(Old Radio Show)
Death Spins a Web
Spins a Web" is the story of an old woman who is bed bound and has only
a couple of months to live. Mrs Drake is a very rich lady and she has
only three heirs: Blanche, Vivien and Chris. All three of them are
greedy for her millions, but Mrs Drake considers them to be possibly
the three most useless people in the world and she dislikes them all.
Drake tells her heirs that she would happily cut all three of them off
without a cent and leave all of her money to charity, but her husband
left a will that prevents her from doing so. All three of her heirs are
aware of the terms of their grandfather’s will and are pretty smug
about it, but Mrs Drake has an ace up her sleeve. Her husband’s will
allows her the authority to choose how she splits up the money and she
has no intention of sharing it out equally. She feels that one of the
three must be a little less useless to society than the other two are
and that one will get most of the money. The other two will receive
token amounts only and Mrs Drake tells her heirs that they must live in
her home for three weeks while she decides which one of them will
receive the lion’s share.
Chris is a devious man though, and
he begins wooing both of his cousins with the intention of marrying the
one who inherits the money, and if he should be the one who inherits
it, they will both be history.
After a week has passed Blanche
and Vivien are no longer on speaking terms with each other and Chris is
finding it harder and harder to play his game. Then, after a few more
days have passed, Mrs Drake has a particularly bad heart attack and
calls all three of them into her room. She informs them that she has
made her decision, but refuses to tell them who she has chosen. They
must wait until she is dead and allow her will to reveal all.
long after this shocking piece of news has been delivered Chris seeks
out Blanche and tells her that he has discovered that Vivien will
inherit the millions while he and Blanche will receive a mere $5,000
each. He also states that he and Blanche will not be able to wed
because they will never be able to afford it. There is, however, one
way out. They can kill Vivien, and Chris has a plan. If Blanche takes
Vivien out in the canoe, and then capsizes it in the middle of the
lake, he will pick her up in the motor boat and leave Vivien to a
watery grave. Blanche agrees to the plan and it all goes swimmingly
except for one thing: Chris leaves both of them to drown.
made a fool of both his cousins and he even manages to fool the police,
but his grandmother is another matter entirely and he soon discovers
that he has played right into the old girl’s hands.
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