WOOD OF THE DEAD

by Algernon Blackwood. Originally Published in The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories, 1906. The living should not fear the Wood of the Dead --- or should they? One summer, in my wanderings with a knapsack, I was at luncheon in the room of a wayside inn in the western country, when the door opened and there entered an old rustic, who crossed close to my end of the table and sat himself down very quietly in the seat by the bow window. We exchanged glances, or, properly speaking, nods, for at the moment I did not actually raise my eyes to his face, so concerned was I with the important Continue reading