Short extract about a toad captured in stone that survives when released 31 years later.
No title. "It's rumoured that Houdini told him how to do it." (one frame of shot of Abraham Lincoln stone featured in another "Walter Futter's Curiosities" films) "Thirty-one years ago a horned toad jumped into a cornerstone like this. --Eastland County, Texas." M/S of a crowd of men watching a large piece of stone being lowered to the ground by a pulley system. "No air, no water, no food, not even a hop for 31 years." C/U of a prickly looking toad. "It's rumoured that Houdini told him how to do it." Shot of the toad sitting on a bit of black velvet. It moves its head around and opens and shuts its eyes.
Note: Part of a "Walter Futter's Curiosities" film - presumably bought in by Pathe for reediting. I suppose the story was that the toad was still alive when released from the cornerstone...
Amber tinted print.