Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
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Halloween Countdown, Day 9

If you'd like more Halloween countdowns in your life, be sure to check out those by the wonderful agameofthree, sueworld2003, and vivien529.


John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe? Here's the new trailer for the forthcoming (March 2012) film The Raven. What do you think?




Text of the Day: Today's reading is a the short story "The Leather Funnel" by the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930).

Excerpt: My friend, Lionel Dacre, lived in the Avenue de Wagram, Paris. His house was that small one, with the iron railings and grass plot in front of it, on the left-hand side as you pass down from the Arc de Triomphe. I fancy that it had been there long before the avenue was constructed, for the grey tiles were stained with lichens, and the walls were mildewed and discoloured with age. It looked a small house from the street, five windows in front, if I remember right, but it deepened into a single long chamber at the back. It was here that Dacre had that singular library of occult literature, and the fantastic curiosities which served as a hobby for himself, and an amusement for his friends. A wealthy man of refined and eccentric tastes, he had spent much of his life and fortune in gathering together what was said to be a unique private collection of Talmudic, cabalistic, and magical works, many of them of great rarity and value. His tastes leaned toward the marvellous and the monstrous, and I have heard that his experiments in the direction of the unknown have passed all the bounds of civilization and of decorum.

Read the complete story.

Download an unabridged narration from Librivox.org.
Tags: film, halloween, poe
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