(Scene : A front door of a flat. A man walks up to the door
and rings bell. He is dressed smartly, like a Salesman.)
Salesman: Burglar! (longish pause while he waits, he
rings again) Burglar! (woman appears at other side of door)
Salesman: Burglar, madam.
Woman: What do you want?
Salesman: I wart to come in and steal a few firings,
Woman: Are you an encyclopedia salesman?
Salesman: No madam, I'm a burglar, I burgle people.
Woman: I think you're an encyclopedia salesman.
Salesman: Oh I'm not, open the door, let me in please.
Woman: lf l let you in you'll sell me encyclopedias.
Salesman: I won't, madam. I just want to come in and
ransack the flat. Honestly.
Woman: Promise. No encyclopedias?
Salesman: None at all.
Woman: All right. (she opens door) You'd better
come in then.
(Salesman enters tit rough door.)
Salesman: Mind you I don't know whether you've really
considered the advantages of owning a really fine set of modern
encyclopedias...(he pockets valuable) You know, they can
really do you wonders.
(Cut back to man at desk.)
Man: That man was a successful encyclopedia salesman. But
not all encyclopedia salesmen are successful. Here is an
unsuccessful encyclopedia salesman.
(Cut to very tall building; a body flies out of a high window
and plummets. Cut back to man at desk.)
Man: Now here are two unsuccessful encyclopedia salesmen.
(Cut to a different tall building; two bodies fly out of a
high window. Cut back to man at desk.)
Man: I think there's a lesson there for all of us.