THE CHILD WHO LOVED A GRAVE

by Fitz-James O'Brien. Originally Published in Harper's April, 1861. A solitary young boy finds himself strangely drawn to one particular grave in the local cemetery! Far away in the deep heart of a lonely country there was an old solitary churchyard. People were no longer buried there, for it had fulfilled its mission long, long ago, and its rank grass now fed a few vagrant goats that clambered over its ruined wall and roamed through the sad wilderness of graves. It was bordered all round with willows and gloomy cypresses; and the rusty iron gate, seldom if ever opened, shrieked when the Continue reading