The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories = 空屋與其他靈異故事

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作者:Algernon Blackwood[原作];甦活中英文編輯所[編輯]

出版年:2011[民100]

出版社:Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation 甦活全球網路

出版地:Salt Lake City, UT. 臺北市

格式:EPUB


'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.'

  • The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories(p.navPoint-1)
  • Part 1 THE EMPTY HOUSE(p.navPoint-2)
  • Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow to proclaim at once their character for evil.(p.navPoint-3)
  • Part 2 A HAUNTED ISLAND(p.navPoint-4)
  • The following events(p.navPoint-5)
  • Part 3 A CASE OF EAVESDROPPING(p.navPoint-6)
  • Jim Shorthouse was the sort of fellow(p.navPoint-7)
  • Part 4 KEEPING HIS PROMISE(p.navPoint-8)
  • It was eleven o'clock at night(p.navPoint-9)
  • Part 5 WITH INTENT TO STEAL(p.navPoint-10)
  • To sleep in a lonely barn(p.navPoint-11)
  • Part 6 THE WOOD OF THE DEAD(p.navPoint-12)
  • One summer(p.navPoint-13)
  • Part 7 SMITH: AN EPISODE IN A LODGING-HOUSE(p.navPoint-14)
  • "When I was a medical student,"(p.navPoint-15)
  • Part 8 A SUSPICIOUS GIFT(p.navPoint-16)
  • Blake had been in very low water for months(p.navPoint-17)
  • Part 9 THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF A PRIVATE SECRETARY IN NEW YORK(p.navPoint-18)
  • Chapter 1(p.navPoint-19)
  • Chapter 2(p.navPoint-20)
  • Chapter 3(p.navPoint-21)
  • Part 10 SKELETON LAKE: AN EPISODE IN CAMP(p.navPoint-22)
  • The utter loneliness of our moose-camp(p.navPoint-23)