Screenplay ~~- The Baby-Making War

Jacob Buys Red-Man's Inheritance For Soup

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INT. JACOB'S TENT - DAY (YEARS LATER)

Jacob, revenge-faced, cries into the stew he's cooking.


EXT. FIELD - DAY

Gaunt, dirty Esau stands among dead dry plants and sickly cows.
He grabs a flagon of alcohol from his pocket. Drinks it dry. Throws the flagon to the ground.
He buries his head in his hands.

He looks up, sniffs the air.

He staggers from the field toward the tent.


INT. JACOB'S TENT - DAY

Esau barges in. Grabs a whiskey flask from a table near the door. He falls over, exhausted. Drinks the whiskey.

ESAU
(begs Jacob)
PLEAAASE feed me some of your red [meat] soup.

Jacob shakes his head, "Nope!"

ESAU
(drinks whiskey)
I'm dying of hunger!

JACOB
(devil-grins)
If you want to eat today, sell me your rights as firstborn.

ESAU
(drinks whiskey)
Look! I'm at the point of dying!

JACOB
Right. All the cattle are dying of hunger.

ESAU
(Sucks whiskey dry)
What profit will I get from my birth-rights if I die of hunger!?

JACOB
Right. Your birthright is worthless.

ESAU
(throws flask)
Trash!

JACOB
Right. So swear your worthless birth-rights over to me right now, and I'll give you my valuable soup.

ESAU
I swear!

JACOB
Fair and square!

Jacob straps on an apron, and serves the sweaty, dirty Red-Man bread and lentil-soup.

Esau Red-Man inhales the soup, bread, wine.

Esau burps... and then some!

Esau stands up, FARTS, sprints out the door.


EXT. JACOB'S TENT - DAY (CONTINUOUS)

Esau grabs his slut's hand, drags her into his tent.

Their sound of wham-bam-thank-you-maam boffing startles the sickly cows.


INT. JACOB'S TENT - DAY (CONTINUOUS)

The lovemaking racket startles Jacob.