The soothing voice of reason cannot always triumph over darkness. The stories in this anthology, compiled by Ruskin Bond, draw the reader into a powerful world of imagination and terror. They include the mystery of an astonishing ghost, the horror behind a perfectly executed murder, adventures in the depths of cold and stormy nights, and the fearful wrath of the dead.
CARNIVAL OF TERROR
And just as I was in the act of tightening the last strap there came from the hall a low, evil chuckle, followed by the sound of stealthy movement….I was in the middle of the floor, facing the door, with my blood turning to ice. Through the chink between the door hinges I saw a shadow pass; then the door creaked a little, slowly began to open, and round it there came –the coat.
About the Author
One of India’s finest and most popular storytellers, Ruskin Bond is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. These include The Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, Time Stops at Shamli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award), Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie, and A Little Night Music. He has also, over the years, expertly compiled and edited a number of anthologies.He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Delhi Government’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012
IN DARK CARNIVAL OF TERROR 2-IN-1
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