Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"The Man Who Went Too Far." EF Benson

One-minute review: Not one of the better ghost stories. People are afraid of the forest at night. Rumor that a huge mountain goat tears the fabric of the forest apart in its gambols.

Artist. Lives in the last cottage in the town, nearest the forest. In love with joy. In love with nature. One day, hears the pipes of Pan. Is sure that he is close to the revelation that he is one with nature. Friend predicts that when he has that revelation, he will experience the horror of nature. One evening, he is screaming with terror. When he is found, they see that he has goat hoofs all over his body.

Famous Ghost Stories. Ed. Bennett Cerf. New York: The Modern Library. Random House, inc. 1944.

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