At first, I only saw the sheet draped over the table and the ungainly shape which was covered beneath but then, as I moved a little closer, I saw the hand which escaped from out of one side.
It was large, seemingly more that of a beast than a man.
I felt the heavy beat of my heart inside my chest as if to break free and take flight from this dreadful place, but my mind burned with insatiable curiosity. What was the strange-looking man up to in this dank cellar?
Slowly, I reached out and pulled back the sheet…
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The Madness of Professor Schmidt – A Mad Scientist’s Laboratory – © 2019 Paul J. Fleming