The Penalty

1
A victim of the city
     traffic.

2
It was young Dr. Ferris'
first serious case.

	...Charles Clary

3
The injured child is still
  unconscious of his
        fate.

4
"I dared not wait any 
       longer."

5
"I amputated both legs 
   above the knee."

6
"There is a contusion 
at the base of the 
     skull."

7
"Good God! You should
not have amputated!"

8
"You've mangled this 
poor child for life."

9
"His father and mother -"

10
"My poor boy, I'll do
what I can for you."

11
"I shall lie for you, and
may God forgive me."

12
"Only immediate ampu-
tation could save your
   child's life."

13
"I heard them say --"

14
"He imagines he heard 
us. It's the effect of 
     the ether."

15
"He lies! He lies!"

16
Twenty-seven years 
later - San Francisco
is the richest city in 
 the western world.

17
She has one hideous
    blemish --

18
The Barbary Coast.

19
Barbary Nell.

	...Doris Pawn

20
Frisco Pete.

	...James Mason

21
Blizzard -- lord and
master of the
underworld.

	...LON CHANEY

22
Lichtenstein, of the
Federal Secret Service.

	...Milton Ross

23
Rose, his most daring 
operative.

	...Ethel Grey Terry

24
"Rose, this detail I'm
offering you is so
dangerous - I hope
you'll turn it down."

25
"It's always Blizzard -
that cripple from Hell."

26
"Do you remember 
sweet Barbary Nell 
who wandered from 
   our fold?"

27
"She's dead!"

28
"I could get him for theft, 
arson, murder -- but
his criminal machine
would still grind on."

29
"Through the Master I
must reach his slaves -
the underground powers
    of the Reds."

30
"He's gathered up his
dance hall girls and he's
put them to work in his
house - making hats -
thousands of hats."

31
"I must know why!"

32
"I believe Blizzard is
hatching something 
so big, it endangers 
    the city."

33
"I must find out what!"

34
"By the way, Barbary
Nell, who strayed from
us, now sleeps upon
 a marble slab --"

35
"-- in the morgue."

36
Blizzard's favorite for 
the moment.

37
"A woman who enters 
that den risks worse
    than death."

38
"That's all in the day's
         work."

39
"-- and I shall walk 
    as men walk."

40
"I shall be the master
     of a city!"

41
"And for my mangled 
years the city shall 
    pay me --"

42
"-- with the pleasures
of a Nero and the powers
     of a Caesar!"

43
"But you won't live to 
see it -- if you don't 
    pedal better."

44
"It means living in that 
devil's house till you
find out what he's up to."

45
"Of course. Well, I'm
       game."

46
Dr. Ferris, now the most
famous surgeon in
his line.

	...Charles Clary

47
Dr. Wilmot Allen, his
assistant.

	...Kenneth Harlan

48
Blizzard had agents
in strange places.

49
"Barbara asked me to
   call for her."

50
The surgeon's daughter,
Barbara, had dedicated 
herself to Art.

	...Claire Adams

51
"I'm dreadfully discouraged."

52
"I've done nothing worth
         while."

53
"Someday she'll realize 
that this is all nonsense."

54
"Sorry you have to go."

55
"Haven't I waited long 
enough? Why don't you 
 chuck it, Barbara?"

56
"Not until I've done at
least one thing that is
     worth doing."

57
"And I'm going to do
'Satan - after the fall'."

58
"If I fail --"

59
"-- I'll marry you."

60
"Rose has been there 
a week - and she's
learned nothing."

61
"You're a find!"

62
"You aren't afraid of 
me - you look me in 
    the eyes."

63
"How could I be afraid -
  when you play like
       that?"

64
"You're a find!"

65
"Be in front of that studio 
tomorrow and see that
no applicant but myself
    enters it."

66
"Everything comes to
   him who waits."

67
"You've mangled this 
poor child for life."

68
"Do I look like Satan?"

69
"Before I am through
with her and her father,
they'll think I'm the
  devil himself."

70
9 A.M. -- Barbara's
Studio at 32 Institute
       Place.

71
"Model already engaged."

72
Bubbles, a street waif
  whom Barbara has 
    befriended.

73
Whenever Blizzard was
absent, Rose hunted
    for clues.

74
"Some excellent judges
think that I resemble
       Satan."

75
"If there is enough 
       of me."

76
"I seem to please."

77
"I knew about him when
  I was bummin' the 
streets - cut-throat's his
   middle name."

78
"You oughtn't to touch
   him with a pole."

79
"Gawd! Look at that
       face!"

80
"If I could catch that 
expression in the clay -
    I'd be famous."

81
"How do you happen 
to know so much 
  about Art?"

82
"My father, who shall 
be nameless, was a
distinguished man."

83
"But he detested little 
boys with their legs
clipped off. So at fifteen
I hobbled out of his life."

84
"I could write a better 
treatise on sculpture 
      myself."

85
"Why do you live in 
  the underworld?"

86
"When Satan fell from 
Heaven he looked for 
   power in Hell."

87
Hugely satisfied with
his morning's work.

88
"Rose, my dear!"

89
"Under the piano, my
darling - we'll have
   some music."

90
"I have a feeling I shall
waft you into Heaven."

91
"A death song, Rose!"

92
"Rose was my best 
bet -- so far she's
learned nothing."

93
"I couldn't have played
that way without your 
        help."

94
"Go back to your work -
I can murder anything 
    but music."

95
Days passed and the
clay grew into the
image of the man who
was like Satan --

96
Into a face clothed with
     evil intent.

97
In time the man would
mangle the soul of
the daughter, even as
her father had mangled
the body of the man.

98
"If you say it's good,
 I know it's good."

99
But she hesitated, for
 this would mean the 
  end of Blizzard.

100
"I know of Dr. Allen -
and of his great master,
    Dr. Ferris."

101
"I will come tomorrow
 at the same time."

102
"What an admirable
  pair of legs."

103
"I gave mine to science."

104
"That monster ought
to be chloroformed and 
put out of the way."

105
   "He shows me only
courtesy and helpfulness."

106
Doctor Ferris
investigates.

107
"May I talk with 
Mr. Blizzard alone?"

108
"I have followed every
step of your career,
and you have indeed
profited by your early
     mistakes."

109
"You were the child
whose life I ruined?"

110
"Don't let that trouble 
   you too deeply."

111
"It's now in your power 
to repair your error."

112
"Command me in any
way ... But don't come
  here any more."

113
"Only your daughter's
request can keep me 
away. She is making
  a masterpiece."

114
"Barbara, let me tell 
    you a story."

115
"He lies! He didn't have 
   to cut them off."

116
"Behind his visits there
is some sinister motive.
I can read it in his eyes."

117
"If you have made him 
what he is, it is all the 
more our duty to help 
        him."

118
"Blizzard's man, O'Hagan,
    is back in town."

119
"He has organized thousands
of disgruntled foreign
       laborers."

120
"Hats and men - what's
  the devil up to?"

121
Blizzard's chief lieu-
tenant, O'Hagan.

122
"You have worked in the
dark long enough --
this is the plan I have 
been developing for two
        years."

123
"At twelve noon on that 
day I shall loot the City
   of San Francisco."

124
"Your ten thousand 
foreign malcontents will
filter into the city in
  small detachments."

125
"The signal will be an
      explosion."

126
"By fire and riots I
shall draw the police
and military into the
      suburbs."

127
"The heart of the city
will be left defenseless -
ours to loot at will."

128
"And then we shall 
vanish with our 
 treasure."

129
"You talk as if you 
had legs! By God! 
You've gone mad!"

130
"Perhaps - but with
the madness that
   succeeds!"

131
"Better come out of that 
closet or I'll begin to 
       shoot!"

132
"Crying won't help -
   talking may."

133
"What's the use --
you're going to kill 
    me anyhow."

134
"I doubt it - you're the
best pedaler I ever had."

135
"You see, you haven't 
been allowed to do 
  much damage."

136
"I think I'm glad."

137
"Don't you see?"

138
"Master!"

139
With exultation he felt
the power that his
mind was gaining over
     Barbara.

140
"You are the best critic 
     in the world."

141
"Live your own life -
go where I shall point -
to your place among 
    the stars."

142
"How am I ever going to
thank you for the help
 you have given me?"

143
"When you have finished 
that, don't give me up."

144
"I love you, Barbara,
with my whole heart
    and soul."

145
At her laugh his Hell-
born passions broke
      loose.

146
But almost instantly
he knew that he
had blundered --

147
"-- and like a good
general tried to retrieve
    his mistake."

148
"I am the unhappiest 
beast in the world."

149
"Forgive me for having
dared to lift my thoughts
       to you."

150
"Laughter burns a
cripple like acid."

151
"I don't know why I 
laughed. You frightened 
        me."

152
"Will you forgive me?"

153
"I've come to prescribe
a little drive, Barbara."

154
"Call me a cab."

155
"True women need love,
a home, children. He
has made you forget 
      that."

156
"I'll marry you, dear,
 whenever you wish."

157
After a night of jealous 
fury, the Beast takes 
      action.

158
"Hello, Doctor, this is
      Bubbles."

159
"It's about Miss Barbara -
she's gone to Blizzard's 
        house."

160
"I don't know why she 
went. She was cryin'."

161
"He'll run all the way -
on those magnificent 
      legs."

162
"Once before a woman 
surfeited me with her 
     caresses."

163
"She's dead!"

164
"Rose just shows herself 
at the window and
nods - and that's all."

165
"Where is Miss Ferris?"

166
"She is probably in 
    her room."

167
"Shall I search your 
house, or will you 
take me to her?"

168
"Listen, my baffled 
hero -- if you wish
the lady to go free -"

169
"- you must hand over 
to me your superb legs."

170
"Dr. Ferris will cut them 
     off for you."

171
"Then he will graft 
   them to me."

172
"They will be very
     becoming."

173
"Your daughter is in my 
house. She has been
hurt. Come at once."

174
"That fairy tale about
your daughter was
merely to make certain
  that you'd come."

175
"You've played the trick 
with apes - now I'm
putting human beings
 at your service."

176
"Your victim is fulfilling
destiny in making you
the master surgeon of
     the world."

177
"You must make it
possible - unless you
would have your
charming daughter
married to these."

178
"Out of my house isn't
out of my power --
   that's here."

179
"Suppose you and 
your assistant should
disappear - then your
daughter and I --"

180
"Give me legs and I will
be a model son-in-law."

181
"Then I'll be a tower 
of strength - I'll be a
      Caesar!"

182
"You're right - you'd
be a superman. I'll 
      do it!"

183
Doctor Ferris' sudden decision
  to operate brought about
    startling results.

184
"I've waked from a 
 terrible dream!"

185
"I was a devil -- I did
things that I shudder
    to think of!"

186
"What's happened --
you didn't do what he 
     wanted?"

187
"That was a madman's 
request -- I operated
    on his head."

188
"There is a contusion 
at the base of the 
     skull."

189
"That caused pressure 
on the brain - he has
never been wholly
responsible for his acts."

190
"This man, let alone,
may become as great
a power for good as
 he was for evil."

191
"He shall have the 
     chance."

192
The tyrant's hand 
relaxed - the whirl-
   wind breaks.

193
"He's got religion - that
means he'll raise Hell!"

194
"How do we know he 
won't snitch on us?"

195
"If we don't finish him,
   he'll finish us."

196
The New Man --
and his wife.

197
"We shall do great things 
       together."

198
"Fate chained me to 
Evil - for that I must
  pay the Penalty."

199
"That is a great puzzle.
Perhaps I am going to 
   see it solved."

200
"Don't grieve, dear --
death interests me."

201
"All that's left of him -
an evil mask of a great
        soul."


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