It so fell that one dark evening in the month of June I was belated in the Bernese Oberland. Dusk overtook me toiling along the great Chamounix Road, and in the heart of a most desolate gorge, whose towering snow-flung walls seemed -- as the day sucked inwards to a point secret as a leech's mouth -- to close about me like a monstrous amphitheater of ghosts. . . .Bernard Edward J. Capes is generally remembered as a writer of eerie fiction, and, as you can see, he had a feel for the form. Included in this volume of his short fiction are "The Moon Stricken," "Jack and Jill," "The Vanishing House," "Dark Dignum," "William Tyrwhitt's 'Copy, '" "A Lazy Romance," "Black Venn," "An Eddy on the Floor," "Dinah's Mammoth," "The Black Reaper," and "A Voice from the Pit."