Alfred Hitchcock: (Sitting at a desk reading a book.) Oh, good evening. I've been reading a mystery story. I find them very relaxing. They take my mind off my work. These little books are quite nice. Of course, they can never replace hardcover books. They're just as good for reading but they make very poor doorstops. Tonight's story by Louie Pollock is one that appeared in this collection. I think you will find it properly terrifying but like the other plays of our series, it is more than mere entertainment. In each of our stories, we strive to teach a lesson or point a little moral. Advice like mother used to give, you know. Walk softly, but carry a big stick. Strike first and ask questions later. That sort of thing. Tonight's story tells about a business tycoon and will give you something to ponder if you have ever given an employee the sack. Or if you intend to . You'll see it after the sponsor's story, which like ours, also strives to teach a little lesson or point a little moral.