"It was a dark and
stormy night ..."
I know you all like a good story, and this one's no exception.
One thing to remember ...
scroll down one line at a time. Don't peek, and enjoy!
Bob and Betty Hill were newlyweds vacationing in Europe and, as luck
would have it, they happened to be driving near Transylvania on a dark
and stormy night. The weather became very treacherous with rain
down so hard that Bob couldn't see ten feet beyond the car.
a sudden, there was a sharp turn in the road which Bob didn't
He lost control of the car, crashing into a large tree. When Bob
regained consciousness, he discovered to his horror that his bride was
badly injured. He managed to climb out of the car, carefully
Betty from the front seat, and set off to find a phone to call for
Walking along through the driving rain, Bob saw a solitary light in
the distance. As he worked his way towards the light, he noticed
that it was coming from a old mansion up on a hill. He managed to
carry Betty up the slippery road to the mansion and knocked on the huge
door. A moment later the creaky door slowing opened and a
"What is wanted?", the hunchback asked in his best Peter Lorre
Breathless from his long, slippery walk up the road Bob replied, "My
name is Bob Hill, and my wife and I have been in a terrible
May I use your phone to call a doctor for help?"
"We have no phone", the hunchback replied, "but my Master is a doctor,
so perhaps he can help you."
Just then, from across a huge entry way, his Master appeared at the
top of the stairs. "What is wanted, Igor? What is all
the commotion downstairs?"
"Oh, Master! These are the Hills. They've been in an
and wanted to use a phone to call for help, but I explained that we
have one. I told them you are a doctor and could possibly help
"Igor. Not again." the Master replied in frustration.
his attention to the Hills as he descended the huge stone stairs he
"I'm sorry, Mr. Hill. My assistant has misled you. I'm not
a doctor, but I am a scientist and know some basic medical
Come in and let me see what I can do for you and your wife."
"Igor, escort the Hills to the laboratory downstairs."
Down in the dimly lighted lab, the Master told Igor to help Bob lift
Betty onto one of the procedure tables. A moment after carefully
placing his sweet bride on the table, Bob collapsed from exhaustion and
the loss of blood from his own injuries. The Master and Igor then
placed Bob on another table and turned their attention back to Betty.
Working feverishly for hours, they did everything they could to save
Betty's life, but to no avail. The Master then turned to Bob to
closely examine the extent of his injuries, only to discover that while
they had been trying to save Betty, Bob had also passed away.
Brokenhearted, the Master told his servant, "Igor, I can't believe
just happened here. I don't understand it. I should have
able to save the Hills, but instead I lost them both! I'm going
to the music room to find some solace. Please clean up the lab
me, my trusted servant".
While he diligently cleaned the lab, Igor could hear his Master sadly
playing the organ upstairs. He then noticed something out of the
corner of his one good eye. Something moved in the lab. He
looked around and around, and there it was again! One of Betty's
fingers moved ever so slightly. Pretty soon another began to
and then a finger on her other hand began to move. It wasn't long
before her feet began to show signs of life as well.
Igor turned towards Bob just as his chest began to rise ever so
from the intake of air. Hearing movement behind him, Igor swung
around just in time to see Betty sit bolt-upright on her table, and by
now Bob's breathing was nearly back to normal.
Dragging his bad leg behind him, Igor rushed from the laboratory, and
in haste, ran to find his Master. Entering the music room he
"MASTER, MASTER!!! THE
ALIVE WITH THE
SOUND OF MUSIC!"
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