Filburt-Filburt Du Pont, Dilettante
Dr Alan Fleischer. Teacher
Rory Flannagan, Jornalist
Rory hears that there have been more deaths than usual at one of
the local asylums - Greenwood Asylum for the Deranged. One of
Filburt-Filburts associates, Amelia, happened to be committed to the asylum
due to drug use and is
one of the recent deaths.
Filburt is racing. Dr Alan is in the crowd watching and Rory is there
to report on the race. There is a freak accident during the race and
one of the drivers is seriously injured. Filbert gets caught up in the accident
and can only manage 4th place.
That evening Rory and Alan attend a sťance. The medium has a
message from 'Crispy' asking about the latest dance craze and football.
Rory is speechless, clearly overcome with emotion!
The next day I visit Amelias grave.
That afternoon my father rings me. Amelias father has been in touch
and he'd like me to look into her death - assure him that it was nothing
more than a tragic accident. I arrange to visit the asylum at 11am the
I speak to the director, Edward Green and the coroner Dr Mike Hannover.
Amelia was treated by a Dr Fraygan, the owner of the asylum. Amelia
was being treated with psychotherapy and various medications for hysteria
and emotional upset. She seemed to suffer from a heart-attack. Dr
Hannover confirms her death was caused by a heart attack. There have
been other deaths recently - all seemingly involving some form of heart
failure. I arrange to speak with Dr Frayling the next day.
Over lunch I meet again with Dr Hannover. He shows me his files on
The Asylum building is an Italianate mansion with two wings, one 2-story
and one 3-story. There is a hefty gate at the front.
Rory and Alan pursue their own investigations. They find out that Dr
Grayling has been hanging out with squatters up on the nearby Stonecrest
Hill. They speak with the local preacher God Bespoke Johnson. He
rants and raves, praising the lord - he seems somewhat crazy.
The squatters are known to be unchristian, thieving, bullies.
The next day I meet with Dr Frayling. He is well-mannered and
well-spoken. He talks about the good record of the aslyum, despite the
unfortunate deaths recently. He gives me a tour of the asylum. He seems
the investigators paths never cross. Independently we each conclude that
everything is normal and the deaths just unfortunate co-incidence.
Filburt-Filburt makes a donation to the asylum in memory of Amelia