Three Skeleton Key

Three Skeleton Key

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Storyboard Description

The narrator lives and tends to a lighthouse on Three Skeleton Key with two other men, Itchoua and Le Gleo. It is mostly a peaceful life, but one night the three men notice a derelict ship coming straight towards them. When the ship crashes on the Key, countless killer rats stream from the ship. The three of them flee to the lighthouse with little provisions and only a few millimeters of glass separating them from the rats. Eventually, the glass cracks and the rats invade the lighthouse.

Storyboard Text

  • ". .   . it was a nice life there. We had enough provisions to last for months." "During the day we  would work  about the light . . ."
  • "Itchoua pointed, and following finger, we saw a big three master, with all sail set, heading straight towards us."
  • "But the rats  did not drown. Not these fellows!"
  • "A sighing groan  came  as the water rushed into the ship; then she split in two and sank like a stone."
  • "Then Le Gleo  became morose and had nightmares  in which he would see the three skeletons dancing around him, gleaming  coldly, seeking to grasp him."
  • "Well, that night,  Three Skeleton Light was dark, and all the men were alive."
  • "At two in the morning, while Itchoua was dozing in his room, the sheet of metal sealing his window gave way."
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