Harold Brayton´s, decides to read before he goes to bed a scientist and teacher is a guest at the Drurings house who is also a scientist.
Harold sees the something under the bed and goes to take a closer look.
Harold bends down to get a better understanding of what it is and finds that it is a snake.
Harold becomes frightened from the snake and the information he got from the book about snakes eyes that can hypnotize a person that he suddenly cant move and then he steps forward and falls to the ground were he lay dead.
Dr Druring hears a crash and rushes upstairs to see what had fallen and caused the commotion.
Harold dies from fear of the snake and Dr Druring finds him dead and confronts the snake to find it is a fake snake.