by Arnold Smith. . from London Mercury, #104 June 1928. Touching a Church fresco depicting the horrors of Hell has a strange effect on schoolmaster Jones! Mr Jones was an elementary schoolmaster and a bachelor of shy, retiring disposition. An early disappointment in love was responsible for a lonely existence which custom had made natural to him. At the time of his extraordinary adventure he had become so accustomed to the pleasures of solitude that he preferred to take even his Saturday afternoon walks - his sole recreation - without a companion. This accounts for the fact that he was alone Continue reading