Monday, November 9, 2009

"The Riddle." Walter De La Mare.

One-minute review: Seven children come to live with their aging grandmother. They were playful, inquisitive children. Their grandmother warned them to stay away from the large oaken chest with a lid that closed gently. One by one the children were drawn to the chest, lay down in it and disappeared, never to be seen again. And the grandmother sat in her bow window and climbed the stairs, now alone in the large house.

Comment: Whew!

75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World’s Literature.
Ed. Roger B. Goodman. New York: Bantam Books. 1961.

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