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4th Shot of Shock: An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I read An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street  by J. Sheridan Le Fanu as part of the 31 Shots of Shock.Every day of the month of October, I will be posting review of one horror short Story! This challenge is hosted by Rob @RobAroundBooks. You can join any day you want.

In An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 2 cousins, Tom and Dick, move into an old mansion, bought by Tom’s father, Uncle Ludlow, so as to be near there colleges and places of amusements. This old house was once owned by an old judge, who ended his life by hanging himself with a child’s skipping-rope. What happens when the duo move in and how Tom’s unbelief in ghosts is wiped out for the whole of his life, is for you to find out.

One of the most remarkable phenomena connected with the practice of mendacity is the vast number of deliberate lies we tell ourselves, whom, of all persons, we can least expect to deceive.

I had difficulty with the language, it was at one point becoming tiresome to go back and re read the lines to get the meaning fully, but when you really start understanding in one go, the tale is good. If I had read it in the night, I would definitely had horrible dreams. The last line rightly gives words to my thoughts…

I have now told you my own and Tom’s adventures, together with some valuable collateral particulars; and having acquitted myself of my engagement, I wish you a very good night, and pleasant dreams.

Rob @ RobAroundBooks Review
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