Scene: In the 1800’s British salesman goes to a meeting, trying to sell a drug that poisons people so one can do a “clean murder.”
ROGER: Ladies and Gentlemen, you have all come here today on reply to my invite. You must be wondering why you are all here. If you look around you will find that everyone here is a convicted murderer. I have brought you all here today to reveal to you the one thing that will make what you do so much easier and hassle free. Each one of you has a similarity. You all know how to kill. Now murder, as you must already know, is not as it is perceived. You don’t just go in to a house, pull out a blade and start hacking about, no, the art of killing is one that is only learned through experience, and research. One must know where to thrust his blade and when is the perfect time to strike. He must also know all about his victim. Where he lives, his schedule, his hobbies, anything that you could use against him, you should already know. The weapon is the pallet, and the setting is the canvas. Now, what I want to talk to you about is the procedure for such an engagement in which you create a beautiful image using your talents. Much needs to be prepared in order for a successful mission. You must make sure you do not leave anything unattended to. Shoes must not leave marks, fingers mustn’t leave prints, and hair must be kept on your head… Or otherwise you risk being captured by the local authorities. These days it’s very hard to pull off a successful murder, that’s why I created this (Holds up vial). What is it? You may ask. This is the newest pallet for you art. This will redefine what you once thought was a proper murder. Everything you can do with a knife, or a gun, or your fists, you can do with this tiny vial of liquid. You see, what I have here is a poison like no other. You slip it into you’re victim’s drink, food, anything he or she ingests. And once taken, courses through the body and kills someone from the inside. You must be thinking that I’m crazy, trying to sell you something that has already been invented. But I assure you, what I have here is not any regular substance. Any other poison can be found within the body. The police crack open the stomach and they can find out who sold it to you and when they ask the dealer for information, dealers WILL tell them every last detail about you. This is not like those others. You can use this with a guarantee that no law enforcement in this country could ever find it. This is the future of modern crime and I am here to share it with you. For only one hundred pounds per vial, this can all be yours. You’d be a fool to take this offer!