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Accessory Before The Fact
"(...)At the moorland cross-roads Martin stood examining the sign-post for several minutes in some bewilderment. The names on the four arms were not what he expected, distances were not given, and his map, he concluded with impatience, must be hopelessly out of date. Spreading it against the post, he stooped to study it more closely. The wind blew the corners flapping ...more
Kindle Edition, 18 pages
Published May 2nd 2013
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This is Algernon Blackwood (what a name for a writer of scary stories) at his best. This is the story of a traveler who runs head long into a reason to question reality. You can almost see Rod Serling and hear the Twilight Zone music.
Blackwood was born in Shooter's Hill (today part of south-east London, but then part of northwest Kent) and educated at Wellington College. His father was a Post Office administrator who, according to Peter Penzoldt, "though not devoid of genuine good-heartedness, had appallingly narrow religious ideas".Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, as a newspaper reporter in ...moreMore about Algernon Blackwood...