Patrick Maloney comes home from work to find his wife, Mary Maloney, waiting for him.
Patrick gets a strong drink for himself whereas Mary gets herself a weak one. Patrick talks to Mary.
Mary murders Patrick by hitting him over the back of the head with a leg of frozen lamb. Mary is heartbroken when she realises what she has done.
Mary practises what she is going to say to Sam the grocer, to pretend that nothing has happened.
Mary goes to the grocery and askes for some potatoes and a cake. She says Patrick is unwell and can't go out today, which is their usual thing on a Thursday.
The police enter Mary's house after she has phoned them about the murder. Mary asks the police if they can eat the food she has brought. The police say they will. They sit down and eat the meal. Mary laughs to herself knowing she has got away with murder.