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* ShaggySearchTechnique: Chris manages to fall into the fourth dimension himself mid-sentence by sheer dumb luck.

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* ShaggySearchTechnique: LuckBasedSearchTechnique: Chris manages to fall into the fourth dimension himself mid-sentence by sheer dumb luck.


* GenreSavvy: At the end of the story they start taking more precautions. Bill blocks off the couch with card tables and afterwards the family show signs of having realized this and puts the television where the couch used to be.



* PapaWolf: After going into the portal, Chris calls out for Mack to bring Tina to her, and he hugs them tightly as Bill and Ruth pull him out.


* AdaptationalJobChange: In the short story, Bill is a [=CalTech=] engineer. In the television adaptation, he is a physicist.



* NamedByTheAdaptation: Chris, Ruth and Tina were given the surname Miller in the television adaptation.


* AdaptationalJobChange: In the short story, Bill is a [=CalTech=] engineer. In the television adaptation, he is a physicist.



* NamedByTheAdaptation: Chris, Ruth and Tina were given the surname Miller in the television adaptation.



* {{Tuckerization}}: Ruth and Bettina "Tina" Miller are named after Richard Matheson's wife and daughter.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: While more in the dimensional sense than the ghost sense, here Chris calls his engineer friend.

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* {{Tuckerization}}: Ruth and Bettina "Tina" Miller are Tina named after Richard Matheson's wife and daughter.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: While more in the dimensional sense than the ghost sense, here Chris calls his engineer friend.friend Bill.


"Little Girl Lost" is a short story by Creator/RichardMatheson in 1953, inspired by his own terrifying experience of hearing his daughter cry and not being able to find her.

In the story, Chris and Ruth find themselves awakened in the middle of the night by the cries of their daughter Tina. Tina sleeps on the pull out couch in the family's one bedroom apartment. However she's not anywhere to be seen but can be heard. The family dog Mack knows something is wrong. Chris ends up calling a friend from [=CalTech=] named Bill who theorizes Tina may have fallen into the fourth dimension.
When Bill turns out to be right, Chris goes through the portal to save Tina.

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"Little Girl Lost" is a short story written by Creator/RichardMatheson in 1953, inspired by his own terrifying experience of hearing his daughter cry and not being able to find her.

In the story, Chris and Ruth find themselves awakened in the middle of the night by the cries of their daughter Tina. Tina sleeps on the pull out couch in the family's one bedroom apartment. However she's not anywhere to be seen but can be heard. The family dog Mack knows something is wrong. Chris ends up calling a friend from [=CalTech=] named Bill who theorizes Tina may have fallen into the fourth dimension.
dimension. When Bill turns out to be right, Chris goes through the portal to save Tina.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The [=CalTech=] clearly have some open mouth members. "They said the thing was gone. Some said worse things."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The [=CalTech=] clearly have has some open mouth members. "They said the thing was gone. Some said worse things."


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* {{Tuckerization}}: Ruth and Bettina "Tina" Miller are named after Richard Matheson's wife and daughter.


Little Girl Lost was a short story by regular scribe ''Creator/RichardMatheson'' in 1953. A freaky story inspired by his own terrifying experience of hearing his daughter cry and not being able to find her.

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Little "Little Girl Lost was Lost" is a short story by regular scribe ''Creator/RichardMatheson'' Creator/RichardMatheson in 1953. A freaky story 1953, inspired by his own terrifying experience of hearing his daughter cry and not being able to find her.




Most famous for being adapted into an episode of ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone''. See Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E91LittleGirlLost for that.

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\nWhen Bill turns out to be right, Chris goes through the portal to save Tina.

Most famous for being adapted into an episode of ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''. See Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E91LittleGirlLost for that.



* WhoYouGonnaCall: While more in the dimensional sense than the ghost sense, here Chris calls his engineer friend.

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* WhoYouGonnaCall: While more in the dimensional sense than the ghost sense, here Chris calls his engineer friend.friend.
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* GettingCrapPassedTheRadar: The [=CalTech=] clearly have some open mouth members. "They said the thing was gone. Some said worse things."

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* GettingCrapPassedTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The [=CalTech=] clearly have some open mouth members. "They said the thing was gone. Some said worse things."


* AscendedFridgeHorror: Chris and Bill have this reaction when Bill reveals that the portal was closing around Chris, and would have cut him in half if he hadn't gotten out in time.

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* AscendedFridgeHorror: Chris and Bill have this reaction when Bill reveals that AnotherDimension: Tina falls into a passage from the portal was closing around Chris, and would have cut him in half if he hadn't gotten out in time.third into the fourth dimension.



* GenreSavvy: At the end of the story the family show signs of having realized this and puts the television where the couch used to be.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Bill shows that the portal has closed shortly after Chris rescues Tina and Mack. If Chris hadn't gotten out in time, the portal would have cut him off by the legs.

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* GenreSavvy: At the end of the story they start taking more precautions. Bill blocks off the couch with card tables and afterwards the family show signs of having realized this and puts the television where the couch used to be.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Bill shows that the portal has closed shortly after Chris rescues Tina and Mack. If Chris hadn't gotten out in time, the portal would GettingCrapPassedTheRadar: The [=CalTech=] clearly have cut him off by some open mouth members. "They said the legs. thing was gone. Some said worse things."



* OhCrap: Chris when he realizes that she's not under the couch



* ShaggySearchTechnique: Chris manages to fall into the fourth dimension himself mid-sentence by sheer dumb luck.

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* ShaggySearchTechnique: Chris manages to fall into the fourth dimension himself mid-sentence by sheer dumb luck.luck.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: While more in the dimensional sense than the ghost sense, here Chris calls his engineer friend.


In the story, Chris and Ruth find themselves awakened in the middle of the night by the cries of their daughter Tina. Tina sleeps on the pull out couch in the family's one bedroom apartment. However she's not anywhere to be seen but can be heard. The family dog Mack knows something is wrong. Chris ends up calling a friend from CalTech named Bill who theorizes Tina may have fallen into the fourth dimension.

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In the story, Chris and Ruth find themselves awakened in the middle of the night by the cries of their daughter Tina. Tina sleeps on the pull out couch in the family's one bedroom apartment. However she's not anywhere to be seen but can be heard. The family dog Mack knows something is wrong. Chris ends up calling a friend from CalTech [=CalTech=] named Bill who theorizes Tina may have fallen into the fourth dimension.
dimension.

Most famous for being adapted into an episode of ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone''. See Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E91LittleGirlLost for that.



* ShaggySearchTenique: Chris manages to fall into the fourth dimension himself mid-sentence by sheer dumb luck.

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* ShaggySearchTenique: ShaggySearchTechnique: Chris manages to fall into the fourth dimension himself mid-sentence by sheer dumb luck.

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Little Girl Lost was a short story by regular scribe ''Creator/RichardMatheson'' in 1953. A freaky story inspired by his own terrifying experience of hearing his daughter cry and not being able to find her.

In the story, Chris and Ruth find themselves awakened in the middle of the night by the cries of their daughter Tina. Tina sleeps on the pull out couch in the family's one bedroom apartment. However she's not anywhere to be seen but can be heard. The family dog Mack knows something is wrong. Chris ends up calling a friend from CalTech named Bill who theorizes Tina may have fallen into the fourth dimension.

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* AdultFear: Your child wakes you up crying in the night, and you go to comfort her, only to find her missing. You check under the couch, but she's not there, and you hear her crying. Ruth becomes hysterical when she hears Tina crying for her. (This actually happened to the writer Richard Matheson and his wife, only they did find their daughter had rolled under the bed.)
* AscendedFridgeHorror: Chris and Bill have this reaction when Bill reveals that the portal was closing around Chris, and would have cut him in half if he hadn't gotten out in time.
* DamselInDistress: Tina Miller, who fell out of her bed and into a portal. Justified in that she's a child, and she has no idea where she is.
* EvilDetectingDog: The family dog Mack starts barking after Tina vanishes. When he's let inside, Mack runs under the couch and finds her in the fifth dimension.
* GenreSavvy: At the end of the story the family show signs of having realized this and puts the television where the couch used to be.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Bill shows that the portal has closed shortly after Chris rescues Tina and Mack. If Chris hadn't gotten out in time, the portal would have cut him off by the legs.
* HeroicDog: Mack leads Tina back to her father, so that they all escape the fourth dimension.
* OhCrap: Chris when he realizes that she's not under the couch
* PapaWolf: After going into the portal, Chris calls out for Mack to bring Tina to her, and he hugs them tightly as Bill and Ruth pull him out.
* ShaggySearchTenique: Chris manages to fall into the fourth dimension himself mid-sentence by sheer dumb luck.

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