Mandie and the Secret Tunnel (2009) - full transcript

In 1899, Mandie's life changes when her Cherokee friends help her escape to a mansion that holds the hidden secrets of her past and the key to her future.


[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[HORSE NEIGHING]

THE DUST RETURNS TO
THE GROUND IT CAME FROM.

THE SPIRIT RETURNS TO
THE LORD WHO GAVE IT.

EVEN IN SORROW,
WE THANK YOU LORD

FOR JIM SHAW HAS
GONE HOME... HOME.

[MUSIC]

I DON'T SEE AS I'VE GOT
THE STRENGTH TO DRIVE
US HOME.

I CAN.

[MUSIC]

I JUST WANTED TO GO WITH YOU,
JUST ONE TIME.

[MUSIC]

MANDIE, YOU'RE GONNA
RUIN YOUR DRESS.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

>> MAG!

COME HOME WITH US, PLEASE.

I SEE YOU TONIGHT, PAPOOSE.

[HORSE NEIGHING]

GO HOME.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

DADDY SAYS HE DOES HAVE
FAMILY BUT THEN HE DIED

WITHOUT SAYING WHO
THEY WERE OR WHERE.

YOU HAVE ME.

I WANT REAL FAMILY.

WHAT IS REAL FAMILY?

RELATIVES, PEOPLE
WITH MY BLOOD.

I GOT PLENTY OF REAL FAMILY JUST
LIKE YOUR MOTHER AND IRENE.

THEY DON'T AMOUNT TO
NOTHIN' COMPARED TO YOU.

THEY AMOUNT TO EVERYTHING.

[MUSIC]

SO WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?

[MUSIC]

CAN YOU PLEASE TAKE
THAT CREATURE OUTTA HERE?

[MUSIC]

[ANIMAL CRYING]

CHILD, I FEEL RIGHT
SORRY FOR YA'.

ETTA MUST HAVE JUST LOST
HER MIND WITH GRIEF TO
BE HIRING YOU OUT.

FACT IS AFTER WATCHIN' YOU
WORK I'D TAKE YOU IN MYSELF

IF I HAD THE ROOM.

BE A LOT BETTER THAN
LIVIN' TWO COUNTIES AWAY
WITH THEM BRYSON FOLKS.

POOR THING.

YOU WON'T NEVER GET TO SEE YOUR
FRIENDS AND FAMILY, WILL YA'?

MOMMA?

WHY DID MY HUSBAND DIE?

[FOOTSTEPS]

WE'D BE LEAVING RIGHT NOW, WE.

I SHOT A RABBIT, FIRST TRY.

BULL'S-EYE.

ATTA GIRL.

[MUSIC]

I TOLD HIM THE MOSSY ROCK
WAS SLIPPERY.

BUT HE DIDN'T BELIEVE ME.

[GROWLING]

DADDY!??

[MUSIC]

DADDY!

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN HIM ALL
SOPPING WET FACE THAT FOOL.

[YELLING]

I HAD HIS ARMS BALANCED
OVER MY SHOULDERS

AND I TALKED NON-STOP,

I CONVINCED HIM THAT THERE
WAS NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF.

I LIED.
I WAS TERRIFIED.

COME HERE.

[MUSIC]

[CRICKETS CHIRPING]

DADDY, NOW CAN I GO ON
A HUNTING TRIP WITH YOU?

[MUSIC]

WHEN YOU CAN SHOOT AN ARROW
INTO THE DEER TARGET'S HEART,

THEN YOU CAN COME.

[MUSIC]

YOU'LL GET YOUR BULL'S-EYE
NEXT YEAR FOR SURE.

I HATE IT WHEN YOU LEAVE.

I HATE BEING HOME ALONE
WITH MOMMA AND IRENE.

ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE
LIVED AN INDIAN PRINCESS...

[MUSIC]

I GET THE BIG ONE!
THE BIG ONE'S MINE!

DON'T I, MOMMA?

YES, DARLING.

[MUSIC]

[CAT MEOWING]

HELLO, LITTLE KITTY.

OH, THANK YOU, DADDY.

[CAT PURRING]

AH-CHOO.

PLEASE KEEP THAT CAT OUT OF
MY FACE AND OUT OF MY KITCHEN

AND OFF OF MY BED.

[SNIFFING]

ONE FOR IRENE...
AND ANOTHER FOR IRENE.

[MUSIC AND KITTEN PURRING]

DADDY, WASN'T I A GOOD
GIRL THIS YEAR?

I'M AT LEAST BETTER
THAN IRENE.

YOU'RE THE BEST, GIRL.

ALWAYS.

I HAD PLANNED TO WAIT
TILL YOU'RE OLDER BUT...

DADDY, NOW CAN I GO ON
A HUNTING TRIP WITH YOU?

WHEN YOU CAN SHOOT AN ARROW
INTO THE DEER TARGET'S HEART,

THEN YOU CAN COME.

BULL'S-EYE.

WANNA READ WITH ME?

NO, I WANT TO SEW.

THEN I'LL READ TO YOU.

PLEASE?

IF YOU DISTRACT ME MY
STITCHES WON'T BE PRETTY.

OH, MY WOULDN'T
THAT BE TRAGIC?

I'LL READ WITH YA'.

NO, TELL ME THE INDIAN
PRINCESS STORY.

I HATE THAT STORY.

ONCE UPON A TIME...

IN THE LAND OF FALLING
WATERS AND RISING EARTH.

THE CHEROKEE INDIANS
LIVED IN PEACE.

BUT THE WINDS OF GREED...

BROUGHT SOLDIERS ON HORSEBACK
AND THEY DROVE THE CHEROKEE

FROM THEIR HOMES.

AND MARCHED THEM
FOR MANY MOONS ALONG
THE TRAIL OF TEARS.

BUT THERE WERE SOME...

WHO REFUSED TO LEAVE
THE LAND OF THEIR ANCESTORS.

WHISPERS SAY THAT
AN INDIAN PRINCESS
AND HER PREGNANT SISTER

WERE GIVEN SHELTER IN
A ROOM LIKE A CATHEDRAL

WITH WINDOWS SO HIGH ONLY
EAGLES COULD SEE THROUGH.

-MANY OF HER...
-STOP, STOP, STOP.

YOU CAN'T JUST SKIP
THE WHOLE MIDDLE.

TELL ME THE PART ABOUT
THE CAMPFIRE FIGHT

AND BOULDER MOUNTAIN
AND THE WHITE ARCHER.

[MUSIC]

I WISH THE INDIAN PRINCESS
WAS REAL.

I WISH SHE WAS MY BIG SISTER.

[BIRDS TWEETING]

JIM?

YOU MILK THE COWS
THIS MORNING?

YES, SIR, AND I HAULED WATER.

JIM? WHERE ARE YOU?

YOU DON'T HAVE ANY
FAMILY, ANYWHERE?

NO.

WELL, THEN WHEN ARE YOU
AND MOMMA GONNA HAVE ME
A BABY BROTHER?

WE'RE NOT.

BROTHERS AREN'T GOOD
FOR ANYTHING EXCEPT
CAUSING A RUCKUS.

[ARROW RELEASES]

[DRUMS AND FLUTE MUSIC]

-HELLO NED.
-PAPOOSE.

CAN I COME WITH YOU?

IT'LL BE FOREVER BEFORE
I HIT THE BULL'S-EYE.

PLEASE, LET ME GO.

TOO LITTLE, PAPOOSE.

TAKE CARE OF MOM
AND IRENE NOW.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

DADDY!

OH, WHERE'S SNOWBALL?

[CRICKETS CHIRPING]

(FATHER) THE INDIAN
PRINCESS FOUGHT FURIOUSLY

WITH HER FAMILY AROUND
THE FLICKERING FIRE.

FATHER AND BROTHERS WANTED
TO STAY IN THEIR HOMELAND

AND HIDE FROM THE SOLDIERS
BUT THE WISE PRINCESS

WHO THEY CALLED
TALITHA PINDAR ARGUED.

HOW LONG CAN WE ALLUDE SOLDIERS
WITH A PREGNANT WOMAN?

AS PRINCESS TALITHA SEWED,
FATHER SILENCED THE FAMILY.

THEY WOULD STAY ON THEIR LAND
AND THEY WOULD HIDE.

[CHANTING, DRUMS AND FLUTE]

[HOWLING]

[DRUMS AND FLUTE]

[DRUMS AND FLUTE]

YOU TREAT THEM INJUNS BETTER
THAN YOU TREAT YOUR OWN FAMILY.

I WISH I WAS AN
INDIAN PRINCESS.

YOU'D TAKE ME ON YOUR
HUNTING TRIPS, WOULDN'T YOU?

-I MIGHT.
-YOU WOULD.

YOU'LL HIT YOUR BULL'S-EYE
SOONER THAN YOU THINK.

TELL ME THE INDIAN PRINCESS
STORY. .. ALL OF IT.

(FATHER) ONCE UPON A TIME
THERE LIVED AN INDIAN PRINCESS.

(DREAMING) MANDIE, DO YOU
THINK YOU COULD SHOOT US
SOMETHIN' FOR DINNER?

[HOWLING]

[CRYING]

-OH, IT'S FREEZING OUT HERE.
-YOU WANNA GO IN?

[MUSIC]

IT'S KINDA DRAFTY IN HERE,
ISN'T IT?

[MUSIC]

[OWL HOOTING]

-TAKE ME WITH YOU ANYWHERE.
-PAPOOSE.

WE HAVE TO FIND SNOWBALL
AND GO TO DADDY'S GRAVE.

AMANDA SHAW.

OR ELSE YOU'LL NEVER
SEE ME AGAIN

BECAUSE MOMMA'S HIRING ME OUT
FOR SOMEONE FAR, FAR AWAY.

AMANDA?

THAT INJUN IS KIDNAPPING
MY DAUGHTER.

AMANDA...
AMANDA SHAW.

STOP, INJUN!

THEY'LL BE MAJOR CONSEQUENCES
FOR KIDNAPPING.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[HOWLING]

(MAN CALLING)
AMANDA!

GO... NOW.

DADDY NEEDS FLOWERS.

AMANDA WHERE ARE YOU?
MANDIE!

YOU HAVE UNCLE.

[HORSE NEIGHING]

FATHER'S BROTHER.
WE GO.

[RUNNING FOOTSTEPS]

[CAT MEOWING]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

[MUSIC]

HELLO?

[RUNNING FOOTSTEPS]

WE GO!

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[CAT MEOWING]

[HORSE NEIGHING]

WHOA!

WELL, HEY, SNOWBALL.

BOYS, THAT THERE
IS THE MEANEST,

MEOWINGIST EXCUSE FOR
A KITTY CAT I EVER SAW.

[CAT MEOWING]

IT'LL BE MY DISTINCT PLEASURE
TO PUT HIM OUTTA MY MISERY.

HERE, KITTY, KITTY, KITTY.

RUN, SNOWBALL!

[HORSE NEIGHING]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[WIND BLOWING]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

MANDIE.

WHAT'S MY UNCLE'S NAME?

JOHN.

[WOLF HOWLING]

UNCLE JOHN HOUSE
BEHIND MOUNTAIN.

[CHANTING]

[CHANTING]

(FATHER) WITHOUT A MOMENT
TO LOSE,

THE INDIAN PRINCESS
AND HER FAMILY RACED
THROUGH AN OPEN FIELD.

THE GALLOPING OF PURSUING
SOLDIERS ECHOED LOUDER
AND LOUDER.

[FLUTE MUSIC]

IF THEY COULD ONLY REACH
THE TOP OF BOULDER MOUNTAIN

THEY WOULD FIND SAFETY
FOR A FEW MOONS.

[FLUTE MUSIC]

UPWARD THEY PUSHED, GRATEFUL
FOR THE HIDE-AND-SEEK ROCKS

THAT PROVIDED COVER.

[MUSIC]

[WOMAN CRIES OUT]

BUT EXHAUSTION
AND PAIN OVERCAME.

FATHER PROMISED HE
WOULD RETURN FOR THEM

BUT DEEP DOWN THEY ALL
KNEW IT WOULD BE TOO LATE.

[HORSE NEIGHING]

[HORSES GALLOPING]

[TRIBAL LANGUAGE]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

NED, DO YOU KNOW
UNCLE JOHN?

MANY WINTERS AGO.

WHY DON'T I?

JUST ASK UNCLE JOHN.

WHAT'S HE LIKE?

YOU SEE TOMORROW.

[MUSIC]

GO ON. WE NOT COME.

GO TO FAMILY.

BIG LOVE THERE.

WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN?

SOON.

[MUSIC]

GO.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[CAT MEOWING]

[MUSIC AND CAT MEOWING]

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

[MUSIC AND CAT MEOWING]

[DOOR OPENS]

WHAT IN HEAVEN'S BLUE
BLAZES ARE YOU?

WHERE'S UNCLE JOHN?

[FOOTSTEPS]

STAY PUT RIGHT HERE.

[CAT MEOWING]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

ARE YOU UNCLE JOHN?

ARE YOU AN ANGEL?

I AM SAMUEL, AN ARTIST,
AND YOU ARE MY PAINTING,

THE PAINTING.

PERFECT.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

- HELLO.
- HELLO.

YOU DON'T LOOK A THING
LIKE MY FATHER.

WELL, I SHOULD THINK NOT...

BUT THEN NEITHER DO YOU
EXCEPT FOR THE EYES.

I'M JASON BOND,
THE ESTATE KEEPER.

WHERE IS UNCLE JOHN?

WHERE'S YOUR FATHER?

YOU KNEW HIM?

KNEW HIM?

[CRYING]

WHERE'S UNCLE JOHN?

JOHN SHAW TOOK A BOAT
FOR EUROPE NOT LONG AGO

AND THIS WEEK WE
RECEIVED A MESSAGE.

THERE'S BEEN A TERRIBLE STORM.

OH, I'M SO SORRY, CHILD,
SO SORRY.

THAT'S RIGHT, LET IT OUT.

THEM TEARS NEED TO SEE THE LIGHT
OF DAY, YES, THEY DO.

I'M SO SORRY.

DO YOU HAVE A MOTHER?

THE KIND THAT WOULDN'T CARE
IF SHE NEVER SAW ME AGAIN.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

MANDIE.

LIZA, MISS MANDIE NEEDS
SOMETHIN' HOT GOIN' RIGHT AWAY.

SHOULD BE LEFT OVER
BISCUITS, HAM AND SOME
BAKED APPLES TO START.

YES, MA'AM.

AND SHE SHOULD HAVE A BATH.

I'M TOO TIRED TO
HAUL ANY WATER.

CHILD, PIPES HAUL OUR WATER.

SAMUEL, RUN A HOT BATH
IN THE FRENCH ROOM.

ANYTHING FOR THE ANGEL, SIR.

WHY ARE YOU BEING
SO NICE TO ME?

I HAVE NOBODY.

I AM NOBODY.

I'M JUST SOME RUNAWAY
DIRTYING UP YOUR MANSION.

STOP THE NONSENSE,
MISS MANDIE.

HAVIN' NOBODY DON'T EQUATE
TO BEIN' NOBODY.

LIZA?

I'LL FINISH THE COOKIN'.

YOU TAKE HER ON UP AND SEE
IF YOU CAN SALVAGE ANY HAIR

OUTTA THIS HERE RAT NEST.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

HOW'D YOU DO THAT?

YOU NEVER SEEN ELECTRICITY?

YOU WANT LIGHTS, YOU JUST
FLIP THE SWITCH RIGHT HERE.

ENERGY TRAVELS THROUGH
THE WIRES HIDDEN IN THE WALLS

ALL OVER THE HOUSE.

[MUSIC]

WHO BUILT THIS PLACE?

YOUR GRANDPA, JOHN SHAW, SR.

YOU EVEN GOT YOUR OWN BATHROOM.

WHAT'S A BATHROOM?

[MUSIC]

I THINKS I NEED THE WHOLE BOTTLE
FOR THIS HERE RAT'S NEST.

I CAN WASH MY OWN HAIR.

NOW, MISS MANDIE, AIN'T NOBODY
IN ALL OF NORTH CAROLINA

WHO CAN GIVE A HEAD
WASHING LIKE LIZA LOUISE.

[LAUGHTER]

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS
YOUR DREAMS, CHILD.

AUNT LOU, DO YOU HAVE
FAMILY?... CHILDREN?

I HAVE FOUR AND I SUSPECT
THEY ARE ALL GETTING

REACQUAINTED WITH YOUR
FATHER RIGHT ABOUT NOW.

ALL FOUR?

I'M SO SORRY.

I RAN AWAY THE NIGHT
OF THE FUNERAL...

BUT RUNNING WAS GOOD.
IT KEPT ME BUSY.

BUT TOMORROW WHEN I WAKE UP AND
MY DADDY AND UNCLE ARE GONE,

WHAT DO I DO ALL DAY LONG?

WHAT YOU DO IS YOU
DON'T FIGHT THE PAIN.

YOU FEEL IT AND I'LL FEEL IT
WITH YOU.

MR. JASON BOND TOO.

HE ASKED THE GOOD LORD
TO HURT WITH YOU.

HE SUFFERED AS MUCH AS EVERYBODY
IN THE WHOLE WORLD COMBINED

WHICH MEANS HE'LL COMFORT
YOU BETTER THAN ANY OF US.

SORRY, BUT I'M NOT ASKING
GOD FOR ANYTHING.

I'M TOO MAD AT HIM.

IS THAT WRONG?

NO, CHILD.

FACT IS, YOU OUGHT TO TELL HIM
YOU'RE MAD AND KEEP TELLIN' HIM

AS LONG AS YOU ARE AND
ONE DAY YOU MIGHT FIND

THAT YOU ASKED HIM TO HELP
YOU TO STOP BEIN' MAD.

I'LL THINK ABOUT IT.

[MUSIC]

HOW IN HEAVEN'S NAME
DID THAT CHILD GET HERE?

I HAVE NO IDEA.

I WONDER HOW MUCH
SHE KNOWS?

WELL, AS PRIVATE AS THAT
FAMILY IS PROBABLY NOT MUCH.

AND I'LL TELL YOU
SOMETHIN', LOU,

WE'RE GONNA KEEP OUR
MOUTHS SHUT, TOO.

I CANNOT FIND MR. JOHN'S WILL.

CAN'T FIND THE WILL?

WHAT IN TARNATION ARE YOU
DOIN' WASTIN' PRECIOUS
TIME DOWN HERE FOR?

BECAUSE IT COULD BE
ANYWHERE.

MR. JASON, WHERE DO YOU
FIND A MAN'S HEART?

SAME PLACE YOU FIND HIS
TREASURE, AM I RIGHT?

WELL, JUST FLIP IT AROUND
BECAUSE WE KNOW WHERE HIS
HEART WAS.

THIRD FLOOR...
IN THE HIDDEN PLACES.

WHY DON'T YOU JUST RUN
RIGHT UP THERE, LOU,

AND START SEARCHING.

NAW, SIR... MM-MMMM.

PRECISELY.

I KNOW.

LET'S GET MISS MANDIE
TO HELP YOU.

SHE NEEDS SOMETHIN' TO DO

AND IF SHE KNEW HER DADDY
MIGHT BE INCLUDED IN THE WILL.

NO, NO, NO.

I WON'T GET HER HOPES
UP LIKE THAT.

NOT TILL I KNOW EXACTLY
WHO'S IN THAT WILL.

WELL, THERE'S MUCH
MORE POSSIBILITIES

WHEN THE HOPES IS RAISED.

YOU DO KNOW THAT HOT
EGGS TASTE BETTER THAN
COLD ONES, DON'T YA'?

DID YOU SLEEP WELL
LAST NIGHT?

GOOD.

[MUSIC]

I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD
ENLIST YOUR HELP?

HE'S IN A FIX...

AND HE REALLY NEED YOU AND
YOUR SURE WAY OF THINKING,

BUT YOU BEST HURRY.

AUNT LOU, I WONDER IF
YOU COULD BRING US SOME
HONEY FOR THE BISCUITS?

COMING RIGHT UP.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOUR UNCLE JOHN HAD A WILL.

NOW, IT'S POSSIBLE,
JUST POSSIBLE,

THAT HE LEFT MOST OF WHAT
HE OWNED TO YOUR DADDY.

WHICH IT MEANS IT
WILL ALL PASS TO YOU

AND YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE TO GO
BACK TO THAT MOMMA OF YOURS.

[MUSIC]

IT'S JUST A POSSIBILITY,
MANDIE.

DON'T GET YOUR HOPES UP.

WHY WOULD HE LEAVE ANYTHING
TO A MAN HE WASN'T SPEAKING TO?

BECAUSE THE ONLY LEGITIMATE
RELATIVES HE HAS

ARE IN VIRGINIA,
DISTANT COUSINS.

I DON'T THINK HE
EVER MET THEM.

[BELL RINGING]

OH, PERFECT TIMING.

[CHAIR SCOOTING ACROSS FLOOR]

EXCUSE ME.

MOMMA SAID IT WOULDN'T BE POLITE
TO COME OVER BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK

BUT I COULDN'T WAIT A SINGLE
MOMENT LONGER

TO MEET MY NEW FRIENDS.

I APOLOGIZE.

I ASSURE YOU MISS MANDIE
WON'T MIND YOUR
NEGLECTION OF ETIQUETTE.

I'M POLLY CORNWALLIS
AND I GET TO SPEND THE
NEXT FIVE NIGHTS WITH YOU.

MOMMA SAID THIS PAST WEEK'S
BEEN NOTHIN' BUT ROTTEN

AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW

THAT I'VE GOT JUST
THE CHEERFUL DISPOSITION

YOU NEED TO BE AROUND.

NOW, FIRST THING WE MUST DO
IS CAJOLE AUNT LOU

INTO SEWIN YOU
SOME NEW CLOTHES

BECAUSE THAT DRESS, I APOLOGIZE,
IS NOT FIT FOR THE TRASH HEAP.

AUNT LOU CAN DO A FITTIN'
RIGHT AFTER LUNCH.

I LOVE PROVIDENTIAL TIMING.

I'VE NEVER HAD A NEW DRESS
IN ALL MY LIFE.

YOU'D BE ONE DEPRIVED CHILD
BUT WE GONNA ENJOY FIXIN' THAT.

[BELL RINGING]

THANK YOU LIZA.

[FOOTSTEPS]

JASON BON... A PLEASURE
TO FINALLY MEET YOU.

I AM MISS CANEL SNOW.

JOHN CHARLES NIECE.

I WAS, I AM, DEVASTATED.

BUT SINCE PART OF THE
INHERITANCE WILL BE MINE

I'VE COME TO OFFER
YOU MY ASSISTANCE

IN HELPING YOU SORT
THROUGH HIS THINGS.

I HAVE A COUSIN?

NO.

WELL, I DON'T BELIEVE I KNOW
THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY.

THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY
IS JOHN SHAW'S NIECE, MANDIE.

OH, MY SWEET DEAR,

I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED
ANOTHER GIRL IN THE FAMILY.

MY MOTHER WAS JOHN'S
YOUNGEST SISTER.

GREW UP IN RICHMOND,
VIRGINIA AND WAS SENT
AWAY AT A VERY YOUNG AGE

AND DIED BRINGING ME
INTO THIS WORLD.

DO YOU THINK I COULD HAVE A ROOM
NEXT TO MY LONG LOST COUSIN?

YOU KNOW MISS SNOW
IT'S A PECULIAR THING,

I DON'T EVER REMEMBER JOHN SHAW
MENTIONING A SISTER.

[DOOR BELL RINGING]

WELL, AIN'T WE JUST THE PLACE
TO BE THIS BLESSED MORNIN'.

JUST COME ON IN.

HELLO?

MY NAME IS BAYNE LOCKE.

I AM JOHN SHAW'S NEPHEW HERE
TO CLAIM MY PART...

OF THE INHERITANCE.

OF COURSE, OF COURSE, WELL,
THIS IS JUST FASCINATING.

THEY'RE COMING FROM
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
TO CLAIM HIS PROPERTY.

JOHN SHAW'S SISTER
WAS MY MOTHER.

SHE DIED IN CHILDBIRTH.

AND IN WHAT TOWN WERE YOU
BORN?

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.

WELL, THIS IS A COINCIDENCE,
SO WAS SHE.

MAYBE YOU TWO ARE TWINS,
SEPARATED AT BIRTH PERHAPS?

I ALWAYS WANTED A BROTHER.

OH, WELL, I HAVE THE PAPERS
TO PROVE IT.

HOW WILL BE DIVIDING
THE ESTATE?

COME HERE... COME HERE.

YOU WILL BE DIVIDING THE ESTATE
ACCORDING TO THE WILL.

OH, GOOD.
GOOD, GOOD.

MAY I SEE IT, PLEASE?

NO, NO, NOT NOW, NOT EVER.

BRING IN MY BAG.

BRING IN YOUR OWN BAG.

LIZA, TELL AUNT LOU THAT WE'RE
NOW RUNNING A FREE HOTEL

AND WOULD YOU PLEASE TAKE
OUR GUESTS UP TO THEIR ROOMS.

YES, SIR.

OH, AND I AM FAMISHED.

MIGHT I BOTHER YOU TO
SCARE UP A SMALL BITE
FROM THE KITCHEN FOR ME

IF IT'S NOT TOO MUCH TROUBLE?

YES, MA'AM.

AND I WOULD LIKE A FULL
BREAKFAST, PLEASE.

[MUSIC]

TAKE POLLY AND GO TO
THE THIRD FLOOR, BE QUIET.

[MUSIC]

[FLOORS AND HINGES CREAKING]

[MUSIC]

PERHAPS I SHOULD CHOOSE FABRIC
FOR YOUR NEW DRESS INSTEAD.

NO.

[FOOTSTEPS]

[MUSIC]

THAT NEEDS REDECORATIN'.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[DOOR SQUEAKING]

[CAT MEOWING]

(FATHER) THE WHITE ARCHER
SAILED OFTEN TO THE ORIENT.

HE LOVED THE COLORS HE FOUND
THERE, JADE ESPECIALLY.

HIDDEN TIMBER GUARDED
TWO ENTRANCES

TO TWO SECRET PASSAGEWAYS
TO THE CATHEDRAL ROOM

BUT THE HANDMADE
FAR EAST TREASURE TRUNKS

GUARDED ALL MANNER OF SECRETS.

[MUSIC]

POLLY.

[MUSIC]

HELP ME MOVE THIS.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

JUMPIN' JIMINY.

I DON'T THINK MR. JASON
MEANT FOR US TO SEARCH
THIS PART OF THE THIRD FLOOR.

[WIND BLOWING]

SCARED?

[MUSIC]

LET'S SEE WHERE IT GOES.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

THEY STEPPED INTO THE UNKNOWN
WITH A SENSE OF UNEASE

AND CLOSED THE DOOR UPON
ALL THAT WAS FAMILIAR.

[MUSIC]

[DOOR SQUEAKING]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

MANDIE SHAW, I ABSOLUTELY,
POSITIVELY WILL NOT DESCEND

INTO THAT BLACK ABYSS UNLESS
ESCORTED BY A BOY.

HONEST.

[MALE AND FEMALE VOICES]

MANDIE.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

THE INDIAN PRINCESS TALITHA
WORE A FOREHEAD BRAID

TO MAKE WISE HER THOUGHTS
AND AN ANTLER NECKLACE

TO PROTECT THE SECRETS
OF HER HEART.

[CAT MEOWING]

[MUSIC]

MANDIE.

LOOK WHERE WE ARE.

POLLY, NED GAVE THIS TO ME.

-WHO'S NED?
-MY INDIAN FRIEND.

I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD
BE IN HERE ANYMORE.

I WOULD SIMPLY BE BESIDE
MYSELF IF I COULD MOVE
INTO THIS ROOM.

SUCH VIBRANT COLORS,
SO MODERN.

FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE
MISS SNOW,

I THOUGHT YOU WANTED
TO BE NEXT TO MANDIE.

I DID.

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL VIEW
AND ALL HIDDEN UP HERE

ON THE THIRD FLOOR WHERE
NO ONE CAN ENJOY IT.

OH, YOU SIMPLY MUST COME SEE.

OH, I DO SEE.

NO, YOU COME RIGHT HERE.

YOU KNOW THEM SHEETS THERE?

THEY HADN'T BEEN WASHED IN
QUITE SOME TIME.

WELL, LIZA CAN DO THAT
THIS MORNING.

AIN'T BEEN A LICK OF FRESH
AIR FLY THROUGH HERE IN YEARS.

WELL, BY TONIGHT A BREEZE WILL
HAVE FRESHENED EVERYTHING UP,

SO IT REALLY ISN'T TOO MUCH
OF A PROBLEM NOW, IS IT?

WELL, NOW, I RECKON NOT.

IF YOU DON'T MIND SHARING
YOUR BEDROOM WITH RATS.

RATS? I HATE RATS!

OH, I CAN DO LIZARDS,
SNAKES, EVEN SPIDERS,

ANYTHING BUT RATS!

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[DOOR CLOSES]

[FOOTSTEPS]

[DOOR KNOB RATTLING]

[MUSIC]

ALL I DID WAS FOLLOW HER.

HUH.

MISS AMANDA, YOU ARE WITHOUT
A DOUBT A SHAW RELATIVE.

TRUTH BE TOLD, YOU'RE
PROBABLY BETTER EQUIPPED
TO FIND THIS WILL THAN I AM.

YOU COULD RUN ACROSS SOME
OTHER THINGS AS WELL.

YOUR UNCLE JOHN HAD
A LOT OF SECRETS.

SO DID MY FATHER AND I WISH
HE HADN'T.

PLEASE, LET US SEARCH
THIS ROOM.

WE'LL FIND IT, I PROMISE.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT. WORK FAST.

STAY VERY QUIET
AND WHATEVER YOU DO,

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
ALLOW MISS SNOW OR MR. LOCKE
TO FOLLOW YOU.

IF EITHER ONE OF THEM
FIND THE WILL FIRST,

THEY'LL TAKE YOUR
DADDY'S NAME OFF OF IT.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

[MUSIC]

TO OLD LADY-ISH.

I AGREE.

MISS POLLY, WOULD YOU HELP
MISS MANDIE PICK OUT FABRIC

FOR A FANCY DRESS.

TWO NEW DRESSES
AT ONE TIME?

MOMMA WOULD SAY
THAT'S WASTEFUL.

OH!

LADIES, WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME
WE WERE HAVIN' A SEWIN' PARTY?

WELL, I JUST LOVE MAKIN' NEW
DRESSES FOR MYSELF.

AND HOW MANY DRESSES
DO YOU OWN, MISS SNOW?

OH, ONLY FIVE, MAYBE SIX.

[MUSIC]

AH! CATS!

I HATE CATS!

I JUST LOVE MAKIN' NEW
DRESSES FOR MYSELF.

LOVELY, OH, WHAT BEAUTIFUL
FABRIC.

[MUSIC]

MISS MANDIE, WE'LL
FINISH UP LATER.

GET YOUR OWN OUTTA HERE.

[RAPID FOOTSTEPS]

[MUSIC]

THIS MANSION IS TWICE
THE SIZE OF OURS.

[MUSIC]

[DOOR BELL RINGING]

[DOOR SQUEAKING]

[DOOR BELL RINGING]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE
THAT AGE, MR. LOCKE?

YOU DIDN'T REALIZE HOW
QUICKLY YOU'D BECOME

THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN YOU
ARE TODAY, DID YOU?

[MUSIC]

SAMUEL, WE'RE IN NEED
OF YOUR ASSISTANCE.

YES, MA'AM.

AT YOUR SERVICE.

WE NEED A BOY TO GO
EXPLORING WITH US.

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

NO, MA'AM.

NO ONE TRUSTS ME
WITH ANYTHING.

OH... WELL, CAN YOU
KEEP ONE FOR ME?

MAYBE.

CAN'T MAKE ANY
PROMISES, THOUGH.

MY LOUD MOUTH TENDS
TO RUN FASTER THAN MY
BRAIN CAN KEEP UP.

WELL, DO YOU KNOW ANY BOYS
WHO CAN KEEP SECRETS?

NO, MA'AM.

STAY AWAY FROM ALL OF THEM.

[FOOTSTEPS AND MUSIC]

I SAY ANYTHING DONE
IN MODERATION IS
PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE.

[MUSIC]

BUT READIN' A 787 PAGE
BOOK STANDIN' UP

SEEMS RATHER EXCESSIVE,
DON'T YOU THINK?

ARE YOU SIDE TRACKED?

I'LL FIND THAT WILL BEFORE
YOU EVER DO.

YOU POSITIVE IT HASN'T
ALREADY BEEN FOUND?

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

WHAT WAS MY UNCLE LIKE
OTHER THAN RICH AND UNTIDY?

OLD.

I USED TO IMAGINE HOW DAPPER
HE MIGHT LOOK IF HE SMILED.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED
BETWEEN HIM AND MY FATHER?

I'D SAY ONLY MR. JASON
KNOWS THAT.

[MUSIC]

-EXCUSE ME.
-I DONE HAD IT.

YOU AIN'T ACCOMPLISHING A LICK
WITH ALL YOUR PACING.

WOULD YOU PLEASE
JUST GET TO WORK?

WHAT IF WE CAN'T
FIND THE WILL?

ALL I KNOW IS THE GOOD LORD'S
GONNA TAKE CARE OF MISS MANDIE

EVEN IF IT'S NOT THE WAY
WE WANT HIM TO.

NOW GIT.

-NOW GIT?
-NOW GIT.

[LAUGHTER]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

I WAS SAVING IT FOR YOUR
EIGHTEENTH BIRTHDAY

BUT SOMEHOW YOU ALWAYS MANAGED
TO GET THINGS OUTTA ME

EARLIER THAN PLANNED.

I CAN WAIT, DADDY.

PUT IT ON.

[MUSIC]

BEAUTIFUL.

JOE.

JOE COULD COME HELP US.

IS HE CUTE?

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

MISS MANDIE, WOULD YOU LIKE
TO TRY ON YOUR NEW DRESS?

[MUSIC]

SNOWBALL?

SNOW?

[MUSIC]

[CAT MEOWING]

EXCUSE ME, MA'AM,
YOU DO SMELL RIGHT PRETTY.

NOW THIS HERE SOAP IS GONNA
MAKE YOU SMELL EVEN PRETTIER.

THAT'S BECAUSE OF ITS
SPECIAL INGREDIENT.

OH, WHAT INGREDIENT?

[MUSIC]

[LAUGHTER]

NOW, SURELY YOU DON'T EXCEPT
ME TO GIVE UP ALL MY SECRETS?

[CAT MEOWING]

WELL, I'LL BE DARNED.

YOU HAPPENED TO HEAR
OF A LITTLE BLONDE GIRL
SHOWIN' UP IN THESE PARTS

WITH A WHITE KITTY CAT?

[MUSIC]

THIS IS TOO PRETTY TO WEAR.

I'LL MESS IT UP.

CHILD, THAT'S YOUR PLAY
DRESS.

NOW, THE FANCY DRESS, THAT'LL
BE A SITE TO SEE.

[DOOR BELL RINGING]

[CAT MEOWING]

THIS KITTY CAT BELONG HERE?

[CAT MEOWING]

YES.

GOOD.

NOW, WOULD YOU DIRECT ME
TO THE MOST COMFORTABLE
CHAIR IN THE HOUSE?

NEVER MIND, I'LL FIND IT
ON MY OWN.

[MUSIC]

NO, SIREE, DON'T YOU
EVEN THINK ABOUT LAYIN'
A FINGER ON THAT CHAIR.

DO YOU HAVE A NAME?

I EXCEPT YOU KNOW WHO I AM.

[MUSIC]

LIZA, CAN YOU MAIL THIS?

SURE CAN.

[MUSIC]

[FOOTSTEPS]

[MUSIC]

[COUGHING]

MAY I HELP YOU?

I EXPECT YOU KNOW
WHO I AM,

SO THERE'S NO NEED
FOR INTRODUCTION.

QUITE THE CONTRARY, SIR.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE.

AH, WELL, WHO I AM
IS WHO I'M GONNA BE

AND WHO I'M GONNA BE IS
AMANDA SHAW'S FATHER.

SO YOU'VE COME TO CLAIM
YOUR SHARE OF THE INHERITANCE?

AH, SEE?

I KNEW YOU KNEW WHO I WAS.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

ZACHARY HUGHES.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE
MANDIE SHAW'S FATHER?

THAT'S WHAT I SAID.

BUT CURRENTLY YOU ARE NO
BLOOD RELATION OF MISS SHAW?

NOW, WHAT DOES THAT HAVE
TO DO WITH THIS CONVERSATION?

WELL, I WOULDN'T WANT
TO PRESUME INCORRECTLY

THAT YOU'RE GOING TO MARRY
MANDIE'S MOTHER?

WELL, YOU CAN PRESUME
WHATEVER YOU WANT

BUT THAT'S WHAT I PLAN TO DO.

AND SEEIN' AS HOW MANDIE
IS FAR TOO YOUNG

TO BE MAKIN' WISE
DECISIONS FOR HERSELF,

I'LL JUST BE TAKIN' MANDIE
AND HER INHERITANCE HOME NOW

AND HOW COULD YOU NOT
SEND WORD OF HER SAFETY?

HER MOMMA IS FIT TO BE
TIED WITH WORRY.

WHERE IS THE GIRL?

WHAT IS THAT TERRIBLE SMELL?

MAY I ASK HOW
YOU'RE EMPLOYED?

I, SIR, AM A PURVEYOR
OF FINE, SCENTED SOAPS,

ACCESSORIES AND OTHER
NECESSITIES FOR THE LADIES.

AH, SOAPS, YES, OF COURSE.

MR. HUGHES, FOLLOW ME PLEASE.

MR. HUGHES, YOU HAVE NO BLOOD
RELATIONSHIP WITH MISS SHAW,

THEREFORE YOU HAVE NO FURTHER
BUSINESS IN THIS HOUSE.

I BID YOU GOOD DAY.

WELL, IF IT'S BLOOD
YOU'D BE WANTIN',

I'LL JUST COME BACK
WITH HER MA.

IF YOU EVER WANT TO SET
FOOT IN THIS HOUSE AGAIN,

I ADVISE YOU TO
FIND SOME SOAP

THAT MAKES YOU SMELL LIKE
A MAN AND THEN USE IT.

[DOOR SLAMS SHUTS]

[MUSIC]

[FOOTSTEPS]

THAT MAN MARRYING MY MOMMA?

THAT'S WHAT HE SAYS.

WHERE DOES YOUR MOMMA LIVE?

CHARLIE GAP.

GOOD, GOOD.

IT'LL TAKE MR. HUGHES A FULL DAY
TO GET BACK TO HIS BATHTUB.

NOW, LADIES WE HAVE
GOT TO FIND THIS WILL.

(FATHER) SHE WORE AN ANTLER
NECKLACE TO PROTECT
THE SECRETS OF HER HEART.

AH, BUT THE HANDMADE
FAR EAST TREASURE TRUNKS

GUARDED ALL MANNER OF SECRETS.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

POLLY, IS THIS HIM?

HE IS DAPPER.

EXACTLY HOW I IMAGINED HIM.

THEY LOOK ALIKE.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

A PITY THE GIRLS MISSED
SUCH A FINE DINNER.

YES, YES, IT IS.

I'M SURE THAT AUNT LOU'S
COOKING IS FAR SUPERIOR

TO ANYTHING YOU ARE
USED TO, MISS SNOW.

AS ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR YOUR HOSPITALITY.

NOW, AS TO FINALIZING THE
DETAILS OF THE INHERITANCE

I KNOW THAT OFTEN TAKES TIME.

WE'RE IN NO HURRY,
AT LEAST I'M NOT.

PERHAPS MR. LOCKE HAS
OTHER PRESSING BUSINESS.

DO YOU HAVE OTHER PRESSING
BUSINESS, MR. LOCKE?

NO, NO, THIS TAKES
PRECEDENCE.

[SLURPING TEA]

[MUSIC]

TRY A NEW PERSPECTIVE.

MAYBE THE WILL IS
NOT EVEN IN HERE.

MAYBE IT'S DOWN
THOSE ATTIC STAIRS.

YOU'RE WELCOME TO GO LOOK.

[MUSIC]

WHAT HAPPENED?

THANK YOU.

NI INSEPARABLE, THESE TWO.

BEST FRIENDS, YOU KNOW?

EVEN THOUGH JOHN WAS 15
YEARS OLDER THAN YOUR DADDY

AND STUBBORN FOOLS,
BOTH OF THEM.

FELL IN LOVE WITH
THE SAME WOMAN,

FOUGHT OVER HER
SOMETHING TERRIBLE

AND PARTED WAYS
ALL FOR NOTHING.

THEY BOTH LOST HER.

I SUPPOSE THAT IF ALL OF US HAD
REALIZED THE RIFT WAS FOREVER

THAT WE WOULD HAVE HANDLED
OURSELVES A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.

MISS MANDIE, DO YOU KNOW
WHAT THEM BROTHERS

LOVED DOIN' TOGETHER
MORE THAN ANYTHING?

WHAT?

MAKING MUSIC.

YES, MA'AM, AND THIS HERE
HOUSE DONE BEEN DEPRIVED

OF JOYFUL NOISE FOR TOO LONG.

IT WAS MY HONOR TO BE INVITED
TO THE SHAW MANSION

TO HEAR THE BROTHERS
PLAY THE ORGAN

OR THE FIDDLE OR THE BANJO
AND MR. JASON HERE,

WELL, HE TAUGHT 'EM
EVERYTHING THEY KNEW.

[ORGAN MUSIC]

* BRIGHTLY BEAMS HIS
FATHER'S MERCY

* FROM HIS LIGHTHOUSE
EVERMORE,

* BUT TO US HE GIVES
THE KEEPING

* OF THE LIGHTS
ALONG THE SHORE.

* LET THE LOWER LIGHTS
BE BURNING!

* SEND A GLEAM
ACROSS THE WAVE!

* SOME POOR STRUGGLING,
FAINTING SEAMAN

* YOU MAY RESCUE,
YOU MAY SAVE.

* DARK THE NIGHT
OF SIN HAS SETTLED

* LOUD THE ANGRY
BILLOWS ROAR;

* EAGER EYES ARE
WATCHING, LONGING,

* FOR THE LIGHTS
ALONG THE SHORE.

* LET THE LOWER LIGHTS
BE BURNING!

* SEND A GLEAM
ACROSS THE WAVE!

* EAGER EYES ARE
WATCHING, LONGING,

* FOR THE LIGHTS
ALONG THE SHORE... *

[LAUGHTER]

[MUSIC]

[DOOR BELL RINGING]

[FOOTSTEPS]

THE FREE HOTEL IS FULL...

AND THE FOOD IS ALL ATE UP.

[MUSIC]

JOE!

HI, DR. WOODARD.

GOOD TO SEE YA', MANDIE.

JOE SAID THAT HE...

THAT YOU MISSED HIM
SOMETHIN' TERRIBLE.

IS IT ALL RIGHT IF HE STAYS HERE
FOR THE NEXT FEW NIGHTS

WHILE I VISIT PATIENTS
DOWN THE MOUNTAIN?

LIZA?

WE CAN PUT HIM
IN THE NURSERY?

LET'S GO SHOW HIM
THE CREEK.

MAYBE WE'LL FIND
SOME CRAWDADS.

I NEVER SAW A CREEK YOU
HAD TO GO UPSTAIRS IN
YOUR HOUSE TO GET TO.

I'M POLLY CORNWALLIS.

JOE.

ARE YOU BRAVE?

[CLEARS THROAT]
OF COURSE.

[MUSIC]

[FOOTSTEPS]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

YOU FIRST.

ME?

[CREAKING FLOOR AND FOOTSTEPS]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

(FATHER) WHISPERS SAY
THAT THE INDIAN PRINCESS

AND HER PREGNANT SISTER

WERE GIVEN SHELTER IN
A ROOM LIKE A CATHEDRAL

WITH WINDOWS SO HIGH ONLY
EAGLES COULD SEE THROUGH.

MANY CHEROKEE PEOPLE LIVED
TOGETHER IN THIS HIDDEN ROOM

TUCKED AWAY INSIDE THE WALLS
OF A GREAT MANSION.

THE WHITE ARCHER,
YOUNG THOUGH HE WAS,

BUILT THE ROOM WITH
HIS OWN TWO HANDS

TO PROVIDE REFUGE FOR
HIS CHEROKEE FRIENDS.

THEY LIVED AS NORMALLY
AS THEY COULD.

THE MEN CLEANED THEIR
RIFLES, SHARPENED BLADES

AND TANNED THE HIDES
THEY SHOT BY MOONLIGHT.

THE WOMEN SEWED AND BEADED,
WOVE BASKETS

AND COOKED IN THE GREATEST
FIREPLACE TALITHA HAD EVER
SEEN.

BUT HER FAVORITE THING
ABOUT THE CATHEDRAL ROOM

WAS THE SET OF ANTLERS
CARVED FROM THE HEAD

OF THE WHITE ARCHER'S
SMELLY, DEAD DEER.

[FLUTE MUSIC]

DADDY TOLD ME THIS STORY
A THOUSAND TIMES.

HE NEVER SAID IT WAS REAL.

[MUSIC]

TALITHA CLOTHED HER
NEPHEW, PAPOOSE

IN FABRIC HER MOTHER HAD MADE,

DYED FROM THE JUICE
OF A CHOKEBERRY.

FIFTY CHEROKEE ESCAPED
THE TRAIL OF TEARS

AND LIVED IN HERE
FOR FOUR YEARS,

NEVER SEEING
THE LIGHT OF DAY.

IF THE ARMY HAD FOUND OUT,

THEY WOULD HAVE KILLED YOUR
GRANDPA AND EVERYBODY IN HERE.

NOBODY EVER FOUND OUT.

MY GRANDPA WAS IN THE ARMY.

HE HATED INDIAN LOVERS.

TALITHA'S FAMILY WAS
NEVER SEEN AGAIN

SO SHE AND THE WHITE ARCHER
STARTED THEIR OWN FAMILY

AND PROMISED NEVER TO SEPARATE,
EVEN FOR A DAY.

I THINK I'M AN INDIAN.

[WATER DRIPPING]

[WIND BLOWING]

[WATER DRIPPING]

[BELLS RINGING]

[MUSIC]

I TOLD YOU WE WERE
GOING TO THE CREEK.

NOW WHERE DO YOU
THINK THE WILL IS?

I DON'T KNOW.

[MUSIC]

WHAT YOU LOOKIN' FOR?

CRAWDAD. COME TOUCH IT.

HE WON'T PINCH YOU.
I PROMISE.

EWW!

-LOOK AT ITS PINCHER.
-OWWWW. WAIT UP.

NEXT TIME YA' LATE, YOU'LL
BE SKIPPIN' DINNER.

SORRY, LIZA. WE UM...

SEARCHED AND SEARCHED
ALL DAY LONG

AND FINALLY FOUND A CRAWDAD
BUT POLLY WON'T TOUCH IT.

-WILL YOU?
-NO.

I KNOW GOOD AND WELL YOU
HAVE NOT BEEN AT A CREEK.

I'M QUITE SURE YOU SIMPLY
POURED WATER ON YOURSELVES IN

THE BATHROOM?

OH, DID WE?

THEY'RE DELICIOUS TO EAT,
ESPECIALLY RAW.

A TRUE DELICATESSEN.

OH, MY, YOU'VE GOT
YOURSELF A REAL KEEPER.

WELL, I HAVE NEVER IN MY
LIFE SEEN ONE THIS BIG.

WELL, HE'S OLDER THAN YOU ARE.

HONEY, YOU CAN'T GET A GOOD LOOK
AT IT UNLESS YOU'RE HOLDIN' IT.

OW!

I DO HAVE SOME MORE ROOMS

BUT THEY'S MUCH TOO MUCH
TROUBLE TO MAKE UP.

IT'S PRECIOUS.

AWW.

[MUSIC]

JOE?

I'M GLAD YOU CAME.

JOE IS ADORABLE.

I'LL BE BACK AFTER A WHILE.

WHERE YOU GOIN'?

[SCREEN DOOR SLAMS]

I HEAR UNCLE JOHN DEAD?

[OWL HOOTING]

I'M SORRY, PAPOOSE.

HOW COME DADDY NEVER TOLD ME
TALITHA WAS HIS MOTHER?

PROTECT PAPOOSE.

FROM WHAT?

BROKE HEART.

MANY PEOPLE NO LIKE INDIANS.

SHE'S REALLY MY
GRANDMOTHER?

WHY YOU THINK I CALL YOU
PAPOOSE AND GIVE NECKLACE?

YOU NEVER TOLD ME.

PROMISED JIM... NO TELL.

ALL THIS TIME NOBODY
EVER TOLD ME?

TO PROTECT PAPOOSE HEART.

YOU ALL FAILED.

IT BROKE.

IT WOULD'VE BEEN A LOT
EASIER TO FIND OUT

WHEN I FIRST ASKED
DADDY FOR THE TRUTH.

[WOLF HOWLING]

CAN YOU STAY CLOSE BY
UNTIL WE FIND THE WILL?

IT KEEP PAPOOSE
SAFE ALWAYS.

PROMISED JIM LONG AGO,
PROMISE PAPOOSE NOW.

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

[CROWS CAWING]

[PAPER RUSTLING]

[BELL RINGING]

[LOUD KNOCKING ON DOOR]

I'M TAKIN' MY DAUGHTER HOME.

WHO ARE YOU, MADAM?

DON'T YOU SASS ME.
WHERE'S MY GIRL?

MADAM, I'VE NEVER SEEN YOU
BEFORE IN MY LIFE.

HOW WOULD I KNOW WHO YOUR
LITTLE GIRL IS?

YOU KNOW FULL WELL WHO
I AM... I'M ETTA SHAW.

WELL, WELL, THIS IS SURPRISING.

YOU'RE BOTH SMELLING
VERY APPROPRIATE TODAY.

DON'T PLAY GAMES WITH ME.

YOU'RE GONNA TAKE ME TO MY
AMANDA THIS MINUTE.

OR I'LL GO GET THE SHERIFF
THIS MINUTE.

WELL, I'M AFRAID THIS MINUTE,

MISS AMANDA'S WHEREABOUTS
ARE NOT KNOWN.

IF YOU'VE GONE AND LOST
MY LITTLE GIRL...

OF COURSE, I HAVEN'T LOST
YOUR LITTLE GIRL.

THAT WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE.

WOULDN'T THAT BE
IRRESPONSIBLE?

OF COURSE IT WOULD, YES, SHE
COULD BE DOWN BY THE CREEK.

SHE COULD BE RIDING A HORSE.

SHE COULD BE IN ANY
NUMBER OF TREES.

UH-HUH... WHY ISN'T SHE
HELPIN' AROUND THE HOUSE?

WELL, I THINK THAT SHE NEEDS
A LITTLE VARIETY IN HER LIFE,

WOULDN'T YOU SAY?

[CLEARS THROAT]
WE'LL STAY FOR SUPPER.

AH.

SURELY SHE'LL BE BACK BY THEN?

SURELY, MADAM.

SHHHHH.

MRS. ETTA SHAW HAS ARRIVED.

-NO.
-IT'S OKAY.

DON'T PANIC. DON'T PANIC.
WE'LL GO DOWNSTAIRS.

WE'LL HAVE SOME EARLY SUPPER.

WE'LL COME BACK UP HERE

AND WE'LL SEARCH ALL NIGHT
IF NECESSARY, AGREED?

AGREED.

THERE SHE IS.

DO YOU KNOW HOW
WORRIED I WAS?

YOU KNOW WHAT YOU
PUT ME THROUGH?

I HAD SEARCH PARTIES OUT
FOR THREE DAYS.

HOW COULD YOU NOT SEND WORD?

I MISSED YOU SO MUCH.

WOULD YOU HAVE MISSED ME WHEN
YOU HIRED ME OUT FOR WORK, TOO?

MANDIE, I DON'T HIRE MY FAMILY
OUT... I LOVE MY FAMILY.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING
SUCH GOOD CARE OF HER.

AND LOOK AT THIS
PRETTY NEW DRESS.

I ALWAYS WISHED I COULD
AFFORD TO MAKE HER ONE.

I WISH I HAD FAMILY
LIKE THAT.

YOUR INJUN FRIEND PUT A RIGHT
UGLY HOLE IN MY SADDLE.

HUSH, MR. HUGHES.

THAT'S BEEN FORGIVEN.

WHO IMPROPERLY
SET MY PLACE?

I HAVE NOTHIN' WITH WHICH
TO EAT MY DINNER.

MISS SNOW, I'M SURE
YOU CAN FIND A WAY

TO GET THEM GREEN BEANS
DOWN YOUR GULLET WITH
THE SALAD FORK.

WE'LL BE LEAVING
RIGHT AFTER DINNER

SO AS NOT TO CAUSE
YOU ANYMORE TROUBLE.

I KNOW AMANDA'S HOMESICK.

WELL, YOU'RE CERTAINLY WELCOME
TO SPEND THE NIGHT.

I MEAN, WE HAVE
PLENTY OF ROOMS.

WELL, WE'VE ALREADY LEFT
IRENE WAY TOO LONG

BUT THANK YOU FOR
YOUR HOSPITALITY.

OH, PITY.

THIS HOUSE WOULD FEEL SO EMPTY,
QUIET, WITHOUT YOU KIDS.

MR. HUGHES, YOUR WHEEL
CLEAN FELL OFF OF YOUR WAGON.

BUT DON'T WORRY, I CAN HAVE IT
FIXED BY MIDNIGHT.

LIZA, WOULD YOU PREPARE
TWO MORE ROOMS?

YES, SIR.

LAND SAKES, CHILD.

QUIT YOUR WHINING
AND SIT STILL.

I CAN'T RUB YOUR HEAD WITH YOU
WIGGLIN' EVERY WHICH WAY.

I'LL FOR SURE MISS A SPOT.

[WATER SPLASHING]

HAVE THE BEDROOMS ON
THIS FLOOR BEEN CHECKED?

ON THIS FLOOR, NO, NO.

WHAT ABOUT DOWNSTAIRS
WHERE THE INDIANS LIVED?

NOT TO MY KNOWLEDGE.

MR. JOHN NEVER
WENT DOWN THERE.

WHAT IF HE DID WITHOUT
YOUR KNOWLEDGE?

YOU'RE RIGHT.
WE SHOULD BE THOROUGH.

[MUSIC]

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

HURRY UP.

SHHH.

I KNOW WE DONE
GOTTA BE QUIET.

LOOK AT THIS.

I'D FIGHT WITH MY
BROTHER OVER HER.

DO YOU THINK THIS IS HER?

MUST HAVE DIED YOUNG.

OH, HOW TERRIBLY TRAGIC.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

MY FATHER'S PROBABLY
NOT EVEN IN THE WILL.

HUSH, LAY DOWN HERE
AND THINK LIKE MR. JOHN.

WE ALL NEED NEW PERSPECTIVES.

[MUSIC]

[SQUEAK IN FLOOR]

[OWL HOOTING]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

IT'S THE SAME PICTURE.

I BET THE OTHER HALF
IS HIDING UNDERNEATH.

HOW IS THE LITTLE
ANGEL SLEEPIN'?

PRETTY SOUND, HUH?

[CAT MEOWING]

NO, YOU AIN'T GOIN'.

WAKE UP, ANGEL.
MORNIN'S COMIN' EARLY.

WE'RE GOIN' HOME.

ALL RIGHT.
YOU ASKED FOR IT.

AHHHH!... AHHHH.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

A MAN HAVING PICTURE
OF HIM AND HIS BROTHER
IN A LOCKET IS STRANGE.

IT'S SWEET.

Y'ALL, WE'RE SIDETRACKED.

I DON'T THINK SO.

I KNOW HIS BROTHER'S
UNDERNEATH.

YOU JUST CAN'T WEAR
A LOPSIDED LOCKET.

AHHHH!

FINALLY SOMETHING
THAT MAKES SENSE.

YOU SURE DON'T LOOK
A THING LIKE ETTA.

AGAIN, SIDETRACKED,
THE WILL.

[MUSIC]

THE TREASURE TRUNK'S
GUARDED SECRETS,

THE ANTLER NECKLACE
PROTECTED SECRETS.

BUT I ALREADY HAVE
THE ANTLER NECKLACE

AND IT'S NOT PROTECTING
ANYTHING.

MAYBE WE SHOULD CHECK
THE CATHEDRAL ROOM.

NO.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

OPEN IT.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

MY MIDDLE NAME
IS ELIZABETH.

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
IS ONLY SIX HOURS AWAY
FROM HERE BY TRAIN.

POLLY, SHE'S OBVIOUSLY DEAD.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

OPEN THIS DOOR
RIGHT NOW, CHILDREN.

THEY'LL DO NO SUCH THING.

I DEMAND TO KNOW WHAT
IS GOING ON IN THERE.

OPEN THIS DOOR RIGHT NOW
OR I SHALL BREAK IT DOWN.

YOU'LL HAVE TO GET
THROUGH ME FIRST.

[SCREAMING]

-UNCLE NED?
-PAPOOSE.

I BRING UNCLE JOHN.

[MUSIC]

ETTA, I THINK THE SKY
HAS FALLEN.

OR MAYBE THEY JUST GROW
REALLY BIG RATS AROUND HERE.

WOMAN, SHE AIN'T
IN THE CLOSET.

I'M GOIN' TO SLEEP.

IS THE INTERRUPTIN'
OF MY BEAUTY REST

GONNA BE A NIGHTLY
OCCURRENCE?

[YAWNING]

ETTA?

ARE WE HAVIN'
A SLUMBER PARTY?

MY BABY'S BEEN KIDNAPPED.

[MUSIC]

[STRUGGLING]

-MR. JOHN!
-JASON.

MR. JOHN.

I RECKON MY ABSENCE HAS
CAUSED A BIT OF TROUBLE.

JUST A BIT, SIR, JUST A BIT.

WHAT IN HEAVEN'S NAME ARE
YOU DOING IN MY HOME?

MR. SHAW, I...
THEY SAID THAT YOU...

I'M NOT!

FORTUNATELY, I KNOW
HOW TO SWIM.

I'VE ASKED YOU, MR. SNOW, WHAT
ARE YOU DOING IN MY HOME?

-MR. SNOW?
-YES.

DID YOU NOT PROPERLY
INTRODUCE YOURSELF?

OH, PLEASE, SIR, I CAN...

[BEGGING]

MANDIE?

MANDIE! MANDIE!

HELLO, MRS. SNOW.

[BEGGING AND COMMOTION]

I JUST WANTED TO BE HERE.

WHAT WAS THAT?

A LADY SCREAMIN'.

WHAT SHE DONE SEEN A GHOST!

ALRIGHT, MR. HUGHES,
ON YOUR FEET, SIR.

[FOOTSTEPS]

STAY THERE.
WE'LL BE BACK.

AMANDA? AMANDA?

[LADY SCREAMING]

WHERE'S THE GHOST?
I SAW A GHOST!

I'M REAL, AUNT LOU, NOT
A GHOST... I PROMISE.

THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY.

MY BABY! MY BABY!

OH, I THOUGHT YOU WERE KILLED.

GET OFF OF ME!

SHE'S NOT EVEN MY REAL MOMMA.

WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?

HONEY, IT'S SO OBVIOUS.

NEITHER ME NOR IRENE
LOOK A THING LIKE YA'

AND THE ONLY REASON YOUR FATHER
MADE ME PROMISE I WOULDN'T TELL

IS SO THAT YOU THOUGHT
YOU HAD A REAL FAMILY.

YOU MEAN YOU PUT ME
THROUGH ALL THIS TROUBLE

KNOWIN' FULL WELL SHE WASN'T
YOUR FLESH AND BLOOD?

JASON, WOULD YOU PLEASE ESCORT
MR. AND MRS. SNOW OUT?

WITH GREAT PLEASURE, SIR.
THIS WAY.

WELL, I AM NOT LEAVING
WITHOUT MY THINGS.

AND AS FOR MY BROTHER'S
WIDOW AND HER FRIEND...

I'LL VOLUNTEER.

THANK YOU, LIZA. SAMUEL.

MY BROTHER WAS MARRIED
TO THAT WOMAN?

JASON, WOULD YOU HELP
MRS. SNOW CARRY HER BAG?

I DO HATE TO SEE A WOMAN
LABORING UNDER SUCH WEIGHT.

YES, OF COURSE, MR. JOHN.

-I'LL TAKE THAT.
-NO, THANK YOU.

I'M QUITE CAPABLE.

[STRUGGLING]

I INSIST... THANK YOU.

YOU KNOW, MRS. SNOW, YOU
REALLY SHOULD START LEARNING
TO PACK FOR TRAVELING.

THESE ARE NICE.

THERE'S ONLY ONE RULE REALLY,

DON'T HAUL OUT WHAT
YOU DID NOT HAUL IN.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MADAM, AFTER YOU.

GOODBYE MR. AND MRS. SNOW.

[MUSIC]

I CAN'T DECIDE WHETHER
YOU LOOK MORE LIKE MY
MOTHER OR ELIZABETH.

THEY TOLD ME YOU WERE DEAD.

WHO?

ELIZABETH'S PARENTS.

WHY?

FOR THE SAME REASON THAT
THEY SPLIT YOUR FATHER
AND ELIZABETH UP

AND ANNULLED THEIR MARRIAGE FIVE
DAYS AFTER THEIR HONEYMOON.

THEY FOUND OUT WE
WERE HALF CHEROKEE

AND THEY WERE NOT ABOUT
TO LET INDIAN BLOOD

DILUTE THEIR PURE
GERMAN ANCESTRY.

I WITH JIM SHAW MESSENGER
COME WHEN BABY, YOU,

MESSENGER SAY ELIZABETH
DEAD IN CHILDBIRTH.

GIVE YOU TO JIM SHAW.

YOU KNEW THIS WHOLE TIME THAT
ETTA WASN'T MY REAL MOTHER?

I'M SORRY, PAPOOSE.

HOW DO YOU GO 14 YEARS
AND NEVER MAKE UP

WITH THE ONLY BROTHER
YOU HAD?

I THOUGHT HE WOULD
COME BACK

AFTER HIS MARRIAGE
WAS ANNULLED.

SO I WAITED.

HE WAS THE ONE WHO LEFT.

HE TOOK ELIZABETH AND NED,
I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE HE WENT.

SO I WAITED... TOO LONG.

FATHER WOULD HAVE
LISTENED TO YOU

IF YOU WOULD HAVE TOLD
HIM TO COME BACK.

WHAT HAPPENED TO ELIZABETH?

I DON'T KNOW.
I DIDN'T WANNA KNOW.

JIM WAS PROUD OF
HIS INDIAN BLOOD.

I TOLD HIM TO HIDE IT, THAT
IT'D GET HIM IN TROUBLE.

HE DIDN'T LISTEN TO ME.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'M PROUD
OF MY INDIAN BLOOD OR NOT.

I'M GLAD YOU'RE NOT DEAD.

[FOOTSTEPS]

[MUSIC]

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU
TO CLEAN UP THIS PLACE?

DON'T ASK.

MR. SHAW, WHERE IS YOUR WILL?

-CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
-YES.

-SURE.
-NO.

[MUSIC]

JUMPIN' JIMINY.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

OF ALL THE PLACES.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

WHY WOULD ANYONE HIDE A WILL
WHERE NO ONE COULD FIND IT?

TO KNOW THAT, YOU COULD
HAVE TO BREAK THE SEAL.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

I DON'T WANNA BE
MAD ANYMORE.

[THUNDER]

MISS MANDIE.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

IF THAT AIN'T
THE PRETTIEST DRESS

THIS SIDE OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.

OH, CHILD,HUSH UP NOW.

COME HERE.

WE SAILED TO... MMM,
BAD WEATHER HIT US.

FIVE OF US SWAM TO...

CAPE HATTERESS WHERE YOU
LIVED IN A LIGHTHOUSE

FOR A WHOLE WEEK.

[LAUGHTER]

ARE THERE CRAWDADS
IN THE OCEAN?

EXCUSE ME, MISS MANDIE'S
NEW DRESS IS READY.

SHE'LL BE A SIGHT TO SEE.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

I NEVER KNEW IT COULD TAKE
SO LONG TO PUT ON A DRESS.

[MUSIC]

AUNT LOU.

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]

[DOOR BELL RINGING]

LIZA, IF THAT'S A STRANGER
DON'T OPEN THE DOOR.

WE'LL ENDURE THE RINGING
UNTIL THEY GO AWAY.

WHO IS IT?

[DOOR BELL RINGING]

SUMMON MISS MANDIE
AND MR. JOHN.

[MUSIC]

[DOOR SQUEAKING]

[MUSIC]

[FOOTSTEPS]

[MUSIC]

[MUSIC]