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Title:
The Thing at Nolan
('Ambrose Bierce story')
Plot:
When a father vanishes while digging a ditch in frontier Missouri, suspicions fall on the rebellious son who recently threatened him with bodily harm. His mother believes his claims of innocence, but the rest of the townsfolk do not.
Episode:
0920
Air Dates:
First Run - November 20, 1978
Repeat - May 31, 1979
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It's 1879 in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri when bizarre things happen following a quarrel between a father and son. Nothing more can be told about this program without breaking the mystery and whenever things happen in Southern Missouri there is always a mystery waiting to happen.

It's hard to root for anyone here, save the farmer's wife who is caught in the middle between the father and son. The one saving grace for the show is the description of the farmer at the end of the show when he walks into the general store. Truly eerie!

An abusive father discovers that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree in this cautionary tale. Hatred breeds hatred, which comes back to bite the farmer on his backside via a disgruntled son. The patricidal son also discovers that no bad deed goes unpunished. Life on the farm can be difficult, especially when you sow what you reap.

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