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A Stable For Nightmares

Auhtor: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Language: english
Published: 1896

Genres:

fiction,  ghost,  horror
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Review by Chandler, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Stable For Nightmares':

... A Stable for Nightmares Dickon the Devil About thirty years ago I was selected by two rich old maids to visit ...
... property, including a house and demesne to which they had, a long time before, succeeded as coheiresses. The last forty miles of my journey I was obliged ...
... I am told it is now a great deal less wild, and, consequently, less beautiful. At the inn where I had stopped for a relay of horses and some dinner-for ...
... as he told me, a man of easy and garrulous benevolence, willing to accommodate his guests with any amount of talk, which the slightest tap ...
... to the steward to put me up there, the best way he could, for a night. The host of the Three Nuns, which was the sign under which he entertained ...
... said the fat innkeeper. But there were stories about the house, I repeated, that, they said, prevented tenants from coming into it? Old wives' ...
... to pump him the old landlord of the Three Nuns, for some reason, did not choose to tell tales of Barwyke Hall, if he really did, as I suspected, ...
... a wild common and I knew that, this passed, a quarter of an hour would bring me to the door of Barwyke Hall. The peat and furze were pretty soon ...
... Barwyke Hall was a large, quaint house, of that cage-work fashion known as black-and-white, in which the bars and angles of an oak framework contrast, ...
... many places laden with ivy. In deep gray shadow, that contrasted with the dim fires of evening reflected on the foliage above it, in a gentle hollow, stretched ...
... observation with a guilty knowledge. I had forgot that there was a lake at Barwyke but the moment this caught my eye, like the cold polish of a snake ...
... noble trees, whose foliage, dyed in autumnal red and yellow, returned the beams of the western sun gorgeously. We drew up at the door. I got out, and ...
... grass, and even nettles, were growing thick on the courtyard, and a thin moss streaked the timber beams the plaster was discolored by time and weather, ...
... ten or twelve acres but it added to the melancholy of the scene. Near the centre of it was a small island, with two old ash-trees, leaning toward ...
... far away, returned a deep-mouthed and surly ring, as if it resented being roused from a score years' slumber. A light-limbed, jolly-looking old fellow, ...
... and lofty, with a gallery running round it, which, when the door was open, was visible at two or three points. Almost in the dark my new acquaintance ...
... Turkey carpet lay upon the floor those windows were two in number, looking out, through the trunks of the trees close to the house, upon the lake. ...
... this melancholy chamber. A door at its farther end admitted to the room that was prepared for my sleeping apartment. It was wainscoted, like the other. ...
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