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  • (thundering)

  • (mysterious piano music)

  • - [Narrator] One evening, a traveler knocked upon

  • the door of three brothers. (knocking)

  • It was the youngest two who answered the door.

  • The traveler smiled and asked kindly

  • if he could come in out of the pouring rain,

  • as he was cold, wet, and starving.

  • The youngest of the three let the fellow in.

  • The eldest brother, who was not as kind

  • as the younger two, was furious.

  • He would not let the traveler stay without paying.

  • For how could room, and board, and meat,

  • and potatoes possibly be free?

  • But the traveler had no money to pay,

  • and with no money, he instead

  • offered the brothers something else:

  • his talisman from the distant lands of India.

  • "What does it do?" the eldest brother asked.

  • "It grants wishes," answered the traveler.

  • "Then I accept."

  • The eldest brother took it from the hands of the traveler

  • and quickly made his wish for a large sum of money

  • to be granted to them for their kindness.

  • The traveler ate and slept and was gone by morning.

  • The three of them didn't say a word

  • and headed off to work.

  • Their place of work was the umbrella factory,

  • which was always busy this time of year,

  • producing umbrellas of all shapes and sizes.

  • But that afternoon something horrible happened.

  • Quite unfortunately, the youngest brother

  • was caught in the gears and killed,

  • his body mutilated by the machinery.

  • To aid against their sorrow,

  • the factory manager offered the brothers

  • a large sum of money on behalf of their youngest brother.

  • That evening, sitting by the fire,

  • the second brother grabbed the talisman

  • and wished that his little brother was still alive.

  • As the wish was made, off amongst the graves

  • of the cemetery, the mutilated youngest brother

  • pulled himself up out of the ground.

  • His bones rattled, and his skin shook.

  • With a knock, (knocking)

  • he knocked upon the door of his old home.

  • The other two brothers looked through the peephole in fear.

  • They could not believe he is here.

  • "You should have let me be!" the undead brother screamed.

  • "I should be dead still from all this pain!"

  • All of a sudden, he knocked in the door.

  • Finding his brother still holding the talisman,

  • he grabbed him and began to strangle

  • the life from him in revenge.

  • It was then that the oldest of the three

  • scrambled for the monkey's paw to make the final wish.

  • "I just wish that not of this had ever happened!"

  • (thundering)

  • (clock ticking)

  • One evening, a traveler (knocking)

  • knocked upon the door of three brothers.

  • (thundering)

  • (unsettling music)

  • It's been a while since I was in the city proper.

  • I marvel at the nuances.

  • It's changed so much and so little at the same time.

  • I like to start the night where the people are,

  • watch for the buses, see who gets off,

  • make sure it isn't anyone I know, for even I know people:

  • friends, acquaintances.

  • Acquaintances mostly.

  • If there's no one on the bus,

  • I stroll down to the narrow parts of town,

  • check the pubs, the alleyways behind the girly houses.

  • And if it's a quiet night, like it is tonight,

  • you can always find a lonely cab driver

  • waiting on someone else to be lonely as well.

  • After 123 years of this, you get good at spottin'

  • the good ones, the sad ones, the wretched.

  • "Where to?" he asks.

  • But I make no sign that I'm even hearing what he says.

  • I like it when they get nervous.

  • "Tick, tock.

  • "Are you deaf?"

  • I don't answer.

  • I just stab.

  • Me knife's one and only purpose is to stab,

  • and stab I do, for a ripper's work is never done.

  • I'll remember him for a little while.

  • But let's not make this something it ain't.

  • You wouldn't remember him either.

  • (unsettling music)

(thundering)

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    Amy.Lin posted on 2019/12/17
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