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By Timothy Findley

On April 17, 1912 -- satirically, purely days after the sinking of the Titanic -- a determine identified in simple terms as Pilgrim attempts to devote suicide via putting himself from a tree.  whilst he's chanced on 5 hours later, his middle miraculously starts off to overcome again.  Pilgrim, it sort of feels, can by no means die. Escorted by means of his cherished buddy, woman image Quartermaine, Pilgrim is admitted to the recognized Burgholzu Psychiatrist health center In Zurichm, the place he'll commence a conflict of psyche and soul with Carl Jung, the self-professed mystical scientist of the subconscious Slowly, Jung coaxes Pilgrim to inform his staggering tale -- person who doubtless spans 4,000 years and comprises such old figures as Leonardo da Vinci and Henry James. yet is Pilgrim delusional?  Are those his stories purely dreams...or is his immortal lifestyles actually a miracle.

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Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel.

ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die. He shut his eyes. The soldiers fired their weapons. NARRATOR 1: Bullets whizzed past the women and children, but the bullets missed them all.

Is it really safe to leave? GREGORIO: Even if we surrender, I do not think we will be allowed to live. I would rather die fighting. Please take the children and leave. I will stay and fight. ANITA: Our family will stay together. If they kill one, they can kill us all. GREGORIO: Our freedom is worth fighting for. Next Page — NARRATOR 2 The Script · 41 NARRATOR 2: The armistice ended. Day after day, the Anglos and the Tejanos in the Alamo fought hard against the Mexican Army. Supplies were running low.

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