THE ANACONDA

by Matthew Gregory Lewis. Originally Published in Gothic Tales of Terror, 1972. They called us madmen for wishing to expose ourselves to the fury of the anaconda! 'The Lord in heaven forbid!' exclaimed the old man, while every limb was convulsed with horror, the blood forsook his cheeks, and he clasped his hands in agony; 'but the thing is impossible!' he resumed, after a few moments passed in reflection, 'absolutely impossible! What! Everard? a boy, whose childhood was passed under my own roof, under my very eye? whose manners are so mild, who was ever so gentle, so grateful, so kind; whose Continue reading