The Shadow Knows — Le Rouet d’Omphale

Pets helped Pearl keep her sanity in the face of many obstacles.

She named our cat “Shadow” after the character (aka Lamont Cranston) in the 1937 radio program The Shadow. The show was introduced with the musical theme of Camille Saint-Saëns’ 1872 composition ♫Le Rouet d’Omphale (“Omphale’s Spinning Wheel”), accompanied by the ominous laugh and voice of actor Frank Readick Jr. saying “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”

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