Mortician Thaddeus Conway meets a new client, Mrs. Cora Peddington, who is shopping for the most cost efficient funeral she can afford. Mrs. Peddington explains that she has to economize under the terms of her late husband's will. The will stipulates that the widow must live on the value of her husband's life insurance policy, $2,000, for two years before she can inherit the remainder of his estate. The life insurance policy has a double indemnity clause that increases the value to $4,000 if the cause of death was accidental...Read the full recap
Host: A dead man splattered on a concrete walk. Not the most appetizing of scenes and not the pleasantest of stories. But if you're interested remotely in homey homicides, this may be your bag. We call it The Late Mr. Peddington.
Conway: As to burial attire, do you wish to supply it or would you prefer to leave it to our discretion?
Mrs. Peddington: Why not let him go as he is?
Conway: Why my good woman, it's never done; whatever the poor man was wearing when he fell is probably all rumpled!
Mrs. Peddington: Probably a bloody mess, no earthly good to any one else. So let him take it with him. Adam would really like the economics of that; he hated waste.