The Axe: The desolate Australian outback is not a place to become stranded without water. Is it the stone axe which leads the desperate man to think he has been saved? Or is it all in his mind, and is death creeping up silently? Alfredo: Is it possible to place a curse on a violin, a curse which will hunt down the members of one family? Will the curse be terminated with the destruction of the violin, or will it continue? The Bed: A marriage needs a bed. It needs more than just a mattress laid out on a bedroom floor. But will the old iron bed, a piece of junk spurned by everyone else, have what it takes to provide the rest and comfort that is so necessary to a marriage? This bed keeps following the young country solicitor throughout the years to prove that it was worthy of the task. The Mist: The becalmed yacht drifts into a misty dome in the hour before dawn, gliding into the raging fires of an oily hell of wartime death and destruction. There is a wounded sailor in the water fighting for his life. Is it now, today, or is it really the 24th May 1944?