This is Susan Hill at her best, telling characteristically flesh-creeping and startling tales of thwarted ambition, terrifying revenge and supernatural stirrings that will leave readers wide-awake long into the night.
Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: Profile Books
From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the evil otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the author of The Woman in Black. In the title story, on a murky evening in a warmly lit club off St James, a bishop listens closely as a paranormal detective recounts his most memorable case, one whose horrifying denouement took place in that very building. In 'The Front Room', a devoutly Christian mother tries to protect her children from the evil influence of their grandmother, both when she is alive and when she is dead. A lonely boy finds a friend in 'Boy Number 21', but years later he is forced to question the nature of that friendship, and to ask whether ghosts can perish in fires. This is Susan Hill at her best, telling characteristically flesh-creeping and startling tales of thwarted ambition, terrifying revenge and supernatural stirrings that will leave readers wide-awake long into the night.
IF Y O U A. R. E. To SLEEP ON THE ROAD, THE Earlier you arrive, and the
Earlier after your arrival you apply, the better the chance you have of getting a
Good Bed: this done, order your Luggage to your Room:—A Travelling Bag, or a “
IF YOU ARE TO SLEEP ON THE ROAD , The Earlier you arrive , and the Earlier
after your arrival you apply , the better the chance you have of getting a Good
Bed : this done , order your Luggage to your Room : - A Travelling Bag , or a “
After the evening bell is struck, no travelling monks are admitted. 2. Do not ask for
a second night's lodging however stormy and windy the day may be. In case of
sickness this rule is waved. 3. No dozing against the travelling bag is allowed.
Author: Daisetz T. Suzuki
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki's The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk invites you to step inside the mysterious world of the Zendo, where monks live their lives in simplicity. This is perhaps the best introduction to Zen and the life of the Zen monk. By means of a direct and succinct description of the training that a Zen Buddhist monk undergoes, Dr. Suzuki has given us the most precise picture possible of Zen in life. The forty-three illustrations give a unique value to the book. The artist, Zenchu Sato has depicted here the record of his own experiences in going through all the disciplinary measures pertaining to the life of Zen. As author, Dr. Suzuki said, "Zen ought to be studied not only in its theoretical aspects, as a unique product of the Oriental mind, but in its practical aspect as it is to be seen in the Zendo life. This is the chief motive for my writing this book."
Miranda feigned sleep and deafness, her foot jerking in a dream to jostle the
baby. “Move—yer—fut,” ... stop screaming. Jamie held her in one arm, searching
beneath the seat with her free hand for the travelling bag, then in the travelling ...
Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: Random House
‘A dazzling and savage first novel’ New York Times Angels tells the story of two born losers. Jamie has ditched her husband and is running away with her two baby girls. Bill is dreaming of making it big in a life of crime. They meet on a Greyhound bus and decide to team up. So begins a stunning, tragic odyssey through the dark underbelly of America – the bars, bus stations, mental wards and prisons that play host to Jamie and Bill as they find themselves trapped in a downward spiral though rape, alcohol, drugs and crime, to madness and death. From the author of Tree of Smoke, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction
On the rack in the railway carriage immediately opposite Clovis was a solidly
wrought travelling-bag, with a carefully written label, on which was inscribed, “
J. P. Huddle, The Warren, Tilfield, near Slowborough.” Immediately below the
rack sat ...
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Renowned for his witty dialogue and macabre humor, Saki skewered the pretensions of the Edwardian age. These short stories showcase his mastery of comic repartee, recounting the escapades of an irreverent socialite.
The fodder bag [of] four qabs, the shepherd's bag [of] five qabs, the travelling bag
[of] a seah, the goatskin of seven qabs – lo, these are susceptible to midras
uncleanness. But all of them which were damaged are clean, because [if the
Author: Jacob Neusner
The Halakhah embodies the complete Jewish Law, and contains commandments and guidelines for day-to-day living. The original commandments given by God to the Jewish people were enhanced by rabbis to offer a detailed framework to guide the lives of all Jews. In this complete, all-encompassing encyclopaedia of the Halakhah, the various laws are classified in such a way that a systematic and coherent structure is obtained. Each entry of the Halakhah is presented in a logical fashion. Where applicable, the original biblical wording is given, extended with literal abstracts from the Torah. Next, problems and questions that may arise from that law are stated and any additional information given. Finally, each entry gives comprehensive explanations and recommendations as to how these laws are to be observed in daily life where to be and where not to be, what to do and what not to do, what to say and what not to say. The Halakhah, or standard Jewish Law, combines the Mishnah (about 200 CE), the Tosefta (about 300 CE), and the two Talmuds (about 400, 600 CE for the Land of Israel and Babylon, respectively). Volumes I and II contain entries pertaining to the Jewish people in relationship to God. Volume III explains how the Jewish people can restore and maintain their society in accordance with the Torah as it is explained by the rabbis. In Volumes IV and V of this study, we take up the life of the Jewish household in their encounter with God. The Encyclopaedic account therefore moves from regulating relationships between Israel and God to establishing stable and equitable relationships among Israelites and finally to actually living the Halakhah.