The dagger in its wicked curves seemed now a creature of some outlandish
fantasy—a snake with a beaked head, a thing of nightmare, in some new way
dominant, overruling the centre of his perceptions. The rest of the room grew
dim, but the red stone glowed with a fuller light…’
Most of us have heard stories about haunted houses. Some brave souls might also have visited
one. Gloomy interiors, rickety staircases, dusty mirrors and moth-eaten furniture with cobwebs
all around—apart from these, there’s hardly anything ‘haunted’ about these houses. Many people
pooh-pooh the existence of actual ghosts, not realizing that the supernatural is way beyond our
grasp. This is what happens with Attwater, who, disbelieving of spirits, rents a haunted room and
finds out to his horror what games dark forces play!
Hair-raising stories from famous masters of horror-writing are brought together in this anthology
by your favourite author and ghost-hunter, Ruskin Bond.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t you want to know what’s lurking around the corner?
The Thing In The Upper Room
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Ruskin Bond is one of India’s best-loved writers, who has written over 500 short stories, essays and novellas and more than forty books for children. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992, the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014.