A promising young doctor meets a short, yellow-faced old man, who promises "freedom and influence". That one seemingly chance introduction begins a series of increasingly unbelievable events in his life that culminate in a fateful, eternal, and damning swap. David Ian Davies performs H. G. Welles' masterful short tale of supernatural evil in tones that flow engagingly between melancholy and malevolent. Written as a warning to others who might "profit" by the storyteller’s misfortune, it is instead a harrowing fable of the villainy to which science may be put.
(P)2009 One Voice Recordings
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