Horizontal, narrow. Establishing of MAINETOILLE. It’s late afternoon, nearing evening.
OTS DRAKE, from a position across the street from Governor House.
PAYNE is emerging from the building, settling a HAT atop his head.
TRAFFIC on the street, men and women, some horses. Not the height of the business day, but the day’s not yet ended, either.
Angle, from atop one of the buildings along the street. Looking past DRUM, who is making his way, crouched, from building to building, down to the street, where PAYNE is walking along, perhaps tipping his hat to some LADIES he’s passing.
DRAKE is following PAYNE from a discreet distance, here.
Angle, ground level, wide. PAYNE stepping lightly up onto a raised sidewalk, about to turn a corner. He’s heading towards the port facilities that border the lake – skyboats and watercraft both moor here. PAYNE is reaching for his POCKET WATCH.
DRAKE in the BG, still tailing him.
Fewer folks about, now. The sun is continuing to dip.
Angle, PAYNE in immediate FG, waist to neck, perhaps, and we see he’s pulled his POCKET WATCH and what’s on the end of the chain isn’t, in fact, a watch at all, but a miniscule TELEGRAPH.
DRAKE just visible past him in BG.
PAYNE’S HAND, holding the TELEGRAPH against his body, THUMB tapping out a message.
1. SFX/small/faint: tik-tak-tik tik tik-tak tak-tik-tik tak-tik-tak-tak
2. SFX/small/faint: tak-tik-tik tak-tak-tak tak-tik-tak-tik tak-tik-tak tik-tik-tik