The Open Door, and the Portrait.

Stories of the Seen and the Unseen.

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Author: Mrs Oliphant
Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,440 / 103 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.8
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,181
Added to site: 2008.02.24
mnybks.net#: 20151
Origin: gutenberg.org
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as he was awake and wanted me, I felt capable, even in the dark, chill morning twilight, to snatch an hour or two's sleep. As it happened, I was so worn out with the strain of anxiety, and he so quieted and consoled by knowing I had come, that I was not disturbed till the afternoon, when the twilight had again settled down. There was just daylight enough to see his face when I went to him; and what a change in a fortnight! He was paler and more worn, I thought, than even in those dreadful days in the plains before we left India. His hair seemed to me to have grown long and lank; his eyes were like blazing lights projecting out of his white face. He got hold of my hand in a cold and tremulous clutch, and waved to everybody to go away. "Go away--even mother," he said; "go away." This went to her heart; for she did not like that even I should have more of the boy's confidence than herself; but my wife has never been a woman to think of herself, and she left us alone. "Are they all gone?" he said eagerly. "They w

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2008.03.01
Cheryl
***..

Two horror short stories. The first, "The Open Door", is very well written and has a creepy feel to it. The second, "The Portrait", I did not like as much. It felt more boring than frightening, and had a meandering plot. So you might want to read the first story and just skip the second one.


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