Harold Brayton was going to read before he went to bed because that is what he always did.
When he was reading his book he was reading about snakes and how you cnat look into their eyes and then he saw something.
He slowly lowered his book and and in the shadow under the bed he saw 2 points of light so then he got up to the bed and looked under and saw coils of a large serpent.
When he got a better look he figured out that it was a snake and the 2 lights were it's eyes. He was very surprised to see a snake in his room.
He tried to ake a step back but hs foot was stuck. He then took steps forward and he fell and realized he was under the snakes spell. He then got up and yelled.
Dr Druring heard his cry and went to help but Brayton died so he bent over to look at him and in that position he saw the snake. He grabbed it and threw it across the room and when it hit the wall it lay motionless. It was a stuffed snake and its eyes were glass marbles.