Hello Horror Fans!
I am trying to recall the title of either a short story adapted for television, or a television episode that I saw around 1979-1983.
I don’t remember much about it. It was on one of those PBS educational shows where they would adapt a youth novel or short story for television. The only scene I remember involved a girl trying to guess what something meant in French (and coming remarkably close, for a guess).
She thought it *sounded like* it might mean “ghost if I can,” or “devil if I can.’ The translation was something like “diable si je peux,” which does indeed translate into “devil if I can.” I don’t think she was a native speaker, because she was reading it and trying to figure out. She actually said the second part “sounds” like “if I can.”
It was a darkened room, possibly a study or library in an old house where she was reading. Suspenseful music was playing, and she may have been reading by candlelight
That’s all I remember. Did anyone else see this?
Dustin in Minnesota