By Jack Williamson
Who's the kid of the evening? that is what small-town suggested Will Barbee needs to discover. Inexorably drawn into investigating a rash of grisly deaths, he quickly unearths himself embroiled in anything a ways past mortal understanding.Doggedly pursuing his investigations, he meets the mysterious and seductive April Bell and begins having tense, tantalizing desires during which he does bad things--things which are stranger and wilder than his worst nightmares. then his neighbors being death one after the other and he slowly realizes that an unspeakable evil has been unleashed.As Barbee's global crumbles round him in a dizzying snowfall of insanity, the intoxicating, risky April pushes Barbee ever towards the reply to the query "Who is the kid of Night?"When Barbee unearths out, he will want he'd by no means been born.
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Remember, gentlemen," he wheezed laboriously, "this is no whim of the moment. I first suspected the frightful facts thirty years ago—when a shocking incident made me see that all the work of Freud, with his revealing new psychology of the unconscious, was merely a penetrating description of the minds and behavior of men, not really an explanation of the evil we see. "I was then a practicing psychiatrist, out at Glenn-haven. I gave up my medical career—because the truth I suspected made a mockery of all I had been taught and a cruel sham out of my efforts to aid the mentally ill.
She was a brilliant girl and she must have been beautiful then. " Watching the blind woman again, the girl listened silently. "She went to Mondrick's classes and became an able ethnologist herself," Barbee went on. "She used to go with him on all his expeditions until she lost her sight. Since, for the last twenty years or so, she has lived very quietly here in Clarendon. She has her music, and a few close friends. I don't think she takes any more part in her husband's researches. " "Tell me about it," the girl commanded.
They're the oldest friends I have. We were all freshmen together at the university, while Mondrick still was teaching there. Sam and I boarded two years at Mondrick's house, and afterwards the four of us were all suitemates in Trojan Hall on the campus. We all took Mondrick's courses, and—well— you see—" Barbee stammered, and halted awkwardly. An old pain awakened, throbbing at his throat. "Go on," whispered April Bell, and the quick flash of her sympathetic smile made him resume. "Mondrick was already gathering his disciples, you see.
Darker Than You Think (Fantasy Masterworks) by Jack Williamson