THE HARVARD COURSE IN PHOTOPLAY WRITING *2------ gift from hi*». Kothari refuses to receive the neck¬ lace, and, with a wistful look, says: SP: 511 ASK it AS A GREAT FAVOR, MISS VANBRUGH. IT IS MI PARTING GIFT, AND I HOPE YOU WILL LIVE LONG TO■ WEAR IT o ' She looks at Winslow, and Kothari urging the latter to use his influence to make her accept the necklace, she finally consents. Kothari takes her hand and’ wishes her happiness, shakes hands with Winslow, and walks from the room, closing the door softly behind him. For a moment Helen and Winslow look at each other, she delighted and holding the necklo.ce to her throat, he glad to see her pleased. She asks him to clasp it about her neck, and he does so, kissing her fondly. (Fade out.) 44. DINING ROOM AT MRS. VANBRUGH1S. (Long shot.) Fire burning in the grate at the extreme end of the bi^- < room. Dinner is being served. There are twenty ° guests present, and all is happiness and good fellowship. (Fade out.) . 45 VANDORP AND HALE IN SPEEDING AUTOMOBILE. (Fade out.) 46. EXTERIOR OF A HOUSE IN NEW YORK, THERE WINSLOW HAS HIS STUDIO.^ Vandorp and Hale drive up, jump from the automobile, run up the steps, and ring the bell T*\e,door is opened by an elderly woman, and tney breathlessly inquire for Winsldw. She tells them he has gone out, but does not know where, and they hurry dotfn the steps and drive off. (Fade out.) 47. DINING ROOM At MRS. VANBRUGH'S. (Long shot.) (Fade in.) ihe dinner is nearing its end., and the dessert is being served. One of the men rises and taps his wine-glass. He proposes the toast of the engaged*couple. 48. VANDORP AND HALE IK AUTOMOBILE, SPEEDING THROUGH NEW YORK STREETS. 49. DINING ROOM AT MRS. VANBRUGH*S. They are drinking the health of the young couple. They are standing, with glasses raised to Helen and Winslow. 50. EXTERIOR OF MRS. VANBRUGH'S HOUSE. Vandorp and Hale dash tip, fling themselves from the automobile before it haspcome to a stop, run up the steps, and rin^ the bell furiously. A servant opens the door, and 4 -34- .
THE HARVARD COURSE IN PHOTOPLAY WRITING 4 o for a moment hesitates, startled by their excited appearance. They brush the servant aside and enter. . 51 DINING- ROOM. The guests are just putting down their g1. glasses when the door is flung open and Vandorp and Hale burst into the room. For a moment all is confusion, all eyes are turned upon them. Vandorp springs forward and snatches the necklace from Helen1s throat. Before Halo can stop him, Vandorp, his only thought to get rid of the necklace, throws it into the fire at the far end of the room. Realizing what he has done, Vandorp springs back; the next moment there is an explosion which wrecks the grate, mantelpiece, and far end of the room. Those present stare at Vandorp and Hale, unable to comprehends. Helen, realizing the ghastly peril she has miraculously escaped, staggers and all but faints. Vandorp turns to Winslow and tells him to take her away, and Winslow, supporting her on his arm, leads her from the room. . ) 52 CONSERVATORY OF HRS. VANBRUGH*S HOUSE, WITH FRENCH WINDOWS LEADING- TO G-ARDEN, Helen and Winslow enter, and for a second or two stand in the centre of the room. He calms her, and she recovers her composure. Together, they walk over to the French window. He opens it, and they look out into the night. Then, with a whispered word he draws her to him in an access tenderness. They step out into the moonlit garden, (iris down.) THE' END. -35- .