The Empty House.   Algernon Blackwood

The Empty House

By Algernon Blackwood

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Synopsis

Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow to proclaim at once their character for evil. In the case of the latter, no particular feature need betray them; they may boast an open countenance and an ingenuous smile; and yet a little of their company leaves the unalterable conviction that there is something radically amiss with their being: that they are evil. Willy nilly, they seem to communicate an atmosphere of secret and wicked thoughts which makes those in their immediate neighbourhood shrink from them as from a thing diseased. And, perhaps, with houses the same principle is operative, and it is the aroma of evil deeds committed under a particular roof, long after the actual doers have passed away, that makes the gooseflesh come and the hair rise. Something of the original passion of the evil-doer, and of the horror felt by his victim, enters the heart of the innocent watcher, and he becomes suddenly conscious of tingling nerves, creeping skin, and a chilling of the blood. He is terror-stricken without apparent cause.

Algernon Blackwood

  • Publisher:
  • Skyline
  • ISBN:
  • 9788827509616
  • Language:
  • Inglés
  • Size:
  • Kb
  • Published:
  • November 1, 2017
  • Protection:
  • Watermarking
  • Ficción / General

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