Reenter Professor, hurrying about the stage and looking on the floor. He is very upset and alarmed.
Prof: Oh, no, oh no oh no!! Has anybody seen my pocketwatch?
Reenter pirates. Captain is swinging pocketwatch by its chain.
Prof spies pocketwatch
Prof: AH HA! You have my tiem traveling pocket watch! Give it back, you! Lunges at her.
Captain sidesteps; Prof sprawls on the stage. Pirates laugh.
Prof: Give it to me! I need it, or I’ll never get home!
Captain: Too bad! All the treasure in the world will one day belong to me, Captain Belt Buckle. Isn’t that right, lads?
Pirates exclaim approvingly.
Captain: You see, poor traveler? You’re out of luck. This fine pocketwatch belongs to me, now.
Prof: No! You can’t possibly understand its secrets! It is much to powerful and precious for the likes of you! You can’t even read, I bet!
Captain stiffens in offense. Who says I can’t!? Get him!
Pirates descend on Professor, yelling and laughing.
Prof: No! No! Help!
Prof lunges at captain and grabs the watch, but she has a hold of the chain.
Captain: Let go, madman! Men, get him off me!
Prof: Let go! Its mine! I’ve discovered how to travel through time! Let it go!!
Captain: straining I don’t know what you’re talking about! Finder’s keepers!
Prof: Listen, woman, you’re about to break the secret to time travel!
Captain: There’s no such thing as travel through time!
Prof: There is now!
Captain to pirates: SERIOUSLY guys!?
Pirates stand ot the side, looking unsure.
Captain: Let it go! Yanks it away from professor, but looks down at the watch, confused. Huh?
Prof: Oh no…oh no! No! You’ve activated the time machine!
All: shouting and swaying in fear and confusion. Lights flicker, than go out.