Unknown Friends: The Manalive episodes
Manalive, by G. K. Chesterton
Chapter 1: How the Great Wind Came to Beacon House
Meet the residents of Beacon House and share their astonishment at the outlandish arrival of Smith, a man with two legs.
Chapter 2: The Luggage of an Optimist
Innocent Smith becomes a boarder at Beacon House, unpacks his eccentric belongings, and initiates a picnic on the roof!
Chapter 3: The Banner of Beacon
The irrepressible Smith, with the help of Michael Moon, invents the High Court of Beacon and turns his friends’ hobbies into fantastic institutions.
Chapter 4: The Garden of the God
As if Smith’s presence at Beacon House hadn’t already caused enough surprises, three marriage proposals take place in one evening…followed by a shocking announcement.
Chapter 5: The Allegorical Practical Joker (part one)
Mary Gray seems strangely unconcerned by the criminal charges laid against Innocent Smith, and Michael Moon suggests that Smith be tried privately by the High Court of Beacon.
Chapter 5: The Allegorical Practical Joker (part two)
Michael Moon enlists Arthur Inglewood’s help to defend Innocent Smith in the High Court of Beacon against the scientific and commonsensical accusations of Dr. Pym and Moses Gould.
Chapter 6: The Eye of Death; or, The Murder Charge (part one)
Dr. Pym presents his case against Innocent Smith for attempted murder, but Michael Moon quickly pokes holes in Pym’s argument (and pokes fun at his style).
Chapter 6: The Eye of Death; or, The Murder Charge (part two)
Arthur Inglewood shares the true story of the “attempted murder” of the Warden of Brakespeare College…with a written statement from the Warden himself.
Chapter 7: The Two Curates; or, The Burglary Charge (part one)
Dr. Pym and Moses Gould present the extraordinary testimony of the Canon of Durham in an effort to pin on Innocent Smith the crime of burglary.
Chapter 7: The Two Curates; or, The Burglary Charge (part two)
To disprove the prosecution’s claims about theft, Arthur Inglewood reads Rev. Raymond Percy’s account of his midnight adventure with Smith the housebreaker.
Chapter 8: The Round Road; or, The Desertion Charge
A series of statements from people around the world – a French innkeeper, a Russian stationmaster, and more – defends Smith against the accusation of having deserted his family.
Chapter 9: The Wild Weddings; or, The Polygamy Charge, & Chapter 10: How the Great Wind Went from Beacon House
Although Dr. Pym proves that Smith has wooed and wed many women, Michael Moon still insists that Smith is innocent of the charge of polygamy. After Moon wraps up the trial to (almost) everyone’s satisfaction, Mary Gray has some simple but surprising life advice for Diana Duke and Rosamund Hunt.