"How do you do?"
"...it would be a little unkind to present this picture without just a word of friendly warning...It is one of the strangest tales ever told. It deals with the two great mysteries of creation: Life, and Death. I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you. So if any of you feel that you do not care to subject your nerves to such a strain, now's your chance to...well, we warned you."