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A Stable for Nightmares

or Weird Tales

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,593 / 176 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.7
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 11,605
Added to site: 2008.08.29 21912

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gular hand. Let me look at yours."

He extended it for my inspection.

"Oh no; there's nothing wrong with your hand. This was differently shaped; fatter; and the middle finger was stunted, and shorter than the rest, looking as if it had once been broken, and the nail was crooked like a claw. I called out, "Who's there?" and the light and the hand were withdrawn, and I saw and heard no more of my visitor."

"So sure as you're a living man, that was him!" exclaimed Tom Wyndsour, his very nose growing pale, and his eyes almost starting out of his head.

"Who?" I asked.

"Old Squire Bowes; 'twas his hand you saw; the Lord a' mercy on us!" answered Tom. "The broken finger, and the nail bent like a hoop. Well for you, sir, he didn't come back when you called, that time. You came here about them Miss Dymock's business, and he never meant they should have a foot o' ground in Barwyke; and he was making a will to give it away quite different, when death took him short. He never wa

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aleena khan

the novel looks like it is full of horror and thriller words so i enjoyed alot to read it



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