The Shape of Fear

The Shape of Fear
And Other Ghostly Tales

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The Shape of Fear by Elia Wilkinson Peattie

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And Other Ghostly Tales

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The shape of fear -- On the northern ice -- Their dear little ghost -- A spectral collie -- The house that was not -- Story of an obstinate corpse -- A child of the rain -- The room of evil thought -- Story of the vanishing patient -- The piano next door -- An astral onion -- From the loom of the dead -- A grammatical ghost

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nning to his relief, and, with derisive laughter, turned them on again. But when she found that after these frights he lay trembling and white in his bed, she began to be alarmed for the clever, gold-making little machine, and to renew her assiduities, and to horde more tenaciously than ever, those valu- able curios on which she some day expected to realize when he was out of the way, and no longer in a position to object to their barter.

O'Connor's idiosyncrasy of fear was a source of much amusement among the boys at the office where he worked. They made open sport of it, and yet, recognizing him for a sensitive plant, and granting that genius was entitled to whimsicalities, it was their custom when they called for him after work hours, to permit him to reach the lighted cor- ridor before they turned out the gas over his desk. This, they reasoned, was but a slight service to perform for the most enchanting beggar in the world.

"Dear fellow," said Rick Dodson, who loved him, "is it the Devil you

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