Review. This story is really an impressionistic look at
. You can feel the cold in you. Three beautiful children, one of whom is a boy, Morton. Because the boy is so beautiful, his sisters cannot get married because they can find no one as handsome he is. Denmark
However, on the eve of his marriage, he jilts his bride and lives the life of a pirate. He has many brides. But his sisters will not marry no matter, how many suitors they have. They are fascinated by their brother’s good looks. Finally Morton is hanged as a pirate.
But Morton comes back and they have a “Supper at
Elsinore.” They reminisce until the clock strikes 12. That’s all there is. The story is 50 pages long, beautifully written. There is just not much substance to it other than the description of . Reminds of the poems of Keats. Denmark
Famous Ghost Stories. Ed. Bennett Cerf.
: The Modern Library, Random House, Inc., 1944. New York
Note: That’s the end of the famous ghost stories.