- What?
- You'll have to do it over again.

It's not worthy of you. Throw it all out.
Except for naming the gravedigger
after me - you can leave that in.

I really value your criticism,
but maybe we're being a little hasty here.

Paul, what you've written just isn't fair.
- Not fair?
- That's right.

When I was growing up in Bakersfield
my favourite thing...

..was to go to the movies on Saturdays
for the chapter plays.

- Cliffhangers.
- I know that, Mister Man!

They also call them serials.
I'm not stupid, you know!

Anyway, my favourite was Rocket Man,
and once it was a no-brakes chapter.

The bad guys stuck him in a car
on a mountain road, knocked him out,...

..tore out the brakes
and started him to his death.

And he woke up and tried to get out,...
..but the car went off a cliff before he
could escape, and crashed and burned,...

..and I was so upset and excited!
And the next week I was first in line.

They start with the end of the last week,...
..and there was Rocket Man trying
to get out, and here comes the cliff,...

..and just before the car went off the cliff
he jumped free, and all the kids cheered!

But I didn't cheer.
I stood right up and started shouting...

.."This isn't what happened last week!
Have you all got amnesia?"

"They just cheated us! This isn't fair!
He didn't get out of the cockadoodie car!"

They always cheated like that
in cl... chapter plays.

But not you. Not with my Misery.
Ian did ride for Dr Cleary at the end
of the last book, but his horse fell...

..and lan broke his shoulder and ribs
and never reached the doctor,...

..so there couldn't be any experimental
blood transfusion that saved her life.

Misery was buried in the ground at the
end, Paul, so you'll have to start there.