My Photo
AddThis Social Bookmark Button


Check out our library at

« Suspense - Never Steal a Butcher's Wife | Main | Suspense - The Fall River Tragedy/Goodbye, Miss Lizzie Borden »

October 12, 2008


Mike Hobart

I hadn't been aware of the "happy ending" version of this story. Hollywood has always had a tendency to do this, the most notable example would be Hitchcock's "Suspicion".


Still, it is hard to believe that Suspense, of all shows, couldn't end the story as written. I'm surprised that they held themselves back. - Christine


I wasn't crazy about this one at first, it seemed a little obvious, but after a relisten it grew on me. A couple of questions:


1: I wonder, did Mr. Todd and his relatives have anything to do with Dr. Messenger's death? The narrator, in his delirium, wasn't quite sure what happened. Todd knew when the British rescue team was to arrive a day or two in advance, so perhaps his scouts spotted the Messenger expedition and took matters into their own hands to obtain a new reader.

2: How was Todd able to write the dates on the two crosses if he didn't know how to read? I suppose it's possible to know numbers without being literate, but you can't help but wonder if maybe he knew how to read all along.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Old Time Radio


  • Radio Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory Add to Technorati Favorites The Horror and Halloween Search Engine


Blog powered by Typepad