Operator, please put me through- my Husband won't pick up!
Ringing Murray Hill 4-0098.
Oh no! I must put a stop to this murder!
It's official, I have the knife ready!
Oh my gosh! I think I hear footsteps- I better call a hospital and the police... if the police would only pick up!
In the very beginning of the radio play, the scene takes place in a house, with one lone woman ,Mrs. Stevenson, inside who can not take care of herself; because of her poor health. Although she lies in her bed knowing she is safe because she has the phone right next to her, she is worried that something bad could happen to her.
As Mrs. Stevenson is sitting on her bed, she begins to call her husband. Unfortunately, he isn't picking up. So, she just keeps trying to call him; in hope that he will answer.
When waiting for the Operator to put Mrs. Stevenson's call through, she gets misplaced on a party line; giving her the opportunity to listen in on a call. With doing so, Mrs. Stevenson finds that the people on the line are planning to murder someone on her street and in her city at exactly 11:15 pm that day!
Hello? This is the police station. Anyone there?
Hmm.. weird. They must have been calling the wrong number.
Worried out of her mind, Mrs. Stevenson calls a local hospital and police station; only to hear them telling her that they need more evidence and that they stop almost all of the murders in the city. However, when Mrs. Stevenson is done with the call, soon after, her phone won't stop ringing and whoever is calling her keeps hanging up. To her despair, Mrs. Stevenson then hears footsteps coming from downstairs.
All of a sudden, while Mrs. Stevenson is dialing the police, the footsteps that she heard previously grew louder. Terrified, Mrs. Stevenson screamed as she was murdered by the person on one line of the call that she had heard. Preciously, as she screamed, the train passé- concealing it completely at exactly 11:15 pm.
CHU CHU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Soon after Mrs. Stevenson was murdered, her call was put through. The police answered with no response from Mrs. Stevenson's line. They then came to the conclusion that the caller had probably been calling the wrong number.
Sorry about that. Your call is now being put through.