It was a dark and stormy night. The Addams Family was out in their house doing things. Lurch, the butler, was in the 부엌, 주방 preparing for that night's meal. Fester was away on a trip for a while. Gomez and Morticia were no place to be seen but inside of the house.
They had a guest over at their house. Their guest was a dark - haired brunette with blue eyes. The brunette turned out to be a woman in her thirties. She was lying on the pointy 침상, 소파 in the house the Addams had and had a book with her. She was 읽기 it while their 텔레비전 was on at the same time. She wasn't paying much attention to the television.
She read a few chapters of her book and then later on the 텔레비전 got distracting to her and then she had to put the book down. So she put the book down in her lap. So he had to do something. So the only thing he could do was pick up a nearby 표, 테이블 and throw it on her to make her stop. So he did.
The 다음 thing he knew, Maria screamed. Then he heard running. He knew it was Gomez because he recognized his footsteps. He didn't expect Morticia to be there with Gomez.
"What's the 표, 테이블 doing on her?"
Lurch just grunted. He didn't want to tell them the story.
"Lurch? What happened?"
Gomez and Morticia carried the 표, 테이블 and put it back in its rightful place. They saw that Maria looked scared and gave Gomez the frightened look.
Maria told Gomez the story.
"I was minding my business and 읽기 my book and watching television, and Lurch comes out, throwing the 표, 테이블 on me. That's when I screamed," Maria said in a scared voice.
Even Grandmama gave him the look but didn't reply.
Lurch left the living room before Gomez could tell the others he wanted to investigate.
"What do 당신 think made Lurch throw the 표, 테이블 on our guest, Gomez?"
"I don't know, Tish, but it's something we're going to find out. It makes me wonder why Lurch didn't answer us," Gomez said, "and I'm going to find out why."
The 다음 minute, the doorbell sounded. The mail had arrived earlier that afternoon so there was no way the mailman could be here at this later hour. It was one of their neighbors, giving Gomez some mail that arrived at their house.
"You shouldn't be smoking those, Mr. Addams. They are bad for your health."
Gomez saw the envelope was from Fester so he opened it.
The letter told him Fester was coming 집 the 다음 day.
She didn't say a word.
"I need to talk to Maria. My first 질문 is did she and Lurch have any witnesses when this happened?"
When Gomez and Morticia returned to the living room they found Maria sitting on the 침상, 소파 playing a card game with Thing.
"Maria, Gomez would like to to ask 당신 a question."
"I want to know if there were any witnesses at the time Lurch threw the 표, 테이블 on you."
"I don't know. I don't think any of us were paying any attention to know anyone was watching."
Maria didn't want to think how angry Lurch was now once Gomez tried asking him the same question.
Lurch saw both Gomez and Morticia walk in.
"Lurch, Gomez has a 질문 for you."
He looked at Gomez.
"Did 당신 and Maria have any witnesses when this happened?"
Lurch looked right in Gomez's eye. He didn't know how to answer this question, either.
Instead of answering the question, Lurch stayed quiet and shook his head telling them he didn't know. Morticia could see they lucked out on the 질문 twice.
"Nice try, dear. Any other questions?"
"Yes, one. Why was the 표, 테이블 on Maria when we came out?"
Lurch didn't want to answer that question.
Lurch had a feeling he wouldn't answer any of the 질문 Gomez would be asking him so he kept his mouth shut. Morticia had a feeling Lurch had acted strange and had not answered the 질문 Gomez asked. Once they left the kitchen, she brought it up.
"Gomez, don't 당신 think Lurch is 연기 a bit strange?"
"Why do 당신 think that, Tish?"
"I thought I saw some bruises on Maria's forehead. They didn't look serious but the bruises look big. Do 당신 think Lurch could have done this to her?"
"Lurch? No. I don't think it would've been him because he was in the kitchen."
"I guess you're right. It doesn't sound like Lurch to do this."
"No, it doesn't, Tish."
Lurch heard what Gomez and Morticia were saying but they were on the right track. They haven't figured out what made him angry.
"Here's another question, Tish. If it were Lurch who threw the 표, 테이블 on Maria and the bruises showed up what made Lurch angry to throw the 표, 테이블 on her?"
She would have never thought of that question.
"I've never known Lurch to be angry."
"Neither have I, Tish."
After being silent for a while, Gomez had a thought on what made Lurch angry.
"Tish, I think I know what made Lurch angry."
"What was the 텔레비전 talking about when we were in the living room?"
"It was on commercial break. I think I saw a hammer involved in one commercial. I'm not sure if that made her scream 또는 not."
"What was the hammer doing on the television?"
"If I could remember right, it was destroying a harpsichord. Then the harpsichord was broken into pieces after that. Maybe our 다음 bet is to talk to Lurch again."
Morticia had a feeling and didn't mention it to Gomez that Lurch might not answer. They walked into the 부엌, 주방 again and found Lurch still cooking.
"Lurch, was it that commercial about the harpsichord that made 당신 angry?" Gomez asked.
Lurch nodded. He still couldn't speak.
"Is that why 당신 threw the 표, 테이블 on Maria?"
Another nod from Lurch. Gomez looked at Morticia. He couldn't believe he had figured this out!
"Lurch, 당신 couldn't have done this to a guest."
"Lurch, 당신 know what?"