The Burial of the Rats

Cover image for

Download


Author: Bram Stoker
Published: 1878
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,099 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 11,836
Added to site: 2008.06.22
mnybks.net#: 21318
Excerpt

ght for it; and so we waited. I had, I felt, gained an advantage in the last few seconds, for I knew my danger and understood the situation. Now, I thought, is the test of my courage-the enduring test: the fighting test may come later!

The old woman raised her head and said to me in a satisfied kind of way:

"A very fine ring, indeed-a beautiful ring! Oh, me! I once had such rings, plenty of them, and bracelets and earrings! Oh! for in those fine days I led the town a dance! But they've forgotten me now! They've forgotten me! They? Why they never heard of me! Perhaps their grandfathers remember me, some of them!" and she laughed a harsh, croaking laugh. And then I am bound to say that she astonished me, for she handed me back the ring with a certain suggestion of old-fashioned grace which was not without its pathos.

The old man eyed her with a sort of sudden ferocity, half rising from his stool, and said to me suddenly and hoarsely:

"Let me see!"

I was about to hand the ring

Reviews

Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****
2015.05.31
Lisa Carr
*****

A nice, tense, chase story without vampires or magic. An Englishman trying to kill a year in Europe decides to explore the non-tourist areas of Paris. In a sudden flash of stupidity, he decides to hike into the dust and garbage hills where the city's rag-pickers and scavengers live. I doesn't take him long to realize he's lost and being delayed by the resident recyclers for the purposes of murder and robbery.
It's told from the idiot's point of view, and his panic and frustration are well done. Lest you be confused, the rats don't get buried.

2010.11.30
will hauff
***..

On of the most suspenseful short stories out there, and one of Stoker's best. A terrifying pursuit through the fetid rat-infested marshes outside Paris, where the garbage pickers live.

2008.12.05
C. Alan Loewen
*****

The Burial of the Rats by Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847–1912) is a truly suspenseful tale of a young man who finds himself in a very bad part of Paris and must flee for his life.

And the rats are the least of his worries.

That this has never been made into a movie, especially with today's taste for thriller and "slasher" films, is quite a surprise.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
Skin Game
by Charles E. Fritch
One Day At Arle
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain
The Machine Stops
by E.M. Forster
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Accidental Death
by Peter Baily
Ascension
by Drew Wagar
The Last Gentleman
by Rory Magill

See more popular titles from this genre.