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Simpson, who was much longer in the limb, found that he could not compass even half the stretch by taking a running jump. The thought was not exactly the sort he welcomed.

Into the Woods: “The Wendigo” by Algernon Blackwood

He contributed little, though that little was illuminating. But then Cathcart, of Aberdeen, was interested in other things besides moose–amongst them the vagaries of the human mind.

On his face was no expression of any kind whatever–fear, welcome, or recognition. Blackeood make as wfndigo, or as little, probably, as you do yourself. On the surface this classic horror story by Algernon Blackwood revisits the sort of set-up that worked so well in The Willows. But what perplexed him even more, making him feel his vision had gone utterly awry, was that Defago’s stride increased in the same manner, and finally covered the same incredible distances.

Then sleep took him Si dice che nessun autore sia mai riuscito ad eguagliare la maestria con cui Blackwood immortala – con The Wendigo – la paurosa tensione tardo-vittoriana dell’uomo verso la Natura. That same instant, with a leap like that of a blackwoood tiger, Cathcart was upon him, bundling the folds of blanket about his legs with such speed that the young student caught little more than a passing glimpse of something dark and oddly massed where moccasined feet ought to have been, and saw even that but with uncertain vision.


The Wendigo

This site uses cookies. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The stride soon began to increase in length, till it finally assumed proportions that seemed absolutely impossible for any ordinary animal to have made. And now–that is, unless you kin save me an’ prevent–it’s ’bout time for–” His blacmwood and wfndigo voice was interrupted by a sound that was like the roar of wind coming across the lake.

Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a considerable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep up with these requirements. Books by Algernon Blackwood. Otherwise, two things he presently noticed, while forging pluckily ahead, must have sent him headlong back to the comparative safety of his tent, instead of only making his hands close more tightly upon the rifle stock, while his heart, trained for the Wee Kirk, sent a wordless prayer winging its way to heaven.

It calls to him in the night, and he, powerless to resist, runs out into the woods with the creature.

Feasting on flesh, a Wendigo would give off an odor of decay and corruption. II In the morning the camp was astir before wendgio sun. Simpson, for the first time, hesitated; then, ashamed of his alarm and indecision, took a few hurried steps ahead; the next instant stopped dead in his tracks.

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The shadow of an unknown horror, naked if unguessed, that had flashed for an instant in the face and gestures of the guide, had also communicated itself, vaguely and therefore more potently, to his companion.

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Guard your eyes and your feet well. The hours slipped towards midnight. The whole affair demanded a far more complicated elucidation, when he remembered the details of it all–the cry of terror, the amazing language, the grey face of horror when his nostrils first caught the new odor; that muffled sobbing in the darkness, and–for this, too, now came back to him dimly–the man’s original aversion for this particular bit of country For nothing could explain away the livid terror that had dropped over his face while he stood there sniffing wendlgo air.


Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation methods and addresses. I heered someone calling me. They would divide the territory between them.

There are a few things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works even without complying with the full terms of this agreement. The four men split up into two smaller parties, each outdoorsman taking one of the other men in search of moose. The blazing fire bent its flames as before a blast. Both tracks, he saw, had undergone a change, and this change, so far as it concerned the algerbon of the man, was in some undecipherable manner–appalling.

A quantity of gibberish about speed and height and fire mingled oddly with biblical memories of the classroom. Tears–in this vast and cruel wilderness: The student felt himself trembling a little, weakish in the knees. Open Preview See a Problem? Blackqood Blackwood was completely unknown to me until now.

Simpson, watching close behind him, says he got the impression of a mask that was on the verge of dropping off, and that underneath they would discover something black and diabolical, revealed in utter nakedness.

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He realized that he had let himself “go” rather badly. The sky seemed to grow suddenly much lighter. And this was what he did.