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The Wendigo
     

The Wendigo

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by Algernon Blackwood
 

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Défago, shuffling where he sat, had moved in such a way that for the first time his legs were in full light and his feet were visible. Yet Simpson had no time, himself, to see properly what Hank had seen. And Hank has never seen fit to tell. That same instant, with a leap like that of a frightened tiger, Cathcart was upon him, bundling the folds of blanket

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Défago, shuffling where he sat, had moved in such a way that for the first time his legs were in full light and his feet were visible. Yet Simpson had no time, himself, to see properly what Hank had seen. And Hank has never seen fit to tell. That same instant, with a leap like that of a frightened tiger, Cathcart was upon him, bundling the folds of blanket about his legs with such speed that the young student caught little more than a passing glimpse of something dark and oddly massed where moccasined feet ought to have been, and saw even that but with uncertain vision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105813931
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
766,766
File size:
363 KB

Meet the Author

Algernon Henry Blackwood, CBE (14 March 1869 - 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. S. T. Joshi has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's" and that his short story collection Incredible Adventures (1914) "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century".

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The Wendigo (Dodo Press) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
seldombites More than 1 year ago
The Wendigo is creepy in a way only Victorian stories can be. It is a short story, but an intense one. It did not take me long to read this story but it stayed in my head long after I finished, leaving me with a vague sense of unease and dread for the remainder of the night. I will be keeping this book in my collection and I recommend that horror fans read it if they can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was well written, detailed, and interesting. I definitely enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It's only 129 pages so it is a fairly quick read. Good for anyone that likes the style of classic novels, especially gothic horror.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flowery language
favazz More than 1 year ago
Chilling tale based on Native American monster inhabiting the deep north woods. This edition is well done, with few if any typos and bad breaks to annoy the discriminating reader.
james44 More than 1 year ago
"The Wendigo" is widely regarded as one of Blackwoods best stories and is among the best and scariest stories ever written. "A Psychical Invasion", also by Blackwood, comes a close second. Anyone who has ever been out in the woods alone, particularly at night, will instantly be transported to that time and place by "The Wendigo". This one is not to be read before bedtime. All of Blackwood's stories, including the less scary or supernatural ones, are the best in English literature. The writing is exquisitely beautiful yet easy to read, evoking images and moods like nothing else I have ever read. If you've never read Algernon Blackwood, you have missed out on a profound and intense experience.
Benjamin_Sobieck More than 1 year ago
Hunters head into woods. Hunters feel evil presence. Mythical creature snatches up hunter. It's a pretty basic plot as far as campfire horror tales go. But in the hands of a modern horror great, the psychology of the yarn morphs into something completely different. Sometimes it's in a good way, as with the terror that builds with each chapter. Other times, not so much, as with the climax that never quite takes off with the horrific jet fuel of the early parts. It's a classic, though, and is best read right before a trip into the great outdoors.
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