A wily old hermit in the Ozarks, feared by the locals for his affinity with snakes, incurs the murderous enmity of a backwoods hunter who thinks his wife is having an affair with the ‘snake doctor’.
–As found on Plotspot.com.
A girdle. It’s one of those things that keep an unhappy situation from spreading.
A man claiming to be an important figure from South America shows up on the doorstep of George Valentine. All he wants to do is find a particular person, and pay them money. Why won’t Joe Martin respond?
George gets more details from the South American about the situation, and takes the job to find Joe martin. As George and Brooksie investigate, they find that Joe isn’t exactly a nice guy. In fact, the closer they get to finding him he is downright nasty. What is his involvement with the man from South America? In the run around a corpse makes an appearance.
The plot takes some twists, dirt is dug up, and the pressure is on. George has a plan to round up the mentally unstable Joe martin, but not after some suspense and frightful moments. Could there be anything more frightening than being stalked by a crazy psychopath? Unless there’s something else going on under the surface.
Who is the real crazy person here, and what is really going on? George explains it all at the end.
Host: Louie Buck. Starring: Snooky Landson. Dorothy Dillard. Beasley Smith Orchestra.
Host: Louie Buck. Starring: Snooky Landson. Dorothy Dillard, Beasley Smith Orchestra.
Lepers prepare to leave the colony behind, and return to society, clean and healed. Nathaniel and Absalom discuss their return, and the apprehension about seeing their families again. In just 2 days, it will be as though they have returned from the dead. What has been burning in Absalom’s mind about that Samaritan who also was cleansed that day?
The tearful reunion is like a dream come true, and Absalom tells about his vow to not rest, until he can approach the Master and thank him like the Samaritan did. First, its time to be gay, and happy, and prepare a feast.
Settling back into family life, doesn’t take away all the fears of being separated. Rather than going alone, Absalom promises to take his family to the Passover, where they hope to meet the Master. On the road, the Samaritan who was healed is encountered, and he has bad news about seeing the Master. Has Absalom put off his vow off to a convenient time, but only to be too late to offer his thanks? An encounter with Peter may help to restore hope.
A young couple have a girl who is deathly sick. The Master is to be in town soon, but he hasn’t arrived yet. Desparate, Jonathan sets out on his own to find the Master, but how will he find him? Mordecai the town elder can’t be found, and where do you find one of the apostles when you need one?
Meanwhile on the road, a group of the disciples walk, and wonder if they are doing the right thing. They hear of the man’s sick girl, but debate on which one will present the girl for healing. As they do, Jonathan has left. Back at the rock where the apostles were to meet the Master, he’s gone too. What is this? Hide and seek… Bible style?
With all the missed connections, and seeking going on, the girl has died. The disciples are two days late. Or are they? Jonathan’s house is finally found, and the girl is sick, but alive… barely. As they talk to her mother, she tells the disciples they’re late once again, This time, because the girl has suddenly become normal and healthy. What’s going on here?
Jonathan enters to tell about his encounter with the Master, and healing from a distance. At the end of the day, the apostles trudge back to tell the Master of their day, and the pride that nearly ruined it for them. It may have little to do with salt and light, but a lot more with debating who is the greater among them. Although the disciples learn how being salt applies to them.
The sound of approaching marching Roman feet strike terror in one small village. Is Saul, the town elder shielding a murderer. A Roman soldier was killed, but why is the Roman Centurian so sure the killer is from the village, or being hidden there? If the killer isn’t handed over the men of the town will be lined up, and decimated. (That means 1 in 10 killed, not all of them)
Joshua is the suspected man, but he has been out of town on business. Can he be intercepted before he returns, and warned? Joshua is found at the Masters feet. What is the command that is given? Greater love has no man, but to lay down his life for another? Will Joshua be able to prove his innocence? Even if he can’t it bothers him that others might be killed because of him.
Back in the town, men are being lined up and counted off. Will Joshua make it back in time? Will truth win the day, or does the Roman centurion already have his mind made up, and only wants facts that fits into his version of it? Why did Joshua have the Roman short sword, and murder weapon in his possession? Taking a brave stand in love ensures military justice, and that peace is restored to a quiet little town.
Teachers everywhere are looking forward to returning to the classroom, tanned and rested. Connie Brooks isn’t quite so eager after a Summer of teaching Summer school. She talks with Mrs Davis about enjoying her last weekend of relaxation. Mr Boynton pops in and tells about his vacation at the casino.
Though school isn’t supposed to officially begin until Monday, Mr Conklin phones Connie to tell her it’s going to start on Friday instead. When Walter makes his appearance, we find out why.
To have that one last day off, Connie has to scramble to let Conklin know that he was the victim of a practical joke, but not revealing the source of the joke. Through a slight mix up, the state school board administrator, Mr Hewitt is rounded up, but will he play along with Miss Brooks? Frank Nelson plays the part of Mr Hewitt, and the mix ups and misunderstandings are just beginning.
Two men gossip about why nobody has seen Simeon lately? The suspected reason is that Simeon has leprosy. Malachi sticks up for his friend. Is he just being soft? The topic shifts to an expected visit from the Master. Discussion later turns to the meaning of dreams, and a strange one that has haunted the gossiping man, Ethan. He’s now determined to put on the feast at his own house… for his own advancement in importance.
Ethan even goes as far as inviting Simeon, the suspected leper. Not that he expects Simeon to appear, but that his absence will raise eye brows at the empty seat. A visit from one of the disciples hints at problems for Ethan. The Master will come to the feast… right?
The day of the feast approaches, and another strange dream is told. What importance does the omen hold for Ethan? He shares his plan for political posturing with his wife. Will Ethan’s anger, and plans for personal gain keep the Master away? Who could refuse the lavish feast he has prepared?
Has he been betrayed by Malachi? Was it in hostility that he put on his own feast for the Master. The dreams suddenly make their meaning known for Ethan. If the Master comes to any who invite him, why hasn’t he come to Ethan? If he comes to your door, what does it mean when there’s no door handle on the outside? A lesson of proper attitude is learns.
A woman grieves to another about the loss of her son. She’ll do anything to see him again, even trying to bring him back if she could. The distraught Rebecca goes to a medium to commune with her dead son. Will it bring him back, even in a small way? Will the encounter bring comfort, or more turmoil?
Will a visit from the Master be welcomed in Rebecca’s house? Her faithful servant begs her to let the men be their guests. Can a word from the Master soften Rebecca’s heart, and comfort the servant, despite the rejection of him? The grieving woman has forbidden men, because the male presence reminds her too much of her loss. When a child is orphaned, will she also reject the chance to raise it to fill the gap of her lost boy?
The servant, Sarah, takes in Rhoda herself, but cautions the girl not to enter the areas of the house where the embittered woman lives. It doesn’t mean that Rebecca is unaware of the girl, but she seems resentful of the girl and just being a kid. Will bitterness ever be lightened? Will the overbearing resentment ever be removed? Will words of the Master ever break through the grief to let go of the dead?