^A Good Embalmer^ [The Undertakers] (Synopsis)

Clark Ashton Smith

Two undertakers, one of whom has a poor opinion of his partner's abilities, particularly as an embalmer. He tells him, "If I die before you do, and you try to embalm me, by God, I'll get up and embalm you!" Years later he dies suddenly. His partner takes charge of the body, and is about to begin professional operations, when the corpse suddenly sits up. The living partner drops dead through shock. The next morning, two corpses are found laid out in the parlor; and the one that died last has been carefully embalmed.

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