Arthur and Margaret Hill decided to spend their honeymoon in Transylvania, as they always wanted to go Europe and see the old buildings and castles.
One day, they are driving their rental car along a rather deserted road in Transylvalia. It’s late, and it’s raining very hard. The rain is so heavy in fact that Arthur can barely see 10 feet in front of the car.
Suddenly, the car skids out of control! Arthur attempts to control the car, but to no avail. The car swerves and smashes into a tree.
A few moments later, Arthur shakes his head to clear the fog.
Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees his new wife unconscious, with her head bleeding.
Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Arthur knows he has to carry her to the nearest phone to get help.
So, Arthur carefully picks his wife up, and begins trudging down the road.
After a short while, he sees a light. He heads towards the light, which is coming from an old, large house. He approaches the door and knocks.
A minute passes.
Finally, a small, hunched man opens the door.
Arthur immediately blurts, “Hello, my name is Arthur Hill, and this is my wife, Margaret. We have been in a terrible accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I please use your phone?”
“I’m sorry,” replies the hunchback, “but we don’t have a phone. My master is a doctor. Come in and I will get him.”
Arthur brings his wife in.
A few minutes later, an elegantly dressed man comes down the stairs.
“I’m afraid my assistant may have misled you” the man says. “I am not a medical doctor. I am a scientist. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had basic medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, come down to the laboratory.”
With that, Igor picks up Margaret and carries her downstairs, with Arthur following closely.
Igor places Margaret on a table in the lab.
Arthur collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries; so Igor places Arthur on an adjoining table.
After a brief examination, Igor’s master looks worried. “Things are serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion.”
Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail. Arthur and Margaret Hill are no more.
The Hills’ deaths upsets Igor’s master greatly.
Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his pipe organ. For it is here that he has always found solace. He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting melody fills the house.
Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up.
As the music fills the lab, his eyes catch movement. He notices the fingers on Margaret Hill’s hand twitch.
Stunned, he watches as Arthur’s arm begins to rise!
He is further amazed as Margaret sits straight up!
Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory. He bursts in and shouts to his master:
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“Master, Master!…The Hills are alive with the sound of music!”
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