The Dead Hand
- United States
More informationWhen Arthur Holliday arrives at Doncaster during race week, he is unable to find a hotel room free. His search for a bed for the night leads him to a dubious hostelry, The Two Robins, where he is offered a bed in a shared room at a handsome price of five shillings.
The landlord assures Arthur that his room-mate is sleeping soundly and will in no way disturb him. A quick examination of the sleeping man confirms that he is indeed very quiet. Too quiet! Arthur realises quickly that the man is not asleep, but dead! And his night sharing a room with a corpse turns out to be a most eventful one....