Weird Circle - The Black Parchment

#78. NBC syndication. "Black Parchment". The owner's wishes are granted as the parchment gets smaller and smaller. The last show of the series. Raphael Roland was an author and fool who found life too bitter to endure and went down to the river to end his life. However, he ends up saving the life of a drowning doctor who has found life too sweet to give up. The doctor invites him to his house with a promise to repay him beyond his wildest dreams. He gives him an instrument by which he can gain the riches he desires in the form of a parchment. By possessing the parchment he must will his life to it. Should he possess anything all he must do is wish for it and the wish will be granted but with the granting of each wish the parchment will shrink and when it disappears it is said that the owner will die…
 
The Weird Circle was a syndicated series produced in New York and licensed by Mutual, and later, NBC's Red network. For two seasons, it cranked out 39 shows (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories
 
 
The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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