Im trying to use a .js file to store text that will be displayed in a small window. I tried to do a test in a regular window but i keep getting an error saying that my external variable is undefined. what am i doing wrong.
Below are the two files.

<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<SCRIPT LANUAGE="JavaScript" SRC="mytext.js"></SCRIPT>

<SCRIPT LANUAGE="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
var mytext = text;


<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
<SCRIPT LANUAGE="JavaScript" >


mytext.js (External .js file)
<!-- hide script from old browsers

var text ="this is the text that should be inserted into the window whenever This source file is called lets see if it works";

// end hiding script from old browsers -->

please can someone help.