Mary: Isn't that wonderful?!!! He seems so quiet and helpless lying there - just like a little baby!
"Doctor, I have no intention of allowing myself to be beheaded by you or anybody else."
This story was retold in the late 70's series "Tales of the Unexpected". A series also hosted by Roald Dahl. The Way Out version's twist relied relied a little more on your imagination. It also had better development of William character.