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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
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[Opening transitions: Exterior, London docks, day.]

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.

[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.]

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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