Harold Brayton at the During house. Just about to be nighttime and he was getting ready to read a book and goes by bookcase. Brayton is a scientist and teacher. Brayton sat in a chair and flipped open his book.
A snake in the bedroom is unusual in the city. Dr. During has a wing or "section" in his house where he has a combination of a laboratory, zoo and museum including a large collection of reptiles.
Brayton didn't know how to remove the snake. In trying to do so he felt a blow to his head and chest. He had fallen to the floor and unlocked his hypnosis from the snake.
He had got hypnotized by the snake. By this hyponsis his body had got paralyzed and hard to move his foot step by step. Trying to do so he had fallen.
he had got struck in the head and chest causing him to pass out and break the snakes hypnotism. waking up he saw the serpent and let out a loud cry.
rushing into the room the doctor (mr.during) to find brayton on the floor dead. eyes wide open. the doctor looking under the bed to find a stuffed snake with two glass marbles for eyes.