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A Gothic Gorror Novel Opening

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Sam Errington The Spare Room It all began when my rich Uncle Robert passed away last year. He lived out in the country somewhere, in some big mansion up in the hills, I had been called there by the butler, and he said it was urgent. I took the train to the nearest station, but then I had to walk for a while, and it was a hilly area, and there were only small roads to get around so it was a long time before I arrived at the mansion. There was an eerie feel about the place, and a large iron gate was stood before the wild untamed garden in which a tall thin man in a bowler hat stood. He walked forward towards the gate and greeted me. "I am Bertie, the butler," he said. "I take it you are Master Langdon, sir." "Yes I am," I replied. He removed a large bras key from his pocket, and placed it in the lock on the gate. He opened it and said in a welcoming voice, "Please, come in sir." ...read more.


Oh, well that is the case then now I understand." "Well now you have a choice: do you wish to live here, or are you going to return home and live with your parents?" "I think I will stay here and sleep on the matter." "Very well, sir. Now, can I help you with your bags up to the master bedroom?" *** After finishing unpacking we went downstairs and he introduced me to the rest of the house staff. Standing facing me were two women. The first was a short scrawny old woman, whom many would describe upon looking as a witch. The second, was more of a rounded figure, average height and wore dirty clothes as opposed to the other, who was wearing grey. You could tell the first was the maid and the second the cook just by looking at them. They both had something peculiar about them though, which made me have doubts about them, and they appeared rather pale, almost ghostly. ...read more.


I would have gone straight in there, but I was tired, so I went into my bedroom and got ready for bed. I couldn't sleep that night. I had this spare room on my mind the whole time. I knew there wouldn't be any ghosts or mind possessing monsters of anything in there, so I decided the only way I would be able to sleep is if I got it out of my system and went and investigated. I picked up the candle on my bedside, and held it near the door handle so I could see what I was doing. As I walked down the corridor, I looked at some of the paintings of the previous owners of the house. I noticed they were all looking at the door of the spare bedroom, as if they were watching out for something. I was trying to be as quiet as possible so not to wake the house staff, but I couldn't help the creaking floorboards as I got closer to the door. I placed the flame in my candlestick near the door handle, and I opened the door. I lit a candle inside, and that's when I saw them... ...read more.

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