Escaped in the nick of tine!
January 6, 2011 11:28 AM Subscribe
Pulpfilter: Trying to find a story (possibly Doc Savage?) involving the protagonist buried up to his head and given only a fork-full of water/day to survive.
posted by swashedbuckles to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A "what book from my grandpa's childhood was this" kind of question.
I've been getting into the pulps recently and, after finding a copy of Doc Savage magazine at my local used book store, was reminded of this story my grandpa used to talk about. Every so often we'd talk fiction and super-heroes and he'd always mentioned this story and how it fascinated him as a kid. So I'm thinking it was published in the late 30s as he was born in 1928.
All I can remember from his description is that the main character was buried in the earth with only his head exposed. I think he was in a dungeon of some sort. All he was given to survive on was as much water as the tines of a a fork could carry. I'm pretty sure this was a Doc Savage story, as the Man of Bronze could easily overcome something like this.
Anyway, he passed away last year and I'd really love to find this issue, even if it's a reproduction. There's a chance it may have been a serial or radio show, but I'm pretty sure it was from the pulps.