Presenting the transcription feature, Superman!
In the library of the Stone House in Brentwood, Clark tries to revive the poisoned doctor. As the doc comes around, Clark assures him that the little brown men don’t have his daughter. Elsie emerges with the big black giant. He is actually working for the doc, and though he rescued Elsie, he has suffered from a poison dart, and there’s no more syrum to save him.
With the family reunited, Clark demands an explanation. What is this whole mystery all about? The doc tells about a huge emerald, three inches wide, and the little brown men are tribesmen from South America. The little men are actually priests who are tasked with protecting the emerald, and seeing to it’s safe return. It’s the most sacred idol of the tribe.
The professer continues to give a history of the ancient Incan tribe, but much of their history is unknown. The doc feels that the secret of life is contained in the engravings on the stone. He doesn’t intend on keeping the invaluable stone, He simply wants to decode the carvings, and eventually return it. Clark suggests taking the stone to a museum, or the cops for safe keeping, and studying it there.
Just then, the Incas return. Clark has the father and daughter take cover as a wall falls in. As Superman, he tears through the debris to find the safe cracked open from the explosion. Outside the sound of an airplane engine is heard. It’s an autogyro that takes off vertically, and the Incas escape with the emerald.
PS: I made an error in the previous show note. In the confusion of the attack, I thought the driver of the car was the first to die from the poison darts. He actually ran and hid in the basement. In this installment, he conveniently, and wisely remained there. If he survives this story, he’ll be the only person so far besides the original father and son in Superman’s first adventure to know his identity, or to see him transform from Superhero to mild mannered reporter.
What a wierd episode. Tribal priests who use such primitave weapons as blow guns and poison darts, yet have the monetary resources, and technical ability to fly an auto gyro. Not to mention that Superman sometimes comes off as a bully, and Clark seems a little mentally slow. But let’s just keep throwing reality, even the reality of the Superman universe, to the wind and see where this all goes.