The Witch & Duck
is part of the Great Lakes LB Group’s 2005 Exchange –
Monty Python’s The Holy Grail.
Before beginning your quest for this box and the Grail please visit the Holy Grail main page (high speed) (dial-up) and read about the specifics of the series and about its special hitchhiker.
BEDEVERE: So why do witches burn?
SECOND VILLAGER:... Because they're made of wood...?
PEASANTS stir uneasily then come round to this conclusion.
ALL: I see. Yes, of course.
They all turn and look at ARTHUR.
BEDEVERE: Exactly. So... logically ...
He leads them a few yards to a very strange contraption indeed, made of wood and rope and leather. They put the girl in one pan and the duck in another. Each pan is supported by a wooden stave. Bedevere checks each pan then ... Arthur looks on with interest.
BEDEVERE: Remove the supports.
Two PEASANTS knock them away with sledge
hammers. The GIRL and the duck swing slightly but balance perfectly.
As Sir Bedevere heads off on the grail quest with Arthur, the villagers’ preparations continue until the Fool joins the scene. The Fool, looking glumly at Spring Brook, exclaims, “No! We need a bridge!” So the villagers went back to the bridge idea.
You’ll find the stamp commemorating the weighing of the witch and the duck near the foot bridge on the trail north of the beginning of the winter trail in the park on Carver’s Rock Road.
With the bridge on your right, turn left and head uphill on the small path. At the top go to the second fallen tree on the left and search in the root end.
Screenplay exerpt from: <http://grail.sdsc.edu/main_pages/montypython/script.txt>
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