This is a story from the "Great Ghost Stories" collection.
A spine-tingling collection of classic ghost stories - a perfect way to pass those long winter nights! This set contains "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant, "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki, "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling, "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James and "The Furnished Room" by O. Henry.
Narrator Dermot Kerrigan paces this ghost story with deliberate speed, maintaining a feeling of mystery and mounting dread throughout. Stephen, a young orphan, is sent to live at a remote country estate belonging to a relative, an alchemist obsessed with immortality. Stephen begins to have dreams of a young girl and a young boy with missing hearts, and discovers that things may be more sinister than he believed. Kerrigan performs frightening scenes with a dark relish, creating unforgettable images with his descriptions.
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