Mother and Child is a sad and spooky story about a woman who has a car accident on a lonely country road.
Late one evening, a married couple were driving down a dark country road, which served as a shortcut across a mountain. The narrow road curved dangerously and the thick fog that covered the valley made the journey a bit treacherous.
Suddenly, they saw a woman stumble out into the middle of the road. The husband slammed on the brakes and came to a stop right in front of her. The woman’s clothes were bloody and she was waving frantically. The couple got out of the car to see what was wrong with her.
The bleeding woman explained that she had been in an accident. Her car had skidded off the road and rolled down the cliff. She told them that her child was still stuck inside the wreck and begged them to help.
Despite the heavy fog, the husband scaled the steep cliff and made his way to the bottom, guided by the cries of the child. There was an adult slumped over the steering wheel, but the man could see the person was beyond help. Using all his strength, he forced the boot open, then reached in and rescued the baby. Holding the child against his shoulder, he climbed back up the hill with great difficulty.
He reached the top, eager to reunite the mother and child, but he realized that the woman was nowhere to be seen. When he asked where the woman had gone, his wife told him that she had followed him down to the scene of the crash.
Leaving the crying child with his wife, the man made his way back down the steep incline. He checked the front seat and found the dead person still slumped over the steering wheel. When he moved the dead body to look at the face, he was shocked to discover that it was the woman who had flagged them down.