Last of the Dogmen (1995) Movie Script

You boys have any luck?
I'm afraid a needle in a
haystack ring a bell?
Try down there by Buck Creek
They might have got that far
I want those bastards found
They killed one of the guards.
They cut his throat
What do you figure they'll do?
Keep running
Make for the border
Buy a little condo on a lake
somewhere and live happily ever after
There's only one thing
standing in their way
4000 sq miles of the roughest country
God ever put on a map
Not a road, not a town
Hell there are places out there
that haven't even seen a foot print
Who are those guys?
Find Gates
Lewis Gates? But I thought that...
Just find him
Yes sir
Rise and shine Lewis
What are you looking at?
You were supposed to
stop me after 3 remember?
Hope you remember where we parked
cause I sure don't
I didn't do it, and however said
I did, is a liar!
A busload of escaped prisoners went off
the highway near Logan Pass last night
Three escaped
They headed straight into the Oxbow
I don't do that kind of work anymore
Lewis wait!
The FBI showed up.
Lewis, they need one brought out alive
Deegan himself sent me to find you
Tell Deegan he can kiss my ass
You're gonna have to do that yourself
Just talk to him
Otherwise he'll chew my butt
Lewis please
Deegan I'm telling you what I told
your Deputy. Not interested
Now you listen good.
I need you on this one.
Drunk or sober you're
still the best tracker in the state
You always were a charmer
Briggs, is that mangy dog of his there?
He could use a bath sir
Well I just got a complaint
he's been chasing deer again
Now I want you to take Mr. Gates
down to the county lockup
15 day for wildlife harassment and
failure to obey the leash law
Leash law!
You shouldn't provoke him Lewis
Hell, I shouldn't do a lot
of things I end up doing
You going in after those convict fellars?
Yeah, it appears I am
My cousin walked into
them mountains 20 years ago
Never come out
Any message in case I
come across him?
Tell him I run off with his wife
Come on Zip!
Where'd they go in?
Bottom of the ravine
The dogs lost their trail
at the north fork
More than likely
A 12 gauge pump and
357 still unaccounted for
That'll be $4000 cash per man
plus expenses
You'll get what you're always paid
and not a dime more
Come on Zip, I guess we're going to jail
I don't give a shit about the other 2
Sears comes out alive
If there's one scratch on him
you don't even get horse feed
I'll treat him with kid gloves
What you waiting for?
Go on, get to work
Good boy Zip
It looks like we weren't the
only ones who got thirsty
Four legs or two?
Come on check it out
Goddamit, Zip!
I almost let the air out of you
Come on, make some noise next time will ya
Hey, it's my hat you know
Howdy boys
Ah relax
They ain't going anywhere
We'll go up and grab them at first light
Besides I'm beat
Tomorrow we cash in Zippy
Maybe we'll finally get
that log cabin built
You think you can handle a
real roof over your head?
Course this ain't such a
bad roof either
What is it!
Somebody's out there
And the kid?
Leave him
He won't be back
Hell no,
Not with a gut full of buckshot
What the hell was that?
I'm gettin outta here!
Who are you?
I was beginning to wonder about you
Sears give you any trouble?
No trouble at all
You know we never talked
about what happened
We should of
There's nothing to talk about
My daughter is dead
Now, where's my man?
If you want the rest of him
You ride in and find him yourself
What the hell is this?
It's all that's left
of your runners
They're died
All of them?
What the hell happened?
I don't know
What do you mean you don't know
Goddamit, don't play games
I don't know
I was moving in
Everything was fine.
Then I heard gunshots
When I got to where they
should have been
All I found was that shirt
And enough blood on the ground
to paint this office
No bodies, nothing
You expect me to believe
this cock and bull story?
I don't give a damn
what you believe
All I know is I wasted 4 days
and I'm out 12 grand
Where you going?
I need a drink
I'm not finished with you
I want some answers
That makes two of us
Convicts elude capture in Oxbow
Historian in Native American
Studies awarded grant
Archaeological dig to continue
near Judith Gap
I look Professor Sloan
Over there
Where is Professor Sloan?
Over that way
Excuse me, I'm looking
for Professor Sloan
Excuse me
Where the hell is Professor Sloan?
Please don't ask me to go over there
I have already been over there,
and over there, and over there
Who wants to know?
Give me a break lady
It took me 3 and a half hours
to drive up here to meet this guy
I'm about ready to sick my
dog on somebody
You call that a dog?
Will somebody just point
out the old fart
L.D. Lillian Diane
You're not the first person
to make that mistake Mr...?
Gates, Lewis Gates
Gates... All right, take this to
Sandy and have her clean it
up by tonight, ok. Good work
So Mister Gates, what can
this ol fart do for you?
You don't really look
like a professor
- So where did you find this
- In the Oxbow
The Oxbow. Wasn't that just in the
news? Something about convicts.
Yeah, I was the guy they
hired to find them
Bounty hunter?
Please, Civil Service.
It's sounds a little less...
I tracked them for 4 days. The
trail ended in a meadow 20 miles in
Somebody got to those men before I did.
There was blood everywhere, and that
Quite a story
Do you know what this is?
I call it a wild guess...
An arrow?
Cheyenne arrow.
Dog soldier to be exact
Dog soldier?
Within the Cheyenne tribes, there
used to be a military society made up
of the strongest and bravest men
They were fierce fighters, unyielding
They called themselves,
Hotametaneo'o... Dogmen
The cavalry called them Dog
Soldiers, they were suicide soldiers
They often acted as rear guards
A sort of sacrificial decoy
So the rest of the
tribe could escape
You see?
What does it mean?
Except maybe another one of your
Civil Servant speech to those men
So what about this?
An authentic reproduction.
About $15 in any tourist shop
I saw something in that meadow
What, exactly?
I do not know. It was just
later I found horse tracks.
And what's unusual about that?
They weren't shod
I checked with the Forest Service and
nobodies running stock up in that country
And nobody rides unshod
horses except
Indians. That's what you're
implying isn't it?
You don't seriously believe
Cheyenne Dog Soldiers are running
around loose in the Oxbow?
Do you?
No of course not. Just...
I'm not a nut case, ok
I'm sorry I can't help you, but
Drop that bone
Get back here
Is that your dog?
Give it back to him Zip
The group from the Institute
are here Doctor
I'll be right there
Mr. Gates... It's been...
Drive carefully
Somebody killed
those men Doctor
Wasn't me, and it wasn't
another bounty hunter
Are you always this persistent?
I got half way home
before turning back
Call it gut instinct
And what is this gut instinct
of yours telling you?
You're not telling me everything
You want something to drink?
Thought you'd never ask!
Well, I'm not hiding anything
You wouldn't eventually uncover
Give me that. Let go!
So I'm willing to
satisfy your curiosity
If you promise not to
bother me again
Mineral water.
It's good for you
Here we are
By late1864,
Many tribes
were raiding settlements, stealing horses.
Making a general nuisance of themselves
But one of the few Cheyenne chiefs
Really trying to make peace
Was Black Kettle
He and his people were instructed to
make camp at Sand Creek, near Ft. Lyon
They'd been promised protection.
So that night they had a
feast with dancing and games
To celebrate peace
The following dawn,
November 29th was freezing
A group of Colorado volunteers known as
the Bloodless Third surrounded the camp
They were instructed to
take off their coats
Strange, huh?
Black Kettle immediately raised the
American flag and the white flag of peace
People rushing around in great panic
and fear and he kept calling out
Not to be frightened, they'd been
promised protection, there was no danger
Suddenly, the troops attacked!
Now, two thirds of these
Indians were women and children
It was total chaos.
It was a massacre
Blood froze instantly on the bodies
Then looting began
Scalps were taken. Fingers,
ears, noses cut off
Babies were cut out of the wombs.
Women had their uteruses cut off
and the soldiers were
them on their hats
As a matter of fact, when they
put their clean coats back on,
they paraded through Denver with body
parts decorating their uniforms and horses
Among the few that escaped Sand Creek
were 20 men, women and children led by
Lone Wolf,
leader of the Dog Men
The soldiers chased them
northward, through 2 states
Right up into the mountains
of northwestern Montana
The blizzard force them to turn back
and they left the Indians for dead
Here, Lone Wolf
Now you know every thing
there is to know
It's late.
I'm tired. Good night
Wait a minute. Don't
you see? It all adds up
Just suppose...
What if by a fluke,
or a miracle
What if Lone Wolf and
those Cheyenne did survive?
Isn't it possible their descendents
could of remained hidden in the Oxbow?
They didn't survive
How do you know?
They were starving in a hostile
environment, winter, only the clothes
on their back. They didn't survive.
You sure of that?
If there were Indians in the Oxbow don't you
think someone would have seen them by now?
Not necessarily
You are a nut case
Look at the wolf
Now we know wolves exist
in the Oxbow, ok?
I've found their tracks. I've heard
their howls. I've even found the spot
where one watched my camp for half a day
- But I've never seen one
- It's not the same
It is the same
It's not the same
Look, Elvis is dead
The government is hiding UFO's and there are
no Cheyenne Dog Soldiers living in the Oxbow
Why are you being so
goddamed pigheaded?
Because I'm goddamed good at it
I know you saw something out there
you can't explain. I do believe that
But I can't invest all this time and
energy into your fantasy, I rely on facts
Now, we're both tired.
I'm going to bed.
You're welcome to the couch
I should warn you, I tend to
walk around naked in the morning
Oxbow Quadrangle
These files contain copies of
every issue we ever published
93 years worth
There you are son
Happy hunting
Lost hunter
Friday, March 16, 1935
Search Suspended
Oxbow Claims 6 Lives
Wild Boy Captured
'A half-starved"...
"Nicknamed Jacko"
"Didn't speak a word of English"
Retirement home
How you doing today Mr. Hollis?
When will they put some
goddam fish in this river?
I talked to the game warden and he
assures me this river is full of fish
Well he's a liar. Why when I
was a kid we'd come down here...
Mr. Hollis, this is Mr. Gates
He's going to visit with
you for a while
Full of fish, my ass
Who the hell are you?
Wonder that myself sometimes
Hand me one of them
night crawlers, will ya?
So I understand you used
to work for the railroad
Not just any railroad son
The Great Northern Pacific.
53 years
Mr. Hollis, tell me about Jacko
Well I'll be damned!
- You remember that?
- Remember
I caught the little runt!
What happened?
Been a hell of a lot of years
since I thought of that
35 I think it was
Me and old Ed Vallee, we
was heading up to Kootenay
Spur line needed some work
Sometime past noon, We spotted
something run across the track
First I thought it was a deer
Then I seen it was a boy
Well Ed stopped the train
We lit out after him
There he is!
We chased him a ways
and finally cornered him
down along the river
Soon as we got close, we seen he was
an Indian. He didn't speak English
- Just sort of grunted
- What did you do with him?
Well, me and Ed didn't
know what to do with him
He was cold and tired and
so I wrapped him in my shirt
We brung him down to Sheriff Case,
He stuck him in a cell
cause he didn't have no
other place to put him
We nicknamed him Jacko
Cause his face kinda looked
wide eyed and scared
Like a jack-o-lantern
Next morning,
he was gone
We figured he squeezed out
through the bars during the night
Well, that was the end of it.
Nobody ever seen him again
Course the Sheriff contacted some
of the local Reservations,
but nothing ever come of it
Seems like nobody knew who the
boy was ner where he come from
Where do you think he came from?
Hell, I don't know
But you tell me,
what's a Indian boy who don't
speak a word of English doing way
out in the middle of nowhere?
60 miles from the nearest town?
This photo was taken just
after these Cheyenne girls arrived
At the Indian School in
Carlisle Pennsylvania
The same a girls, 14 months later
Their hair was cut, they
were give Christian names
and forbidden to speak
in their native tongue
So began the Government's
policy in dealing with
the plains tribe
The policy of...
The policy of assimilation
Religious and cultural
We need to talk
Look at this
17 people disappeared
In the Oxbow since 1898. 17 people,
doesn't that seem a little odd?
Do you always where that hat?
There's more
In 1935
A young Indian boy was found
on the edge of the Oxbow
Didn't speak a word of English
I talked to the man who caught him
An Indian boy who doesn't speak
English and vanishes without a trace
Explain that one
You rely in facts, isn't
that what you told me?
Well these are the facts
What do you want from me?
I'm going back in
If my hunch is right I don't
want to end up on that list
I need someone along who speaks
Cheyenne. One of your students?
No... oh no
All I'm asking for is a few days.
We ride, we take a look around.
We ride back out. Three days
If they're out there I have to know
and goddamit, so do you
Folks, I'm in a bit of a rush
so, come on... come on!
I got a bad feeling about this
Oh relax, he seems capable enough
I don't trust him
Let's mount up, we got a
long ride ahead of us
Good luck Doctor
Excuse me!
What the hell are you doing?
I checking the stirrup
Oh no,no way!
Hey kid get back down here
Don't listen to him John.
I'll see you in three days
You go on now
Like you said, if they're
in there, I have to know
This ain't going to
be a picnic lady
I've seen this country reduce
grown men to tears
Ain't no place for a woman
You really are
a cowboy, aren't you?
What is it you fellas say?
"We're burning day light"
Maybe we should rest
If you're tired
Smells, ah...
What is it?
Lewis Gates wilderness stew
Ah ha, and what's in
Lewis Gates wilderness stew
Anything that ain't nailed down
You know when I was a kid
I hated the idea of camping out
I mean, anything thats crawls
or bugs scared me to death
So what do I do?
I choose a career that keeps
me outdoors 80% of the time
You know, funny how things turn out
Now I find being in the wilderness
so invigorating, life affirming, really
Jesus... Wonder Woman
I've got some aspirin
I don't need any aspirin, thank you
Boy aren't we in a great mood
Hey look, just because I let you ride
along doesn't mean I have to like it
Now stop treating
me like a child
I didn't realize I was
Thank you
Abraham Gates,
My grand-father
You really hang on to things
Some things
- Well?
- Not bad
If you don't mind the taste
Alright, I heard that
Now on you cook your own
supper. How's that?
Is he always like this?
Good night Gates
Good night Doc
You're ain't going to walk around
naked in the morning are you?
I'll try to restrain myself
Oh, this was ah, where I found
the arrow and the tracks
I guided elk hunters in this far
but never went beyond that ridge
and that's the direction
where the tracks were headed
Wonder how long this
weather will keep up?
80% chance of rain though
tonight. Clearing by tomorrow
An old Indian trick?
KQRP all news radio?
Careful of this damn shale
Watch your footing, and I mean it.
If your horse goes down
you don't go with him
Thanks for the tip
Don't even move
I told you to
watch your step!
You're not in a classroom
Out here one little
mistake will get you killed
Feel free to take
charge Mr. Gates
Can you see that rope?
Well let go and
grab it with both hands
What about you?
Don't worry about me
Just do it!
- Ready?
- Yeah!
On three!
One... Two... Three!
Zip... Zipp!
Lead the horse!
Good boy!
That's it, good boy!
Now pull her up
Keep her up
You ok?
It's just a little
disconcerting to realize
the smartest member of our
expedition is the dog
Saddle up. We still got
2 hours of day light yet
Zip, you want a taste?
here let me get ya
Is that good?
You want more?
You are really in your
element out here, aren't you?
I like the solitude
Lately it seems like the only
time I'm at ease is when I
when I got a 100 miles between
me and the rest of humanity
Sounds like you were
born a century too late
That's what my
wife used to say
Used to?
She died a couple years ago
I'm sorry
Was she ill?
We were riding in the back
country... making a river crossing
Horse spooked and bucked her.
I went in after her
Current was too strong
One second she was there and...
Her dad still blames
me to this day
What more could you have done?
What about you.
Ever been married?
Only to my work
Don't get me wrong,
they've been plenty of men
Some worked out, some didn't
Just always had to
be on my terms
Lady, if I was born
a century to late,
You were definitely born a
century too early
Russell and his wife came
across it berry picking
Mrs. Burtney said Lewis was
at the Chronicle the other day
He spent three hours going
through old copies of the newspaper
What the hell are
you up to, Gates?
Oh ah, want a drink?
Love one
It's good for you
I'm curious about one thing
Why Indians?
Oh, because I admire them
and because we owe
them a tremendous debt
How's that?
They gave us romance,
myths, legends
They gave us a history
The Indians shaped the character
of our entire nation
We picked a hell of a way to
say thank you didn't we?
Well what happened was inevitable
The way it happened
It was unconscionable
There be any whiskey left?
My head feels like a
punching bag thanks to you
I got some aspirin
Oh great, something chewed
a hole in my sleeping bag
On the ground. How many toes?
Ah, it's probably some
little chipmunk
Chipmunks, muskrats,
They all 4 toes in front, 5 in the
back, all the others got 5 and 5
Now weasels tho, now
they're a different story
They tend to walk
on the balls of their feet
The balls of their feet
Look, we've been
riding for a week
I agreed to 3 days, I
think we should head back
It was romantic idea,
Indians in the Oxbow
I admit, I got
caught up myself
We have better things to do then
go traipsing around these
mountains looking for ghosts
If anyone in my department knew what I
was doing out here they'd have me committed
I don't know why I let
you talk me into this
I have classes to teach
I have a life
As soon as we're packed
up we're heading back
Gates, have you
heard a word I've said?
You want to go back?
Yes! I'm a anthropologist,
not Daniel Boone
Have you seen my canteen?
Where is the canteen?
I hate camping
What is the matter with you?
Here's you damn canteen
Speaking Cheyenne
My God!
Very slowly
Toss down your pistol
Do it!
- Don't move!
- Does breathing count?
Look at them
Indian speaking in native tongue
- What are they saying?
- I'm... not sure
Speaking Cheyenne
What are you telling him?
I told him we come in
a good way. In peace
I also told him you
were a great warrior
Who wasn't afraid to fight
them all single handedly
You got to be kidding
The Cheyenne admire bravery
Let's just hope they don't
put you to the test
If they do, I'm
coming after you first
- Zip
- Just don't move
No, no,no they'll kill you!
You were right. They're
Cheyenne Dog soldiers
In my life
I never would have believed
And yet here we are
A step back into history
My God, I feel privileged
Sorry, guess I'm not
so tough after all
Like hell you're not!
She can't walk any further
She needs a horse
A horse!
She's weak, she has to ride!
Lewis I'll be fine
Listen asshole,
either she rides
or you're gonna kill
both of us right now
You may not understand my words
but you get my meaning, don't ya?
What's it gonna be?
Let me take him
Please, you're exhausted, come on
Speaks Cheyenne
Whatever you said
I hope it was friendly
Yeah, unbelievable
It's no use
The Indian predate the boy scout.
The knots are solid
What are they going to do with us?
I don't know
You the expert, remember?
Well they could kill us
But traditionally many Cheyenne
prisoners were just absorbed into the tribe
Yeah, they treated
their prisoners so well
they often refused to go home
even if they had the chance
Their hospitality overwhelms me
Well you can't blame them really,
they're afraid of us
He name is Zip
Lillian how do you say thank you?
- He says to follow him
- I'm not leaving my dog
You don't have a choice
This is Spotted Elk
The last surviving
son of Lone Wolf
He wants to know if we've come to
return him to the house of iron bars
Seems when he was a small boy he was
captured by some white men and put in a cage
Did you get a line on
Mr. personality here?
His name is Yellow Wolf
He's leader of the dog soldiers,
next in line to be Chief
I guess it take a real
man to shoot a dog
You should be happy
they didn't eat him
Oh didn't I tell you, it's the other
reason they're called dog soldiers
This is where we stay
They tell of many of Cheyenne killed
From his father's flight
from the white soldiers
There was a great storm
The Indians were
lost and starving
A wolf appeared and
lead them to this valley
The wolf spoke
Telling them to remain here
Hidden from the white man for ever
They survived
This was during the moon
when the deer shed their horns
128 winters ago
What's going on over there?
I don't know
They were hunting
when his son got separated
They were shot by
3 white men
Yellow Wolf and the
dogmen killed them
He's burning up
The infection must be spreading
Lillian, tell me what he needs?
Why don't you try and
convince them and I'll ride
He says the decisions not his
It's good you offer, but his people survived
all this time without the white man's help
To ask for it now might
make something bad happen
As much as you can get
Isn't that hard to come by
without a prescription?
Use your imagination
Tell him I need my pistol
Now my knife
The knife
Oh, one more thing
- What the hell are you doing?
- That's for Zip
That was stupid
I'm sorry Lillian
But before I do somebody a
favor, the score has to be even
That's just the way I am
He'll ride with you
part of the way
Be careful
If you don't come back,
I'll be killed
It's just the way he is
Easy girl, easy
You did good girl
With you in a minute
I said I'd be...
That's the problem with this country.
Nobody works anymore
Silent Alarm to Canmore Drugs
Don't do it buddy
I've got grandchildren
Relax will ya.
Penicillin, you got that?
Bag it up. Go on!
Don't try anything. I
already called for backup
Why'd you go and do that?
Now you just stay
right where you are
Put that away
before you hurt somebody
No more games Lewis
I taking you in
Stop that man, he just robbed me
Rule number one Briggs, never
take your eyes off the suspect
Pull over
You pull over
Get out of the way
What the hell are you doing Lewis?
Sheriff, look at this
Convicts elude capture in Oxbow
The Oxbow Quadrangle
You think he's going to make it?
It's too soon to know
Lewis Gates wilderness stew... good!
And it's good for you too.
Here, try that.
Here, you try it then
You don't know
what you're missing
It's very nice, but
really I couldn't
This is their way of showing thanks.
To refuse their gifts would be insulting
Nia'ish... very beautiful
Lillian, what I'm I going
to do with all this stuff?
Well, what all rich
eligible bachelors do
Find a wife and settle down
Very funny
Are you shocked?
You known about this?
For a while
Spotted Elk brought me here
He was curious
about some of the things
When game is scarce they're
forced to hunt outside the valley
That's when they run
into white men
They hide from most, but
those that venture to close
End up here
Wouldn't you kill to protect
your family and way of life?
Oh he wants to know about the
silver bird with the long white tail
I just told him man
walked on the moon
He just called me
a wonderful liar
He wants to know about other
Cheyenne. How they're living
What are you going to tell him?
The truth
You hear that?
I have waited all my life
to hear that
You know something Lillian
We can't let anything
happen to these people
No one must ever find out
No one
My father-in-law
I covered my back trail
How did they find it?
How much time do we have?
They're 3 mile from the
waterfall. Half a day maybe less
Spotted Elk wants to leave the valley
and travel deeper into the mountains
Yellow Wolf says there is no
time, they should stay and fight
Jesus, they'll get slaughtered
The Cheyennes or the troopers?
What if we created a diversion?
Maybe it would buy them
some more time
From this time on do not
mistreat the Cheyenne
Think of us in a good way
All of us are your relations
You exchange gifts
at a ceremony
Lillian, they've already got
everything I own
From this time on we are
one of the like hearted people
You are Cheyenne. Go in a good way
I was just thinking how much I was
going to miss your... wilderness stew
Knock it off Lillian.
Saddle up
I'm afraid this is another journey
youre going to have to make on your own
I asked Spotted Elk if
I can stay with them
Get on your horse Lillian
No, my works just begun
I want a living
record set down
A memorial to the
last of their kind
Have you lost your mind?
I spent half my
life teaching others
Now out here with these people,
I'm the student. I'm... living it
I belong with them
I'm staying
Why don't you admit the
real reason you're upset
You'll miss me
Let's go Zip
Looks like it's just
the two of us
Not you too
I don't believe this
I guess I always knew a
woman would come between us
You're better off here anyways
I gotta feeling
I'm headed for trouble
Take care of her
He likes to sleep with it
Nia'ish yourself
This oughta help
That looks ancient.
Is it still good?
Dynamite? It's like wine
It only get better with age
Easy... easy!
See this
Over time it sweats
Nitro, big boom!
This is goodbye
Will you promise me something
No matter how bad it gets,
no matter what happens
Don't let them eat my dog
I promise
You really walk around
naked in the morning?
Do weasels really walk
around on the balls of their feet?
What would you say
to a goodbye kiss?
I'd say it's about time
What the hell was that?
You call that a kiss?
I'm a good student
That too tight?
Sorry about the cheap shot
back in town. Nothing personal
There's a cave half way up
It goes all the way
through the waterfall
All right men mount up
You're making a mistake
You do this you're going
to get these men killed
All right men, let's move out
Drop it!
I'll kill you where you stand
Drop that damn gun
Do it now!
Put it down Gates
He's hurt bad
What do we do now Deputy?
We're going back. Come here give
me a hand. I need some help here
They tell me you saved my life
You did for me what you
couldn't do for my daughter
I wish to God it was
the other way
I'm tired of hating you Lewis
When you're ready I think maybe
it's time we had that talk
Nobody around here, including me
Wants to see you put away for stealing
some penicillin for Christ's sake
So we're dropping the charges
But there is something I have to know
In that tunnel, just
before the explosion
I thought that I saw...
What's out there?
- What do you think is out there?
- OK.
Whatever you're protecting?
I hope it's worth is.