Artist: Lou Rogers

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A case of the horrors: Back there in the grass by Gouverneur Morris 

....Now, isn't that curious? Neither love, money, nor insult will drag one of them a mile from the beach. They say that if you go 'back there in the grass' something awful will happen to you." 

"As what?" I asked. 

"The last man to try it," said Graves, "in the memory of the oldest inhabitant was a woman. When they found her she was all black and swollen—at least that's what they say. Something had bitten her just above the ankle." 

"Nonsense," I said, "there are no snakes in the whole Batengo group." 

"They didn't say it was a snake," said Graves. "They said the marks of the bite were like those that would be made by the teeth of a very little—child....

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