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Zealous Baptist Nathan Price takes his family to the Belgian Congo where he works as a missionary. Someone starts planting snakes in the homes of those who know them. One morning they find a curled-up green mamba and, as it slithers off, hear a shriek from Ruth May, the youngest of the four Price sisters. She has been bitten on the shoulder and dies as they watch.