Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories by Algernon Blackwood

By Algernon Blackwood

"Of the standard of Mr Blackwood's genius there may be no dispute; for not anyone has ever approached the ability, seriousness, and minute constancy whith which he documents the overtones of strangeness in usual issues and experiences."—H.P. Lovecraft

By turns extraordinary, unsettling, spooky, and stylish, old Sorceries and different bizarre tales showcases 9 incomparable tales from grasp magican Algernon Blackwood. Evoking the uncanny non secular forces of Nature, Blackwood's writings all tread the nebulous borderland among myth, awe, ask yourself, and horror. right here Blackwood screens his most sensible and most annoying work-including "The Willows," which Lovecraft singled out as "the unmarried best bizarre story in literature"; "The Wendigo"; "The madness of Jones"; and "Sand."

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So the safest place to alight from our carriage was to our right, for to go left would be to step on to the other track which, though it was clear at the moment, was surely not guaranteed to remain so! Thus M. Venn and his wife alighted safely to the right, M. Venn carrying little Julie on his shoulder. Miss — and I followed. “But to my surprise M. Gyger, M. Venn’s sullen and uncommunicative companion, got out to the left. “The carriages were quite open and no obstruction to vision, and I could clearly see M.

His grandmother had told him that the Devil had come to her father, Master Zacharius, in the form of a dwarf named Pittonaccio. ” Jehan stammered, quite ready to believe that he was face to face with the Devil. The moment of awakening is a vulnerable one, in which deep impressions can be made that are sometimes difficult of amendment. The little man paused momentarily, as if he had not expected to be addressed in French, but he answered fluently enough in the same language. “I am the Master of Andernatt,” he said, proudly.

Maybe the incident was hushed up for the sake of international relations — or simply to save Wellington embarrassment. The rest of the day rather fizzled out for Lily Ord. The mood was subdued after the accident. She rode on with her companions to Manchester, but the Prime Minister was greeted by boos and thrown stones; his government wasn’t popular with everybody, and nor was the new railway, a “triumph of machinery”. Wellington wouldn’t travel by rail again for thirteen years, and then only because Queen Victoria persuaded him.

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