By Thomas D'Agostino
New England is wealthy in background and secret. a number of sleepy little cities and farming groups distinguish the region's scenic tranquility. yet now not in the past, New Englanders lived in worry of spectral ghouls believed to upward push from their graves and stopover at relatives within the evening to suck their lives away. even though the notice "vampire" was once by no means spoken, rankings of households disinterred household in the course of the eighteenth and 19th centuries looking for telltale indicators that one in every of them could be what's now often called the hot England vampire.
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Chillingworth, the medical man whom he intended to consult. Henry knew that at such a time he would be at home, which was the case, and he was soon closeted with the man of drugs. Henry begged his patient hearing, which being accorded, he related to him at full length what had happened, not omitting, to the best of his remembrance, any one particular. " "More than enough, I should say, my young friend. " "Not just now. " "I cannot be said to have one about it. " Chapter IV. THE MORNING. −− THE CONSULTATION.
It was within a very few minutes of midnight, the moon had climbed high in the heavens, and a night of such brightness and beauty had seldom shown itself for a long period of time. Flora slept, and in her chamber sat the two brothers and Mr. Marchdale, silently, for she had shown symptoms of restlessness, and they much feared to break the light slumber into which she had fallen. Occasionally they had conversed in whispers, which could not have the effect of rousing her, for the room, although smaller than the one she had before occupied, was still sufficiently spacious to enable them to get some distance from the bed.
There was no light needed, for the moon stood suspended in a cloudless sky, so that from the house being a detached one, and containing numerous windows, it was as light as day. Although the distance from one chamber to the other was only across the corridor, it was a greater space than these words might occupy, for the corridor was wide, neither was it directly across, but considerably slanting. However, it was certainly sufficiently close at hand for any sound of alarm from one chamber to reach the other without any difficulty.
A History of Vampires in New England by Thomas D'Agostino