note - episodes 1, 3 to 6 inclusive only exist as audio.
(High on a mountainside, sheltered by a rocky
outcrop, a camp fire glimmers fitfully in the night air. A man cries
out. Edward Travers, woken by the cry, sits up quickly.)
(Noticing his companion's empty sleeping bag, Travers takes his rifle
and moves towards the sound.)
TRAVERS: John, where are you?
(Another scream. Travers back away in fear then turns and stumbles into
the night. An enormous shadow falls across the campsite and an object
is tossed to the ground - Travers' rifle, twisted beyond recognition.)
(The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are gathered in
front of the scanner screen.)
DOCTOR: I don't believe it. Marvellous. After all this time.
JAMIE: Oh, what's so marvellous about that?
DOCTOR: Well, don't you see, Jamie? It's the Himalayas. And I do
believe we're in exactly the right.
Now, wait a minute.
JAMIE: The Hima - what?
DOCTOR: Shush. Shush.
VICTORIA: The Himalayas, Jamie. They're mountains.
JAMIE: Aye, I can see that. Hey, is it the Earth, Doctor? I don't fancy
another tangle down the Cybermen's tomb.
DOCTOR: Shush, Jamie, shush. Yes, of course it's the Earth. Yes, yes, I
think I'm right. Yes.
JAMIE: Where are these mountains?
VICTORIA: Don't you know where the Himalayas are? They're in India.
Well, at least I think so.
DOCTOR: Yes, that's it! I knew it, I knew it. It's incredible. Right.
Oh no. No, not India. This is Tibet. That's where we are, Tibet. Now,
there's no time to be lost. Come along, Jamie, we must find the ghanta.
JAMIE: The what?
DOCTOR: The ghanta, the ghanta. I put it here somewhere. Come along,
Jamie, help me.
(The Doctor rummages in a large chest.)
JAMIE: Hey, what am I supposed to be looking for?
DOCTOR: I told you it's. Good Lord, I haven't seen that for years.
JAMIE: Oh, that's the ghanta then?
DOCTOR: No, no, no, no. It's a. Well, whatever it is, it's nice to see
(Jamie has found a set of bagpipes.)
DOCTOR: Thank you. Come along, Victoria.
JAMIE: Hey, Doctor, would you look at these? You never told me you had
DOCTOR: No, Jamie.
JAMIE: Hey. Oh, I could fix those easily.
DOCTOR: Yes, I was afraid of that.
VICTORIA: Jamie, you're getting as bad as the Doctor.
DOCTOR: Come along, help me find the ghanta.
VICTORIA: It would help us considerably if we knew what we were looking
VICTORIA: But what is it?
DOCTOR: Oh, what is it? You don't know? Oh, it's a bell.
VICTORIA: Oh, it's a bell, Jamie.
JAMIE: Oh, a bell. Oh, well now we know what we're looking for.
DOCTOR: Yes, it's a Tibetan bell, actually. A holy relic. This one is
quite small. It has a dragon on it. As a matter of fact, it has rather
an interesting history. It was. Oh. Ah ha, yes, I'll have that.
The Doctor takes out a huge fur coat.)
DOCTOR: Yes, it's just the thing for this climate. Now, you might as
well find yourselves something while you're about it. How do I look?
VICTORIA: Doctor, you look beautiful.
DOCTOR: Yes, I thought I might. I think I'll go and have a scout
around. Now, you two find the bell. It's very important.
VICTORIA: Oh, but why do you want it?
DOCTOR: Because down there it's going to guarantee us the welcome of a
VICTORIA: Down there?
(The Doctor goes outside.)
JAMIE: Oh, don't ask me. When you've been with the Doctor as long as I
have, you begin to realise you don't know what he's talking about. We'd
better find this bell of his.
VICTORIA: Oh, wait a minute, Jamie.
JAMIE: Hey, come and give us a hand.
VICTORIA: I want to see where the Doctor's gone. Now if I turn this to
the left it should. Ah ha that's it.
(Jamie takes a scimitar from the chest.)
JAMIE: Hey, now would you look at this. Oh, that's marvellous. What.
Hey, what's that?
JAMIE: A great sort of hairy beastie. Turn the thing back.
JAMIE: No, to the right.
VICTORIA: I am.
JAMIE: Downwards. That's it, there.
(A large fur covered figure looms up on the screen.)
JAMIE: Oh no, my mistake. The great hairy beastie, it's the Doctor.
(The Doctor clambers over a crest and gets a
spectacular view of some buildings nestling in the valley below.)
DOCTOR: Yes. Ah, yes.
(Jamie has found a drawstring bag labelled Ghanta
of Detsen Monastery.)
VICTORIA: A monastery.
JAMIE: Aye, that'll be where he's gone.
VICTORIA: I wonder why he wouldn't take us?
JAMIE: You can never tell with the Doctor. Hey, just thought. Do they
let lasses into monasteries?
VICTORIA: I don't know. Oh, don't say that.
JAMIE: Oh, never mind. I suppose he'll manage somehow.
VICTORIA: Hey, shall we open it?
JAMIE: I don't think so. The Doctor might not like it.
(Making his way back to the Tardis, the Doctor
notices something on the ground. He bends down to examine a vast
footprint. From some way off, a shaggy figure is watching from behind a
tree. It disappears as the Doctor stands up again.)
VICTORIA: Apart from climbing boots, I really think
you ought to wear something warm.
JAMIE: I tell you, I'm a Highlander. The cold doesn't affect me.
VICTORIA: There's a great deal of difference between the Highlands and
the Himalayas, Jamie.
JAMIE: Aye, they're bigger.
(The Doctor enters.)
VICTORIA: Oh, there you are, Doctor. I found this bell thing you were
DOCTOR: Oh, splendid, splendid.
VICTORIA: Is the monastery far? Can we come too?
DOCTOR: Yes. No. One thing at a time, Victoria. We must find this
VICTORIA: Oh, here.
DOCTOR: Hmm? Ah. Hmm.
VICTORIA: Is this where we're going, Detsen?
DOCTOR: Detsen, yes, that's the name of the monastery, but I'm afraid
you're not going. Well, not yet a while anyway.
DOCTOR: No, I think it'd be better if I went alone.
JAMIE: You've seen something haven't you? Would it not be better I went
VICTORIA: Is there something dangerous then, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh, good heavens, no. No, there's nothing for you to worry
about. Now, you stay here with Jamie, inside, and I'll be as quick as I
VICTORIA: Oh, er, Doctor?
(Victoria holds out the bag.)
DOCTOR: Oh. I nearly forgot it.
(A trail of large footprints leads across the rocky
terrain and into the trees where the same large hairy figure stands
staring down onto the path. The Doctor approaches. He stops and looks
around him, then carries on.)
VICTORIA: Oh, I'm getting bored. Let's go outside.
JAMIE: No, I don't think we should.
VICTORIA: All right, I'll go by myself.
JAMIE: Oh no, you won't. You won't leave me here by myself.
VICTORIA: Oh come on. We needn't be long.
JAMIE: Aye, well, just a quick look then.
(The Doctor finds Travers' deserted campsite.)
DOCTOR: Anybody here?
(He finds the mangled rifle, then behind a rock, a dead man.)
(Outside the Tardis, Victoria is sight-seeing whilst wearing plus-fours
and a tweed jacket.)
JAMIE: What can you see?
VICTORIA: Come on, it's a marvellous view.
JAMIE: Aye, so it is. Now, come away back.
JAMIE: Because the Doctor said that, Well if you must know, I am cold.
VICTORIA: Didn't I tell you? Now why don't you go and get that coat?
JAMIE: Because I'm not leaving you out here on your own, and that's
VICTORIA: Jamie, look.
JAMIE: What is it?
VICTORIA: Footprints. Look at the size of them. Something's been
walking round the Tardis. What could it be, Jamie, a bear?
JAMIE: Whatever it is, it's pretty big. We'd better get inside.
VICTORIA: I'd like to find out what it is first. Wouldn't you?
JAMIE: Look, we must be careful. This could be dangerous. Wait while I
get that sword.
(The Doctor approaches the gate set in the
monastery wall. He is carrying Travers' rucksack. He knocks. He knocks
DOCTOR: Hello there?
(No sound but the wind. The Doctor knocks again then pushes at the
small wicket gate, which creaks open.)
(It is deserted. Cloisters run down one side and
doors leading to the interior. At the far end is a statue of Buddha, on
a plinth. The Doctor walks over to it. Then he tries one of the doors,
but it is locked.)
DOCTOR: Hello? Where is everybody?
(He turns around to see a small band of warrior monks with swords
drawn. The gate is closing behind them. A bearded European with
bandaged head is with them.)
DOCTOR: Oh, there you are. I thought, I thought for one moment.
KHRISONG: (warrior leader) What do you want here?
DOCTOR: I've come to
TRAVERS: Look! He's got my rucksack.
DOCTOR: Oh, that. Oh.
TRAVERS: You murderous devil.
KHRISONG: Who is this man?
TRAVERS: I don't know, but this is mine all right.
THOMNI: (young monk) But you said it was
KHRISONG: Be silent. You said it was a beast that attacked you.
TRAVERS: Yes, but it was dark, remember. All I could see was a vague
shape, but I felt its hair. Well it's quite obvious now it's this coat
KHRISONG: Why did you attack this man?
DOCTOR: Me? I haven't attacked anyone. I found the haversack on the
TRAVERS: He's lying.
DOCTOR: I also found a dead man.
TRAVERS: Yes, and you killed him.
KHRISONG: Enough. Seize him.
DOCTOR: But you can't possibly
KHRISONG: Silence. This man accuses you of one crime, but there have
been many others. If you are responsible, be sure you will be punished.
Take him away.
DOCTOR: But this is ridiculous. Why don't you listen to me? Where are
you taking me?
TRAVERS: Watch him carefully, Khrisong. He's dangerous.
KHRISONG: This is possible.
THOMNI: We do not know he is the attacker.
TRAVERS: Of course he is. I've just said he's so.
THOMNI: Why then did he come here?
KHRISONG: That also we shall discover.
(The Doctor is thrown into a small stone cell with
high windows and a straw bed.)
DOCTOR: The welcome of a life time?
(Just below the peak, Victoria and Jamie see tracks
leading in and out.)
VICTORIA: Jamie, look.
JAMIE: Aye, that'll be where the beastie lives, right enough. And it's
as far as we're going.
VICTORIA: Oh, we can't turn back now.
JAMIE: We can and we will. It could be dangerous.
VICTORIA: How do you know? It may be quite harmless.
JAMIE: With feet that size?
VICTORIA: Well just a quick look inside.
JAMIE: Look, if that animal is dangerous we could be walking into a
VICTORIA: Oh, but Jamie.
JAMIE: No, we're going back. I mean it.
VICTORIA: Jamie. Look.
JAMIE: Hey. Wait a minute.
VICTORIA: Well, what is it?
JAMIE: Look there, just inside the cave.
VICTORIA: Where? I can't see anything.
JAMIE: It looks like a beam of wood.
VICTORIA: Oh it can't be.
JAMIE: It might not be an animal's den after all. I'm going to take a
VICTORIA: Oh but Jamie.
JAMIE: Look, a wild animal's one thing. I'm not afraid of a man. This
is a man's work all right.
VICTORIA: Oh let's go back, Jamie. Jamie. Jamie!
JAMIE: Hey, come and a look at this.
VICTORIA: Jamie, listen. There's something coming.
JAMIE: Get back.
(They take cover by the entrance. Outside, two scaly claws move a huge
boulder across the opening, shutting them in.)
(The Doctor lies on the bed and looks up at the
window. He gets up and tries jumping up to see out of it, but it is too
high. Then he tries standing on a stool. Now he can see out. The
shutter in his cell door opens.)
TRAVERS: It's a hundred foot drop outside that window. There's no way
out, you know.
DOCTOR: I didn't think there would be.
TRAVERS: How did you track me down?
DOCTOR: Track you down? I don't even know who you are.
TRAVERS: Don't play the innocent with me. It won't work. If it wasn't
for my expedition you wouldn't be here. You're one of those wretched
DOCTOR: Paper men? I wish I know what you are talking about?
TRAVERS: Oh, yes. You laughed at me in the press didn't you. Travers,
the mad anthropologist. After that, even my own Society wouldn't
finance me. But I know they're here. Twenty years I've been searching.
DOCTOR: Twenty years.
TRAVERS: I've staked my reputation and every penny I own on this
expedition. Now, when I'm close to finding them, you want to steal my
glory just for the sake of a cheap headline.
DOCTOR: Finding them? Finding what?
TRAVERS: Don't pretend. They're here, somewhere on these mountains.
DOCTOR: What are?.
TRAVERS: You know. The Yeti. The Abominable Snowmen.
(Jamie is trying to move the boulder.)
JAMIE: Oh, it's not use, I can't shift it. Perhaps there's another way
out of here. I'm going to see what's down there.
VICTORIA: Oh, no, don't. There may be more of them.
JAMIE: Aye, there might. That's why I want you to stay here.
VICTORIA: Oh no.
JAMIE: Look, you're safe enough for the moment. If you need me just
yell your head off.
VICTORIA: Don't worry, I will!
DOCTOR: But it could have been the Yeti that
TRAVERS: Rubbish. The Yeti are timid creatures. They're shy.
TRAVERS: They're afraid of men.
DOCTOR: Why me? Why say I did it?
TRAVERS: You want a clear field, don't you. I discovered the Yeti. The
honour's mine, but you want to take it from me. Why, you even murdered
my companion just to get a cheap story for your newspaper.
DOCTOR: That is ridiculous.
TRAVERS: Is it?
DOCTOR: Whoever killed your friend had enormous strength.
DOCTOR: Well, could I have done it? Well, could I?
TRAVERS: I'm not going to discuss it any further. There's work to be
done. The expedition must go on. Khrisong will find out the truth.
DOCTOR: Travers. Travers, come back!
KHRISONG: We have the word of the Englishman,
THOMNI: But how do we know he is telling the truth?
KHRISONG: Why should he lie? In any case, I am not so concerned with
the death of Travers's companion. Four of our brothers have been
slaughtered. That is my concern.
RINCHEN: (a lama) Had we not agreed that the Yeti were responsible?
KHRISONG: True, Rinchen. But have we not also wondered why? They were
so rarely seen. Timid. Then, suddenly, they become savage. Did we not
wonder why? Did we not wonder what or whom had brought this change. And
now, here is this stranger and Travers accuses him. He may be the
cause. I ask you again, let me put it to the truth. Now.
RINCHEN: You are asking us to condemn a man to certain death.
KHRISONG: I am Chief Warrior. Is it not my duty to protect you?
RINCHEN: But not by taking a man's life.
KHRISONG: Yes, if it is necessary.
SAPAN: (a lama) No. Only the Abbot can decide. Songsten alone can
approve such measures.
(A gong sounds.)
RINCHEN: It is time for prayer, my brothers.
(The lamas go to the cloisters. Chanting starts.)
KHRISONG: Wait! We must decide now.
SAPAN: No, Khrisong. After our meditations we will consult the Abbot.
KHRISONG: This is foolishness. Time will be wasted. Do they wish more
of our brothers to die before I'm allowed to take action.
THOMNI: There is no other way.
KHRISONG: There is, for me. Let them meditate. Let them consult. I,
Khrisong, will act. Bring me the prisoner.
(Jamie follow a tunnel into a circular chamber with
a wooden prop supporting the entrance. It is not very strong, and some
small rocks fall when Jamie nudges it. In the middle of the chamber is
a pyramid of six inch silver spheres.)
VICTORIA [OC]: Jamie, Jamie! It's coming back.
JAMIE: Get back in there.
VICTORIA: Oh, is it safe?
JAMIE: Aye. Now go on.
(Jamie pushes Victoria towards the chamber as the boulder is taken from
the entrance. A huge, fur covered creature enters on its hind legs.)
VICTORIA: Jamie, get back! It'll kill you!
(The creature takes Jamie's sword from him and breaks it in two.
(From the Lost in Time DVD)
JAMIE: Keep back, Victoria. I can't stop it.
(Jamie runs back to the main chamber and pushes at the pit prop.)
VICTORIA: Jamie, the roof. What are you doing?
(Jamie grabs another piece of wood.)
JAMIE: We've got to stop that thing somehow.
VICTORIA: You'll bury us alive!
JAMIE: It's our only chance. Now get back.
(Jamie swings at the pit prop, bringing the tunnel roof down just as
the Yeti reaches them. A single claw is sticking up through the
JAMIE: Are you all right?
VICTORIA: That horrible thing. What was it?
JAMIE: I don't know. Did you see what it did to my sword, though? Broke
it like a piece of wood. No human's as strong as that.
VICTORIA: What is this place? And what are those?
JAMIE: Some sort of metal. They're all glowing.
(Jamie picks up the top-most sphere.)
VICTORIA: Oh, let's get away from here, Jamie.
JAMIE: Aye, if we can. I don't think that tunnel's completely blocked.
(He puts the sphere in his bag and they walk past the buried Yeti.)
JAMIE: Oh, don't worry about that, it's quite dead.
(The claw moves. Victoria looks back and gasps.)
JAMIE: What's the matter?
(The Yeti starts to get up.)
JAMIE: Come on!
(The DOCTOR plays 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' on
his recorder. Thomni enters.)
DOCTOR: Ah, and about time too. Come to release me, have you?
THOMNI: No, sir.
DOCTOR: Oh. Oh, well, first things first. What's your name?
THOMNI: Thomni. You must come with me.
DOCTOR: Oh, I see, Thomni. After we've had a little chat.
THOMNI: Khrisong will be waiting.
DOCTOR: No, no. Just wait. No one seems to want to listen to me and
everyone is jumping to the wrong conclusions. Now, you seem to be a
reasonable sort of chap. What's going on here?
THOMNI: We are besieged. The Yeti have turned upon us. At least, that
is what we thought until
DOCTOR: Until I turned up. I see. Every time I visit Detsen the
monastery seems to be in some sort of trouble or another.
THOMNI: You have been here before?
DOCTOR: That attack in 1630, what was the outcome?
THOMNI: You know something of our history.
DOCTOR: Yes, a little.
THOMNI: Ah, that was also a dark period. It was then our holy Ghana was
taken from us.
DOCTOR: Oh, dear. Never mind, I'm sure it'll turn up again.
THOMNI: Legend tells us so, but after so
DOCTOR: This chap Travers. This chap Travers, what of him?
THOMNI: Sir, there is no time to talk, Khrisong will be angry.
DOCTOR: Ah yes, he may be angry, but he's not the Abbot, is he?
DOCTOR: No. I don't think you'll find the Abbot will be angry when he
sees what I've bought with me.
THOMNI: What do you mean? Show me.
DOCTOR: I want you to help me to get this to the Abbot.
(The Doctor reaches into the straw bed, then stands suddenly when
Khrisong and his guards enter .)
KHRISONG: Why this delay? Seize him. Take him to the gate.
(The guards take the Doctor out.)
DOCTOR: Abbot. The straw.
KHRISONG: Follow me.
(The Doctor is led away. Khrisong follows, them Thomni. But he pauses
and returns to the cell. Thomni finds the bag under the straw mattress
and takes out the bell. Reverently, he kneels, places the bell on the
bed and prays.)
(Jamie and Victoria are running down the slope with
the Yeti behind them.)
JAMIE: Victoria, the Tardis is that way.
VICTORIA: I know, but we must warn the Doctor.
JAMIE: How can we? We don't know where he is?
RINCHEN: Khrisong. Khrisong.
KHRISONG: Do not interfere, Rinchen.
RINCHEN: Did we not decide we would consult the Abbot, Songsten, before
KHRISONG: We? You mean you had decided. The time for talk is past.
RINCHEN: But, Khrisong, the Abbot must
KHRISONG: The Abbot. Must I always consult the Abbot before I take
DOCTOR: Travers, don't you think this has gone far enough?
TRAVERS: Well, there's nothing I can do.
DOCTOR: What do you hope to gain?
TRAVERS: Look, you killed my companion, left me single handed, but
don't worry, you won't get another chance of getting in my way. I shall
find the Yeti, with or without help.
DOCTOR: You can't possibly leave
TRAVERS: Can't I? You'll be quite safe here and I know where you are.
I'm going. Now, don't worry. The monks won't harm you. They're men of
DOCTOR: Men of peace?
RINCHEN: You are asking us
(Travers bows to Rinchen, Khrisong and Sapan, and leaves.)
RINCHEN: You are asking us to agree to murder.
KHRISONG: No. Our hands will be clean.
SAPAN: After deliberately using him as bait? You cannot be so ruthless.
KHRISONG: Sapan, I believe that this man is, for some reason, trying to
turn the Yeti into savage creatures.
SAPAN: But what proof is there?
KHRISONG: You heard the word of Travers. He's an Englishman, a
stranger. He's a killer. Let me tie him to the gate. If the Yeti come
to rescue him, we will know the truth, and my warriors will be waiting.
SAPAN: But if he is innocent?
KHRISONG: My warriors will protect him.
RINCHEN: Khrisong, there may be wisdom in what you say. All we ask is
that you wait until the
KHRISONG: No. I have done with waiting. Bring him to the gate.
(The Doctor is taken outside the monastery.)
(Thomni is reverently carrying the bell when the
inner door opens. He quickly prostrates himself as a man in a white
shawl comes out.)
THOMNI: Master Abbot. (getting up) Abbot Songsten. Forgive me, Abbot.
THOMNI: I'm sorry, but
SONGSTEN: You know well that only I may enter here. What is this?
(Songsten takes the Ghanta.)
SONGSTEN: Where did you get this?
THOMNI: Is it not the Ghanta that was lost?
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: (a gentle, saintly voice) It is, my son.
(The monks fall to their knees.)
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: Two hundred years or more it has been lost to us.
How came you by it?
SONGSTEN: It is the Master, Padmasambhava. Do not be afraid. Answer
THOMNI: A stranger brought it, Master.
VOICE [OC]: (harsh and rasping) The Doctor. So. He has returned.
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: Bring the Ghanta to me, my son.
(Songsten gives Thomni the Ghanta and opens the inner sanctum doors.)
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: Both of you. Do not be afraid, Thomni.
(The Doctor's hand are tied above his head.)
KHRISONG: Rapalchan, watch from the window there. Kheda, you, the other
window. Any attempt to rescue you will now be highly dangerous for you.
DOCTOR: Look, nobody is going to rescue me, least of all an abominable
snowman. And hasn't it occurred to you, that innocent or guilty,
whatever's been killing your monks might very well kill me.
KHRISONG: If you are innocent, then let us hope that we will have the
time to rescue you.
JAMIE: I think we've shaken it off.
VICTORIA: Have we? Oh, good.
JAMIE: Come on. It can't be much further. Listen.
VICTORIA: Now what is it?
JAMIE: Something's coming. Come on.
(They hide behind a outcrop as Travers comes up the slope. He points
his rifle at them.)
TRAVERS: Here, who the devil are you? What are you doing here?
JAMIE: We're on our way to the monastery.
TRAVERS: Are you indeed? You're a strange pair to find roaming round
these mountains. You aren't anything to do with that newspaper fellow,
JAMIE: What do you mean?
TRAVERS: Well, he says he's a Doctor, but I know what he's really
VICTORIA: Oh, have you seen him?
TRAVERS: Oh yes, I've seen him.
JAMIE: Is he all right?
TRAVERS: Oh yes, he's quite all right. So, you're going to the
monastery, are you? Good. I think you'll find those lamas have quite a
welcome waiting for you.
VICTORIA: The Doctor said there would be.
TRAVERS: Did he now?
JAMIE: Oh, I wouldn't go that way if I was you.
TRAVERS: Wouldn't you?
VICTORIA: There's something up there.
JAMIE: Aye, a great hairy beastie.
JAMIE: In a cave.
TRAVERS: A cave? Have you found their cave?
TRAVERS: Will you show me where it is?
VICTORIA: Oh, no.
JAMIE: No, I couldn't go back there, not with Victoria.
TRAVERS: Now look here, young fellow, do stop playing games with me. I
know that you and that Doctor fellow are after the Yeti.
VICTORIA: Yeti? What's he talking about?
TRAVERS: Are you trying to tell me you're not part of some press
VICTORIA: We're not part of anything. We're just visiting the
TRAVERS: But the cave.
JAMIE: Look, if you're that keen to tangle with that beastie I'll show
you where the cave is.
TRAVERS: You will?
JAMIE: After you've shown us how to get to the monastery.
TRAVERS: All right. I've nothing to lose, I suppose. All right, come
(Two burning lamps are either side of plain closed
PADMASAMBHAVA: Tell me, my son. Is the Doctor alone?
THOMNI: Yes, Master.
PADMASAMBHAVA: We are grateful for the return of the holy Ghanta. The
Doctor is our friend. He must be treated with respect and kindness.
Thomni, you will go to Khrisong. Tell him the Abbot orders the release
of the Doctor. Go now. Remember, these words were spoken by the Abbot
here. You will forget that you have entered this room or that you have
spoken to me.
(Thonmi walks slowly out and pulls the doors shut.)
VOICE [OC]: Therefore, Songsten, we must make certain that Doctor
learns nothing of what is happening. He is a man of great knowledge and
intelligence, but he may not show sympathy for the powers that guide
us. He may even seek to hinder the Great Plan.
PADMASAMBHAVA: It might be wise if he departs as soon as possible.
(Up at the window, the guards see
RALPACHAN: Khidom. In the rocks. Did you see something? Something is
coming. Khrisong, the Yeti. The Yeti!
DOCTOR: Oh no.
KHRISONG [OC]: Be ready to kill them.
(Travers, Jamie and Victoria come around a rocky outcrop.)
DOCTOR: Jamie! Victoria! Keep back!
VICTORIA: Oh, look!
DOCTOR: Keep back! They'll kill you!
(The three run down to the monastery.)
DOCTOR: Keep away! Get away!
(Khrisong and his guards come out.)
KHRISONG: You see? I was right.
TRAVERS: Khrisong! Khrisong, it was all a mistake.
TRAVERS: I've been talking to these youngsters. I'm sorry. This is not
the man that attacked me.
KHRISONG: Seize them.
JAMIE: Hey, what's going on?
DOCTOR: I told you to keep away. He's lead you into a trap.
TRAVERS: No, Doctor, believe me.
KHRISONG: Silence. Who are these people?
TRAVERS: They're friends of his.
KHRISONG: Then they shall act as hostages also.
(Thomni comes out of the monastery.)
KHRISONG: Where have you been?
THOMNI: With the Abbot. He has given me instructions
KHRISONG: The Abbot? I gave you no instructions to be with the Abbot..
THOMNI: But, Khrisong, we must release him. This stranger has brought
back to us the holy Ghanta that was lost. We must treat him with
respect and kindness. These are the words of our Abbot.
KHRISONG: Is this true?
DOCTOR: Of course.
KHRISONG: Then why did you not tell me?
DOCTOR: You'd already accused me of murder. You were hardly in the
right frame of mind to listen to my story of how I came by the bell,
now where you? Oh please.
(The Doctor is untied.)
DOCTOR: This wasn't the welcome I expected, you know. As for you,
VOICE [OC]: It is well to remember that nothing
must disturb our preparations. There is little time left now.
SONGSTEN: How, if the Doctor will not go?
PADMASAMBHAVA: His life could be in great danger. He has been a good
friend in the past. It would be ill if the life of such a one became in
DOCTOR: You say you found this in the cave?
VICTORIA: There were lots of them.
JAMIE: Well, what do you think it is, Doctor?
DOCTOR: I've no idea. Now, this creature, what was it like?
JAMIE: Oh, it was huge and all covered with hair, like a sort of bear.
VICTORIA: It attacked us.
DOCTOR: It does sound like your abominable snowman, Travers.
TRAVERS: Oh, but they wouldn't attack anyone.
DOCTOR: No, I always thought so.
TRAVERS: They're shy, elusive creatures. Why do you think it's taken me
so long to track them down?
DOCTOR: What made this? I wonder what it's for. Oh well.
(The Doctor puts the sphere on the ground. )
DOCTOR: I'd like to see one of these creatures.
VICTORIA: It was horrible.
JAMIE: Aye, it was buried under tons of rock, yet it still just got up
and came after us.
VICTORIA: Like a nightmare.
TRAVERS: Now, fear makes us imagine all sorts of things.
DOCTOR: Including creatures that don't seem to be flesh and blood.
RALPACHAN [OC]: Khrisong. Khrisong.
DOCTOR: What is it?
DOCTOR: What's the matter?
RALPACHAN [OC]: Khrisong!
JAMIE: What's he seen?
RALPACHAN [OC]: Khrisong, come quickly.
KHRISONG: What is it?
JAMIE: He must have seen something.
RALPACHAN [OC]: Look.
(There are three Yetis on the mountainside.)
TRAVERS: There they are at last.
JAMIE: Hey, yes.
TRAVERS: After all these years.
KHRISONG: Ralpachan, stand watch at the walls. Pletu, I want two men
either side of this base. Thomni, come with me.
TRAVERS: Look. They're magnificent. Just as I thought they'd be.
DOCTOR: Do you really think they'll attack?
KHRISONG: I don't know. They have never been this close before.
TRAVERS: Of course they wouldn't attack anyone. They're timid. You'll
DOCTOR: Yes, but if they do, do you think you could capture one? I
would like to examine one.
JAMIE: Examine it? Aye, we'll wrap it up for you.
DOCTOR: Thank you, Jamie.
KHRISONG: Thomni, come. We must see to the defences. Boy, help at the
JAMIE: Hey, Doctor, if you really want to capture one of these
beasties, I think I have an idea which might just work.
DOCTOR: Oh. Victoria?
DOCTOR: Victoria, I think this is one of those instances where
discretion is the better part of valour. Jamie has an idea. Come along.
JAMIE: No, Doctor
DOCTOR: Come along.
(The Doctor and Victoria go into the monastery buildings.)
SONGSTEN: Have no fear. Now that the holy Ghanta
has been returned to us, all will be well.
RINCHEN: But what if the Yeti do attack?
SONGSTEN: Have faith, Rinchen. Khrisong and his warriors will protect
SAPAN: Khrisong is a rash man. He was so sure that this Doctor was a
threat to us.
DOCTOR: I can assure you I am not.
JAMIE: I hope this is going to work. You ready up
(JAMIE throws a rope up to a monk above the gate.)
THOMNI: There is one coming.
JAMIE: Aye, one's enough.
THOMNI: The others don't seem to be moving.
JAMIE: Keep it back. I'm not ready for it yet.
THOMNI: Keep it back.
JAMIE: That's it. Stand by, here it comes. (The Yeti arrives) Now!
(The monks beat the Yeti with their sticks.)
JAMIE: Right, haul the rope, quick. Quick with the net. Pull hard. Up
(The Yeti is trapped as the monks continue to beat it. Then it suddenly
JAMIE: Wait, wait.
THOMNI: It, it's dead.
JAMIE: Aye. Hey, why aren't the others attacking?
(The other two Yeti go back up the mountain.)
THOMNI: They're going.
JAMIE: Good. Let's get this one inside.
(As they try to drag the big animal inside the monastery, we pan across
to a silver globe on the ground nearby. It starts to roll away, making
a little noise.)
(Evening prayer are going on as a monk walks across
with a flaming torch. He sees something glinting by the base Buddha. He
picks up the sphere, looks at it, then puts it down again.)
(The Yeti is laid out on a table.)
DOCTOR: You were right about one thing, Victoria. This creature
certainly doesn't seem to be flesh and blood.
DOCTOR: It's not your abominable snowman either, Travers. Look.
(The Doctor hits the Yeti.)
DOCTOR: It's metal.
TRAVERS: That's incredible.
THOMNI: What is it?
KHRISONG: A devil's warrior.
DOCTOR: No, I don't think so. It's more like a robot.
TRAVERS: A robot? My dear chap, don't let your imagination run away
DOCTOR: Now, why has it stopped? Wait a minute. Wait a minute.
(The Doctor rolls back a flap of fur to find an empty circular hole.)
VICTORIA: Nothing there.
DOCTOR: No, but there has been.
(The sphere outside the gate is still beeping and stuck in the mud.
Meanwhile, the one by the Buddha starts beeping and rolling too.)
DOCTOR: Jamie, when you captured this creature, you
must have dislodged it's control unit.
JAMIE: Then it must still be lying out there.
KHRISONG: Where are you going?
DOCTOR: To have a look outside the gates. I want that unit. Come on,
KHRISONG: No. I will not allow it.
DOCTOR: But why not?
KHRISONG: I trust no one to leave the monastery. You say this creature
is not a real Yeti.
TRAVERS: It's metal. It's been made.
KHRISONG: And sent against us. Why? Why does someone wish harm to the
monks of Detsen. I will trust no stranger until these questions are
JAMIE: Oh, but we're on your side. Have we not convinced you yet?
KHRISONG: I am convinced of nothing.
VICTORIA: The Doctor knows all about this sort of thing. Why not let
him help you?
DOCTOR: Well if you don't trust us at least send Thomni, or one of your
KHRISONG: No. I will not allow the gates to be opened.
DOCTOR: If you want us to help you.
KHRISONG: I do not need your help. Thomni, guard them.
DOCTOR: Oh, dear. A very obstinate man.
TRAVERS: Yes, well, that's that I suppose. Nothing we can do about it
now. Well I'll just go and get a bit of shut-eye. Good night all.
RALPACHAN: Yes, Khrisong.
KHRISONG: Stand guard at the gate. No one is to leave the monastery. Be
watchful, these Yeti are more dangerous than we thought.
KHRISONG: What is it? What do you want?
TRAVERS: Er, I want a word with you.
(Ralpachan goes to the gate.)
TRAVERS: Look, I've been thinking. Now that we've found out that these
abominable snowmen are mechanical things.
TRAVERS: Don't you see? It means that I'm right. The real Yeti are
there, hiding up there somewhere in those mountains.
KHRISONG: This is no concern of mine.
TRAVERS: No, but Khrisong, wait. I want to go out there after them.
KHRISONG: That would be foolishness.
TRAVERS: Look, I've always said that the real Yeti are harmless. Now I
must find out for sure, otherwise the whole point of my expedition will
KHRISONG: And those devil creatures would kill you.
TRAVERS: Yes, well, that's a chance I'll have to take.
KHRISONG: No. I will not allow it.
TRAVERS: But don't you see? The real Yeti may be killed by these
robots. Look, I must go.
KHRISONG: No, I forbid it.
TRAVERS: Look, I'm not one of your monks, you know? You can't give me
KHRISONG: No. I have said that no one will leave. Anyone may be
controlling these monsters. Even you.
TRAVERS: Oh, that's ridiculous.
KHRISONG: I have given my orders. Obey them.
THOMNI: Sir, I have no choice. I must obey
JAMIE: Do you not realise the man's a wee bit daffy?
DOCTOR: Oh I wouldn't say that, Jamie. He's just doing his duty as he
THOMNI: But I think he is mistaken not to trust you. There is much
sense in what you say.
DOCTOR: Oh, thank you, Thomni.
VICTORIA: Doctor? Come here a moment.
DOCTOR: What is it?
VICTORIA: The place you said where the control unit would go, it's
VICTORIA: Well I wonder if? Jamie, you remember in that cave, we found
that sphere. Well, don't you think it could go.
JAMIE: Hey, yes. I believe you're right.
DOCTOR: Yes, but I've thought of that. But the thing was as light as a
feather. There couldn't have been anything inside it. Unless. Where is
JAMIE: Why, I gave it to you. You were looking at it.
DOCTOR: I remember. I put it down somewhere.
VICTORIA: The Buddha. The Buddha in the courtyard.
DOCTOR: The Buddha. I put it down by the Buddha. Oh now, please,
(Thomni lets them leave.)
JAMIE: It's not here, Doctor.
DOCTOR: But I swear I put it down here by the Buddha.
JAMIE: Aye, well, it's not here now.
VICTORIA: Somebody must have picked it up.
DOCTOR: Oh dear.
VICTORIA: Maybe that guard's taken it.
JAMIE: Aye, let's ask him.
(As they walk towards the gate, the sphere rolls towards the
DOCTOR: No, tact, Jamie. I'll handle this. Hello, guard. good evening.
I wonder if you can help us. I left a silver sphere by the Buddha
VICTORIA: It's a shiny round thing.
THOMNI: It's most important. Have you taken it?
RALPACHAN: No, and if anyone had I should have seen them.
THOMNI: Ralpachan, who has passed through the courtyard?
RALPACHAN: Master Khrisong, but he touched nothing.
JAMIE: No one else?
RALPACHAN: The Englishman, Travers.
DOCTOR: Travers? Are you sure he didn't pick it up?
RALPACHAN: I am sure. He spoke only to Khrisong and now he is gone.
RALPACHAN: He said Khrisong had given him permission to leave.
DOCTOR: But that's impossible.
THOMNI: He has tricked you.
JAMIE: Aye, he must have taken it.
DOCTOR: Yes, but why?
VICTORIA: Could he be the one that's doing it?
DOCTOR: I wonder. Are you sure he didn't take the sphere with him?
RALPACHAN: He took nothing.
JAMIE: I'll find his room and search it.
DOCTOR: Right, Jamie.
THOMNI: We must tell Khrisong what has happened.
DOCTOR: Yes, yes. Travers. I can't believe he has anything to do with
VICTORIA: One thing's for certain. It couldn't have moved on its own.
(The sphere is heading here, where a wooden
framework has been built around the Yeti.)
SAPAN: How if the devil should breath life into it again?
RINCHEN: My ghost trap will ward off the evil spirits.
SAPAN: Hmm. But to fetter it with chains is also wise. The strangers
say that this creature is not flesh and blood.
RINCHEN: How can this be? Does it not move? Strangers? Do not believe
SAPAN: But see.
RINCHEN: It is but armour, such as any warrior would wear. The devil in
his guile wears his armour beneath the skin to protect his evil heart.
SAPAN: Such a being is against nature. It troubles me. Let us go.
SONGSTEN: What have you been doing, my brothers?
SAPAN: We have built a spirit trap about the monster, my Abbot.
SONGSTEN: This is well thought, Sapan. You are wise.
RINCHEN: You should never have allowed this monster to have been
brought into the monastery, Khrisong.
KHRISONG: What I allow is my affair, Rinchen.
SONGSTEN: Gently, my son. Gently.
KHRISONG: I'm sorry, my Abbot. I try to guard my tongue, but Rinchen
finds much fault in me of late.
SONGSTEN: Harsh words are like blunted arrows. It is the truth that
makes them sharp.
KHRISONG: I have tried to do my duty. Under your guidance, the
protection of the monastery lies in my hands.
SONGSTEN: I know, my son. Your task is a hard one.
KHRISONG: And such is our adversary, that against such creatures that I
must protect you. The purpose of my life is nothing if I fail. You
know, my Abbot, that I willingly would lay down my life for you and my
brothers. But can I combat this with mildness? You must let me fight
their strength with my strength.
SONGSTEN: Our ways are the ways of peace, Khrisong, my son. You, must
not seek to change them.
KHRISONG: I would fight to preserve them. You must let me. There is no
SONGSTEN: There is. It is merely obscured to our simple minds. I shall
seek guidance from the Master, Padmasambhava.
(The Doctor enters with Victoria and Thomni.)
DOCTOR: Khrisong. Khrisong, I must speak with you.
KHRISONG: What is it?
DOCTOR: Have you given Travers permission to leave the monastery?
KHRISONG: Of course not.
DOCTOR: Well, he's gone.
DOCTOR: The guard at the gate said you'd given him permission.
KHRISONG: Did he? Very well. Come with me.
DOCTOR: It's about time you let me help you.
KHRISONG: Help? I want to make sure you don't disappear as well.
(Khrisong leaves with the Doctor following.)
VICTORIA: It's the Abbot. Is he all right?
THOMNI: Oh, yes. He's in a trance. We must leave him now.
SONGSTEN: Yes, Master
VICTORIA: Who's he talking to?
THOMNI: The Master, Padmasambhava. He's asking for spiritual guidance.
SONGSTEN: I hear you, Master. I am coming.
VICTORIA: Where's he going?
THOMNI: To the Holy Sanctum. To Padmasambhava.
VICTORIA: Let's follow him.
THOMNI: No, no, no. It is forbidden. No one but the Abbot may enter. No
KHRISONG: And this should not have happened. I hold
you responsible, Ralpachan.
DOCTOR: Oh well, what's done is done. Ah, Jamie.
JAMIE: I searched his room, but it's not there.
DOCTOR: I see. Khrisong, you must see that it is vital that I examine
one of these control units. Now, the one that Jamie bought down from
the mountains has disappeared. Someone is trying to stop us learning
JAMIE: You must let us outside to find the other one. Och, look.
(Khrisong paces for a moment.)
KHRISONG: Very well. I will go.
(There is a small table with a relief map of the
monastery and its surrounding area laid out before Padmasambhava's
throne. As his claw-like hand moves three miniature Yeti figures into a
group, the action is replicated by their full-sized counterparts.)
(Songsten is followed by Victoria and Thomni.)
THOMNI: No! No, Miss Victoria, we mustn't.
VICTORIA: I only want to see where he's going.
THOMNI: I told you, the Sanctum. No one is allowed to go there. Please,
let us go back.
VICTORIA: You mean to say you've lived here all this time and never
been in there.
VICTORIA: You are funny. Aren't you the tiniest bit curious?
VICTORIA: And you've never seen this Master?
VICTORIA: Don't you want to know what he looks like? Oh, sure you do.
THOMNI: No, Miss Victoria. Can't you understand it is impossible?
VICTORIA: I don't see.
THOMNI: No, you do not. It is forbidden, and I have been brought up in
the path of obedience.
VICTORIA: Very well.
(Songsten has entered the sanctum.)
VICTORIA: But I'll get there somehow.
DOCTOR: Hasn't he found it yet?
JAMIE: No. Khrisong, can I give you a hand?
KHRISONG: Stay where you are.
PADMASAMBHAVA: Far better if the Yeti had not been
brought into the monastery.
SONGSTEN: I am sorry, Master. I could not prevent it.
PADMASAMBHAVA: The Doctor is wise. His eyes are not closed in
SONGSTEN: If he is not ignorant perhaps he might assist you with your
PADMASAMBHAVA: But his mind is on a complex plane. It is hard to
fathom. There is a chance he will oppose what we have to do.
VOICE [OC]: No. We must continue with the work alone. I must now make
sure our plan is
imperiled no more.
(The wizened hand moves two more model Yeti towards the monastery.)
(Khrisong finds the sphere stuck in the mud.)
KHRISONG: I've found it.
DOCTOR: Khrisong! Behind you. Yeti.
(As Khrisong picks up the sphere, it beeps louder and faster, so he
drops it again.)
JAMIE: Come in.
DOCTOR: Don't be a fool.
(Diving to the ground, Khrisong picks up the sphere again as the Yeti
arrive, but he is surrounded.)
JAMIE: Don't be a fool, they're on top of you.
(Jamie, Ralpachan and the Doctor run to help Khrisong but the Yeti take
the sphere and throw him aside and leave.)
DOCTOR: Come on, Jamie. Quick, get him inside. They came to get their
PADMASAMBHAVA: It would seem that the Yeti have
caused some little upset at the gates. However, their work is
(The hand takes the two Yeti from the board.)
PADMASAMBHAVA: Now, Songsten, observe. These three Yeti are waiting for
(He hands Songsten a small transparent pyramid.)
PADMASAMBHAVA: Take this pyramid I have prepared. Take it to the caves.
Then the Great Intelligence will focus upon this planet. Soon it will
begin to grow and at last take on physical form. At last its wanderings
in space will be at an end. My work will then be done. Go now,
Songsten. Do as I have asked.
VOICE [OC]: Nothing must interfere.
RINCHEN: These creatures are indeed fearsome.
JAMIE: Aye, you were lucky you weren't killed.
KHRISONG: But why did they just turn and leave? They had us at their
DOCTOR: They didn't come to fight. They came for the sphere.
JAMIE: Are you sure?
DOCTOR: Pretty sure. They didn't want me to examine it.
KHRISONG: You talk of these creatures as if they were human, with a
DOCTOR: That sphere is like a brain. They had to get it back.
JAMIE: Yes, and that Yeti we caught in the net. Well, that could have
been after the sphere we found in the cave.
DOCTOR: I'd still like to know what happened to that one.
(It is currently hiding in the shadows as Songsten walks down the
corridor. Once he has passed, it continues towards the meeting room.)
DOCTOR: This sound that you heard.
KHRISONG: It came from the sphere, I swear it.
JAMIE: Some sort of signal, do you think?
DOCTOR: Yes, it could be. Anyway, its a help.
SAPAN: How can this help?
DOCTOR: Well, with the right sort of equipment, these signals can be
JAMIE: You mean you can find out where the Yeti are getting there
DOCTOR: Yes, Jamie.
RINCHEN: Where can we find such equipment?
DOCTOR: We've got to back to the Tardis.
KHRISONG: This equipment. You have it?
DOCTOR: Yes. But it's outside there on the mountain.
KHRISONG: Then, you must go for it.
JAMIE: You mean you'll let us go?
KHRISONG: I have no choice. I have failed. My warriors are powerless. I
must trust you.
DOCTOR: Come on. Let's get me coat.
VICTORIA: Oh. Oh, they're not back yet. I think
I'll go and find them. No need for you to come.
THOMNI: I think it would be better if I came with you.
VICTORIA: Afraid I may go somewhere that I shouldn't? Oh, come on then.
I don't want to stay in here with that thing.
RINCHEN: Thomni, it were well that you went to Khrisong.
THOMNI: Where is he?
RINCHEN: In the courtyard.
THOMNI: I will go to him. Oh, Sapan, would you care for our guest,
VICTORIA: Is Jamie and the Doctor. are they all right?
SAPAN: Rest easily, my child.
RINCHEN: They are in
SAPAN: They are very well. There is no need for this child to worry. Is
it not so, Rinchen?
VICTORIA: You're keeping something from me.
SAPAN: My child, I have told you nothing but truth. Your friends are
busy helping our brothers.
RINCHEN: Sapan, we have duties to perform.
SAPAN: True. We must leave you. It might be wiser to join Thomni in the
courtyard? Excuse us, please.
(Victoria is about to follow, but changes her mind and heads for the
Sanctum whilst the sphere is also heading for its destination.)
THOMNI: You are not well, Khrisong. You should be resting.
KHRISONG: There can be no rest for me while this creature is here.
THOMNI: But it is dead. What harm can it do us now?
KHRISONG: Even so, wiser to destroy it. Rinchen or the Doctor. Who is
right? I do not know any longer.
(Rinchen brings Victoria in.)
RINCHEN: Khrisong, you must guard this child. Sapan sent her to you in
the courtyard, yet I found her near the Sanctum.
VICTORIA: I didn't mean any harm.
RINCHEN: For her own good, it would be safer if she were closely
(The two Yeti which attacked Khrisong head up
towards the cave with the sphere, whilst Travers follows at a safe
(Ralpachan is standing guard when he sees movement
in the courtyard. He leaves the gates to investigate but finds nothing.
When he turns back, Songsten is there. The Abbot waves his hand in
front of Ralpachan's face, hypnotising him.)
SONGSTEN: When I have passed through the gate, you will awake. You have
(Songsten leaves. Ralpachan wakes and shakes his head.)
VICTORIA: I suppose everyone thinks I'm a nuisance.
Is that it?
THOMNI: We are concerned for your safety, as you well know.
VICTORIA: You're not really going to lock me up in this beastly room,
THOMNI: No, I don't think that will be necessary. But you must promise
to behave and not cause trouble.
VICTORIA: What do you mean?
THOMNI: I think perhaps you are a little too inquisitive, Miss
VICTORIA: Me? I just don't like mysteries. Your Master, for instance,
THOMNI: I have told you there are some things that you should not ask.
VICTORIA: Oh, all right, I'm sorry. All right. Look, do we have to stay
here. Can't I go and find the Doctor?
THOMNI: The Doctor? But he's gone.
VICTORIA: Gone? Gone where?
THOMNI: To the mountain. I thought you knew. Did Sapan not tell you?
VICTORIA: I knew he was keeping something from me. I've a good mind to
go after them.
THOMNI: That would be foolish.
VICTORIA: Don't worry, I'm not really serious.
THOMNI: Oh, please, forgive me, I'm being a very bad host. Would you
care for some food?
VICTORIA: No, thank you. Er, yes. Perhaps on second thoughts I will.
(Thomni smiles and leaves. Once he is out of sight, Victoria leaves.)
(The Doctor and Jamie find the three Yeti.)
DOCTOR: They're not moving.
JAMIE: They can't have seen us, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Perhaps they're switched off? I wonder.
JAMIE: Don't be a fool, Doctor. No point in taking chances. Let's get
to the Tardis while we can.
DOCTOR: Yes, perhaps you're right. Come on.
(They skirt around the Yeti. A few moment later, Songsten appears
carrying the pyramid. It starts to hum and the Yeti come to life,
surrounding him. The Yeti escort Songsten to the cave.)
(Thomni returns with food.)
THOMNI: Oh, no! Miss Victoria!
THOMNI: Ralpachan. The girl, did she go out?
KHRISONG: What did you want, Thomni?
THOMNI: I went for food, now she has disappeared.
THOMNI: I think she went after the Doctor.
KHRISONG: No one has passed Ralpachan.
THOMNI: Then she must still be in the monastery.
KHRISONG: Find her!
THOMNI: Where? Where could she?
THOMNI [OC]: Miss Victoria!
(Victoria sneaks in.)
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: It were better that you were not found in here, my
VICTORIA: Who's that?
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: The monks will look upon your presence here as
VOICE [OC]: Go, quickly!
(The sphere rolls in. The flap in the Yeti's front
opens to receive it.)
THOMNI [OC]: Miss Victoria! Miss Victoria, where are you?
(Victoria enters, but doesn't notice what is going on with the Yeti
THOMNI: Miss Victoria!
SAPAN: My son, what is the matter?
THOMNI: Oh, Sapan. The girl, I can't find her. I think she may have
THOMNI: Miss Victoria!
(Victoria is cowering in the corner as the Yeti
comes to life, snapping its chains and rising from the table.)
VICTORIA: Oh, no. Thomni! Help, Thomni!
THOMNI: Run, Miss Victoria! Run! Fetch Khrisong.
(Thomni swings an incense burner at the Yeti, making it pause for a
VICTORIA: The Yeti! The Yeti! Fetch help. Where's
SAPAN: But where is Thomni? What has happened?
VICTORIA: He's in there. He's coming. Now hurry!
(The Yeti stands in the meeting room doorway, then moves away.
Bleeding, Thomni follows.)
SAPAN: Khrisong! The Yeti, it is alive.
VICTORIA: It's true, Khrisong. Quick, it's coming. Do something.
(Thomni enters with the Yeti moments behind him.)
KHRISONG: Get back! Get back! Ralpachan, help him. Get him. Get up.
(The monks' swords and arrows have no effect. Thomni and Victoria get
the main gates open just in time for the Yeti to walk out of the
JAMIE: What's the matter, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh? Oh, I'm just taking a breather, that's all.
JAMIE: You've heard something?
DOCTOR: No, no, nothing.
JAMIE: Well, come on then.
DOCTOR: Yes, that's what's worrying me. It's too quiet. We've not seen
a sign of the Yeti since we left those three back there.
JAMIE: Well, let's just be grateful and get to the Tardis.
DOCTOR: I don't like it. There's something happening on this mountain.
I can feel it.
JAMIE: Here, you're giving me the willies. Come on.
(Meanwhile, two Yeti are approaching the cave. The one carrying the
control sphere stands outside while the other goes back down the
mountain. Travers is still watching, and sees Songsten and his escort
approach the cave. Songsten takes the sphere from the Yeti, which
leaves. Then he goes into the cave alone, leaving three Yeti standing
JAMIE: Look, Doctor.
(The Tardis is guarded by a Yeti. The Doctor and Jamie take cover
behind a rock.)
DOCTOR: I thought we'd been too lucky.
JAMIE: What now?
DOCTOR: I don't know. We've got to get to the Tardis somehow.
JAMIE: Aye, well you can't frighten one of those things away.
JAMIE: I wonder what he's waiting for?
JAMIE: Well, he couldn't have known we were coming.
DOCTOR: It's a robot, Jamie. It merely follows instructions.
JAMIE: Who's giving them?
DOCTOR: That we shall have to find out, won't we?
JAMIE: Get down, Doctor!
PADMASAMBHAVA: Oh, Great Intelligence, have I
served you well? After so many years, can I feel the grip of your power
loosen? How long before your great experiment begins and I can rest? So
soon? I am not sorry. What of the others? It will be done. Songsten is
making final preparations.
(The rockfall has been cleared, and the spheres are
now arranged in a circle. Songsten places the transparent pyramid in
the middle and leaves. The pyramid pulsates with light. Outside,
Travers watches Songsten and his escort leave. When they are out of
sight, Travers goes to the cave.)
[Outside the Tardis]
JAMIE: Have you thought up some clever plan, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, Jamie, I believe I have.
JAMIE: What are you going to do?
DOCTOR: Bung a rock at it.
JAMIE: Oh, be serious, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Jamie, I am.
(The Doctor throws a rock at the Tardis.)
JAMIE: Hey, no, Doctor.
(The Yeti does not move.)
DOCTOR: There you are, you see? Just as I thought. It can't see and it
can't feel. Come on.
JAMIE: Don't be daft, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Well. it's quite all right, Jamie. It's like those three back
there. It's either switched off or not receiving. Come along.
JAMIE: Are you sure it's quite safe?
DOCTOR: Well, quite frankly, no, Jamie. But there's only one way of
(The Doctor goes up to the Yeti and touches it, then listens to its
JAMIE: Don't, Doctor. You might switch it on.
DOCTOR: No, I don't think so, Jamie. Yes, just as I thought. Now then.
(The Doctor uses a screwdriver on the Yeti.)
DOCTOR: Jamie, will you hold this flap open for me, please? Thank you.
JAMIE: Hey you're taking an awful risk, Doctor.
(The Doctor removes the control sphere.)
DOCTOR: Well, I'm glad that's over. Catch.
JAMIE: Hey, I just thought of something, Doctor. The man that made
these robots is very clever, right?
JAMIE: And yet we were able to walk right up to it and put it out of
action just like that.
DOCTOR: You mean, why didn't they build in some sort of protective
DOCTOR: Well, perhaps they didn't think it was necessary. I mean, look
at him. Would you walk up to a creature like that with just a
screwdriver in your hand?
JAMIE: No, I would not.
DOCTOR: No, there you are. I'm really rather pleased with myself.
(The Doctor goes into the Tardis.)
(As Travers enters, the light from the pyramid
grows brighter and it hums loudly. Travers falls, covering his ears, as
the pyramid opens and lets a thick liquid ooze out onto the floor of
the cave. Travers crawls out towards the mountainside.)
[Outside the Tardis]
JAMIE: Have you not found it yet?
DOCTOR [OC]: Yes, Jamie. Sorry, I'm just coming.
(The Doctor comes out of the Tardis with a small device. The control
sphere Jamie is holding starts to beep.)
JAMIE: Hey, Doctor!
DOCTOR: Ah, splendid, splendid. It's sending out a signal. That's just
what we wanted.
(The sphere pulls Jamie towards the Yeti.)
JAMIE: Hey, Doctor, you'll have to help me or I'll let go.
DOCTOR: Oh, no, you mustn't do that. Jamie, no!
JAMIE: It's no use, I'll have to let go.
DOCTOR: Whatever happens, you mustn't let go, Jamie.
JAMIE: It's no use, Doctor.
(The Doctor stands between the sphere and the Yeti, getting crushed.)
DOCTOR: Jamie, get a rock.
DOCTOR: A rock! Put it in the hole in its chest.
(Jamie manages to do so and the sphere falls to the ground.)
JAMIE: Are you all right, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, I'm all right. Just a bit puffed, that's all. Jamie, these
things are programmed to return to their Yetis. That one that
disappeared in the monastery. That wasn't taken.
JAMIE: It moved itself. It could have got to the Yeti, the one we
captured. Come on.
(Jamie picks up the sphere and they run down the mountainside.)
KHRISONG: You deliberately disobeyed my orders.
THOMNI: It was the only sensible thing to do.
KHRISONG: Be silent. If you had not opened the gate the creature would
not have escaped.
VICTORIA: Khrisong, you know we couldn't stop it. You'd have been
killed. Anyway, it was my idea to open the gates.
RINCHEN: Was it? Was it also your idea to breath life into the Yeti?
VICTORIA: What do you mean?
RINCHEN: Were you not with the creature when it came to life?
VICTORIA: Yes, but
SAPAN: You think that she was
RINCHEN: Who else could have done this?
THOMNI: Oh, this is foolishness.
KHRISONG: Continue, Rinchen.
RINCHEN: The creature was here, dead. What reason had you to enter this
VICTORIA: I was hiding.
RINCHEN: Hiding? Why? For what purpose?
THOMNI: She means no harm.
KHRISONG: Be silent.
RINCHEN: Your young warrior seems to anxious to protect this stranger.
What are they plotting, these two?
THOMNI: No! You do not understand.
RINCHEN: Where is your authority, Khrisong, that your warriors forget
KHRISONG: Lock them up.
JAMIE: Hey, Doctor.
DOCTOR: What is it?
JAMIE: It's started again. The signal's started.
DOCTOR: Oh no. No, that's another sort of signal.
(Further down, Songsten's Yeti turn and start back up.)
DOCTOR: Jamie, I've just picked up another signal.
JAMIE: Oh, Doctor, let's get to the monastery. You said you'd do all
your tracking from there.
DOCTOR: Jamie, you don't seem to understand.
JAMIE: Oh, don't I though? While you're fiddling with that thing, this
sphere is calling up all the Yeti in creation.
DOCTOR: What a perfect opportunity to trace the main transmitter.
JAMIE: Aye, and a perfect opportunity to get ourselves killed.
VICTORIA: I wish the Doctor would come back.
THOMNI: This Doctor, is he your guardian?
VICTORIA: I suppose he is in a way.
THOMNI: He is a good man.
VICTORIA: I think so.
THOMNI: Tell me, Miss Victoria, how did he come by our holy bell?
VICTORIA: I don't really know. Why?
THOMNI: It disappeared three hundred years ago.
VICTORIA: Oh, stolen, you mean?
THOMNI: No, it was given to a stranger, for safe keeping during a time
of trouble. It was never returned.
VICTORIA: A stranger? Of course, the Doctor. They're one and the same
THOMNI: But three hundred years?
VICTORIA: Oh, dear. Well, I know this sounds silly, but the Doctor can
travel through time and space. He has a machine, you see, and, well, I
don't really understand it myself. It's rather difficult to explain.
THOMNI: There is no need. I understand perfectly.
VICTORIA: You do?
THOMNI: Yes. You see, it is said that our Master, Padmasambhava, can
free himself from his earthly body and travel great distances.
THOMNI: But this can only be obtained after many years of strict
discipline and self training.
VICTORIA: You mean, you mean that you might be able to do that sort of
THOMNI: Perhaps, one day.
KHRISONG: Rinchen, where is Songsten?
RINCHEN: No one has seen him for many hours. He will be with
SAPAN: To seek guidance.
KHRISONG: Or is it to escape his responsibilities?
SAPAN: Khrisong, you should not say such things.
KHRISONG: Why not? Has anyone seen Padmasambhava? Ralpachan. Inform me
when the Doctor returns.
SAPAN: Khrisong would be wise not to voice such thoughts.
RINCHEN: Perhaps, but brave men are impatient. And he is no fool.
(The lamas go into the buildings. There is a knock at the wicket gate.
Ralpachan opens it and Songsten enters, and hypnotises the guard.)
SONGSTEN: Sleep, Ralpachan. You have not seen me. You have not opened
the gate. No one has entered. When I leave the courtyard, you will not
know that you have slept.
PADMASAMBHAVA: You have done well, Songsten.
Already the Great Intelligence begins to take on material form. But it
demands more. It must expand. That is why you and our brothers must
depart from this place.
SONGSTEN: Leave the monastery, Master? I understand. And the strangers?
PADMASAMBHAVA: The strangers? Oh, yes. I will tell you how to deal with
them, if they return.
JAMIE: I wish this thing would keep quiet.
DOCTOR: Not much further.
(A Yeti blocks their path.)
DOCTOR: Well, we were expecting it.
JAMIE: Now what do we do?
(There are others behind and around them.)
DOCTOR: Jamie, give me the sphere. Give me the box.
JAMIE: What now?
DOCTOR: Move forward very slowly. Jamie, when I say run, run. Run like
the wind. Don't worry about me.
DOCTOR: Now, Jamie, please. No heroics, Jamie.
JAMIE: But surely, Doctor
DOCTOR: Now Jamie. Run. Run! I know what I'm doing. I hope.
(Leaving the sphere, Jamie runs past the Yeti. The Doctor rolls the
sphere away from him and the Yeti all follow it.)
DOCTOR: It worked.
(Victoria is pacing.)
THOMNI: It's no use, Miss Victoria. Even if Padmasambhava would consent
to see us, we can't get out.
VICTORIA: Can't? We haven't even tried.
(Ralpachan enters with a tray of food and drink.)
THOMNI: Thank you, Ralpachan.
RALPACHAN: I am sorry about this, Thomni.
VICTORIA: Oh, good. I am thirsty.
(Victoria takes a long drink.)
VICTORIA: Ugh. A funny taste. Oh, Ralpachan, has the Doctor? Oh!
THOMNI: Miss Victoria, what is it?
VICTORIA: No, no, no, don't touch it. The drink.
THOMNI: Miss Victoria!
(Victoria collapses and the men place her on the bed.)
RALPACHAN: I will fetch some water. Stay close to her, Thomni.
THOMNI: Miss Victoria?
(Thomni turns to the window. Victoria stands up.)
THOMNI: Miss Victoria.
VICTORIA: I'm sorry, Thomni.
(Victoria runs out of the cell, shutting the door behind her.)
THOMNI: Miss Victoria!
(A full chapter meeting is taking place.)
SONGSTEN: And in his wisdom our Master, Padmasambhava, has given me his
guidance. We must all leave the monastery. It is impossible for us to
defeat the Yeti.
KHRISONG: But there may be a way. The Doctor
SONGSTEN: No, my son, they are invincible. They will destroy us all.
Therefore, in order to avoid further bloodshed, it has been decided
(A guard whispers to Khrisong.)
KHRISONG: Songsten, I have just been informed that the Doctor has
returned. He brings with him equipment which will help us to defeat
SONGSTEN: Khrisong, the Master has
KHRISONG: The Master? My apologies, Abbot. I have felt the strength of
these Yeti, but still I will not meekly turn away. I mean to fight.
SONGSTEN: Brothers, Khrisong thinks only of our safety, we know, but in
this matter he has been led astray. He has forgotten his vow of
SONGSTEN: In due time he will realise his
RAPALCHAN: Master Abbot, the girl has escaped. She tricked us by
RINCHEN: She is a devil women.
SAPAN: She must be found.
SONGSTEN: Find her, my brothers.
KHRISONG: We had no defence against it, yet it just
walked through the gates. Doctor, we must act quickly or the Abbot will
JAMIE: Yes, but is Victoria all right?
KHRISONG: I did as you asked. She is locked up. Is this your equipment?
(There is a knocking at the gate.)
KHRISONG: Stand aside.
(Khrisong opens the wicket gate.)
TRAVERS: Thank heavens. Doctor. Up there. A pyramid.
JAMIE: What's he saying?
DOCTOR: Shh. Go on.
TRAVERS: A pyramid. It's a
(Travers faints. Rinchen enters.)
RINCHEN: Seize them. Seize the strangers. Khrisong, the girl has
escaped. She is a devil woman.
JAMIE: Victoria? Hey, what's happened?
RINCHEN: Take these people to the cells.
KHRISONG: No! These people can help us. Besides, this man is ill. I
cannot allow it.
(Songsten stands by the Buddha.)
SONGSTEN: Khrisong, you will obey. Take them.
JAMIE: No, but
DOCTOR: Where is Victoria?
JAMIE: Doctor, what did he mean 'a devil woman'?
DOCTOR: What is this about Victoria? Where is she? Where are you taking
(The Doctor, Jamie and Travers are taken away.)
KHRISONG: I cannot allow this.
SONGSTEN: You cannot allow? These are the orders of our Master. You
KHRISONG: But these people can help us.
SONGSTEN: The Master tells us there is no help against the Yeti. He
tells us to leave.
KHRISONG: We will not leave.
SONGSTEN: Khrisong, do not defy me. Find the girl. Instruct your
(Khrisong signals his warriors and they begin the search.)
SONGSTEN: Go after them, Sapan.
(When Songsten is alone.)
SONGSTEN: Advise me Padmasambhava. Khrisong turns his warriors away
from the path of obedience.
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: I hear, Songsten, and I understand. Well, if they
will not be lead then they must be driven from the monastery. This is
what you must do.
SONGSTEN: I understand, Master.
(Songsten goes to the gate sentry, Khedru.)
SONGSTEN: Help them search for the girl. Go quickly.
(Khedru leaves, and Songsten opens the main gates.)
(In the inner sanctum, four Yeti models are placed
immediately outside the model monastery gates. Meanwhile, Victoria is
in the outer room.)
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: Come in, my child.
(The doors to the inner sanctum open. Victoria sees the ancient
PADMASAMBHAVA: Come in. You have no alternative.
PADMASAMBHAVA: Do not be afraid.
VICTORIA: Are, are you?
PADMASAMBHAVA: I am Padmasambhava.
VICTORIA: I'm sorry to intrude. I know this room's meant to be private,
PADMASAMBHAVA: You need my help. Is that not so?
VICTORIA: Oh yes. Please, the Doctor.
PADMASAMBHAVA: One moment, child.
VICTORIA: What is it?
PADMASAMBHAVA: The courtyard is empty.
PADMASAMBHAVA: I must do what I am compelled to do.
VICTORIA: What's that?
PADMASAMBHAVA: Come closer.
(Padmasambhava picks up a model Yeti and shows it to Victoria.)
PADMASAMBHAVA: Look. See?
VICTORIA: It's one of those horrible creatures. A Yeti.
VICTORIA: But how
PADMASAMBHAVA: You have not seen it.
(He passes his hand in front of Victoria's eyes and puts her into a
trance. Padmasambhava puts four model Yeti inside the monastery
life-size ones walk into the courtyard and split up.)
(The Doctor is tending to Travers.)
JAMIE: She must have had some reason. I mean, why would she run off
THOMNI: Her motives were not clear to me, Mister Jamie.
JAMIE: Oh headstrong, that's what she is.
TRAVERS: No! No! No!
DOCTOR: All right, Travers. You're quite safe.
TRAVERS: What happened? Oh, my head.
DOCTOR: Just relax. You're safe, in the monastery.
TRAVERS: The monastery?
DOCTOR: What happened? Where did you go to?
JAMIE: Was it the Yeti?
TRAVERS: No, no, not the Yeti. It was something else. It was a light, a
blinding white light and a noise. A piercing noise that went right
through my head. I couldn't stand it. Then I can't remember anymore.
THOMNI: You spoke of a pyramid.
THOMNI: Yes, at the gates when you returned.
TRAVERS: Pyramid? No, no. I left the monastery, then er, then. It's no
use, my mind's a complete blank.
DOCTOR: You just rest.
DOCTOR: What is it?
THOMNI: We are taught that it is better to share a memory of fear.
TRAVERS: Evil. A feeling of evil. Like a shadow on my mind.
TRAVERS: I felt as though I was going to drown.
JAMIE: But where did this happen?
TRAVERS: I, I don't know, I can't remember. Oh, I'm tired, so tired.
DOCTOR: You just rest. You'll feel better. Poor fellow, he's completely
JAMIE: What does he mean, a shadow?
DOCTOR: We'll just let him sleep.
THOMNI: What could it be, this evil of which he speaks?
(There is the sound of falling masonry.)
JAMIE: What was that?
MONKS [OC]: The Yeti! The Yeti!
JAMIE: Khrisong, what's happening?
KHRISONG: The Yeti have broken in. You are safe here.
JAMIE: But Victoria, where is she?
RINCHEN: Who can tell? But she will be found. She must be stopped.
(The Doctor checks his tracking device.)
JAMIE: Doctor, is there nothing we can do?
(The monks and lamas barricade themselves in.)
KHRISONG: Forgive me, Songsten. I have failed to defend the monastery.
SONGSTEN: Failed? No. This disaster was written. Man cannot alter his
KHRISONG: I should have obeyed you, my Abbot. My desire to fight these
creatures was foolish, but I will defend you with my life.
SAPAN: Abbot, I fear for Rinchen's safety.
SONGSTEN: Is he not here?
SAPAN: No. He would not seek safety. He is so sure that the girl is
KHRISONG: He is still searching for her?
SONGSTEN: Find her.
KHRISONG: If it is not too late.
RALPACHAN: The Yeti. They are turning back.
KHRISONG: Then you are safe for the moment. Ralpachan, come with me.
(Rinchen watches as two Yeti wreck the cloisters.)
RINCHEN: Stop! Stop! She-devil, wherever you are, call off these
monsters. Spare us.
(The other two Yeti rock the Buddha statue.)
RINCHEN: Oh, no! Oh, no!
(The statue falls on Rinchen, killing him. The four Yeti leave through
the main gates and go back up the mountain.)
KHRISONG: He's dead.
RALPACHAN: The monastery of Detsen is accursed.
(Padmasambhava removes the models from the
monastery. Victoria is still in a trance.)
PADMASAMBHAVA: Now it is complete. Now the monks will leave. By
nightfall the monastery will be emptied. The mountain yours. Will this
then be your final command? Will you then be content? I do not
understand, but I will continue to serve.
(He turns to Victoria.)
PADMASAMBHAVA: And now we must consider the problem of you and your
friends. The Doctor is not easily frightened like my poor monks.
Therefore, my child, you will assist me. Together we will make sure
that he leaves. Come closer. This is what you will do.
(Thomni has chalked a plan of the monastery on a
THOMNI: This is the courtyard and we are here, to the south.
DOCTOR: I see, Thomni. So here lies north.
THOMNI: That is so.
DOCTOR: What are those readings again, Jamie? Jamie, the readings?
JAMIE: What? What?
DOCTOR: The readings?
JAMIE: I'm sorry, I was thinking of Victoria.
DOCTOR: Yes, I know, but there's nothing we can do about her.
JAMIE: Two ninety seven, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Two ninety seven. Now that will give us a bearing roughly
THOMNI: Does your science help us, Doctor?
DOCTOR: No. We want another bearing, say, from there. And where those
two cross, that will be where the transmissions are coming from. But
that won't tell us why.
DOCTOR: Yes, what is the purpose behind all this. That's what we have
to find out, ay Jamie?
DOCTOR: Are you feeling better?
TRAVERS: Better? What are we doing in here? What's happened?
DOCTOR: You had a spot of trouble on the mountain.
JAMIE: Aye, with the Yeti no doubt.
TRAVERS: Funny, I don't remember. Sorry, I'm a bit confused.
JAMIE: Well you sounded it, with all that talk about.
DOCTOR: Yes, I'm sure it'll all come back to you in time.
TRAVERS: Yes, with the headache I've got, no wonder I can't remember
anything. I think I'll get a bit of fresh air. Why is this door locked?
SONGSTEN: Do not blame yourself, Khrisong. Death is
inevitable. Sambhutar, Ghentan, take up our brother. We will take him
with us on our journey. There will be a time to mourn our brother.
KHRISONG: Put to the test I ran and hid like a mountain rabbit. I'm not
fit to be called a warrior. We must lead out our brothers before more
of them are destroyed.
SONGSTEN: Gather what is needed, my brothers. Soon it will be the hour
for meditation, then we must depart.
KHRISONG: What of the strangers, master Abbott?
SONGSTEN: They will be taken with us to a place of safety.
SAPAN: But the girl is lost.
SONGSTEN: Khrisong and his warriors will find her.
KHRISONG: And the Master? What of Padmasambhava?
SONGSTEN: His powers are great. He will remain.
(Some of the monks are on their knees. Victoria enters in a trance,
carrying the holy ghanta.)
SONGSTEN: The holy Ghanta.
KHRISONG: Child, how came you
SAPAN: Shh. She has entered the Sanctum.
KHRISONG: Then let me.
SONGSTEN: Silence. See, she is about to speak.
(Victoria's mouth opens, but another voice comes out.)
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: This is a time of much danger.
(All the monks kneel.)
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: I have chosen to speak to you myself through the
lips of this maiden. She bears the holy Ghanta. Bear it away to safe
keeping. Treat this child with kindness. She and the strangers are
innocent of any malice towards you. Their wish is but to help you
against the Yeti. But in my wisdom I tell you, there is no help. Detsen
must be abandoned. When the wind destroys the nest, so the bird will
SONGSTEN: But what of you, Master.
PADMASAMBHAVA: Go, with my blessing.
SONGSTEN: But, Master.
PADMASAMBHAVA: Do not question. I will remain here to the end.
SAPAN: Will a day come for our return to Detsen?
(Victoria sways, and Khrisong catches her. Songsten takes the Ghanta.)
SONGSTEN: Take her to rest. Ralpachan, release the strangers. Bid them
make ready. It is time for prayer. The last time at Detsen. Come, my
RALPACHAN: You are released.
TRAVERS: I should jolly well think so. What the devil do you think
you're up to.
RALPACHAN: You must prepare to leave with us.
TRAVERS: I shall have a few words to say to the Abbot before I go
JAMIE: Never mind about that. Have you found Victoria yet?
RALPACHAN: She is safe. Khrisong is with her.
JAMIE: Ah, good.
(Khrisong brings in Victoria.)
KHRISONG: Are you recovered? Child?
JAMIE: There you are, I've been worried sick. Where have you been?
Victoria? What have you done to her? Doctor? Doctor, I think she's ill.
DOCTOR: Let me see.
DOCTOR: Yes, Victoria.
VICTORIA: There is great danger. You must take me away. Take me away.
Take me away!
DOCTOR: Yes, yes of course.
JAMIE: Victoria, what's happened? Tell us? What's the matter with her?
Victoria, it's me, Jamie.
DOCTOR: How long has she been like this?
DOCTOR: Yes, Victoria.
VICTORIA: There is great danger. You must take me away. Take me away.
Take me away!
KHRISONG: The child is still in a state of trance.
DOCTOR: Still? What do you mean?
KHRISONG: She spoke to us with the voice of the Master.
THOMNI: Ah. Then she did reach the holy sanctum.
JAMIE: What are you talking about?
THOMNI: She was certain that Padmasambhava would recognise the Doctor.
JAMIE: Recognise the Doctor?
THOMNI: Yes, he has been here before.
DOCTOR: But that was three hundred years ago. It's the same man.
RALPACHAN: Khrisong, the Abbot Songsten wishes us to join our brothers
KHRISONG: Very well. You will prepare to leave. Is Mister Travers
RALPACHAN: He is in the courtyard.
KHRISONG: Come, Thomni, to prayer.
THOMNI: Khrisong, will you forgive me?
KHRISONG: We have both of us strayed from the path of obedience.
(The monks leave.)
DOCTOR: (sotto) Jamie, there is something I have to do.
JAMIE: Right. Hey, why are we whispering?
DOCTOR: It's my voice. She reacts to my voice.
JAMIE: Oh, it's that hypnotism thing. Can you not do anything about it?
DOCTOR: Yes I can, but I need more information. Now, you wait here.
JAMIE: Where are you going?
DOCTOR: I'm going to see a very old friend.
(There is a cloth over the model on the table.)
PADMASAMBHAVA: Oh, Intelligence. You promised to release me, yet still
I feel your grasp upon this frail body. Why? What is happening? This
was not your plan. But if you continue to expand? I have brought the
world to its end.
(In the cave the gunk is still coming from the pyramid, filling the
chamber and the tunnel, and approaching the cave mouth.)
PADMASAMBHAVA: Come in, Doctor. Good to look upon your face again. So
DOCTOR: Padmasambhava. So it's true.
PADMASAMBHAVA: I have been kept alive so many years, but now our time
left is very, very short. Listen carefully. Perhaps you can
DOCTOR: Kept alive? I don't understand.
PADMASAMBHAVA: I didn't know. I didn't realise.
DOCTOR: What? Try to tell me.
PADMASAMBHAVA: Intelligence. Formless in space. I astral travelled.
DOCTOR: I see. You made mental contact with this intelligence?
PADMASAMBHAVA: It used my mind. It controls my body.
DOCTOR: But why?
PADMASAMBHAVA: Experiment. Wished material form. A voice, it said. I
believed. Experiment. But now. Help. You must help me.
DOCTOR: Yes, of course I will help you. But first you must tell me
things. Why are the monks being driven away? What is the purpose of
these robots, the Yeti? Where is their control? Padmasambhava?
(The old man's head has slumped forward. The Doctor listens for a
heartbeat, then leaves the room. Then the eyes open and glare after
JAMIE: I wish there was something I could do.
(Jamie goes behind Victoria, picks up a broken stool and throws it to
the floor. She doesn't even twitch.)
DOCTOR: What on earth was that?
JAMIE: Oh, it was just an idea.
VICTORIA: Doctor. There is great danger. You must take me away. Take me
away. Take me away!
JAMIE: Doctor, you've got to do something. Did you find out what you
wanted to know?
DOCTOR: Not about Victoria, no. But I found some very interesting clues
as to what's been happening.
JAMIE: Oh, never mind about that. It's Victoria you ought to be
DOCTOR: Yes. Yes, you're quite right. Victoria must come first. Trouble
is I really need more information. However, I'll just have to take a
chance. It may just be simple post-hypnotic suggestion. On the other
DOCTOR: It may be something worse.
JAMIE: What if it is?
DOCTOR: Well, let's just hope it isn't.
(The Doctor takes Victoria's face in his hands.)
VICTORIA: Doctor. There is great danger. You must take me away.
DOCTOR: Yes, Victoria.
VICTORIA: Take me away.
DOCTOR: Listen to me. You've been taken away. You're no longer in the
monastery. You're safe in the Tardis. Now do you understand? You're
safe. In the Tardis. Yes. Well, look at me. Look at my eyes. You're
feeling tired, very sleepy. Drift away. Let yourself drift away into
sleep. Deeper. Deeper. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Oh, not you Jamie.
JAMIE: Hey, what?
DOCTOR: So far, so good.
JAMIE: Hey, I never knew you could do that sort of thing.
DOCTOR: No. Neither did the person who hypnotised Victoria.
JAMIE: What now?
DOCTOR: Well, I'm tempted to ask her what happened, but I don't think I
dare probe too deeply. The important thing is to get rid of this
implanted fear. It's growing every minute.
JAMIE: What if you can't?
DOCTOR: Well, we shall just have to do as she asks and take her away.
If we don't.
DOCTOR: She'll go out of her mind.
DOCTOR: Well, that's the object of the exercise. To get us away from
the monastery. But I'm not beaten that easily.
JAMIE: Hey, you're taking an awful risk.
DOCTOR: I know what I'm doing, Jamie. Victoria? Now, Victoria, you can
hear my voice, can't you?
DOCTOR: Oh, good. Now I'm going to take you a little way back in the
past, Victoria. You're in the cell with Thomni. Do you understand?
DOCTOR: Good. Now you're going to forget everything after that. You
went to sleep. Is that clear? Good. Jamie and I have come back to the
monastery and you are in the meeting room with us. You're feeling
happy, but a little tired. Do you understand?
DOCTOR: Good. Now, when I count three, you're going to wake up. One,
VICTORIA: (yawning) Oh, oh dear. Oh, I must have dropped off.
DOCTOR: Yes, I believe you did. I've got work to do.
VICTORIA: What are you grinning at?
(Travers is by the gates.)
DOCTOR: Travers? Travers.
TRAVERS: Yes, Doctor.
DOCTOR: How are you feeling?
TRAVERS: Oh, much better thanks. Look, I've been taking a look up the
mountain. Those robots are still there. They're just standing, not
moving. I don't like it.
DOCTOR: Yes. I think things are coming to a head.
TRAVERS: What are they up to? What are they waiting for?
DOCTOR: Instructions. Travers, can you remember any more of what
happened to you on the mountain?
TRAVERS: I'm afraid not. My mind's a complete blank.
DOCTOR: Are you prepared to risk it again?
TRAVERS: I thought we're supposed to clear out.
DOCTOR: Yes, well, the monks are, but I want to get back up the
mountain. One more bearing and I shall know where the control centre
TRAVERS: I see. You want me to help you.
DOCTOR: Yes, if you will.
TRAVERS: What about your young friends?
DOCTOR: Oh, they're leaving with the monks, but I want to get out of
here before anyone sees us. Will you help?
TRAVERS: All right, I'm on.
DOCTOR: Oh, good.
(The Doctor and Travers find two motionless Yeti.
They hide behind a rock and the Doctor checks his tracking device.)
DOCTOR: What's the matter?
TRAVERS: I don't know. I've got a feeling I've done this before. Now,
what do you want me to do?
DOCTOR: I want you to stay here and take some readings. Those Yeti are
not transmitting. I'm going over there to stir things up a bit.
TRAVERS: I don't understand that thing. You'd better let me go.
DOCTOR: Oh no, it's far too dangerous. I can't ask you to take that
sort of risk.
TRAVERS: Rot. I can take care of myself. Right. Now, wish me luck.
DOCTOR: No, wait!
(The Yeti move away.)
DOCTOR: That's odd.
TRAVERS: You got your readings Because if you've got the reading.
TRAVERS: What's up?
KHRISONG: Is there any sign?
RALPACHAN: No. Every room is empty.
THOMNI: Mister Travers and the Doctor are nowhere to be found.
KHRISONG: It as you wished. The monastery is deserted.
SONGSTEN: This is well. I will ask a final blessing of our Master,
Padmasambhava, then we will depart.
JAMIE: Try not to think about it.
VICTORIA: But I think
DOCTOR: Khrisong, I have found the control.
KHRISONG: It is too late, Doctor, I can no longer help you.
DOCTOR: But you don't understand. It's here, in the monastery.
TRAVERS: What? That's impossible.
THOMNI: But the monastery is empty. We are all here.
DOCTOR: Are we? Are we all here?
THOMNI: The Master!
SAPAN: Songsten is with him.
KHRISONG: Then he is in great danger. Stay where you are, all of you.
TRAVERS: Songsten. I remember. Songsten, the Yeti, on the mountain.
Yes, yes, it's all coming back to me.
JAMIE: Well, tell us.
TRAVERS: There was this cave.
(And the corporeal form of the Intelligence is
spilling from the cave onto the mountainside.)
DOCTOR: It was Songsten who took this pyramid into
TRAVERS: That's right.
JAMIE: And the Yeti never harmed him?
DOCTOR: Songsten. He's the link I've been looking for.
THOMNI: But Khrisong is with Songsten now.
DOCTOR: Then he's in danger.
(Songsten is praying when Khrisong rushes in.)
KHRISONG: Songsten! Danger. You are in great danger. Come away from
SONGSTEN: What madness is this?
VOICE [OC]: Khrisong, whence came you by such foolish thoughts?
KHRISONG: Don't try and frighten me. Who are you? I demand to know what
SONGSTEN: Demand? You are in the presence of the Master.
KHRISONG: Yes, a master who controls the Yeti. What is hidden in there?
SONGSTEN: Forgive him, Master.
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: Of course. But our brother must not be allowed to
depart in the knowledge that I am other than what I am.
VOICE [OC]: Songsten!
KHRISONG: Why do you put him in a trance?
VOICE [OC]: You understand, Songsten?
SONGSTEN: I understand, Master.
PADMASAMBHAVA [OC]: You may enter, Khrisong.
SONGSTEN: One moment. You may not take weapons into the presence of the
VOICE [OC]: Are you afraid?
(Khrisong gives his sword to Songsten and turns to the inner doors.
Songsten stabs him.)
(Padmasambhava's face shows the battle for control
of his mind.)
VOICE: You have done well, Songsten. You will now.
PADMASAMBHAVA: Why are you making me do this? Why? Release me, I beg of
you. I am.
VOICE: Songsten, you will now go forth with the monks. You will never
(During this, the door to the Inner Sanctum close
SONGSTEN: Yes, Master.
JAMIE [OC]: Khrisong, where are you?
THOMNI: Khrisong! What has happened?
TRAVERS: We're too late.
SONGSTEN: What have you done to Khrisong?
TRAVERS: What have we done? Well, that's a bit cool, I must say.
THOMNI: You have killed him.
VOICE [OC]: Songsten, kill them!
DOCTOR: Jamie, grab hold of him. His hands.
(They overpower the Abbot and lead him away.)
DOCTOR: Quick, get him out of here.
DOCTOR: It's all right. Lie still. I'll get help.
KHRISONG: Too late. My time has come. Closer. My brothers, they are not
to blame Songsten. He was in a trance.
DOCTOR: I understand. Now just try and
KHRISONG: No. Leave. Leave me here.
(Khrisong dies. When the room is empty, the demented laughter of the
possessed Master rings out.)
THOMNI: My brothers. My brothers, Khrisong is dead.
RALPACHAN: By whose hand?
THOMNI: By the hand of our Abbot, Songsten.
SAPAN: This cannot be.
TRAVERS: Aye, it's true enough.
SAPAN: No. What reason would he have to do such a vile thing?
JAMIE: Obviously he thought Khrisong knew too much.
SAPAN: Songsten, is this true?
(Ralpachan raises his weapon with a cry.)
JAMIE: Keep back!
RALPACHAN: Do not interfere, stranger.
THOMNI: No, leave him alone. There's been enough killing.
VICTORIA: Jamie, no!
THOMNI: Wait! Wait, my brothers. This is no time for rashness.
DOCTOR: He is quite right. He is quite right. You listen to him.
SONGSTEN: Kill them. Kill them. Kill them.
THOMNI: Look, is this our Abbot who loves peace? Surely you can see he
was made to kill Khrisong. He is a helpless puppet.
TRAVERS: But I saw him on the mountain. He was leading the Yeti.
DOCTOR: Yes, but by command, unknowingly. Thomni is right. Songsten is
merely a puppet.
SAPAN: Who has done this to him?
RALPACHAN: Is it you?
THOMNI: No. I tell you I saw Songsten change. He was put in a trance by
SAPAN: Have a care what you say.
DOCTOR: Now listen to me, all of you. Your Abbot is not responsible.
But neither is Padmasambhava. He too is controlled. Now do as you'd
planned. Leave the monastery. There is great evil here.
TRAVERS: No, Doctor, you're wrong. The evil is on the mountains. It's
that hideous thing in the cave.
SAPAN: Wherever it may be, what can we do to overcome such a force? My
brothers, let us obey the Doctor.
THOMNI: What of you, Doctor?
DOCTOR: I will stay here, Thomni.
JAMIE: Oh, me too.
DOCTOR: I have to. This things that's here, this evil, it will spread.
It has to be stopped and I think I can do it. Thomni, will you help me?
It will be dangerous.
THOMNI: You can rid us of this evil?
DOCTOR: Yes, I think I can. And if we succeed, the monks will be able
THOMNI: Then of course I will help.
VICTORIA: Doctor, you're not going to send me away with the monks, are
DOCTOR: Yes, Victoria. I think it best.
VICTORIA: Well, I won't go.
DOCTOR: No, I didn't think you would.
JAMIE: Hey, Doctor. Songsten, he's unconscious.
RALPACHAN: Sapan, tend our Abbot.
DOCTOR: No. Wait. There are things I have to find out and only Songsten
can tell me.
JAMIE: What makes you so sure he's going to do that?
DOCTOR: Sit him down here, Jamie. Over there.
(Travers and Ralpachan are talking by the gate.)
TRAVERS: The Doctor's got it wrong. I've seen that thing in the cave.
That's what we've got to destroy.
RALPACHAN: The Doctor thinks the evil is here, in
TRAVERS: I know, I've seen it. He hasn't. He said himself that
Padmasambhava was being controlled. And it's that thing that was doing
it. I'm going to get at it. Are you coming with me?
RALPACHAN: Very well.
TRAVERS: Good man, come on.
RALPACHAN: What do you plan to do?
TRAVERS: I don't quite know yet. Got to get to that cave. The pyramid's
the answer. I just have to take a shot at it with this. Come on.
(Rifle in hand, Travers leads Ralpachan out to the mountainside. In the
cave, the Intelligence continues to come from the pyramid. The Doctor
has hypnotised Songsten.)
DOCTOR: And the Yeti?
SONGSTEN: They were designed to serve the Intelligence.
DOCTOR: I see. Now, this Intelligence, it is confined to the cave?
SONGSTEN: It has broken its promise. Now it demands the whole mountain.
DOCTOR: I see. Now, Songsten, I want you to help me.
SONGSTEN: I want to help you.
DOCTOR: Now these Yeti, they are controlled?
SONGSTEN: Yes, by Padmasambhava.
DOCTOR: Yes, but the control units, they were made somehow, somewhere?
SONGSTEN: The Master laboured for nearly two hundred years. With the
help of the Intelligence, he built the creatures and the other
DOCTOR: These small Yeti models. Their movements must be mirrored by
the real robots?
DOCTOR: But there must be a control. A machine that gives out the
orders. Now, where is that control?
SONGSTEN: The sanctum.
DOCTOR: But I have seen the sanctum.
SONGSTEN: Throne. Behind the throne there lies a hidden room.
DOCTOR: How do I get into it? Songsten, how do I get into it?
(The model is uncovered and two Yeti are being sent to the monastery.)
(It is now night. The men hide from two moving
TRAVERS: That was a close one. Heading towards the monastery.
RALPACHAN: Should we not return?
TRAVERS: No, now we've come this far. Let's push on. Come on.
DOCTOR: Take care of him, Sapan.
SAPAN: I will. He has suffered much.
SONGSTEN: Is it time to leave?
(Sapan takes Songsten away.)
DOCTOR: Now, as soon as the monks have left, we must get into that
JAMIE: How do we get past Padma-thing-me?
DOCTOR: I'll deal with him. But remember, as soon as we're in the
sanctum, whatever happens, Thomni and you must smash the controls.
VICTORIA: What do you mean, whatever happens?
DOCTOR: Padmasambhava will use super-normal powers if necessary. For a
start, he'll try to hypnotise you again.
VICTORIA: Well how can I stop him?
DOCTOR: Thomni, you'd better teach her the Jewel of the Lotus prayer.
It'll give her something to concentrate on.
THOMNI: Yes, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Jamie, where is Travers?
DOCTOR: Well, he's not here.
JAMIE: Perhaps he's deserted us.
DOCTOR: No, I don't somehow think he's done that, but I'd like to know
what he's up to.
TRAVERS: Well, we're going the right way. There's
some sort of path along here.
(The whole mountaintop is lit up.)
RALPACHAN: What is it?
TRAVERS: It's that hideous light from the cave. It's spreading all over
RALPACHAN: It's blinding me. How can we reach the pyramid?
TRAVERS: We can't. It's too late for that now, I'm afraid.
RALPACHAN: But it will engulf the monastery.
SAPAN: Doctor, why will you not accept the aid of
our warrior brothers?
DOCTOR: Because they're needed to guard you and the lamas, Sapan.
THOMNI: Besides brave hearts will not suffice for this battle.
SAPAN: Protect them, Thomni. We shall pray for you.
DOCTOR: Thank you. Don't worry, everything will be all right. When it's
all over you can come back. I hope.
(The monks parade out, chanting. When they have left, four Yeti take up
position outside the monastery gates.)
DOCTOR: Now don't forget. I will go into the sanctum first and deal
with Padmasambhava. And, as soon as it's safe, make for the curtain
behind the throne. That's where the control room is.
THOMNI: But when we have destroyed the machine, what'll happen?
DOCTOR: I haven't the faintest idea.
DOCTOR: Don't worry, Jamie. It's going to be all right.
JAMIE: Hey, we might all be blown to smithereens.
VICTORIA: What am I supposed to do?
DOCTOR: Well nothing, I hope, but one of us just might need help. Are
we ready? Come on.
(Travers and Ralpachan return to see the Yeti
blocking their way.)
RALPACHAN: What shall we do?
TRAVERS: Looks as though we're well and truly cooked.
RALPACHAN: Look. There below us, torches. The monks must have left.
TRAVERS: Yes, but has the Doctor?
RALPACHAN: How can we tell? We are trapped.
TRAVERS: I don't know.
RALPACHAN: We cannot enter the monastery.
TRAVERS: Looks as though we'll just have to sit tight.
RALPACHAN: Can we not try and join my brothers?
TRAVERS: No. The Doctor may still be in there. I'm sure he is.
(Jamie and Thonmi take their positions either side
of the inner doors as the Doctor tries to open them.)
VOICE [OC]: Why are you here? Why did you not heed my warning? You are
DOCTOR: Who are you?
VOICE [OC]: You know well it is I, the Master, Padmasambhava, who
DOCTOR: Oh no, it isn't. I know Padmasambhava. He's my friend. Where
have you come from? Why are you using his body in this fashion?
VOICE [OC]: Such a brain as yours is too small to grasp my purpose.
DOCTOR: Too small?
VOICE [OC]: I am much power.
DOCTOR: Much power?
(One of the incense burners rises into the air.)
DOCTOR: Just a simple levitation. A childish trick. Now stop playing
games and open these doors. Or are you afraid to meet me face to face?
VOICE [OC]: You are rash.
(The inner doors open.)
DOCTOR: Now, anything can happen now. Just trust me, and above all,
(The Doctor enters the Inner sanctum, and cries out in pain.)
VICTORIA: No! No! The Doctor said to wait.
(The Doctor is bent over, trying to reach the
throne. Padmasambhava is in pain, but the Intelligence still has
control. The Doctor struggles to stand, and a wind howls through the
room. The supporting frame is torn down.)
JAMIE [OC]: Come on, Thomni.
(Jamie and Thomni are stopped by the Intelligence. The Doctor locks
minds with it, and Jamie and Thomni can move again.)
DOCTOR: Quickly. Into the control room. Smash the controls.
JAMIE: To work, Thomni.
(They smash panels and rip out wiring. There is a metal pyramid on an
altar, about two feet high. Opposite it is a large sphere.
Padmasambhava reaches for the model.)
VICTORIA: Doctor, he's bringing the Yeti in!
(The hand brings the Yeti into the monastery.)
DOCTOR: Victoria, Victoria, I can't hold him. The models. Knock over
the models! No, Victoria, don't let him. Jewel of the Lotus. Om mane
padme hum. Om mane padme hum.
VICTORIA: Om mane padme hum. Om mane padme hum.
(But she was completely unable to move.)
(The Yeti enter the courtyard.)
TRAVERS: At last. Come on.
VICTORIA: Om mane padme hum. Oh, it's no good. I
DOCTOR: You've got to.
VICTORIA: I can't!
DOCTOR: Jamie! Jamie! Jamie! Yeti's coming!
THOMNI: But we have destroyed the machines.
JAMIE: Well there must something else that controls them. The control
unit. Of course, the sphere.
(The Yeti enter. Jamie smashes the sphere. There is
a flash of light. The robot's chest units explode and they collapse.)
VOICE [OC]: One stroke of fortune will not save you.
(Travers and Ralpachan enter. Travers shoots at the old man, who
catches the bullets in his hand.)
VOICE [OC]: Stupid man. Did you not feel enough of my power when you
met me in the cave?
TRAVERS: The cave?
DOCTOR: The cave. Jamie! There was a pyramid in the cave!
JAMIE: There's one here too.
DOCTOR: Destroy it!
VOICE [OC]: No!
(Jamie uses Thomni's stave to smash the pyramid and Padmasambhava
screams. He falls from the throne, knocking over the model. Everything
shakes as something in the distance explodes. It is the pyramid in the
cave, which takes the top of the mountain with it in the blast.)
VICTORIA: Look at him.
PADMASAMBHAVA: At last, peace. Thank you, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Goodbye old friend.
JAMIE: Are you all right, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, Jamie. It worked. The Intelligence is destroyed.
TRAVERS: Yes, well, it was most decidedly tricky for a minute or two.
DOCTOR: Yes. Thomni, you can signal the monks they can return.
(Thonmi and Ralpachan leave.)
TRAVERS: Doctor, are you trying to tell me that that old man was
responsible for all this? The Yeti? The cave?
DOCTOR: Oh no, no. He was just a tool in the hands of a monstrous
brain. It wasn't his fault.
VICTORIA: It's horrible. Let's get away from here.
JAMIE: Aye, come on.
(The monastery gong rings out.)
(Dawn. The gong is still sounding as the travellers
prepare to depart.)
THOMNI: Please, Doctor. Our Abbot will be most grieved that he did not
thank you personally. Will you not wait?
DOCTOR: Ah no, Thomni, we're anxious to get back to the Tar.
DOCTOR: We're anxious to get back.
THOMNI: Goodbye, Doctor.
TRAVERS: I'll see them safely up the mountain.
DOCTOR: Goodbye, Thomni.
VICTORIA: Bye, Thomni.
(They find the remains of a Yeti.)
JAMIE: Aye, well those things won't bother us anymore, Doctor.
VICTORIA: Those horrible things.
DOCTOR: Ah, they were clever machines. Almost a pity to have had them
destroyed. Well, at least you'll have something to take home from your
expedition, Mister Travers.
TRAVERS: I suppose so. But nobody'll believe me. They'd think I'd had
it made. No, I'm afraid the expedition's over now.
VICTORIA: Oh Doctor, look.
JAMIE: Oh no.
DOCTOR: It can't be.
(A shaggy, bear-like creature is racing towards them. Then it sees them
and runs away again.)
TRAVERS: A Yeti. A real Yeti! At last! Excuse the haste. Goodbye and
all that. Mustn't lose this one.
JAMIE: Do you think he'll ever find his abominable snowman, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Well, that we shall never know, Jamie. What's the matter with
you? Are you cold or something?
JAMIE: Oh it's all right for you in your home made Yeti kit.
DOCTOR: Yes, I suppose there is a little bit of a nip in the air.
JAMIE: A nip? A nip? Just look at my knees. They're bright blue.
DOCTOR: What a horrible sight.
JAMIE: Could you not land us somewhere warmer next time?
DOCTOR: Jamie, you never know, do you?
(The Doctor plays his recorder as they walk up to the Tardis.)