DRUMS, NO TRUMPETS
Arthur H. Nadel
Mark Lambert (Fred Weiting)
- Christopher Norris (Dorothy Bieder)
- Michael Greene (Jim Danch)
Fred Weiting is a serious student that has made it
to the finals at the School's Science Fair. His entry is the
amateur radio exhibit. Fred gives Dr Barnes a demonstration only
to have his experiment fizzle. Even though Fred's experiment
did not create sparks for the judges, he wins third place, with
first prize going to fellow student Dorothy Bieder.
Cindy congratulates Fred, but to him third place
means he is a loser and storms off heading to his car. He drives
away recklessly, barely missing Rick's vehicle. Not paying attention,
Fred runs off the road, his car teetering off of the edge of
a cliff. Knowing he's in danger, Fred sends out an S.O.S signal
in Morse code on his radio equipment.
Andrea, who has been trying to follow Fred, hears
this signal over the radio and changes into Isis. Flying toward
Fred, Isis uses her powers to push the falling car back to safety.
He thanks Isis for her help, but still sees himself as a loser.
Climbing back up the road, Fred meets up with Rick, Cindy and
Dorothy with Andrea showing up minutes later.
After Fred determines his car has sustained some
damage from the slide off the road, Andrea suggests that Rick
and Cindy stay behind to see that the car gets taken care of
while She, Dorothy and Fred head back to town.
As Andrea and the two drive, they talk about the
area, including an old ghost town nearby. Figuring they have
plenty of time, they decide to check it out. At the same time,
a newsflash on the radio mentions another in a string of warehouse
robberies in the local area.
When the group arrives at the ghost town, strange
things start to happen, including a wagon that appears to have
moved by itself. Unfortunately, the group can't go anywhere as
they've run out of gasoline!
They decide to split up and explore the area so
Andrea enters an empty building and takes out her magic amulet.
Before she can turn into Isis, however, she notices Fred and
Dorothy peering in the window and decides against it. Instead,
she decides to walk up the stairs to see what is on the next
level, but halfway up, the stairs collapse and falls to the ground.
She is shaken but not hurt and they decide to leave the ghost
town on foot. Once outside they discover the truck used in the
warehouse robberies and realize the ghost town is their hideout.
Before they can get away, however, they are taken
prisoner by the robbers. While the thieves pack up their things
to vacate the ghost town, Andrea's group waits nearby. A look
of concern appears on Andrea face when she realizes her amulet
is missing and must have lost it in her fall. Trying to find
another way out of their predicament, she asks Fred if he could
try to get his amateur radio to work this time so they can call
As the thieves load up their truck, Fred tries
his best to send a distress signal. Fred's call for help is heard
by the highway patrol as well as by Rick and Cindy.
The crooks take Andrea's car keys and tell their
hostages that they can leave, "on foot." With the crooks
distracted, Andrea goes back to the building to retrieve her
amulet while the villains discover the car's fuel tank is empty.
Andrea manages to find her amulet in time to change
into Isis, construct a makeshift jail out of debris, and round
up the bad guys before the police arrive.
With things back to normal, Dorothy offers Fred
her first prize trophy, but he declines. He finally realizes
that not coming in first place is okay, especially when you feel
good about yourself.