Rex and Christina
Rex was sitting in the olive damask chair
He was reading
I see the King has passed away at last
I thought he was dead
No he died yesterday
His most gracious Majesty King George 111 expired on Saturday evening at 35 minutes past 8 o’clock
Thus ended a course of personal suffering long and affectionately deplored by every Englishman
The disease of the Royal Patient was some years ago pronounced to be incurable as it was in its terrible nature and his escape from the prison-house of his soul is to be celebrated
Christina was crying quietly
She was sitting in a black damask chair
Do not be sad sister
I am not crying for the King
Then why do you weep?
I am weeping for Bonnie Parker
Yes Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde fame
But she was a killer
I cried because I saw her dead on the slab surrounded by leering lawmen
She was their prize
Shot to pieces in an ambush
Is that what moved you a simple girl who took the wrong route in life being ripped apart by hundreds of bullets
No that was incredibly sad but the reason I cried was that this photograph shows her on the death slab with her breasts clearly exposed
Why did they do that?
There was no necessity
I would imagine that they exposed her like that to satisfy their masculinity
She was dead meat to them and they recorded themselves next to her exposed breasts to prove what strong men they were
They were cunts
All men are cunts
Am I a cunt?
Yes you are a cunt and you are totally aware of that fact
Whether I am a cunt or not do come to the bathroom and I will freshen your face
The two damask chairs faced each other
Even our colours are trendy
Olive and black
Yes olive and black
Rex and Christina are so trendy
Just look at the walls
Lines of poetry written in biro
The poetry of the Greek poets
Rex and Christina were standing in front of the illuminated mirror he was brushing his sisters tears from her face
Do you confess a poverty of spirit when a King dies dear brother?
I do but I have lost so many
How many have you lost?
Christina was wiping the Greek poems from the main wall to create a rough rectangle
Will this be enough?
You may have to rid some more lines of Xenophon I fear
His sister continued increasing the size of the rectangle
I think we have enough space now
Rex wheeled a projector into the room
What are we to witness this time around?
The films of Lucy Avon
Yes she was a filmmaker who lived many years ago
She is mainly known for the films that she made about Liverpool but at the age of thirty after an unhappy love affair moved to Vietnam where she spent many years
Is she still with us?
Not to my knowledge she appears to have vanished in 1954 at about the time of the Viet Minh victory at Dien Bien Phu
Did you ever meet her?
Yes on many occasions we were lovers
Did she give you the reels of film that we are about to see?
Yes all three
Christina arranged the two damask chairs so that they faced the clearing on the wall
I do wish that she would wash her hands before moving us
Yes even soap is harmful to our fabric let alone bleach based agents
The ancient projector sprung into life and the opening shots of Lucy Avon’s film were general in nature of the magnificent colonial villas and of a river heavy in flow
Three women dressed in thin white dresses were also shown walking beside the river they were all carrying light parasols
The smallest of the women picked up a stone and threw it into the river
What is the name of the river?
Do you suppose the stone is still there?
It was the last time I looked
Who are the women?
There were sisters
Were they French?
Anglo-French their father was from Paris and their mother from Liverpool
What were their names?
Bea Ethel and Floss
Why were they in Vietnam?
Because their father had lost money when trading at the Bourse and had decided to retire to his rice fields in Vietnam
The three women were shown paddling in the shallows of the great river and playfully splashing each other
For a second a naked women was seen running and diving into the waters much to the sisters amusement
Was there a 4th sister?
No that was Lucy Avon
Then who was filming?
I am not aware of that fact
The film then began to concentrate on the social activities of the local families with various parties and celebrations observed in loving detail
The sisters from Liverpool were shown at the centre of these activities but Lucy Avon did not appear again in her film
Are the sisters still alive?
Yes they all live together in Liverpool
Do you still see them?
Yes quite frequently
Are they very old now?
Not that you would know
They were quite plain sisters
But their manners were exquisite
Was Lucy Avon beautiful?
She shared the same beauty as you
In a battered cardboard box behind the damask chairs was a rusty can of film
When are you going to play the other reel of film?
I do not want you to see it
I have my reasons
Then enlighten me
The chairs speculated as to the reason why Rex would not show his sister the film
Too many memories do you think?
Maybe they are painful memories
Maybe they are happy memories he does not want to share
I think he is playing games to fuck his sister off
Do tell me
Well as long as you do cry or get angry
Well it is very simple really the can contains a short pornographic movie shot over 80 years ago
I have watched pornographic movies before you know
It all started with the failed harvests during the1920s the family experienced crop failure for three consecutive years and this left them all but destitute
But why did they not return to Europe?
As I said they were destitute and maybe their pride stopped them
I thought the French were quite wealthy
No that was not the case like everything colonialism was a good idea the natives benefited as well as the colonialists but it soon fucked up
Corruption was rife and soon there was a deep chasm between the have and the have not’s
It started like a cancer quietly the sisters were considered attractive and soon began to be used by people with money
An invite to a dance maybe a hidden kiss and then it began to become more serious soon they were expected to sleep with the fat and wealthy
In return for financial favours that would keep the family afloat
Were their father and mother aware of what they were doing?
Yes but both parents had vanished into the bottle soon after their problems began
The sisters were forced to fend for themselves
The ultimate goal was a rich husband but these were few and far between
As I said it was like a cancer it crept up upon them silently soon they were not much better than the local whores used and abused behind a curtain of dignity
They were going nowhere when the Chinese arrived
Yes during that era a large number of Chinese came to Vietnam sensing an opportunity to make fast money
It did not take long for the sisters to become involved with them
So they became whores for the Chinese as well?
But that does not explain the can of film
The son of a wealthy Chinese farmer purchased their farm and leased it back to them
The annual rent was very small
But there were catches?
Yes in short he financed films that graphically showed the sisters fucking and sucking and sold copies of the films onwards throughout Vietnam and beyond
The Orientals loved this the European oppressors no longer holding the upper hand and their wives and daughters being humiliated
It was sweet revenge
Who made these films?
Why did she make these films she was betraying the sisters
She had to live and eat you know and she was generously paid at the time
Christina picked up the can of film
How do you know that the film in the can is pornographic have you watched it?
Then how do you know?
I know that the film in the can is a pornographic film featuring the sisters from Liverpool
You cannot be sure it might just be another film about the French
Why are you so sure?
Became I was the cameraman