THE HOUSE OF THE SPHINX

by Lord Dunsany. From The Book Of Wonder, June 1918. The servants are in a panic at the House of the Sphinx after a mighty deed has been done. When I came to the House of the Sphinx it was already dark. They made me eagerly welcome. And I, in spite of the deed, was glad of any shelter from that ominous wood. I saw at once that there had been a deed, although a cloak did all that a cloak may do to conceal it. The mere uneasiness of the welcome made me suspect that cloak. The Sphinx was moody and silent. I had not come to pry into the secrets of Eternity nor to investigate the Sphinx's private Continue reading