"Time's Arrow" Line-by-Line

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  1. BlueStuff

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    (Data wakes up on a cobbled street in front of the No 5 Fire House. A horse-drawn carriage goes by. Data walks off, trying to get information from passers-by.)
    DATA: Excuse me. Pardon me. I am searching for two individuals with an ophidian. A snake.
     
  2. Enterprise1981

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    MAN: Frenchman.
     
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    [the two men laugh with one another and walk off. Data walks down the street a bit and finds part of a discarded newspaper under a wagon wheel. He recovers the paper -there's an article mentioning a cholera outbreak- and looks at the date: "Sunday August 13, 1893." Data walks down the street some more and comes upon a Beggar]

    BEGGAR: Could you help out a '49-er? I fell down a shaft. I got blown up in a tunnel.
     
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    DATA: That is unfortunate.
     
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    BEGGAR: It is most unfortunate. I require large amounts of whiskey as a linament.
     
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    DATA: I am sorry, but I have no whiskey to give you.
     
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    BEGGAR: I'll take a dime.
     
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    DATA: I am sorry, but I have no form of legal tender.
     
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    Beggar: Well, we're in the same boat, huh? Well, this is my street. You'll have to go find one of your own.
     
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    DATA: I would be happy to do so, but I am presently in need of information.
     
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    Beggar: Stockbrokers are cheap as hell. Don't even bother to ask. Your best handout is from a young fella with his lady. You give him a chance to show her he's generous. Steer clear of sailors. Most likely you'll get a fist across the jaw for your trouble.
     
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    DATA: Thank you for your advice, but I'm trying to find two individuals with a snake.
     
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    Beggar: A snake? You're an odd fellow, aren't you? But just don't be too particular where you get your funds from.
     
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    DATA: You are in need of medical attention. I will get a doctor.
     
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    BEGGAR: No, no, no, it's too late for that. Could you help out a 49er?
     
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    BELLBOY: (receiving a tip) Thanks.
     
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    ^BELLBOY: Hey, put it on Gentleman Jim. Knockout in the 5th.

    MAN: All right.
     
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    DATA: Sir, I need temporary lodging.
     
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    BELLBOY: Looks like the missus booted you out in the middle of the night.
     
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    DATA: I understand the source of your misperception. However, this is not sleepware and I do not have a missus.