONTAS

It would’ve been better if we’d never met, none of this would’ve happened.

JOHN SMITH

Pocahontas, look at me. I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.

If I never knew you

If I never felt this love

I would have no inkling of

How precious life can be

If I never held you

I would never have a clue

How at last I’d find in you

The missing part of me

In this world so full of fear

Full of rage and lies

I can see the truth so clear

In your eyes

So dry your eyes

And I’m so grateful to you

I’d have lived my whole life through

Lost forever, if I never knew you

POCAHONTAS

I thought our love would be so beautiful

Somehow we’d make the whole world bright

I never knew that fear and hate could be so strong

All they’d leave us were these whispers in the night

But still my heart is saying we were right

For if I never knew you

JOHN SMITH

There’s no moment I regret

POCAHONTAS

If I never knew this love

JOHN SMITH

Since the moment that we met

POCAHONTAS

I would have no inkling of

JOHN SMITH

If our time has gone too fast

POCAHONTAS

How precious life can be

JOHN SMITH

I’ve lived at last

[Nakoma looks into tent.]

NAKOMA

Pocahontas?

POCAHONTAS

I can’t leave you.

JOHN SMITH

You never will. No matter what happens to me, I’ll always be with you. Forever.

[Pocahontas exits.]

JOHN SMITH

And I’m so grateful to you

I’d have lived my whole life through

Empty as the sky

[Cut to: Exterior, night.]

POCAHONTAS

Never knowing why

[Images of John and Pocahontas in the river.]

POCAHONTAS & JOHN SMITH

Lost forever

If I never knew you

[Cut to: Exterior, Jamestown settlement, night.]

THOMAS

Help! Somebody, help! Help! Help!

LON

Easy, lad. What is it?

THOMAS

It’s Smith! They got him!

BEN

Who got him?

THOMAS

The savages!

ENGLISHMAN

Savages?

THOMAS

They captured him, dragged him off!

BEN

Where’d they take him?

THOMAS

They headed North!

LON

How many were there?

THOMAS

I don’t know, at least a dozen.

BEN

Filthy beasts!

RATCLIFFE

It’s perfect, Wiggins! I couldn’t have planned this better myself. The gold is as good as mine!

THOMAS

We’ve got to save him! He’d do the same for any of us.

BEN

Thomas is right! We’ve got to do something.

RATCLIFFE

And so we shall! I told you those savages couldn’t be trusted. Smith tried to befriend them, and look what they’ve done to him. But now I say it’s time to rescue our courageous comrade. At daybreak, we attack!

What can you expect

From filthy little heathens

Here’s what you get when races are diverse

Their skin’s a hellish red

They’re only good when dead

They’re vermin as they said and worse

They’re

ENGLISHMEN

Savages, savages

RATCLIFFE

Barely even human

ENGLISHMEN

Savages, savages

RATCLIFFE

Drive them to our shore

They’re not like you and me

Which means they must be evil

We must sound the drums of war

ENGLISHMEN

They’re savages, savages

Dirty shrieking devils

Now we sound the drums of war

[Transition to: Exterior, Powhatan village, night.]

POWHATAN This is what we feared

The Paleface is a demon

The only thing they feel at all is greed

KEKATA

Beneath that milky hide

There’s emptiness inside

NATIVE AMERICAN WARRIORS

I wonder if they even bleed

NATIVE AMERICANS

They’re savages, savages

POWHATAN

Barely even human

NATIVE AMERICANS

Savages, savages

POWHATAN

Killers at the core

KEKATA They’re different from us

Which means they can’t be trusted

POWHATAN

We must sound the drums of war

NATIVE AMERICANS

They’re savages, savages

First we deal with this one

Then we sound the drums of war

ALL

Savages, savages

BEN

Let’s go get a few men

ALL

Savages, savages

RATCLIFFE

Now it’s up to you, men

ALL

Savages, savages

Barely even human

Now we sound the drums of war

[Cut to: Exterior, Grandmother Willow’s glen, early morning.]

POCAHONTAS

They’re going to kill him at sunrise, Grandmother Willow.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

You have to stop them.

POCAHONTAS

I can’t.

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

Child, remember your dream?

POCAHONTAS

I was wrong, Grandmother Willow. I followed the wrong path. I feel so lost. [Meeko gives her John’s compass.] The compass? Spinning arrow!

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

It’s the arrow from your dream!

POCAHONTAS

I was right! It was pointing to him. [Sunlight hits her face.] Sunrise!

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW

It’s not too late, child. Let the spirits of the earth guide you! You know your path, child… Now follow it!

[Transition to: Exterior, the English marching, morning.]

RATCLIFFE

This will be the day

Let’s go, men!

[Cut to: Exterior, Powhatan village, morning.]

POWHATAN

This will be the morning

Bring out the prisoner!

ENGLISH & NATIVE AMERICANS

We will see them dying in the dust

[Intercuts between: Pocahontas, the English and the Native Americans.]

POCAHONTAS

I don’t know what I can do

Still I know I’ve got to try

ENGLISH & NATIVE AMERICANS

Now we make them pay

POCAHONTAS

Eagle help my feet to fly

ENGLISH & NATIVE AMERICANS

Now without a warning

POCAHONTAS

Mountain, help my heart be great

ENGLISH & NATIVE AMERICANS

Now we leave them blood and bone and dust

POCAHONTAS

Spirits of the earth and sky

ENGLISH & NATIVE AMERICANS

It’s them or us

POCAHONTAS

Please don’t let it be too late

ENGLISH & NATIVE AMERICANS

They’re just a bunch of filthy, stinking

Savages, savages

Demons, devils, kill them

Savages, savages

What are we waiting for?

Destroy their evil race

Until there’s not a trace left

POCAHONTAS

How loud are the drums of war

ENGLISH & NATIVE AMERICANS

We will sound the drums of war

Savages, savages

Now we sound the drums of war

Now we see what comes

Of trying to be chums

(Now we sound the drums of)

POCAHONTAS

Is the death of all I love

Carried in the drumming of

ENGLISH & NATIVE AMERICANS

War

POCAHONTAS

No! If you kill him you’ll have to kill me, too.

POWHATAN

Daughter, stand back!

POCAHONTAS

I won’t! I love him, father. Look around you. This is where the path of hatred has brought us. This is the path I choose, father. What will yours be?

POWHATAN

My daughter speaks with wisdom beyond her years. We’ve all come here with anger in our hearts, but she comes with courage and understanding. From this day forward, if there is to be more killing, it will not start with me. Release him.

[Cut to: The English watching.]

RATCLIFFE

Now’s our chance, fire!

THOMAS

No!

RATCLIFFE

What?

THOMAS

They let him go!

BEN

They don’t want to fight!

RATCLIFFE

It’s a trick, don’t you see? Fire! Fine, I’ll settle this myself.

JOHN SMITH

No! [Jumps in the way.]

THOMAS

John! You shot him!

RATCLIFFE

He stepped right – right into it! It’s his own fault!

BEN

Smith was right all along!

LON

We never should have listened to you!

BEN

Get the gun!

RATCLIFFE

Traitors! Unhand me, I say, how dare you!

THOMAS

Put him in chains!

RATCLIFFE

I’ll see you all hanged for this!

THOMAS

And gag him as well.

[Cut to: Exterior, the shore, day.]

BEN

Is he going to make it, Thomas?

THOMAS

Sooner he gets back to England, the better.

LON

Well, let’s hope the wind is with him.

THOMAS

Is the ship ready yet?

BEN

Any minute now. Just loading the last bit of cargo.

[Cut to: Ratcliffe, bound and gagged.]

RATCLIFFE

(muffled) How dare you! Untie me at once! I’ll have your head for this!

WIGGINS

And he came so highly recommended.

[Cut to: Thomas and John.]

THOMAS

The ship’s almost ready. We’d better get you on board. We’ll lose the tide.

JOHN SMITH

No, not yet. She said she’d be here.

THOMAS

Look.

[Pocahontas arrives.]

THOMAS

Going back is his only chance, he’ll die if he stays here.

POCAHONTAS

Here. It’s from Grandmother Willow’s bark. It’ll help with the pain.

JOHN SMITH

What pain? I’ve had worse pain than this. Can’t think of any right now, but…

POWHATAN

You are always welcome among our people. Thank you, my brother.

JOHN SMITH

[To Flit.] I thought you didn’t like strangers.

[Meeko, Percy and Flit present Pocahontas’ fixed necklace.]

POCAHONTAS

My mother’s necklace.

JOHN SMITH

See ya, Percy. [To Pocahontas.] Come with me?

POWHATAN

You must choose your own path.

POCAHONTAS

I’m needed here.

JOHN SMITH

Then I’ll stay with you.

POCAHONTAS

No, you have to go back.

JOHN SMITH

But I can’t leave you.

POCAHONTAS

You never will. No matter what happens, I’ll always be with you. Forever.

And I’m so grateful to you

JOHN SMITH

I’d have lived my whole life through

LON

Good luck, lad.

THOMAS

Godspeed, John.

[The Susan Constant sails off as Pocahontas watches.]

[last lines]

JOHN SMITH

If You Will never Know it to you. and there's No matter what to do always gonna happens to meeko, and I’ll always be with you.if You must to choose your own the river cut is path, Friends Forever

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