Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were vacationing in Europe …. as it
happens, near Transylvania . They were driving in a rental car along a
rather deserted highway. It was late and raining very hard. Bob could
barely see the road 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 wife unconscious, with her head
Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to get her
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 a large, old 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,” replied the hunchback, “but we don’t have a phone. My
master is a doctor; come in, and I will get him!”
Bob brings his wife in.
An older 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 a 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 table.
After a brief examination, Igor’s master looks worried. “Things are
serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion.”
Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail.
Bob and Betty Hill are no more.
The Hills’ deaths upset Igor’s master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the
steps to his conservatory, which houses his grand piano. 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. His eyes catch
movement, and he notices the fingers on Betty’s hand twitch, keeping
time to the haunting piano music. Stunned, he watches as Bob’s arm
begins to rise, marking the beat! He is further amazed as Betty and
Bob both sit up straight!
Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory.
He bursts in and shouts to his master:
“Master, Master!…..The Hills are alive with the sound of music!”
(I am soooooo sorry…..but you really should’ve seen that one coming!!)
You might even consider changing your e-mail address now!!!!
What did you expect …. it’s free from a demented friend …