Jessie in "The Evil Uncle"
Poor old Mummy & Daddy. It was awful, them dying in that mysetery plane crash- although Mummy did always tell Daddy off for drinking and flying, and he WAS well into his 80's! Still, it did mean that Penelope was a totally free agent now, and vastly wealthy- dear old Daddy leaving everything to her in his will and cutting out the rest of his family completely! They seemed to take that a bit hard, especially Uncle Chester... but he wanted to let bygones be bygones so he'd invited Penelope over to his house for tea and scones and a little chat.
When she got there, there were no servants around- unusual, but perhaps Uncle Chester wanted to point out how poor he was?
She explored the house for a while, since not even Uncle Chester seemed to be around. Maybe he was downstairs in his creepy cellar? She tiptoed down to explore... only to be seized by a masked man! His evil chuckle was ever so familiar- it was Uncle Chester!
"Ah Penelope my dear! I wanted to have a little CHAT with you and try to persuade you that my dear brother obviously meant to leave the money to me... perhaps my little gadget will persuade you?"
She screamed as he showed her the pitted and scarred bench and the razor-sharp blade of the guillotine! She struggled, but he soon had her chained down and helpless, her neck in the guillotine's embrace!
"Now my dear will you give me the money?"
"Then... say goodbye to the world, Penelope!" ssssssssl-thump! Peneloped screamed and lay still... until Uncle Chester snapped his fingers and brought her back to life!
"Ahaha! Fooled you! It was a magic trick! But unless you sign the money over to me, I will sever your head for real!"...
Will Penelope escape, or will Evil Uncle Chester get his inheritance by killing off the sole heir to the family fortune??