In a small town, the church bell rings thirteen times as the undertaker, Mr. Benedict rings it and then leaves. A small boy is riding past and asks if he owns the mortuary across the street. Benedict explains that he owns the graveyard and compliments the boy, and then breaks off as a hearse pulls up to his mortuary. He has the men take the deceased, Mr. Merriwell Blythe, inside and tells the deliverymen that there have been several deaths of upstanding citizens recently, and they are all kept there. Once they leave, however, Benedict turns on the "do not enter" light, increases the refrigeration, and laughs tauntingly as he goes...Read the full recap
Mr. A. Benedict: Mr. Wren. Most beloved of all the races of the world. So proud of your skin. How you pride your paleness. Pure, superior. You said you hated all minorities. Well I'm a minority. A minority of inferiors. Mice.
Changes from the short story:
* Mrs. Shellmund's fate is much more graphic in the story: her skull is opened and frosting is inserted.
* Benedict engineers Edmund Worth's death in the episode by calling the husband of the woman he's cheating on.
* Merriwell Blythe is described as the only person in town who didn't insult Benedict, which makes his final fate much more ironic.