In the Dark

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Author: Ronal Kayser
Published: 1936
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,500 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,753
Added to site: 2010.06.01
mnybks.net#: 27995
Origin: gutenberg.org

It was a tale of sheer horror that old Asa Gregg poured into the dictaphone.

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Maybe the sound came from the storage room. The watchman clumped along the rubber-matted corridor, flung his weight against that door. It opened hard, being of ponderous metal fitted into a cork casing. The room was an air-tight, fire-proof vault, really. His shoes gritted on the concrete floor as he prowled among the big porcelain vats. The flashlight bored through bluish haze to the concrete walls. Acid fumes escaping under the vat lids made the haze and seared the man's throat.

He hurried out, coughing and wiping his eyes. It was damn funny. Every night lately he heard the same peculiar noise somewhere in this wing of the building.... Like a body groaning and turning in restless sleep, it was. It scared him. He didn't mention the mystery to anyone, though. He was an old man, and he didn't want Mr. Gregg to think he was getting too old for the job.

"Asa 'd think I was crazy, if I told him about it," he mumbled.

* * * * *

Inside the office, Asa Gregg heard the muttered words plainly. He sat very still in the big, leather-cushioned chair, hardly breathing until the scrape of the watchm

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2014.08.30
Lisa Carr
*****

A company president leaves a recorded message for his wife about what he had done in her absence. In its way, the story is just as creepy as Poe's The Telltale Heart. Who needs a blackmailer when you've got your own mind?


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