The Solicitor’s Story – Valerie Byron – 11500 words (Mystery / Thriller)
The year is 1909 - the place, a picturesque village in England. The narrator of the story, a local attorney, tells the tale of a man who purchased a haunted house, with the express purpose of frightening his wife to death so that he could live as he pleased with his young mistress.
The Solicitor's Story
Extract from some notes written by Victor Slater, solicitor, one evening in the summer of 1909.
I have just come back from another of those awful visits. Every time I go, I wonder what makes me do it; each time I make a firm resolve never to go again – always these resolutions are broken. Each time I come back nauseated, and the horror of the place has me in its grip. The following day – and tomorrow – I fear will be the same. I go over my recollection and ask myself what it is that holds such repugnance for me, and never is there a satisfactory answer.
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