The October Country

By Ray Bradbury

Haunting, harrowing, and downright scary, this vintage assortment from the trendy grasp of the glorious features:
THE SMALL murderer: a good, fit child boy used to be the hot mother's dream come actual -- or her nightmare . . .
THE EMISSARY: the trustworthy puppy used to be the in poor health boy's in simple terms connectioin with the area outdoors -- and past . . .
THE significant demise OF DUDLEY STONE: a so much striking case of homicide -- the deceased used to be delighted!
And extra!

Show description

Preview of The October Country PDF

Best Anthology books

Delicate Prey: And Other Stories

Exemplary storles that show the blzarre, the dlsturblng, the perllous, and the wlse ln different clvlllzatlons -- from one in every of Amerlca's such a lot lmportant wrlters of the twentleth century.

The Keillor Reader: Looking Back at Forty Years of Stories: Where Did They All Come From?

Tales, monologues, and essays by means of Garrison Keillor, founder and host of A Prairie domestic CompanionThe first retrospective from ny Times–bestselling writer Garrison Keillor celebrates the humor and knowledge of this grasp storyteller. With an creation and headnotes via the writer, besides accompanying pictures and memorabilia, The Keillor Reader brings jointly a whole variety of Keillor’s paintings.

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales

The simplest writers of our new release retell vintage stories. From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The desktop Stops," literature is stuffed with attractive, lethal, and downright twisted stories. during this assortment, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favourite vintage tales, those that experience encouraged, awed, and enraged them, those that experience develop into ingrained in smooth tradition, and those which were too lengthy ignored.

Enthralled

They've got the facility to carry you spellbound, to captivate your senses, and to maintain you perpetually of their keep an eye on. eternally enthralled. ..

#1 long island instances bestselling writer Lora Leigh returns to her sensual international of the Breeds. .. as one obdurate Breed meets her fit, and will now not deny her mate—or the fierce wants of her personal heart.

New York instances bestselling writer Alyssa Day introduces the League of the Black Swan. .. and the harmful online game one lady performs while her family's curse dooms her to kill the guy she loves.

New York instances bestselling writer Meljean Brook gives you a brand new tale in her steampunk international of the Iron Seas. .. as a guy who's misplaced every thing returns domestic to discover that not just is his marriage in jeopardy, yet he needs to now struggle air pirates who intend to thieve his one last treasure—his wife.

And Lucy Monroe, nationwide bestselling writer of the kids of the Moon novels. .. unleashes the feral passions of a werewolf at the physique, brain, and soul of his prey, his lover, his lifemate.

Extra resources for The October Country

Show sample text content

Yet a child is so new, so amoral, so conscience-free. ” She stopped. Her palms dropped from him and he or she became rapidly. “That noise? What was once it? ” Leiber appeared round the room. “I didn’t hear—” She stared on the library door. “In there,” she acknowledged, slowly. Leiber crossed the room, opened the door and switched the library lighting fixtures off and on. “Not a specific thing. ” He got here again to her. “You’re tired. To mattress with you—right now. ” Turning out the lighting jointly, they walked slowly up the soundless corridor stairs, no longer talking. on the best she apologized. “My wild speak, darling. Forgive me. I’m exhausted. ” He understood, and stated so. She paused, not sure, by means of the nursery door. Then she fingered the brass knob sharply, walked in. He watched her method the crib a lot too rigorously, glance down, and stiffen as though she’d been struck within the face. “David! ” Leiber progressed, reached the crib. The baby’s face was once vibrant crimson and extremely wet; his small purple mouth opened and close, opened and close; his eyes have been a fiery blue. His arms leapt approximately at the air. “Oh,” acknowledged Dave, “he’s simply been crying. ” “Has he? ” Alice Leiber seized the crib-railing to stability herself. “I didn’t listen him. ” “The door used to be closed. ” “Is that why he breathes so tough, why his face is crimson? ” “Sure. bad little man. Crying on their lonesome at the hours of darkness. He can sleep in our room this night, simply in case he cries. ” “You’ll smash him,” his spouse stated. Leiber felt her eyes stick with as he rolled the crib into their bed room. He undressed silently, sat at the fringe of the mattress. all of sudden he lifted his head, swore less than his breath, snapped his arms. “Damn it! Forgot to inform you. i have to fly to Chicago Friday. ” “Oh, David. ” Her voice was once misplaced within the room. “I’ve positioned this journey off for 2 months, and now it’s so severe I simply need to cross. ” “I’m afraid to be by myself. ” “We’ll have the recent cook dinner via Friday. She’ll be right here forever. I’ll in simple terms be long past a couple of days. ” “I’m afraid. I don’t comprehend of what. You wouldn’t think me if I advised you. i suppose I’m loopy. ” He used to be in mattress now. She darkened the room; he heard her stroll round the mattress, throw again the canopy, slide in. He smelled the nice and cozy woman-smell of her subsequent to him. He acknowledged, “If you will have me to attend a couple of days, possibly I could—” “No,” she stated, unconvinced. “You cross. i do know it’s vital. It’s simply that I preserve considering what I informed you. legislation and love and safety. Love protects you from me. yet, the baby—” She took a breath. “What protects you from him, David? ” earlier than he may resolution, prior to he may perhaps inform her how foolish it used to be, talking of babies, she switched at the mattress mild, by surprise. “Look,” she acknowledged, pointing. the newborn lay wide-awake in its crib, staring directly at him, with deep, sharp blue eyes. The lighting went out back. She trembled opposed to him. “It’s now not great being fearful of the item you birthed. ” Her whisper reduced, grew to become harsh, fierce, quick. “He attempted to kill me! He lies there, listens to us speaking, awaiting you to leave so he can attempt to kill me back! I swear it! ” Sobs broke from her. “Please,” he saved asserting, soothing her.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 18 votes