Some peculiar things happen between the covers of this book: a man climbs into his television set - (as you do!) Another young fellow meets some very strange "creatures" in a deserted railway carriage at two o'clock in the morning. A misanthropic zoologist elects to leave his estate to a dog, a cat and a snake. A woman who has suffered unbelievable abuse from a brutal husband takes to landscape painting to escape the horror….. and she does escape. Don't try to anticipate outcomes because the stories usually have a sting in the tale.