Midnight Faces

1  
At the edge of a dismal 
swamp on a Florida
Bayou stands the home of
the late Peter Marlin.

2
Lynn Claymore - nephew
of the late Peter 
Marlin and sole heir 
to his estate.

3
"What a mysterious place
- it gives me the 
shivers."

4
Richard Mason - a 
young attorney and
executor to the estate.

5
"It does give a fellow 
the creeps - but your
uncle was a mighty 
queer character."

6
Speaking of rising young men,
Trohelius Washington Snapp
rose from a lowly janitor's
basement to a dignified
position of "pussonal" man
almost over-night.

7
"Boss, this place has 
a grave yard smell."

8
"They say the ghosts 
play pinochle here at
mid-night."

9
"Didn't you say the 
 house was empty?"

10
"I'm sure I saw some
smoke."

11
"The house has been 
locked up since your
uncle's death."

12
"Black candles - rather
peculiar."

13
"No doubt, an idea
your uncle picked
up in the Orient."

14
"This good fortune is 
certainly a surprise - 
I never even knew I
had an uncle."

15
"You see, your uncle
spent most of his life
in China - perhaps
that is why you never
heard of him."

16
"Is that Lund in the
wheel chair?"

17
"Yes - and the poor 
fellow is absolutely
helpless."

18
"About five years ago
he met with an accident
that completely paralyzed 
him."

19
"He shall have the
best of care."

20
"Mrs. Hart - the
 housekeeper -"

21
"Samuel Lund."

22
"Otis - the butler."

23
"I hope you will serve 
me as faithfully as
you served my late 
uncle."

24
"Trohelius is my personal
man, Otis."

25
"Help! Help!"

26
"What happened?"

27
"Let me stay here
- don't let him 
touch me!"

28
"Mrs. Hart will take 
you to a room - and
after you've rested
you can tell us what 
happened."

29
"I'm suspicious of that 
girl - she may have
found out about your
inheritance and is up
to some blackmailing 
scheme."

30
"It's almost mid-night
- why not remain as 
my guest?"

31
"Trohelius, your nerves
are about gone."

32
"'Bout gone? - Boss,
mah nerves departed 
hours ago."

33
"A night cap, sir - it
was your late uncle's
custom, and I thought -"

34
"To your new fortune and
future good health."

35
"The cat is dead!"

36
"Poisoned wine!"

37
"I can't understand it,
sir - it came from the
late master's private stock."

38
Midnight - the innocent
  little hour that
is blamed for almost
everything.

39
"Are you feeling 
better now?"

40
"I'll see you at 
breakfast."

41
"Boss, ah can feel lilies
sproutin' in mah hand."

42
"Oh, Lawdy - Lawdy - I
wishes I wuz back in
dat basement wid mah
mop and broom!"

43
"Good night, boss."

44
"Anything more, boss?"

45
"Anything more, boss?"

46
"Good night, boss."

47
"Ah'm goin' to make sure
dat I'se solitary."

48
"Oh boss - Boss - dat
room's full of dead
corpses!"

49
"Come here, Trohelius!"

50
"Boss, ah feels mo'
at home, heah."

51
"Here's your corpse -
only it's been dead
three thousand years!"

52
"Help!"

53
"Help!"

54
"Help!"

55
"What's the matter with you?"

56
"Boss - I was on mah 
way to dat basement to
rejoin mah mop an' broom."

57
"There's a phantom figure
prowling about this house
- this is the second time
he's vanished through the
walls."

58
"Do you know of any
secret passage way?"

59
"That girl is in great
danger - we must find 
her before it's too late."

60
"Is there another floor
above?"

61
"No - we're on the 
top floor now."

62
"Help! Help!"

63
"A cry for help -
and it came from 
the first floor!"

64
"Nix on the walnuts
- Useless."

65
"Boss - I just plumb
'maciated a nine foot 
ghost."

66
"Where do we go 
from here?"

67
"Trohelius - your nine
foot ghost seems to 
have shrunk a bit."

68
"I seek the girl who
entered this house at
eight o'clock this 
evening."

69
"I'd like to know myself
where she is."

70
"I've stood about enough
from you - get out of 
my home or I'll throw 
you out!"

71
"Your home - since
when - may I ask?"

72
"Since I inherited it
from my uncle."

73
"What Mr. Claymore says
is true - I, myself,
drew up the will."

74
"That is an untruth
- no will has ever 
been written."

75
"Peter Marlin was raised
in China - he wrote
only the language of 
my people."

76
"Why - he's crazy - this
is part of a blackmailing 
scheme he's plotting with
that girl."

77
"We'd better call the 
police."

78
"Don't trouble yourself -
I thoughtfully brought 
two gallant detectives
with me."

79
"It's easy for a crook
to get hold of a
police badge."

80
"For the last time -
where is the girl?"

81
"Then perhaps the police 
will loosen your tongues
- arrest these imposters."

82
"Stop - don't move
one step!"

83
"You are standing directly 
over a bomb - move one 
step and -"

84
"Quick - for God's sake,
make your escape -
this man is a maniac."

85
"Uncle! You're alive -"

86
"Chang, you old scoundrel
- give me a chew of 
tobacco."

87
"There's the young scoundrel 
that plotted to put me 
out of the way!"

88
"Where's the other 
scoundrel?"

89
"Look Useless! Graveyard
Mary and Stick-pin Phil,
or I'm a Hindoo!"

90
"Sam Lund - the
paralytic - eh?"

91
"Who are you?"

92
"My name is Claymore -
I was given to understand
I was your heir."

93
"That's a lie - he's 
one of us -"

94
"He's innocent - I used
him as a fake heir to
carry out the scheme."

95
"In case of discovery, we 
agreed to testify that
he, as the fake nephew,
had put Peter Marlin out 
of the way, made the false
will and hired us to help
carry out the scheme."

96
"One thing I want to 
know - how did you 
get wise?"

97
"My diary - I purposely
dropped it by the boat
house."

98
"The last entry in the
diary was made a 
week ago, that was
how I learned that
Peter Marlin had not
died in China as was
reported."

99
"My first dishonest move
- and I'm sorry it had 
to involve you."

100
"Go inside and explain 
things to my niece -
it's up to her whether
you go to jail or not -"

101
"He'll make a good 
attorney - he's a 
fast talker."

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