Two stories represent childbirth from \"outsider\" perspectives. In \"At Lehman's,\" a virginal serving girl sees her mistress's pregnancy as an \"ugly, ugly, ugly\" state; later, her sexual explorations with a young man are interrupted by her mistress's screams in labor. In \"A Birthday,\" a man waiting for his wife to give birth focuses on his own suffering rather than hers. \"The Child-Who-Was-Tired\" follows a child-servant through a day of repeated abuses to body and spirit that culminates in infanticide.
Eventually, he and Eleanor turn to other unconventional treatments, which are not sanctioned by Kellogg, including nudism and sexual stimulation. Meanwhile Charlie joins up with George Kellogg (Dana Carvey), the Doctor's adopted but estranged son, who taunts his father when he is not extorting money from him. George sets the san on fire, but is reconciled with Kellogg during the conflagration when he sobs \"Daddy give us a cuddle.\" The Lightbodys go home to a moderate pursuit of health. View full annotation
Worried about his sexual prowess and deprived of his wife, Will becomes obsessed with his beautiful nurse and opts for the stimulation of an electrical belt; equally frustrated and bent on self-starvation, his wife turns to the quack \"Dr Spitzvogel\" who specializes in nudism and \"manipulation of the womb.\" Brought to their senses by humiliation, Will and Eleanor go home. 1e1e36bf2d