Father Amian's church isn't in very good shape and needs an expensive new roof. At a mid-week service, a stranger leaves a $10 bill in the collection plate. The stranger becomes a regular attendee and continues to make generous donations. Turns out the stranger, Mr. Sheridan, has taken to praying for winners and since doing so has had nothing but success at the track, winning bet after bet. Sheridan convinces Father Amian to place a bet on a sure thing and Amian regrets his rash act as soon as it's done. Feelings guilty, he prays for the horse not to win, but with a surprising conclusion. Written by
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For a roof with the pitch the leaking roof has. Gutters and down-spouts would do nothing to cause or help the leaking situation. Only new shingles would help. See more
Alfred Hitchcock - Host
The sponsor is being unusually difficult about this matter of the horse costume. I've explained the labor-saving advantages of employing a real horse to the work of two men, but he is so enchanted with this pun of his on the word "horseplayer" that he insists on having it out with me. I shall be back shortly. It will only take a minute to put him in his place.
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