No one really understands Felix Bush, who lives as a hermit deep in the woods. Rumors surround him, like how he might have killed in cold blood, and that he's in league with the devil. So the town is surprised when Felix shows up in town, demanding a "living funeral" for himself. Frank Quinn, the owner of the Funeral Parlor, sees an opportunity for some money, and agrees to let the townsfolk tell Felix Bush the stories they've heard about him. Things get messy when an old mystery is brought back by Quinn's protege Buddy Robinson, involving a local widow named Mattie Darrow. When Felix's funeral rolls around, however, he'll tell the townsfolk exactly why he's been alone in the woods for so many years.