A man visits a convicted killer in jail and offers to sell him a pill for five hundred dollars that will make him appear dead in order to cheat the electric chair. Once he has been buried, he will dig him up. The killer agrees, but has no money, so he extorts it out of his brother. He takes the pill and it works, but instead of taking him to the morgue, the police wheel him into a group of medical students with scalpels. It turns out his brother sold his body to dissection study for five hundred dollars.
A thief hiding from his pursuers makes a wish that time would stand still. He thinks his wish has come true when he enters a town where the inhabitants appear to be immobile, but suddenly realizes that he has stumbled upon a test site just before the atom bomb is being dropped there.
A scientist makes use of a duplicator ray to make multiple copies of himself in order to work on a scientific problem, then later destroys the copies. An acquaintance prosecutes him for mass murder. The story ends by asking the reader how they would decide the case.