I reached out my hand, and it fell heavenly upon something damp and hard. There I suffered it to remain for many minutes, while I strove to imagine where and what I could be. I longed yet dared not to employ my vision. I dreaded the first glance at objects around me. It was not that I feared to look upon things horrible, but that I grew aghast lest there should be nothing to see.
-page 116, The Pit and the Pendulum
“Of Madame L’Espanaye no traces where here seen; but an unusual quantity of soot being observed in the fireplace, a search was made in the chimney, and (horrible to relate!) the corpse of the daughter, head downward, was dragged therefrom.”
Fourteen classic tales by the grand master of mystery and horror.
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