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Amory Gilliam: We belong, Kim, together. Here or some place like this. Have you ever been to the Tower?

Toni Craig: What tower?

Amory Gilliam: Robinson Jeffers' tower. Down the coast, south of here, near Big Sur. It's a fortress against the world.

Toni Craig: Who is he?

Amory Gilliam: A poet.

Toni Craig: And he built his own home?

Amory Gilliam: Yes. With his own hands. Stone by stone.

Toni Craig: What does he write about?

Amory Gilliam: The sea. Nature. Man's failure. Violence. Wildness. The power of passion. Love.

Toni Craig: I'd like to read him some day.

Amory Gilliam: I intend for you to.

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Detective Lt. Mike Stone: [Admiring a Mattisse print on Gilliam's wall] It's framed beautifully. Yeah, they all are.

Amory Gilliam: I have them custom-made to complement each particular piece.

Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Who does the work for you?

Amory Gilliam: Various people. But why do you ask, Lieutenant? Are you planning on having someone framed?

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[last lines]

Toni Craig: He said this was gonna be our private tower just like the one the poet built in Big Sur.

Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Poet?

Inspector Steve Keller: Robinson Jeffers. He built his own place out of rocks, called it a "Tower Beyond Tragedy."

Detective Lt. Mike Stone: I'd call him a dreamer. Man hasn't come up with a place that safe yet.

Toni Craig: Some men keep trying.

[Lt. Stone shrugs]

Toni Craig: Thank you.

[She gets in the car and they all drive off]

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