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The Empty House : And Other Ghost Stories

By Blackwood, Algernon Henry

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Title: The Empty House : And Other Ghost Stories  
Author: Blackwood, Algernon Henry
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: 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.

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Table of Contents: The Empty House, 1 -- Algernon Blackwood, 1

 

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