From John Carter
[back at Carter's estate, Dalton reads from Carter's will
] And lastly, I hereby direct, that my estate shall be held in trust for twenty five years. The income to benefit my beloved nephew, Edgar Rice Burroughs. At the end of which term, the principal will revert to him, in full.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
[Burroughs looks shocked
] Of course, I always adored him, but it's been so long. Why me?
He never offered an explanation, I never asked him for one.
[Dalton passes an old looking journal to Burroughs
It was his private journal. He was most explicit that you, and only you, would read its contents. You might possibly find some kind of explanation in here. I'll leave you now.