THE SAND-MAN

by Ernst T. W. Hoffman . from The Night Pieces, January 1817. A young man is haunted by the nightmarish visage of the Sand-Man. NATHANAEL TO LOTHAlR I KNOW you are all very uneasy because I have not written for such a long, long time. Mother, to be sure, is angry, and Clara, I dare say, believes I am living here in riot and revelry, and quite forgetting my sweet angel, whose image is so deeply engraved upon my heart and mind. But that is not so; daily and hourly do I think of you all, and my lovely Clara's form comes to gladden me in my dreams, and smiles upon me with her bright eyes, as Continue reading