By Richard Matheson
Tom Wallace lived a normal existence, till an opportunity occasion woke up psychic skills he by no means knew he possessed. Now he's listening to the personal ideas of the folks round him-and studying surprising secrets and techniques he by no means desired to comprehend. yet as Tom's lifestyles turns into a waking nightmare, even larger jolts are in shop as he turns into the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from past the grave!
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Out of for his off my J said very little more; he took the keys of the house his bureau, gave them to me—and, thanking him cordially frankness, and his urbane concession to my wish, I carried prize. Impatient for the experiment, as soon as I reached home, I summoned my confidential servant—a young man of gay spirits, fearless temper, and as free from superstitious prejudices as any one I could think of. "F ," said I, "you remember in Germany how disappointed we were at not finding a ghost in that old castle, which was said to be haunted by a headless apparition?
All this, of course, weighed light in the balance as against the obvious value of the collection he had acquired. And now, as 1 said, he was alone in his bedroom, taking stock of Canon Alberic's treasures, in which every moment revealed something more charming. " said Dennistoun, who had an inveterate habit of talking to himself. "I wonder where he is now? Dear me! I wish that landlady would learn to laugh in a more cheering manner; it makes one feel as if there was some one dead in the house. Half a pipe more, did you say?
For there, though in nought else round me, 1 was aware that there was a WILL, and a will of intense, creative, working evil, which might crush down my own. THE HAUNTED AND THE HAUNTERS / 4 9 The pale atmosphere in the room began now to redden as if in the air of some near conflagration. The larvae grew lurid as things that live in fire. Again the room vibrated; again were heard the three measured knocks; and again all things were swallowed up in the darkness of the dark Shadow, as if out of that darkness all had come, into that darkness all returned.
A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson