Scene 6. Int. Library-Edgar's House. Night. 12.06 PM
EDGAR STANDS AND FACES THE DOOR
Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door. [UNSURE] This it is and nothing more.
EDGAR STEELS HIMSELF.
Sir or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore. But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, and so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, that I scarce was sure I heard you.
EDGAR STEPS FORWARD AND OPENS THE DOOR. WE SEE THAT THERE IS NOTHING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR BUT DARKNESS. BEAT.
BEAT. EDGAR TURNS BACK TO THE ROOM LOOKING TROUBLED AND CLOSES THE DOOR. AGAIN THERE IS A RAPPING SOUND, A LITTLE LOUDER THAN BEFORE.
Surely. [BEAT] Surely that is something at my window lattice. Let me see then what thereat is and this mystery explore. Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore. [BEAT] Tis the wind and nothing more.
EDGAR OPENS THE WINDOW.