“The Uncommon Prayer-Book” (1925)

Creators

M. R. James (writer).

Extent

Read in 2017.

Commentary

Strange how the “youthful clerk” is named only after the police’s interview with him, where his lines are all elided. The undead avenger, quite a contrast from the rest of the story, is the most interesting part, and not very interesting at that: “two big spiders’ bodies in the holes” indeed.

References here: Ringu (1998).

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