EXT. DAGOBAH - BOG - DAY
Luke's face is upside-down and showing enormous strain. He stands on
his hands, with Yoda perched on his feet. Opposite Luke and Yoda are
two rocks the size of bowling balls. Luke stares at the rocks and
concentrates. One of the rocks lifts from the ground and floats up to
rest on the other.
Use the Force. Yes...
Yoda taps Luke's leg. Quickly, Luke lifts one hand from the ground.
His body wavers, but he maintains his balance. Artoo, standing nearby,
is whistling and beeping frantically.
Now... the stone. Feel it.
Luke concentrates on trying to lift the top rock. It rises a few feet,
shaking under the strain. But, distracted by Artoo's frantic beeping,
Luke loses his balance and finally collapses. Yoda jumps clear.
Annoyed at the disturbance, Luke looks over at Artoo, who is rocking
urgently back and forth in front of him.
Artoo waddles closer to Luke, chirping wildly, then scoots over the
edge of the swamp. Catching on, Luke rushes to the water's edge. The
X-wing fighter has sunk, and only the tip of its nose shows above the
Oh, no. We'll never get it out
Yoda stamps his foot in irritation.
So certain are you. Always with
you it cannot be done. Hear you
nothing that I say?
Luke looks uncertainly out at the ship.
Master, moving stones around is
one thing. This is totally
No! No different! Only different
in your mind. You must unlearn
what you have learned.
All right, I'll give it a try.
No! Try not. Do. Or do not.
There is no try.
Luke closes his eyes and concentrates on thinking the ship out.
Slowly, the X-wing's nose begins to rise above the water. It hovers
for a moment and then slides back, disappearing once again.
I can't. It's too big.
Size matters not. Look at me.
Judge me by my size, do you?
Luke shakes his head.
And well you should not. For my
ally in the Force. And a powerful
ally it is. Life creates it, makes
it grow. Its energy surrounds us
and binds us. Luminous beings
... not this crude matter.
(a sweeping gesture)
You must feel the Force around you.
Here, between you... me... the
tree... the rock... everywhere!
Yes, even between this land and
You want the impossible.
Quietly Yoda turns toward the X-wing fighter. With his eyes closed and
his head bowed, he raises his arm and points at the ship.
Soon, the fighter rises above the water and moves forward as Artoo
beeps in terror and scoots away.
The entire X-wing moves majestically, surely, toward the shore. Yoda
stands on a tree root and guides the fighter carefully down toward the
Luke stares in astonishment as the fighter settles down onto the shore.
He walks toward Yoda.
I don't... I don't believe it.
That is why you fail.
Luke shakes his head, bewildered.