"Three Skeleton Key" Storyboard Plot Summary

"Three Skeleton Key" Storyboard Plot Summary

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In the exposition of the short story “Three Skeleton Key” written by George G. Toudouze, the narrator gets a job at a lighthouse in Three Skeleton Key with two other comrades named Leo Gleo and Itchoua. The Narrator is a young man who just started becoming a narrator decided to take a job at a lighthouse. He got a lot amount of pay, but he has to go to the job for 22 months, that's almost two years, and he can only leave every two weekends. Three Skeleton Key got its name because three convicts stole a canoe, and they escaped to the sea, but they eventually died by hunger and thirst, their bodies were found in skeletons, and the story was that three skeletons were dancing over a rock and screaming. The three men are faced with a danger when they see a Dutch-built ship named Cornelius de Witt, but it doesn't have a crew. The ship crashes, and rats come out, and they're not regular rats, they are big and smart. The rats surround the lighthouse, and they try to break in, but they can't, it's surprising how a few millimeters of glass can support itself. The men got scared, they covered the glass with foil, and they tried to put other things on the windows to block out the rats.

Storyboard Text

  • The Narrator got a job in a lighthouse, with three other people 
  • Three Skeleton Key got its name by three people dead, and they were found only with bones
  • Itchoua
  • "I had settled down to the routine with my two fellow keepers, a Breton by the name of Le Gleo and the head keeper, Itchoua, a Basque some dozen years or so older than either of us."
  • Narrator
  • Le Gleo
  • “See us? No doubt—if there is a crew aboard!”
  • “Are you saying that she’s the Flying Dutchman?”6
  • “What’s wrong with her crew? Are they all drunk or insane? Can’t they see us?”
  • “The rats!”
  • “Well—the supply boat came thirteen days ago, and she won’t be back for twenty-nine.”
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