SFX: Miss Wood sits down.CLARK:Dr. Caver?CAVER:Another time, perhaps. I still have my rounds. I'll come and collect you when he'sfinished, Miss Wood.MISS WOOD: Thank you.CAVER:I'll see you later, Clark.CLARK:Of course, Doctor.SFX: Dr. Caver leaves the lecture theatre.CLARK:Now then, I shall begin... My tale is not one for the faint hearted, but I will tell it aswell as I can. It all started a year ago...SFX: Flashback-y sound effects.
SFX: On a dark,lonely night, a car drives along a country road.CLARK:(Narration) I remember that first night well. A dark, dank miasma about the cab as itdrove me through the Massachusetts woods. I was naturally unaccustomed to therural parts of the country due to a life-long upbringing in the city and it stank somuch that I had to resist the urge to put my handkerchief over my mouth.
DRIVER:We'll be there in a moment, sir.CLARK:Thank-you.DRIVER:Has it been a long journey, sir?CLARK:Indeed, I've been criss-crossing the entire country by train for the last few days. I'll be glad when I finally stop.DRIVER:Don't worry, sir. The Bloch estate is comfortable enough, if the outside appearance isanything go by.CLARK:Do you know the doctor well?DRIVER:He rarely comes into town, too high and mighty for the likes of us. He sends hishousekeeper, Whibbsy down to purchase his food and other comforts.CLARK:That does sound like Hugo. Even when we shared rooms at the University, he had astrange reluctance towards his own health and well-being. I suppose nothing wouldhave drastically changed in five years.