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Uncanny Tales


Book Overview: 

This is collection of uncanny stories complied and curated by Cyril Arthur Pearson. The stories are fine ghost and horror stories, with all the ingredients to make it work: night, ghosts, unexplained deaths, and locked rooms.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I did so, I felt a hand grasp mine for a moment.

Then there was the reception afterwards, and speech-making—the usual sort of thing.

Later Nancy and I drove off to the station.

We had not said good-bye to Bob, for he'd insisted on driving to the station with the luggage; said he was going to see the last of us there.

He was waiting for us in the yard when we reached it, and walked with us on to the platform.

We stood there chatting about one thing and another, when I noticed that Nancy was not talking much and seemed rather pale. I was just going to remark on it when we heard the whistle of the train. There is a sharp curve in the permanent way outside the station, so that a train is on you all of a sudden.

Suddenly to my horror I saw Nancy sway backwards towards the edge of the platform. I tried vainly to catch her as she reeled and fell—right in front of the oncoming train. I[30] sprang forward to . . . Read More