"Do you know that house?" I said, pointing to the residencia. The gaunt peasant, who had just told me he had much frequented these mountains in former years, looked at me darkly and crossed himself. "Too well," he said. "It was there that one of my comrades sold himself to Satan; the Virgin shield us from temptation! He has paid the price and is now burning in the reddest place in Hell!" He then spoke words that had the ring of prophecy, leaving me shaking with terror. Which way to turn I knew not. But fate decided for me: for while still hesitating I beheld the veiled figure of a woman drawing nearer up the pathway . . .
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About the Author
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers.
Date of Birth:November 13, 1850
Date of Death:December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Vailima, Samoa
Education:Edinburgh University, 1875