Wireless

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Short Story

First published: 1933

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Wireless

Wireless

Advised to avoid undue exertion, Elderly Mary Harter indulges in a new radio instead. It isn't long before she starts hearing her dead husband’s voice calling her over the broadcasts. From The Hound of Death and Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories.

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Elderly widow, Mary Harter has been advised by her doctor to take it easy and not aggravate her somewhat weak heart. Her nephew suggests a new radio to keep her entertained, but when the broadcasts are interrupted by the sound of her deceased husband calling her into the afterlife, Mary decides to set her personal affairs in order.

The story was first published in book form in the collection, The Hound of Death by Oldhams Press, 1933, and was available only by collecting coupons from a magazine entitled The Passing Show. The collection was later published by Collins. It was released in the US collection The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories under the revised title, Where There's a Will.

It has never been adapted.

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