(Old Radio Show)
Stranger in the House
in the House" is a haunted house story and it begins with a young
couple looking around the house in question. The house is called
Whitfield Manor and Jane Barton hates it right from the start. She
tells her husband, Roger, that the house has an unfriendly feel to it,
but Roger seems to instinctively know his way around the place and he
loves it, so Jane puts her misgivings aside and agrees to live there.
is a bad move on Jane's part because their marriage begins to go down
hill as soon as they move in. Jane spends her first night there alone
in the living room, which is very cold, despite the blazing fire in the
grate. At midnight she goes looking for Roger and finds him in a
trance-like state, sitting in the study, and starring at the embers of
a dead fire. The room is filled with the smell of perfume, and Roger
does not seem himself so Jane leaves him in the study and goes to bed.
she awakes at 5 a.m. Roger's bed is empty so Jane returns to the study.
The door is locked and she can hear Roger talking to someone; so she
pounds on the door and when Roger opens it the smell of perfume is
stronger and Roger tells her that he was dreaming of a woman in the
mist and that she had the most beautiful face that he had ever seen.
is soon obsessed with his dream girl, but when Jane tells him they must
leave Whitfield Manor he refuses to go so Jane seeks advice from her
doctor, who is well acquainted with the house and knows all about its
tragic history. The doctor thinks that Roger may have known the house
in a previous life and he is convinced that Roger will be lead to
disaster by the evil spirit that resides there. The doctor is right. It
is an evil spirit, but Jane is in more danger than her husband because
the spirit sees her as competition for Roger's affection and it wants
her out of the way.
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