The Haunted Mind

From ''Twice Told Tales''

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Language: English
Wordcount: 2,822 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 899
Added to site: 2010.11.28
mnybks.net#: 29721
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Short Story
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warm bed into the frosty air cannot yet be anticipated with dismay. Yesterday has already vanished among the shadows of the past; to-morrow has not yet emerged from the future. You have found an intermediate space, where the business of life does not intrude; where the passing moment lingers, and becomes truly the present; a spot where Father Time, when he thinks nobody is watching him, sits down by the wayside to take breath. O that he would fall asleep, and let mortals live on without growing older!

Hitherto you have lain perfectly still, because the slightest motion would dissipate the fragments of your slumber. Now, being irrevocably awake, you peep through the half-drawn window-curtain, and observe that the glass is ornamented with fanciful devices in frostwork, and that each pane presents something like a frozen dream. There will be time enough to trace out the analogy, while waiting the summons to breakfast. Seen through the clear portion of the glass, where the silvery mountain-peaks of the frost scenery do not ascend, the most conspicuous object is the steeple, the white spire of which directs you to the wintry lustre of the firmament. You may almost distinguish the figures on the clock that has just told the hour. Such a frosty sky, and the snow-covered roofs, and the long vista of the frozen s

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Average Rating of 2 from 2 reviews: **
2013.08.10
Henry L. Ratliff
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Short story / Horror

From 'Twice Told Tales'

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  • A haunted mind makes haunted dreams.



2010.11.28
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YAwn! this book is a shame! Why did you write it?It has no taste what so ever!


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