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Tape Date: June 13, 1966
Air Date : June 27, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
It is night. A train is rattling through the dark countryside.
Inside the train a young woman glances out the window and
thinks to herself:
"My name is Victoria Winters. My journey is beginning - a
journey that I hope will open the doors of life to me, and
link my past with my future. A journey that will bring me
to a strange and dark place - to the edge of the sea high
atop Widow's Hill - a house called Collinwood. A world I've
never known, with people I've never met. People who tonight
are still only shadows in my mind, and who will soon fill
the days and nights of my tomorrows."
The great dark house known as Collinwood looms on the crest of
the rocky cliff known as Widow's Hill, overlooking the small
Maine fishing village of Collinsport, the home of the Collins
Family. Modelled in the style of an English manor house, there
is a large central hall with wings extending in both directions.
Two stories in height, a total of forty rooms in all, a graceful
carriage rodad adding majesty to its entrance, commanding a
magnificent view of the ocean, Collinwood is the most imposing
structure in the area. Now, however, a good portion of it
is closed off, weeds have overgrown the formal gardens, and
the few people living in it, the sole remaining members of
the Collins family, walk like ghosts through its dark
It is about 8:30 on a windy October night. The moaning of
the wind sounds like a banshee's cry. Inside the drawing
room of Collinwood is a woman staring out the window,
half searching for someone and half lost in brooding thought.
Aged 56, of medium height, but with a proud, upright bearing
that makes her seem taller than she is, this is Elizabeth
Stoddard Collins, mistress of Collinwood. There is strenght,
power and determination in this woman, and yet a fleeting
echo of pain is etched in the sharp lines around her mouth.
The drawing room of Collinwood is large and gloomy. Panelled
walls, portraits of family founders, a large grand piano,
an unlit fireplace.
Elizabeth continues to stand at the window, staring out
into the night. Her brother Roger, an man in his early
40's, is at the liquor cabinet pouring himself a brandy.
He is fair haired, handsome, with just a touch of weakness
about the mouth. He is a man with a faint air of condescension.
He remarks dryly to Elizabeth, "A watched pot never boils, to
coin a phrase". Elizabeth ignores him and asks, "Why don't you
look in on your son?" Roger replies, "The little monster's
asleep, and I'm delighted". He takes a sip of his brandy and
continues, " I choose my words with infinite precision".
Elizabeth grumbles, "Roger, you're a fool!" Roger counters,
"Not one-tenth the fool you are. Look at you, standing there
by the window, waiting for someone who should never have been
asked to come here in the first place!" Elizabeth says, "She'll
work out very well, I'm sure". Roger continues, "Doing what?
Holding my little son's hands? Comforting you when the shutters
creak? Liz, with all our ghosts, we don't need any strangers in
this house, and you know it". Elizbeth says, "I think I can be
the judge of that". Roger continues, "But you don't even know
the girl. Elizabeth, I'm your brother and I'm thinking only of
your welfare. Why bring someone all the way up from New York
to do something we're perfectly capable of handling ourselves?"
Why bring her here?" Elizabeth, quietly and firmly, replies,
"Because I choose to do so!" Roger begs, "Come to your senses,
Liz. When the girl comes, give her a month's salary, and tell
her to go back to where she came from". Elizbeth doesn't answer,
turning to stare out the window again. Roger gets a bit more
intense as he goes to her, saying, "Why don't you open the
the doors and asks the whole town to come trooping the house
while you're at it?" Elizabeth says, flatly, not even looking
at him, The girl will stay!" Roger, exasperated, says,
"You ARE a fool, Elizabeth! Yes, you ARE! Inviting problems
to live with you, when..." Elizabeth retorts, "The only
problem I've invited, Roger is standing before me at this
moment! I've invited Miss Winters here and she'll stay!!"
They stare at each other for a long moment, then Roger retreats.
He forces himself to smile affably. With a shaking hand,
he takes another sip of brandy. Glancing at Roger with
something close to disgust, Elizabeth turns and exits the room.
Roger stands quietly, watching her go, his mouth working in
his attempt to control his tension. Suddenly, his and
tightens convulsively, crushing the brandy glass he has
The train continues to speed through the dark countryside.
Inside one of the coaches, there are about 10 passengers.
A conductor enters the car from one end and starts
inspecting the ticket stubs that are inserted in the backs
of the seats. He stops besides a man sitting at the right rear
of the coach. The man, darkly handsome, is seated quietly,
his head leaning back, staring, lost in thought, an air
of mystery and strength surrounding him. The conductor
hesitates a moment, then tells the man, "Mister, we'll
be in Collinsport in 10 minutes", but the man just glances
at him without saying a word. Meanwhile, in an aisle seat
to the left of the aisle next to Victoria Winter's window seat,
a garrulous old woman is telling Vicky, "...the winters! That's
what'll get you down up here in Maine. They're cold, and
damp, and you'll". She is interrupted by the Conductor telling
Vicky, "Collinsport in 10 minutes, Miss. Better have your baggage
ready. Only two of you are getting off, so we won't be here
very long". The old woman continues to prattle on, "This train
hasn't made a regular stop in Collinsport in maybe five years!
That's the kind of place it is. Why are you going to Collinsport
anyway?" Vicky replies, "A Job". The old woman asks, "Now what
kind of job would bring a girl like you all the way up from New
York?". Without waiting for an answer, she continues to talk,
"I've been living up in this part of the country all my life,
and I've been to Collinsport just once, only once, and that
was more than enough for me!", but Vicky, lost in thought, isn't
listening. She is thinking back to the events that have put her
on the train, to an office in a foundling home in New York...
Mrs. Hopewell, director of services for the foundling home,
is holding a letter as she talks to Vicky, dressed in the white
uniform of an aide, saying, "Elizabeth Collins Stoddard...
Collinport, Maine...I'm afraid the name means nothing to
me, Victoria. When did you get this letter?" Vicky replies,
"This morning. Mrs. Hopewell, I don't know why she should
offer ME the position. I've never even heard of the woman".
Mrs. Hopewell smiles faintly and says, "Obviously she's heard
of YOU". Vicky asks, "But how?" Mrs. Hopewell shrugs and
answers, "I don't know". Vicky asks, "Are you sure?"
Mrs. Hopewell replies, with some asperity, "I've already
told you..." Vicky interrupts her, "Mrs. Hopewell, I've
looked at a map, and Collinsport is only 50 miles from
Bangor". Mrs. Hopewell tells her, soberly, "I see. Well,
surely you don't think there's any connection". Vicky
replies, "I don't know what to think. All I do know is
I've spent most of my life her in the Foundling Home...
living...working now... and suddenly I get a letter from
a woman I've never seen living in a town I've never heard
of. Wouldn't you say that's just a little bit strange?"
Mrs. Hopewell, handing the letter back to Vicky, says,
"What I'd say is you have an offer of a job as companion
and governess at a fair rate of pay. And the only question
you'll have to decide is whether or not you want to take
Vicky's mind comes back to the present as the old woman
on the train in the seat next to her continues talking,
"..go to a small town like Collinsport after you've been in New
York, what are you going to do? What are you going to do for fun
in a place like..." She is interrupted by the conductor announcing,
"COLLINSPORT! Next stop, Collinsport!" Vicky rushes to grab
her luggage from the overhead rack. The old woman asks, "Need
any help, dearie?" Vicky replies, "No, thanks". The old woman
wishes her, "Good luck!"
Vicky stands on the platform at Collinport station. There
is a very large sign that says, "COLLINSPORT", but the platform
is deserted except for Vicky and the brooding man, standing
some distance from Vicky, staring silently into the distance.
Vicky glances at him with some curiousty and a sense of
apprehension that grips a lonely traveller alone in a strange
place. The man ignores her, lost in his own thoughts. After
a moment, Vicky gathers the courage and approaches him. He
continues to ignore her. She asks him, "Excuse me, I wonder
if you'd know how to get a taxi around here". The man smiles
slightly and replies, "I wouldn't know what they have around here.
Not anymore". Vicky asks, "How do they expect anyone to get into
town?" The man jokes, "Broomsticks and unicorns", then glances to
the left and says, "Or a chauffeured car". Vicky looks in the
same direction and sees a car pulling up. The man tells her,
"I can take you as far as the hotel Inn. You can get a taxi
there" - Very kind of you, Mr.." The man answers, Devlin. Burke
Devlin". Vicky tells him, "I'm Victoria Winters". Burke remarks,
"Welcome to the beginning and the end of the world, Miss Winters".
Vicky replies, "I'm not going that far. Only to a house called
Collinwood. Do you know it? Burke replies, "Yes. Very
well. Shall we go?"
Vicky and Burke enter the car. The car drives off and
eventually pulls up at a small inn. Burke and Vicky exit
the car and go into the inn, followed by a chauffeur with
their suitcases. They go into the small lobby of the
Colllinsport Inn. Burke glances around, a look of distaste
on his face, and remarks, "It hasn't changed a bit!!", then
asks Vicky, "Still want a taxi?" Vicky asks, "How else would I
get to Collinwood?" Burke tells her, "You can take my advice and
get the bus to Bangor. You can find a train to New York there
and be home by morning". Vicky replies, "No thanks, I'll settle
for the taxi. I'm staying in Collinsport". The desk clerk,
a small man in his fifties, sees Burke and happily says, "Well,
if it isn't Burke Devlin!! I haven't seen you since...", but
Burke, obviously in no mood to talk about old times, snaps, "I
wired ahead for three rooms! Are they ready?" The clerk
meekly replies, "Yes,sir. yes, Mr. Devlin. We've been expecting
you. We hav a message for you..." Burke interrupts, "And I want
a taxi for the girl", but the clerk tells him, "Sorry, but that
won't be possible for awhile. Harry Jones, well, you remember
Harry..." Once again Burke snaps angrily, "I don't know ANYONE
here anymore!!!" The clerk turns to Vicky and explains,
"Harry, Harry Jones. He runs our taxi. He has a flat. He's
getting it fixed". Burke, "How long will that take?" The clerk
starts to say, "Well...", but Vicky tells him, "I've come this
far. I can wait a few more minutes". Burke remarks coldly,
"If you want to". The clerk gives Burke a piece of paper,
then gesture towards a door and tells Vicky, "The Coffee Shop's
in there. I'll let you know when the taxi gets here". Burke
reads his message and asks, "When was this left here?" The
clerk replies, "About an hour ago". Burke crumples the message
up into ball, gestures towards the suitcases and tells the clerk,
"The black ones go upstairs. The red one is hers." and rushes
out the frint door. Vicky asks the clerk, "What a strange man.
Do you know him?" The clerk replies, "Since he was about this
high", gesturing with his palm held a about three feet above the
floor. Vicky goes through the a door into the adjoining coffee shop.
At a tavern, a small, weary looking man in his late fifties
holding a mug of beer is pacing around, sipping as he paces.
Finally, he sits down at a table. Burke Devlin comes in through
the door and comes to this table. He grumbles, "You were supposed
to meet me at the hotel, Strake!" Strake calmly replies, "Hello,
Mr. Devlin. Have a seat", and calls out to the bartender, "Bring
another beer for my friend!" Burke snaps, "Listen, Strake, I
didn't come here to drink!" Strake replies, "Look, Mr. Devlin,
you pay me well for the work I do. You won't begrudge a man
the chance to buy his employer a drink, will you?" Burke replies,
"Well, let's see what I'm pay you for!" Strake says, "Fair enough.
You know, I should charge you double, the way the people clam up
around here. Now, where do you want me to start?" The waiter
comes to the table with another mug of beer, sets it down before
Burke, and leaves. Strake remarks, "Nice guy. Thinks I'm a real
estate salesman. That's a laugh, isn't it? He says the joing
really starts jumping in about half an hour when the kids
get here". Burke, impatient, says, "Now suppose you get
started. I want to know everything you have on the Collin's
family. Everything on anyone who lives on that hill, and everyone
who has anything to do with them". Strake asks hopefullly,
"Then can I go back home to New York?" Burke orders, "Start
talking!" and takes a sip of his beer.
The Collinsport Inn diner is a combination restaurant and coffee
shop attched to the hotel. It is relatively plain. There are
a number of tables, and a counter with stools. At the moment,
there are only two customers in the place, a lonely diner finishing
a solitary dinner at one of the tables, and Vicky, seated at the
counter, her suitcase at her feet. The twenty three year old girl
who works behind the counter brings Vicky a sandwich and a cup
of coffee, asking, "Roast Beef Rare and Coffee, right?" Vicky
replies, "Right. I'm starved!!", picking up a salt shaker, opening
up the sandwich and shaking some salt on it. The counter girl saus,
"And you are also a jerk". Vicky, taken aback, asks, "I beg your
pardon?" The counter girl spells it out, "Jerk, J-E-R-K". Vicky
says, "Well, thanks!" The counter girl replies, "Don't mention it",
then continues, "The name's Maggie Evans, and right now, I'm the
last link in a long string of gossips. Sandwich rare enough for
you?" "It's fine, but I still don't understand why..." Maggie
explains, "Well, a chauffeur tells a Desk Clerk, a Desk Clerk
tells a housekeeper, who tells me that you're going to work up
at Collinwood! That makes you a jerk!" Vicky asks, "But Why?"
Maggie explains, "The Collins family is the biggest thing in
this town. THey has the biggest cannery, the biggest fishing
fleet, and the biggest, darkest, gloomiest old house around
here. And they're kooks, every one of them!" Vicky smiles
and says, "I don't believe that!" Maggie replies, "All right.
Move in there. But you'd better look in that mirror right
now because in two months, you're hair is going to be a glorious
shade of gray". Vicky protests, "You make it sound like an
old English novel. Rattling chains and ghosts in the corrirors".
Maggie replies, "You think that's wrong? I could tell you things
about that house that would send you running all the way back to
the railroad station!" Vicky smiles and says, "I'd rather not
hear them". Maggie shakes her head and says, "OK, theres one
born every minute. But you'll need your strength. Apple
pie, on the house, and I won't take no for an answer!" Vicky
smiles and says, "Then I'll say yes!" Maggie turns to get the
pie. Vicky's smile slowly fades as she's becoming even more
fearful of what she's going into. She glances at her
reflection in the mirror behind the counter as she almost
involutarily touches her hair and thinks back to another scene
from the foundling home...
She is in her room at the foundling home, packing her
suitcase. In the room with her is her roomate Sandy, a
girl about Vicky's age. Sandy asks, "What are you trying to do,
bury yourself?" Vicky replies, "Just the opposite". Sandy,
ignoring her, continues, "But a nowhere place like Collinport,
Maine?? With your looks and brains, you could get a dozen jobs
right here in New York! You've got a yen for fishing villages?"
Vicky replies, "Sandy, I don't really want to go there, but I
have to". Sandy gasps, "That doesn't make any sense at all!"
Vicky says, "It's true. It might be the most important step
I've ever taken in my life". Sandy asks, "To what?" Vicky
replies, "To me. To finding me. To seeing who I really am".
Vicky snaps out of her daydream to find Maggie saying,
"Did you say you were looking for something?" Vicky replies,
"No, I was just...I mean I was just thinking". Maggie remarks,
"Say, you really are in trouble. You're talking to yourself and
you haven't even gone to the house yet! Maybe you really do belong
in that house". Vicky replies, "Maybe I do", staring thoughtfully
down at her coffee.
Meanwhile, at the tavern, Strake is continuing to give his
report to Burke Devlin, "The big problem was the old lady. Not
much I could dig up on her". Burke asks, "Does she still run
the business?" Strake replies, "She still makes all the important
decisions. Her fishing fleet manager comes up to the house once
a week". Burke asks, "She really never leaves the house?"
Strake replies, "Mrs. Elizabeth Stoddard Collins hasn't left
that house in 18 years". Burke remarks, "So that hasn't changed"
and asks, "Did you find out why?" Strake replies, "There are a
number of stories floating around, but none of them make any
sense. They'll all be in the report". Burke muses, Maybe she
needs a keeper". Strake asks, "Who, you?" Burke replies, "No,
a girl who doesn't know what she's getting into!"
Back at the hotel diner, Maggie is giving Vicky some advice,
"If I were you, I'd stay in the hotel tonight, go up to Collinwood
in the morining, and see the place before making my decision".
The desk clerk, who's just come into the room, asks Vicky, "Maggie
here been bending your ear?" Maggie indignantly tells him, "Just
giving her some solid advice, that's all". The desk clerk tells
Vicky, "Don't listen to her, Miss Winters. She'll have you packing
your bags and heading for the hills! The taxi is here". Vicky
tells Maggie, "Thanks for the pie!" Maggie replies, "Sure.
Consider it part of your last meal. Good luck." As Vicky
prepares to go, a worried look on her face, she asks Maggie,
"Tell me the truth. You were just trying to make me nervous,
weren't you?" Maggie replies, not too convincingly, "Sure. Sure
I was. It'll be a ball".
Collinwood is in darkness except for the single window
of the drawing room. Nothing can be heard except for the
moaning of the wind. A taxi drives up and stops in front
of the house. Vicky steps out and looks up at the house
with trepidation. The driver puts her suitcase down beside
her. She pays, he tips his hat to her, gets back into
the taxi and leaves. Vicky is alone and feels it. After
a moment, she picks up her suitcase, goes to the front door,
and hesitates. Finally, gathering her courage, she knocks
at the door. She hears the sound of a bolt being withdrawn
slowly. The door is opened. Vicky announes herself,
I'm Victoria Winters. Mrs."., but she does not finish her
sentence as a woman inside says, "Come in, Miss Winters".
Tape Date: June 14, 1966
Air Date : June 28, 1966 Tuesday
Writer : Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Elizabeth Stoddard lets Victoria Winters into Collinwood.
Vicky marvels, "What a large house!" and asks how many rooms there
are. Elizabeth replies, "About 40, but not all of them are in use."
Vickie asks how many servants they have to run the house. Elizabeth
replies, "We only have one man to do the heavy work. We do all the
rest of it ourselves."
At a bar called the Blue Whale, a petite blond woman is
dancing. Burke Devlin, sitting at the bar, asks Wilbur Strake, "Is
that her?" Strake replies, "That's her, that's Carolyn Stoddard."
A man sitting at a table tells Carolyn that she's drunk and it's
time for her to go home. The man Carolyn is dancing with objects
to this. He and the man from the table start to fight, but Burke
breaks it up. He tells the man from the table, "Haskell, after you
take her home, come back here. I have something I want to talk to
At Collinwood, Elizabeth Stoddard takes Vickie up to her
bedroom. Vickie asks, "Why did you hire me, Mrs. Stoddard?" Elizabeth
answers, "My brother Roger knew someone at the foundling home who
recommended you." Vickie, puzzled, replies, "But I asked around and
no one knew anything about the Collins' Family". Elizabeth replies,
"You must have asked the wrong people". She excuses herself and
Carolyn returns home. Elizabeth tells her that the new governess
Vickie comes downstairs. Finding the drawing room door closed, she
decides to go out and take a walk. Outside, she stares over the cliff
into the ocean. A man comes out of the trees and jokingly remarks,
"Thinking of jumping? You wouldn't be the first one." He introduces
himself as Roger Collins. She introduces herself and tells him, "I
have you to thank for my being here." He asks what she means. She
tells him, "Your sister told me it was you who hired me." Roger
replies, strangely, "If that's what she said.." Vicky points out
to sea and asks, "What are those lights out there?" Roger replies,
"Oh, it's probably a ship of some sort. We get ships from all over
the world here at Collinsport." Vickie remarks, "Strange. Ships
from all over the world come here and I had trouble getting a
taxi from the train station." Roger apologizes, "Sorry about that.
There was some sort of mix up. I was supposed to come and pick you
up." Vickie tells him, "No problem. A nice man I met on the train
gave me a ride from the train station. I think he said he knew you.
His name was Devlin." At the mention of the name, a look of shock
crosses Roger's face. He gasps, "Devlin!? Are you sure?" She replies
that she is. He rushes off.
Vicky returns to Collinwood, puzzled...
Tape Date: June 15, 1966
Air Date: June 29, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Roger Collins drives to a small house. He goes to the door
and knocks. Getting no answer, he starts to bang on the door, but
there's still no reply. He gets back into his car and drives off.
Vicky is in her room writing a letter. There's a knock at
the door. She answers it. It's Elizabeth Stoddard's daughter
Carolyn. She comes in and introduces herself and asks, "I hope I'm
not bothering you." Vickie replies that she isn't, that she's only
writing a letter to a friend. She opens a drawer and puts the
letter in it. Carolyn tells her about the place and asks her,
"Any questions?" Vicky replies, "Yes. One. Who's Burke Devlin?"
Carolyn replies,"Burke Devlin? I don't know. Never heard the name."
Vicky tells her, "Well, your uncle Roger has. When he heard the
name, he reacted rather strangely." Carolyn muses, "Yes my uncle
Roger. What a charming man! He's the kind of man a woman really
wants. Not like the man my mother's trying to fix me up with. Joe
Haskell! He's just a fisherman! Can you imagine?..."
Joe Haskell returns to the Blue Whale bar. Burke Devlin
tells him, "I have a few questions to ask you about Carolyn
Roger Collins goes to the diner at the Collinsport Inn.
Maggie Evans, the waitress, tells him, "It's only 5 minutes till
closing time." Roger tells her, "I need to see your father. It's
important." She tells him she doesn't know where he is. He remarks,
"I hear Burke Devlin is back." She replies, "Yep. I understand
he's hit it big. He took three rooms upstairs and has been handing
out big tips. I remember how he used to pose for my father for
quarters. Funny, my father used to be quite close to him, but he
never mentioned him once while he was gone."
At Collinwood, Vicky and Carolyn walk down into the drawing
room. Carolyn tells Vicky, "I don't know why Roger reacted like
that when he heard the name 'Devlin'. He must have had a reason."
Vicky points to a picture on the wall and asks who it is. Carolyn
tells her, "That's Isaac Collins. He's the one who started the
Collins Dynasty back in the 17th century." While they are talking,
the door starts to open. Vicky sees the door open and tells Carolyn,
"You know, I'm sure I closed that door." Carolyn tells her it must
be the wind.
At the Blue Whale, Burke Devlin tells Joe Haskell that he's
willing to pay him $2375, that he knows he wants to buy his own boat
and that that's the price of the downpayment. Joe asks, "And what do
you get?" Devlin replies, "Information."
A man named Bill Malloy goes to the diner and tells Roger,
"I saw your car outside. I've just heard that Burke Devlin is back
in town!" Roger nonchantly answers, "So? 10 years is a long time."
Malloy tells him he's surprised he's taking it so calmly. Roger
replies, "I have more things to worry about than the movements of
an ex-convict" Malloy remarks, "You must be a bigger man than
I've thought. Or a bigger fool..."
At the Blue Whale, Burke Devlin is sitting in the phone
booth, talking to Wilbur Strake. He tells him that he's done a
good job in his file on the Collins family and that he's going
to give him a bonus. Devlin returns to his table and tells
Haskell, "You're at Collinwood a lot. You must see things, hear
things. All I want to know is what you see and hear." Haskell
tells him he's not sure, that he'll have to think about it.
Devlin asks him, "You ever hear of a place called Montevideo?
It was in a filthy bar there that I started to hit it big. A
stranger at a table offered me a proposition, just like I'm
offering you one now. I didn't think, I just took it. That's what
you should do." Bill Malloy shows up. He tells Haskell to leave.
Haskell does. Malloy asks, "What did you want with the boy?"
Devlin replies, "Oh, nothing. We were just having a friendly
little chat." Malloy says, "Please, Devlin. That family's had
nothing but trouble. Leave them alone." Devlin growls, "The way
they left me alone?"
At Collinwood, Carolyn, having shown Vickie part of the
house, tells her, "That's enough for now. We'll continue the tour
some other time." They go back to Vickie's room. Vickie notices
that the letter which she had put into the desk drawer is now
lying on the bed and asks, "What's that doing there? I'm sure
I put it in the desk drawer..."
Tape Date: June 16, 1966
Air Date : June 30, 1966 Thursday
Writer : Art Wallace
Director : Lela Swift
Vicky is in her room reading. She hears a noise outside her room.
She goes to the door and listens. She hears Roger and Elizabeth arguing
outside. Elizabeth tells Roger, "What are you doing? Leave her alone!"
Roger and Elizabeth go downstairs. Elizabeth, thinking Roger was going
to go into Vickie's room to sexually harass her, tells him, "There'll be
no repeat of what just happened or I'll have to ask you to leave this
house!" He tells her what he was doing. He tells her that Burke Devlin's
back, that he came back on the same train as Vickie, that she talked to
him, that he just wanted to find out if Devlin said anything to her about
what he's doing back. Elizabeth tells him not to worry, that it's been
10 years and what happened between him and Burke is over and done, that
Devlin's back for no other reason than Collinsport is his home. Carolyn,
who's been eavesdropping, comes into the room and asks, "Who's trying to
kill you, Uncle Roger? Is it Burke Devlin?" Roger asks her where she
heard that name. Carolyn tells him Vickie told her about mentioning the
name to him, and his strange reaction. Roger asks Carolyn to go get Miss
Winters, saying he'd like to talk to her. Carolyn leaves to get Vickie.
Vickie comes downstairs to the drawing room. She is asked about meeting
Burke Devlin. She tells them she knows very little about him, that she
didn't meet him on the train, that she only met him at the station and
he gave her a ride into town. Roger asks to speak to Vickie alone.
Elizabeth leaves. Roger accuses her of knowing more than she's saying
and asks her to tell him the truth, saying it's important. Angered by
this, Vickie storms out of the room and goes back upstairs.
The clock in the foyer shows 2:00. Vickie is in her room sleeping.
She is awakened by the sound of crying. She goes downstairs to
investigate. She finds the drawing room doors closed. She knocks to
see if anyone is inside. The crying stops. Getting no answer to her
knocking, Vickie opens the drawing room doors and goes inside. The
drawing room is empty. Vicky goes back out into the foyer and is startled
to see a figure standing on the stair, but then sees it's just a little
boy of about 6 or 7 years of age. She greets him, "Hello, David", for
that is who it obviously is. He replies, "I HATE YOU!"
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