Ernest Bowers is badly injured in a car accident, but there is a problem. Earnest is a cataleptic. Catalepsy is a disease of the nerves and mind. The physical conditions when a cataleptic has a spell closely resemble death and include the primary stages of rigor mortis. Ernest carries a special medallion informing whoever reads it that he is a cataleptic and although, in the event of an accident, he may appear dead he is isn't and must not be embalmed. He also carries a letter giving instructions as to what must happen. Unfortunately, somebody steals the jacket containing the letter and the medallion as Ernest lays injured. Will Ernest wake up in time or will he be embalmed alive?