The Wood of the Dead

Written by

Algernon Blackwood

First published in

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories

One summer, in my wanderings with a knapsack, I was at luncheon in the room of a wayside inn in the western country, when the door opened and there entered an old rustic, who crossed close to my end of the table and sat himself down very quietly in the seat by the bow window. We exchanged glances, or, properly speaking, nods, for at the moment I did not actually raise my eyes to his face, so concerned was I with the important business of satisfying an appetite gained by tramping twelve miles over a difficult country.

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"The Wood of the Dead," in Folk Horror, Item #25, (accessed February 20, 2018).

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