Absolute Evil by Julian Hawthorne (1846–1934)
Tuesday’s Tale of Terror November 8, 2016
Julian Hawthorne, an American Writer, was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne. He was well known for writing mystery fiction, essays, and travel books. Absolute Evil is one of his most famous short stories.
We have a spinster on summer vacation. A remote island. Rumors linger that the island is haunted. Haunted by what exactly? Follow the footprints and listen to the strange howlings.
“Every once in a while something peeped forth from the shadows of those eyes of his that made me jump—interiorly, of absolute evil; I was woman of the world enough to betray nothing. It was as if somebody I knew very well had suddenly peeped out at me from a window in a strange place, where that face was the last I should have expected to see.”
Do you believe people can be changed into beasts?
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