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] Hero Boy
: At one time most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.
: That skirt you're chasing must've moved on ahead. We got to high tail it to the hog, pronto! Hero Boy
: The hog? Hobo
: The engine. The engine, you tenderfoot. We've got to make it before we hit Flat-Top Tunnel. Hero Boy
: Why? Hobo
] So many questions. There's but one inch of clearance between the roof of this rattler and the top of Flat-Top Tunnel. Savvy?
] Hero Boy
: On Christmas Eve many years ago I laid quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets, I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound I was afraid I'd never hear: the sound of Santa's sleigh bells.
: Well, ya comin'? The Boy
: Where? The Conductor
: To the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!
: One more thing... do you believe in ghosts? The Boy
: [shakes head no
: [in a sinister tone
: I'm looking for a girl. Hobo
: [after a pause; bursts out laughing
] Well aren't we all?
] The Boy
: I believe.
: What exactly is... is your persuasion on the Big Man, since you brought him up? The Boy
: Well, I... I want to believe... but... Hobo
: But you don't want to be bamboozled. You don't want to be led down the primrose path! You don't want to be conned or duped. Have the wool pulled over your eyes. Hoodwinked! You don't want to be taken for a ride. Railroaded!
[Hobo puts out fire with the joe
: Seeing is believing. Am I right?
: Is everything all right? What do we do? The Conductor
: Well, considering that we have lost communication with the engineer, and are standing totally exposed on the front of the locomotive, and the train seems to be accelerating, uncontrollably, not to mention that we are headed to Glacier Gulch, which just happens to be the steepest downhill grade in the world, I suggest we all hold on... TIGHTLY!
[the train plunges down the VERY steep downhill tracks and accelerates rapidly
: [after sounding the train whistle
] I've wanted to do that my whole life!
: Are you saying that this is all just a... dream? Hobo
: You said it, kid! Not me.