Operator. can you please call my husband? Im all alone and my health id very poor and
Your call please.
Murray Hill 4-0098
Hello? is Mr. Stevenson there?
Oh! [she hangs up] How awful!
The two men
Make it quick. As little blood as possible. Our client does not wish to make her suffer long.
A knife okay, sir?
Mrs.Stevenson is calling the operator because her husband isn't answering the phone. She is confined to her bed, all alone, and her husband is working late.
Conversations with the nurse and policeman
Lady, I said we'd take care of it...now, uh, I've got a couple of other matters here on my desk that require immediate attention, so, uh, good night, ma'am. Thank you.
Mrs. Stevenson is finally connected to her husbands work number. Though, it was not the conversation she was expecting.
Last call with the operator
Operator... There it is! Did you hear it? He's put it down. He's put down the extension phone. He's coming up the stairs. Give me the police department.
Mrs.Stevenson overhears two men plotting to kill a woman at 11:15 that same night.
Encounter with the murderer
Ok. Hurry. I can hear him. Oh, no. Please, oh, god, hurry. - ( begins a scream, barely audible at first, then gradually louder until it merges with a train whistle.)
Mrs. Stevenson calls the police to inform them about the incident that is going to happen at 11:15 but, they don't listen and say that they will investigate later. The nurse however, is no help at all and says that they can't give her a nurse since it's not her job to.
We quite understand that madam, but these are war times you know.Registered nurses are very scarce just now and our superintendent has asked us to send people out only on cases where the physician in charge feels it is absolutely necessary.
She calls the operator to comfort her. She is alone and afraid for the woman who is about to be murdered. No one is willing to stop the crime before it is commited.
One minute please, I will connect you.
The murderer enters Mrs.Stevenson's house...he then kills her. After she is killed, the police man finally answers the phone. The man who liked Mrs. Stevenson named George, answers saying, "Eh,er, police department? Oh, I'm sorry. Must have got the wrong number. don't worry, everything 's OK."