A wealthy man dreams of an atom bomb wrecking his house and burying him alive, so he goes into the country where he thinks he is safe and has a house built, but the house is built on unsafe ground and sinks, burying him alive anyway.
A man resolves to murder his rival for the affections of a beautiful girl, but ends up killing himself by falling into the bell-maker's molten vat. As the man hated noise, the ironic twist of the story is that his soul becomes cast into the noisiest bell in the town.
A man tries to kill himself over and over again but only succeeds in producing pain and mutilation, not the longed for oblivion. A friend of his informs him that he is already dead, for he committed suicide a year ago, and has been sent to Hell where all suicides reside.