(ROADSHOW SCENE NO. 12)
481 EXT. THE CENTER JUNK - AFTERNOON
The junk responds with cannon shot and rifle fire.
Black smoke blossoms redly from the other junks.
482 EXT. BRIDGE - AFTERNOON
Bullets scream into the bridge, pinging and thudding.
Bronson and Crosley keep up their relentless firing.
483 EXT. THE WATER AROUND SAN PABLO - AFTERNOON
Cannon shot furrows the water.
484 EXT. THE SHIP DRAWING CLOSER TO THE BOOM - AFTERNOON
485 EXT. THE JUNK - AFTERNOON
It fires another salvo.
486 EXT. THE BRIDGE - AFTERNOON
Collins is watching each round fired by his men, keenly
alert to what is going on everywhere. Suddenly the ship
shudders. Collins rushes to the other side of the bridge,
487 INT. ENGINE ROOM - DAY
Steam suddenly hisses forth, choking the men. The lights
go out. Holman grapples through the steam, feeling his
way to the root steam valve for the fire bilge pump. He
closes it and the roaring stops. He runs to the generator.
Harris is there. The firing can be heard.
I'll get it!
FRANKS' VOICE (o.s.)
Fire, main deck aft! Fire, main deck aft!
Holman and Harris struggle even harder at their work.
488 EXT. MAIN DECK AFT - AFTERNOON
A stinkpot has shattered on the port side of the crew's
compartment. Its gummy contents splash along the deck,
biting fire into the wood.
489 EXT. BRIDGE - AFTERNOON
The smoke is billowing. Collins takes the wheel.
Slow engines! Cease firing!
Bordelles, Franks and Haythorn scramble down the ladder
to fight the fire, while Collins handles the wheel.
490 EXT. MAIN DECK AFT - AFTERNOON
The smoking fire. The crew manning hoses, laying to with
axes. Franks rushes to the engine room skylight.
For God's sake, give us more pressure on the fire main!
491 INT. ENGINE ROOM - DAY
Smoke is getting into the engine room, mingling with
the steam. Holman leaves Harris, runs to the pump and
starts it clanking.
492 EXT. MAIN DECK AFT - AFTERNOON
More water shoots from the hose. Men are still hacking
away with axes. Bordelles and Franks are in the thick
493 EXT. THE CENTER JUNK - AFTERNOON
The cannon and rifles continue to fire at the San Pablo.
494 EXT. LONG SHOT SHOWING SAN PABLO DRIFTING DOWNSTREAM
AWAY FROM JUNKS - AFTERNOON
495 EXT. BRIDGE - AFTERNOON
Collins, on the wheel, notices the drift. Bronson comes
onto the bridge, blackened and sweating.
Mr. Bordelles reports the fire's under control, Captain.
Very well. Take the helm. Hold the ship in mid-channel.
We're drifting out of range.
He picks up the long glass to take another look at what
damage they have inflicted on the center junk.
496 EXT. SHOT THROUGH LONG GLASS OF JUNK - AFTERNOON
The junk has been hard hit, splintered and smoking. But
there is great elation aboard at their victory. Men stand
at the rails, shouting and waving.
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