The Hills of
Bob Hill and his new wife, Betty, are vacationing
Europe; as it happens, in Transylvania.
They’re driving a rental car along a rather deserted
highway. It’s late, and raining very hard. Bob can
barely see 10 feet in front of the car.
Suddenly the car skids out of control! Bob attempts
to control the car, but to no avail. The car swerves
and smashes into a tree. Moments later, Bob shakes
his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the
passenger seat and sees his new wife unconscious,
with her head bleeding.
Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows
he has to carry her to the nearest phone.
Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging
down the road. After a short while, he sees a light.
He heads towards the light, which is coming from an
old, large house. He approaches the door and
A minute passes. A small, hunched man opens the
door. Bob immediately blurts, “Hello, my name is Bob
Hill, and this is my wife, Betty. We’ve been in a terrible
accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I
please use your phone??”
“I’m sorry,” replies the hunchback, “but we don’t have a
phone. My master is a doctor. Come in and I will get
Bob brings his wife in. An elegant man comes down the
stairs. “I’m afraid my assistant may have misled you. I
am not a medical doctor. I am a scientist. However, it is
many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had basic
medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them
down to the laboratory.”
With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs,
with Bob following closely. Igor places Betty on a table
in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own
injuries; so Igor places Bob on an adjoining
After a brief examination, Igor’s master looks worried.
“Things are serious, Igor. Prepare a
Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail.
Bob and Betty Hill are no more.
The Hills’ deaths upsets Igor’s master greatly. Wearily,
he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses
his pipe organ. For it is here that he has always found
solace. He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting
melody fills the house.
Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. As the music
fills the lab, his eyes catch movement. He notices the
fingers on Betty Hill’s hand twitch.
Stunned, he watches as Bob’s arm begins to rise! He is
further amazed as Betty sits straight up! Unable to
contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory.
He bursts in and shouts to his master:
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