Issue 4 TOC
 

 

                                          

by Pete Young 



          INT. PRESIDENTIAL SUITE



          (Historical note: At the dedication of the Gettysburg

          cemetery, the main address was delivered by the renowned

          orator Edward Everett and lasted two hours. Lincoln's brief

          speech, honouring the Union dead and the principles of

          democracy and equality they died for, lasted a few minutes.

          Though overlooked at the time, Lincoln's speech is one of

          the most remembered in U.S history. The following account is

          provided by one of Lincoln's aides, presumably the fellow

          knocking on the door.)



          Abraham Lincoln, in full detail, sits at a small table with

          paper and pen.



                              ABRAHAM

                    Hmm...



          He scratches his chin.



                              ABRAHAM

                    "One"...something.



          He taps his pen, stares at the page.



                              ABRAHAM

                    "One"...damnit.