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William Tallis is the author of the script, "Ape and Essence." In "Tallis," the narrator and Bob Briggs find the script of "Ape and Essence" and travel to Murcia, California to meet Tallis only to learn he died six weeks earlier from heart problems. The Coultons tell them about William Tallis. He sent his script to the studios to make money for his granddaughter in Europe. Before World War I, he married a German girl, but she had decided to stay in Germany when they divorced. His ex-wife and child were killed by Hitler because they were Jewish, so his granddaughter was all he had left. Tallis wanted to bring his granddaughter to America, but the government would not allow it; sending her money to allow her to eat properly and finish her education was the next best thing he could do for her. Tallis married again...

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