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Pilot Movie: "KUNG FU"
Teleplay By: Ed Spielman & Howard Friedlander Story By: Ed Spielman
Directed By:: Jerry Thorpe (also #1-4, 16, 18 & 40)
First Broadcast: FEBRUARY 22, 1972 (uncut it is 75 minutes; available on video)
Guest Stars: Barry Sullivan (also #33), Albert Salmi (also #6 & 39), Wayne Maunder, Benson Fong (also #3, 19 & 44), Richard Loo (also #3, 23, 35, 48, 50 & 51), Victor Sen Yung (also #9, 21 30 & 47), Robert Ito (also #17 & 30), James Hong (also #21, 41, 42, 59 & 54), Keith Carradine (also #11), David Chow (also technical and Kung Fu advisor until the middle of the 2nd series, sometimes assisted by Kam Yuen who took over after that)
Fleeing a murder charge in China, Caine helps Chinese laborers building the transcontinental railroad. (Novelization by Howard Lee*2*) (Note: we have been informed by David Spencer that Howard Lee was a pseudonym.)
- "In the Shaolin Temple we have never accepted anyone of other than full Chinese birth." - Master Kan
- "I am Caine. I am called many names, but I have chosen 'Caine.'" - Caine
- "If one's words are no better than silence, one should keep silent." - Caine
- "Fear is the only darkness." - Master Po
- "Never assume that because a man has no eyes, he cannot see." - Po
- "A Shaolin priest is at one with himself." - Old Man
- "...there are two kinds of strengths. The outer strength is obvious: it fades with age and succumbs to sickness. Then there is the ch'i, the inner strength. Everyone possesses it, too. But it is indeed much more difficult to develop. The inner strength lasts through every heat and every cold. Through old age and beyond." - Master Kan
- "When you can walk the rice paper without tearing it, your footsteps will no t be heard." - Master Kan
- "What happens in a man's life is already written. A man must move through life as his destiny wills.' - Caine
'Yes, yet each man is free to live as he chooses. Though they seem opposite, both are true. I do not understand it.' - Old Man 'You have taken in much, old man, like the waters of the Tao.'" - Caine (mispronouncing 'Tao')
- "In the Shaolin temple there are three kinds of men: students, disciples and masters." - Master Kan
- "Development of the mind can be accomplished only when the body has been disciplined." - Master Kan
- "From the crane we learn grace and self-control. The snake teaches us suppleness and rhythmic endurance. The praying mantis teaches us speed and patience. And from the tiger, tenacity. And from the dragon we learn to ride the wind." - Master Kan (also in episode #1)
- "All creatures, the low and the high, are one with nature. If we have the wisdom to learn, all may teach us their virtues. Between the fragile beauty of the praying mantis and the fire and passion of the winged dragon, there is no discord. Between the supple silence of the snake and the eagle's claws, there is only harmony. As no two elements of nature are in conflict so when we perceive the ways of nature, we remove conflict within ourselves and discover a harmony of body and mind in accord with the flow of the universe." - Master Kan (part of this is also in episode #1)
- "Only to one who could kill him. Not many could do that." - on what the price on Caine's head is worth
- "As we prize peace and quiet above victory, there is a simple and preferred method [for dealing with force]...: Run away." - Shaolin Master
- "Perceive the way of nature and no force of man can harm you. Do not meet a wave head on: avoid it. You do not have to stop force: it is easier to redirect it. Learn more ways to preserve rather than destroy. Avoid rather than check. Check rather than hurt. Hurt rather than maim. Maim rather than kill. For all life is precious nor can any be replaced." - Master Kan
- "Men do not beat drums before they hunt for tigers." - Caine
- "To fight for yourself is right. To die vainly without hope of winning is t he act of stupid men. Let one death be enough." - Caine
- "You have learned discipline and acquired many new abilities." - Master Po t o Caine before he graduates from the temple
- "Never forget that a priest's life is a simple one and must remain free of ambition." - Master Po
- "Who among us is without flaw?" - Master Po
- "...a wise man walks with his head bowed. Humble like the dust." - Kan
- "He's a very special kind of Chinaman. He walks through walls. You won't see him, hear him or touch him." - about Caine
- "It would take more than years for me to forget the footsteps of my favorite pupil." - Master Po
- "The years have been good. Quiet and measured. Flowing slowly like water." - Caine, when Master Po asks how he's been since leaving the temple
- "I am Po. Lowly priest from Honan Province." - Master Po
- "After all your teaching, I have disgraced myself." - Caine to the dying Po on killing the royal nephew
- "Sometimes one must cut off a finger to save a hand. If I had a son, all I could offer him is contained in this pouch. Please take it." - Master Po to Caine
- "A Shaolin monk does not sell himself for a handful of rice." - Caine
- "The taking of a life does no one honor." - Caine
- "Work. Wander. Rest when I can." - Caine, when asked what he will do
Information: The positioning of the scenes implies that Po tells Caine about his ambition to attend the festival in five years just before Caine leaves the temple. If so, there would be five years between his leaving the temple and the killing of the Royal Nephew - or maybe only four but the implication is that it is definitely more than two.
1972-1973 - John Furia, Jr. became Executive Story Consultant after the first few episodes and wrote many of the scenes set in China.
(This is the sequence Warner Brothers now recommends for the episodes and for this season it corresponds closely with production numbers.)
1) "King of the Mountain"
2) "Dark Angel"
3) "Blood Brother"
4) "An Eye for an Eye"
5) "The Soul Is the Warrior"
6) "Nine Lives"
7) "The Tide"
8) "Sun and Cloud Shadow"
9) "The Praying Mantis Kills"
13) "The Stone"
14) "The Third Man"
15) "The Ancient Warrior"
#1 (Prod #166141) KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
Teleplay By:: Herman Miller (Writer's Guild of Am. Award for Best Drama)
Directed By:: Jerry Thorpe (also pilot & #2-4, 16, 18 & 40)
First Broadcast: ABC, OCTOBER 14, 1972
Guest Stars: Brandon Cruz, Lara Parker Special Guest Star: John Saxon
Caine befriends a young boy who just lost his parents. Later when the priest goes to work for a woman whose ranch is in disrepair, he asks to bring the boy. Meanwhile, on the mountain overlooking the ranch, a bounty hunter plans to earn the $10,000 reward for capturing Caine.
- "Your only hope of freeing her lies in your own survival." - Caine to a boy whose mother has been kidnapped by the Indians who killed his father
- "My way lies through Perrysville. If you wish it, we could go together." - Caine, offering to take the boy to his aunt to the north
- "All creatures - the low and the high - are one with nature. No life is insignificant. If we have the wisdom to learn, all may teach us their virtues." - Master Kan (from pilot)
- "From the crane we learn grace and self-control. The snake teaches us suppleness and rhythmic endurance. The praying mantis teaches us speed and patience. And from the tiger tenacity and power. And from the dragon we learn to ride the wind." - Master Kan (also pilot)
- "Life sustains life and all living creatures need nourishment. Yet with wisdom the body learns to sustain in ways that all may live." - Master Kan
- "Seek...not to contend...We know that where there is no contention there is neither defeat nor victory. The supple willow does not contend against the storm, yet it survives." - Master Kan
- "You wish me to leave?" - Caine
- "Is there nothing I can do?" - Caine
- "From a single action you draw an entire universe. Could you not see that I had nothing to protect?" - Caine, on allowing himself to be searched
- "'Please get up. Why have you come?' - Master Kan 'To confess my unworthiness, Honored Sir. I have disgraced my teachers and shamed this holy place.' - Caine' Tell me how.' - Master Kan_____________________.' - Caine 'Would you have wished to desert Master Po while he lived?' - Master Kan 'I could not find it within me ." - Caine 'The sin would have been to desert Master Po or to remain to senselessly accept your own death. Death does no one honor. The shame of his death rests not with you but with the nephew of the Emperor.'" - Master Kan
- "What is ranch work?" - Caine
- "I can handle a horse." - Caine
- "You may satisfy yourself, I have nothing." - Caine
- "What is 'broken?'" - Caine, asking how the term applies to a horse
- "Weakness prevails over strength. Gentleness conquers. Become the calm and restful breeze that tames the violent sea." - Master Kan (may refer to TAO TE CHING #78 "The weak can overcome the strong")
- "'You never seem to get tired.' 'But I do.'" - Caine
- "'What is 'surname?' - Caine 'There is so much you don't know. And so much you do.'" - to and about Caine
- "Food. A place to sleep. Work." - Caine, when asked what he wants
- "'Master, our bodies are prey to many needs: hunger, thirst, the need for love.' - Caine 'In one lifetime a man knows many pleasures: a mother's smile in waking hours, a young woman's intimate, searing touch, and the laughter of grandchildren in the twilight years. To deny these in ourselves is to deny that which makes us one with nature.' - Master Kan 'Should we then seek to satisfy these needs?' - Caine 'Only acknowledge them and satisfaction will follow. To suppress a truth is to give it force beyond endurance.'" - Master Kan
- "To know nature is to put oneself in perfect harmony with the universe. Heaven and earth are one so must we seek a discipline of mind and body within ourselves." - Caine
- "He wants me." - Caine, about a bounty hunter
- "To stay would be to bring danger here." - Caine
- "The sheriff will not protect a wanted man. The man on the mountain is acting according to your laws." - Caine
- "He will try first to take me alive. That can be the only reason he has waited this long." - Caine, on the bounty hunter
- "'Will you fight him?' 'If I can.'" - Caine
- "Kill him! You can! You afraid?" - to and about Caine
- "Kill him! You can! You afraid?" - to and about Caine
- "Fear creates the victim" - Caine
- "It is you who feels the fear...It is the death that fascinates you." - Caine
- "The paper says your feet and your hands are deadly weapons." - to and about Caine and the wanted poster
- "I will survive if I can." - Caine
Information: Kam Yuen, who will become Kung Fu advisor for the last half of the series, was assistant Kung Fu advisor for this episode.
"The fear of death is the shadow of the fear of life." - Master Kan*2*p8
"In the cycle of birth and death, nothing changes." - Master Kan*2*p8
#2 (Prod #166142) "DARK ANGEL"
Teleplay By:: Herman Miller (also #1,3 &55 and producer the last year and a half)
Directed By:: Jerry Thorpe (also pilot & #1, 3, 4, 16, 18 & 40 producer)
First Broadcast: ABC, NOVEMBER 11, 1972
Guest Stars: John Carradine, Robert CarradineSpecial Guest Star: Dean Jagger
Caine goes to Lordsville where his father was born. There he discovers that he has a brother and that his grandfather abhors having a half-Chinese grandson. He also meets Serenity Johnson (who will turn up again in episodes #36 & 58).
- "'What endures, Master?' - Young Caine 'The sun endures. The moon endures. Life endures.'" - Master Po
- "The present is rooted in the past. It is from these roots we draw nourishment and strength." - Master Po
- "I remember a troubled, gentle (quiet?) man. It was as though he could not rest in this new country, yet remained for my mother's sake." - Caine on his father
- "'A name. A face in my mind. A place. It is all I know of my father: one half of myself - an emptiness; a mystery.' - Caine 'Seek to discover it, then, for it is this thread which holds you to the past and binds you to the future to fix your place for all time in eternity.'" - Master Kan
- "What kind of man would bring in a dead body without checking what that body would offer? In my opinion, an honest man." - on Caine
- "You don't say much, Little Brother." - to and about Caine
- "You wish to hear words?" - Caine
- "I would have had some difficulty." - Caine
- "You have done me a great service. To thank you with words would be to cheapen the gift." - Caine
- "I am grateful." - Caine
- "It is a Shaolin belief that the paternal line controls." - Master Kan
- "The deeper into the earth the roots reach, the stronger the tree." - Master Kan
- "A name_____________. A Place. It is all I remember of my father."
- "It is this thread which binds you to the past and fixes you for eternity." - Master Kan
- "You have one...Brother. I guess he'd be about 3-4 years older than you. Named Danny." - to Caine when he claims to have no sisters or brothers
- "'You owe me, Little Brother.' - Serenity 'I have acknowledged it.' - Caine 'As an honest man, you could do no less.'" - Serenity
- "I do not want it." - Caine
- "I do not believe you intend to build your church with that." - Caine
- "I do not believe you intend to build your church with that." - Caine
- "...sometimes it is eyes that blind a man. Because he has eyes, he does not look..." - Master Po
- "To be at one with the universe is to know bird...cloud." - Master Po
- "You are alive." - Caine
- "I have no match." - Caine (this is technically a lie but Caine is showing that the newly blind Serenity can tell what the truth is)
- "You're tainted. Tainted with death. I should have died before I saw you. Let me be dead before I see you again." - Caine's grandfather, upset at having a half Chinese grandson
- "There is no need to torture the old man any further." - Caine
- "The gold it is on Indian land. It would be dangerous even for men like you to try and take it." - Caine
- "I can teach you. You need not be helpless. Not useless, either" - Caine to blind man
- "I believe you." - Caine
- "If I can." - Caine, when asked to answer a question
- "You've made a commitment to me. As an honest man you could do no less." - to and about Caine
- "'What do you want?' - asked of Caine by his grandfather's 'housekeeper' 'What is rightfully mine. Roots. My heritage.' - Caine 'You'll never get it. It's been 10 days. Without food. Without water. He'll let you die.' - on the grandfather 'Then I will die.'" - Caine
- "'You have your father in you." - said to Caine by his grandfather
- "Through you I have a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather stretching back to the roots of time." - Caine to his grandfather
- "It honors me." - Caine
- "You will look in on my grandfather?" - Caine to Serenity on parting
Information: According to Serenity, Caine's grandfather drove his father with his Chinese wife from his house, so perhaps Caine's parents came there and then went back to China. (Yet the grandfather asks Kwai Chang what his mother looked like.)
His grandfather gave Caine Danny's letters and a ring that was his father's and a watch that was his great grandfather's.
Even though this is soon after he arrives in the United States, Caine can already read English (evidenced by the fact that he can and does look up the records of his father's birth).
There are two sequels to the story of Serenity Johnson and they are told in #36 and #58 and there is a sequel to the story of Caine's grandfather which is told in #45 & 46.
"To accept destiny is to face life with open eyes...whereas not to accept destiny is to accept life blindfolded." - Caine*2*p15
#3 (Prod #166143) "BLOOD BROTHER"
Teleplay By:: Herman Miller (also #1 & 2)
Directed By:: Jerry Thorpe (also pilot & #1, 2, 4, 16, 18 & 40)
First Broadcast: ABC, JANUARY 18, 1973
Guest Stars: Clu Gulager, Scott Hylands, Kathleen Gackle, Robert Urich, Benson Fong (also pilot, #19 & 44), Kam Yuen (also #45 & 46 & later Kung Fu advisor), Richard Loo (also pilot, #23, 35, 48, 50 & 51)Special Guest Star: John Anderson (also #33)
In Kilgore, Arizona Territory, following up a return address on one of Danny's letters, Caine discovers that an old friend from China has been there. The priest first seeks his friend, then the body, then justice.
- "The man who wrote it is my brother." (When the postman looks at him with disbelief, Caine adds) "My half brother."
- "Enough!" - Caine, stopping harassment
- "What I did was little enough. It is I who am grateful for your hospitality." - Caine, on helping someone
- "What is 'trespass?'" - Caine
- "I meant no offense." - Caine
- "I seek no trouble." - Caine
- "I hear what you say." - Caine, when asked if he understands
- "It is a Shaolin way that only one of you may step upward into the mysteries of the order at this time." - Master Kan
- "The ancient ways carry purpose and may not be forborne." - Master Kan
- "You are a man. You must be angry. To hide such a feeling is to increase its force a thousand times." - Caine
- "A Shaolin priest can walk through walls. It is said that listened for he cannot be heard; looked for he cannot be seen; felt he cannot be touched." - about Caine and others like him
- "You wish me to go?" - Caine
- "A man cannot live his whole life in fear." - Caine
- "You have [my strength]. Only look for it." - Caine
- "You are both enjoined by your vows to do your utmost." - Master Kan to Caine and another disciple as they prepare to fight, knowing they are friends
- "Have you learned nothing?" - Caine
- "Yet you must appear. If you stay away, it will be an acceptance of things as they are. If you appear at the inquest your very presence will be a demand for justice. The presence of your son, your wife, your daughter, is worth even more." - Caine
- "How can they find safety in a fortress whose walls will burn; whose windows cannot stop a bullet; whose doors will yield to anyone with the strength to force them? How will you hide, when the more you remain unseen, the more they will feel free to seek you out?" - Caine
- "You tell a man he is something less than a man and say it often enough, and even he will believe it. The price he pays is easy to see. The price you pay is hidden but it is just as deep." - Caine
- "It is not the death that is so but the fear of death. Fear is the darkness." - a man who had studied at the Shaolin Temple in China
Information: "Defeat need never be stoically accepted." - Master Kan*2*p3
"Defeat is never ordained." - Master Kan*2*p33
#4 (Prod #166144) "AN EYE FOR AN EYE"
Teleplay By:: John Furia, Jr. (story ed. & later producer of 1st half of 2nd season)
Directed By:: Jerry Thorpe (also pilot & #1-3, 16, 18 & 40)
First Broadcast: ABC, JANUARY 25, 1973
Guest Stars: L.Q. Jones (also #57), Tim McIntire (also #16 & he plays Danny Caine in #59, 61 & 62), Harry TownesSpecial Guest Star: Lane Bradbury
This episode which is about vengeance for a rape won an Emmy for best director and another for best cinematographer. Jerry Thorpe was also nominated for a Director's Guild Award for it. Throughout the story people keep asking, "If I don't have a right to vengeance, who does?" Caine finally answers: "No one."
- "'All life is sacred. Thus the joining together of man and woman is always honored. Apart there is no life. But from such union, life may proceed.' - Kan 'Then life must be always defended.' - Young Caine 'The thorn defends the rose. It harms only those who would steal the blossom from the plant.'" - Master Kan
- "'Mister, I am in your debt.' - said to Caine 'No more than the leaf owes the root. In water and sunlight both grow together.'" - Caine
- "A child cannot be made ugly by the unhappiness that begins it." - Caine
- "I know about 'war.' It is a word men use to clothe the nakedness of their killing." - Caine
- "Will vengeance ease your pain?" - Caine
- "'Vengeance is a water vessel with a hole. It carries nothing but the promise of emptiness.' - Master Po 'Shall I then repay injury always with kindness?' - Young Caine 'Repay injury with justice and forgiveness, but kindness always with kindness.'" - Master Po
- "Where is the honor in what you do?" - Caine, on a duel for vengeance
- "Get in touch with what you feel." - Caine
- "Once mighty waters hurdled themselves against rock. And from these two harsh strengths came this most gentle sand." - Caine
- "Fear is the enemy. Trust is the armor." - Master Po
- "He who conquers himself is the greatest warrior. Do what must be done with a docile heart." - Master Po
- "Listen for the color of the sky. Look for the sound of the hummingbird's wings. Search the air for the perfume of ice on a hot day. If you have found these things, you will know." - Master Po
- "To feel shame for no cause is a waste. To feel shame for cause is also a waste; for you must rather spend time correcting that of which you are ashamed." - Master Po
- "He who knows how to live need not fear death. He can walk without fear of rhino or tiger. He will not be wounded in battle...In him the rhino can find no place to thrust his horn, the tiger no place to use his claws, and weapons no place to pierce...Because a man who knows how to live has no place for death to enter." - Master Po (quoting the TAO TE CHING chapter #50 [F])
- "Before we wake, we cannot know that what we dreamed does not exist. Before we die we cannot know that death is not the greatest joy." - Caine
- "To hate is like drinking salt water. The thirst grows worst." - Caine
- "Hate is the tomb you weave. It will not save you from your suffering." - Caine
- "To be one with yourself is a power within you." - Caine
- "I am a man. I care." - Caine
Information: Caine carries several seedlings around with him during this story, taking them out and planting them now and then. But we don't see him doing so again except in #27 "The Gunman".
#5 (Prod #166145) "THE SOUL IS THE WARRIOR"
Teleplay By:: Ron Bishop
Directed By:: Richard Lang (also17,19,22,24,27,29,31,33,35,37-39,42,45- 6)
First Broadcast: ABC, FEBRUARY 8, 1973
Guest Stars: John Doucette, Shelly Novack (also #36), Jim Davis (also #16)Special Guest Star: Pat Hingle
The search for Danny leads Caine to a man who tries to take revenge on the brother for what he feels Danny did to him. When this man tries to shoot Caine, a sheriff interferes and brings down on himself the wrath of the man's father.
- "Each journey begins and also ends." - Master Po
- "...the journey through life...begins and it ends. Yet fresh journeys go forth. Father begets son who becomes in turn father who begets son." - Po
- "...seek first to know your own journey's beginning and end; seek then the other journeys of which you are a close part. But in this seeking know patience. Wear their traveler's cloak which shelters and permits you to endure." - Master Po
- "I wish no trouble." - Caine
- "'When you leave these walls, you will come upon the many pillars of violence.' - Kan 'May not a man one with nature seeing such pillars avoid them?' - Caine 'Other men stumble in the way. They go in idlest search of peace.' - Kan 'Must I then tumble down these pillars?' - Caine 'Seek always peace. Wear no path for the footsteps of others unless the soul is endangered. We are all linked by our souls. To endanger one endangers all.' - Master Kan 'And if endangered, Master?' - Caine 'In such times the soul must be the warrior.' - Master Kan
- "'What the eye sees disappears with a blink or a wandering puff of breath. Where there was light the eye, denied, sees nothing. What the soul sees cannot be denied.' - Master Kan 'Will not the soul, too, see nothing when death blinks its eye?' - Caine 'No. The soul sees always.' - Kan 'Yet the body dies.' - Caine 'Does the sun die?' - Kan 'It does not shine at night.' - Caine 'It shines somewhere. You do not see it.'" - Master Kan
- "Each journey of a man crosses this path and each man sees death in his own mirror." - Caine
- "It does not end. The journey goes on from one time to another. Nothing dies that was ever something." - Caine
- "'Who are you?' 'A man. Not afraid if that is what you want to know.'" - Caine
- "Discipline your body, Grasshopper, that you may find a greater power...Those who surrender themselves find inner strength...When the heart knows no danger, no danger exists. When the soul becomes the warrior all fear melts as the snowflake that falls upon your hand." - Master Po
- "'How does one find the strength within himself?' - Caine 'By being one with all that is without himself.'" - Master Po
- "That prevails which refuses to know the power of the other. Where fear is, does not danger also live? And where fear is not, does not danger also die? Where the tiger and the man are two, he may die. Yet where the tiger and the man are one there is no fear. There is no danger. For what creature, one with all nature, will attack itself." - Master Po
- "...be yourself and never fear thus to be naked to the eyes of others. Yet know that men so often mask themselves that what is simple is rarely understood. The dust of truth swirls and seeks its own cracks of entry and a tree falling in the forest without ears to hear makes no sound. Yet it falls." - Master Po
Information: Danny left this town two weeks before Kwai Chang got there.
Kwai Chang acquires a watch of Danny's here and so now should have two watches (one from his great grandfather which his grandfather gave him in "Dark Angel"), and yet he never has anything on him worth taking whenever he is searched.
"Courage, cowardice. These are but words of an orphaned moment. Think only of the goal of your beginning. Be neither brave nor afraid, but at peace." - Master Kan*2*p12
"Discipline the body...that you may know the person." - Master Kan*2*p21
#6 (Prod #166146) "NINE LIVES"
Teleplay By:: Herb Meadow
Directed By:: Allen Reisner
First Broadcast: ABC, FEBRUARY 15, 1973
Guest Stars: Albert Salmi (also pilot & #39), Dana Elcar, Royal DanoSpecial Guest Star: Geraldine Brooks
Caine tries to help a miner find a cat which the man needs in order to go back to the fields where he thinks he has discovered gold. But in order to get a cat, the two of them have to dig a well for a widow.
- "'I have no need to be rich.' - Caine 'You are a liar or a fool.'"
- "To go anywhere, begin by taking a first step." - Caine
- "He's half and half." - on Caine's Chinese ancestry
- "The best charioteers do not push ahead. The best fighters do not make displays of anger. The wisest antagonist is he who wins without engaging in battle." - Master Kan (may refer to TAO TE CHING #68 or #69 or Sun Tzu's The Art of War)
- "Is this not a contradiction?" - Caine, questioning his teachers
- "This is the power of not contending. It is how the weak overcome the strong." - Master Kan
- "Will revenge get you a cat?" - Caine
- "Something is wrong." - Caine
- "The sound of pain." - Caine
- "'The hands...are the eyes and tongue of touch. Through them a man may reach out and see another's feelings or speak his own.' - Master Po 'Is it not sad, Master, that the hands of a man may strike a blow as well as caress?' - Caine 'Pain and pleasure are like two bells, side by side, and the voice of each makes a trembling in the other.' - Po 'Are pain and pleasure then so alike?' - Caine 'Are the eyes and tongue alike. We see the butterfly and an ugly wound. The same tongue which screams also laughs.'" - Master Po (Pilato claims the script went on with "There are nerves which can bring on an illness of the body, or in the spirit. And those which can restore health. Those nerves are like millions of tiny rivers, and to master these rivers is to be master of the body through which they run." - Master Po*2*p52
- "His hands and his feet should be considered dangerous weapons." - about Caine quoting the 'wanted poster'
- "What do I know of gold? Ask me knowledge of what I know: how to overcome those much larger, or how weak are those who bellow their strength like the charging bull." - Caine
- "The teacher is only as water to the soil. He cannot grow a pomegranate from mustard seed." - Caine
- "You $10,000 man." - to and about Caine
- "You seek still to be rich." - Caine
- "Sean, let the rope down." - Caine, in a mild non-begging tone of voice, though he does say it twice
- "You are angry because you betray me." - Caine
- "Sean, there is a way...Let us try." - Caine
- "'This is not possible.' 'Keep pressing against my back, do not even slightly relax.'" - Caine, trying against the odds
- "Put your arms around my neck." - Caine, trying to save a man who was going to turn him in for the reward
- "You're putting me to shame." - a man whose life Caine saved after the man said he'd turn Caine in for the reward
- "'Must you always be on the run?' 'Not always. In his own time each man finds a place to stand.'" - Caine
Information: In this episode Caine's shoes are stolen and from here on he mostly goes barefoot and carries any shoes he may have.
In America Caine is sometimes (as in this story) called "oriental heathen" and while growing up in China he had been called "foreign barbarian" by some other children.
This story starts off in a mining camp called Dirty Nose Canyon.
There is a flashback scene herein which is repeated in "Ancient Warrior" and reported under that episode.
"The body may cease to be, but the soul flowers endlessly in many bodies." - Caine*2*p67
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