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A play by Charles Eric Maine.

Many writers have been fascinated by the idea of time and the pricks it can play. Very few of us understand the Fourth Dimension-to say nothing of the Fifth and Sixth-but most of us have an uneasy feeling that there is a great deal more to time than just yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
In this short play Charles Eric Maine has hit on an exciting and original variation on the theme. One of his characters, John Mallory, has died, but has been brought to life again by an adrenalin injection. Everything about him is now normal except chat his time-sense is out of synchronisation by 4.7 seconds. He understands what is said to him and replies lucidly to questions-4.7 seconds before they have been put to him.
Dr. Slade, a hospital psychiatrist, becomes interested in Mallory's case and determines to cure him. After consultation with an eminent physicist friend of his, George Ingram, he decides on the desperate and, to say the least of it, medically unorthodox step of smothering his patient with a pillow, killing him, and bringing him to life again with a more carefully administered injection of adrenalin.


Writer: Charles Eric Maine
Producer: Andrew Osborn

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