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"Never Bet The Devil Your Head"
by Edgar Allen Poe
Adapted for radio by D. Chapelle
The first part of this short comedy is a narrative that serves to make you wonder if Poe is talking about himself.
The narrator describes his friend Toby Dammit whose favorite phrase is, "I'll bet the Devil my head!"
In the story, the narrator and his friend are taking a walk in the country, when they come to an old covered
bridge with a turnstile in the centre. Dammit claims he can leap over it using his favourite epithet of "betting the devil his head".
As he prepares to leap, a strange little man appears...
One of the interesting things about doing radio drama is that you don’t
have to look the part to perform the part. A short guy can play a basketball player or a sweet little girl can play a cranky old
woman or a teenager can play a senior citizen. Case in point is an actor named Casey Kasem. He started playing Shaggy in the
Scooby-Doo cartoons when he was thirty-seven years old and kept at it until he was seventy-seven. It also means you can use as
few or as many actors as you’d like. If you have any questions about how any of this works drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org