Witching Hill

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Witching Hill  (1913) 
by E. W. Hornung
[New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. Illustrated by F. C. Yohn]. The tales are what the editors of the cheap magazines call "top-notchers," in their kind.—The Nation, 13 May 1913. (full review on the Discussion page)

A collection of short stories, first serialized in Scribner's Magazine from February to September 1912. The stories revolve around the apparently supernatural happenings that occur on the housing estate of Witching Hill, and the combined efforts of the estate's clerk, Gillon, and a resident, Delavoye, to manage them. [Wikipedia]

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WITCHING HILL

BOOKS BY E. W. HORNUNG
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons

The Raffles Series


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I drove Delavoye before me through the window he had just opened

WITCHING HILL



BY

E. W. HORNUNG

ILLUSTRATED BY
F. C. YOHN



CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
NEW YORK :::::::::::::::: 1913

Copyright, 1913, by
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS


Published February, 1913

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CONTENTS

ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. I drove Delavoye before me through the window he had just opened Frontispiece
  2. Facing Page
  3. He was less excited than I expected on hearing my experience 18
  4. It was the madness of utter ecstasy 34
  5. "In that case you won't start a scandal" 48
  6. "The man you want has been here all the time" 68
  7. "Good Lord!" cried Delavoye. "That's the very ring we saw last night!" 94
  8. "It's all I'm fit for, death!" groaned Guy Berridge, trying to tug the fierce moustache out of his mild face 98
  9. With one hand he caught the offending urchin, and in the other I was horrified to see his stick, a heavy blackthorn, held in murderous poise 106
  10. I even saw him with his thin arms locked round the neck of the young nurse 166
  11. "I've saved your boy for you. Do you mind letting me go?" 172
  12. Even as it was I went down on all-fours 196
  13. That same second my arms were round him 204

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1921, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.