"No Way to Run a Railroad!": A retired train engineer who has built his own train set by hand invites a hobo to stay with him and help run the trains after the hobo helps him with a technical problem. After a toy maker offers a hundred thousand for the set and is refused, the hobo murders the ol
Appearing in "No Way to Run a Railroad!"
Synopsis for "No Way to Run a Railroad!"
A retired train engineer who has built his own train set by hand invites a hobo to stay with him and help run the trains after the hobo helps him with a technical problem. After a toy maker offers a hundred thousand for the set and is refused, the hobo murders the old man and attempts to hide the body so that he can claim the money. Before he can do so, he is set upon by the miniature people from the train set towns and they bury his body in their world.
Appearing in "Freak-Out!"
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Synopsis for "Freak-Out!"
A man who hides his landmine disfigurement under a mask visits a billionaire who stuffs freaks as a hobby. He offers his guest a contract which stipulates his heirs will receive a million dollars when he dies and in exchange the billionaire gets his corpse to add to his collection.
Appearing in "Somebody's Listening"
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A man's child is dying and he tells the doctor that he does not believe in God. He sees someone going into his shed and accosts the man as he believes him to be a thief. The man denies he was looking to steal anything and he only wished to get out of the rain. The doctor tries to calm the father down and tells him he is upset because his son needs an AB negative transfusion and the local hospital doesn't have the blood type. The man's wife invites the stranger in for coffee and the stranger mentions that he's AB negative. The doctor doesn't have the equipment to test the stranger's word, so he asks the father if he's willing to let him donate. The father agrees and the child is saved. On Sunday, the man's wife asks him if he wishes to join her in the church. He scornfully rejects the idea that there was anything supernatural about the stranger's arrival. The doctor meets the father outside the church and tells him that he did some checking with the name that the stranger had given and it turns that a man with that name had died in the area one hundred years ago. The father is still skeptical and says he probably just didn't want to give his real name. The doctor then shows the father a photo he took of the father, wife and stranger after the transfusion and there is no one sitting between the wife and father in the photo. The father changes his mind about God and joins his wife in the church to pray.
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