INT. – RECIFE, DUTCH GOVERNOR’S ROOM – MORNING
A meeting between the governor and his committee is suddenly interrupted by the entrance of two interpreters carrying an exotic gift from Maranhão.
So many white men around here!
Governor stands up and walks towards the bird cage.
Who did you belong to?
To a Portuguese man.
A man at the table looks around and mocks.
Is it the devil speaking through a bird?
Bird ignores him.
So, what did you do there?
I looked after his chickens.
Governor laughs looking back.
Yes, I looked after them, and I did it really well – Shho-shhho-shho-shhho!
Governor gets back to the table.
One hour later. Meeting is over.
Men stand up, walk to the door and greet Nassau’s motto before leaving.
As wide as the world extends!
Bird whistles, then replies:
Watch out, the only thing that grows indefinitely is cancer.
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