Jim Hale stops in to see the Wrights and ask if they would like to share a party line telephone. He finds that Millie Wright is acting strangely and her husband strangled in their bed. Millie claims she found her husband like that when she came in from feeding the chickens but the local district attorney is convinced she killed her husband. Sarah Hale is quite sympathetic and feels sorry for Millie who lived a hard, lonely life with a less than ideal husband and takes steps to do something about it.
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When the men come down the stairs, Sarah hurriedly wraps up the dead bird and put it down on the table and covers it with the quilt. When the men leave, she takes the box out from under the quilt, having never put the bird back in the box and closed the lid. See more
References Frontier Circus