Monkís Office Quickie

Scene: The outside of an office door. On it is a sign which reads FATHER DOMINIC: ACCOUNTS. A fist raps on the door.

Voice: (From within) COME IN (melodically).

(The door opens inwards to show a monk sitting at a desk. The camera moves into the office. The monk smiles. Another shot shows a bishop has just walked into the room. There are books, papers, a typewriter, etc, spread about the office. On the monkís desk are an in tray and an out tray).

Monk: (Rising) GOOD AFTERNOON, BISHOP.

Bishop: GOOD AFTERNOON, BROTHER DOMINIC. IíVE COME TO PICK UP THE COLLECTION BOX FOR THE CATHEDRAL SPIRE.

Monk: (Tidying up the papers on his desk) ITíS OVER THERE, BISHOP (pointing).

(The camera switches to a side table on which stands a large bottle filled to the top with coins. Next to it is a small plastic container. The Bishop moves over to the table and picks up the bottle with some difficulty).

Bishop: UUUH, THIS IS A FINE COLLECTION, BROTHER DOMINIC.

Monk: (Moving into view) OH NO, BISHOP. (He picks up the plastic container and jangles it). THIS IS THE CATHEDRAL FUND; THATíS THE SWEAR BOX.

(The Bishopís face lights up in surprise).

Fade.

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