It’s no fun to meet Death on the road, especially when you’re not anywhere near dying. No, you’re quite healthy and about to become a new father. Death–who was after you anyway–upon hearing there’s a baby soon to be born, suddenly becomes reasonable. He offers you a deal. If you agree, Death will become your son’s godfather.
Only your son–and no one else–once he’s grown, will be able to see his godfather standing at the foot of the bed whenever a patient is about to die.
That’s how your son becomes an infallible doctor.
He’s never wrong, but once he becomes famous for knowing who will live and who will die, when a beautiful girl on her deathbed enters the picture, all bets are off.
The Infallible Doctor is a gentle, light-hearted tale from Latvia told with the Celtic harp. It’s dark and deathly, but it’s funny as hell and has a happy ending, unlike all the other stories in Odds Bodkin’s HEARTPOUNDERS II storytelling concert performance.
Odds Bodkin’s tales will give children nightmares, frankly, and the artist would prefer that, since he tells stories to children often, that they not be exposed to these stories. Please do not bring them.
Acoustic music accompanies each story.