Books: A Vial of the Apocalypse

DESCENT INTO HELL (248 pp.)—Charles Williams—Pellegrini & Cudahy ($2.75).

"There was, at that part of the cemetery wall, a lean-to erection of boards, a kind of narrow shelter, almost a man's height, and having a rough swinging door at the nearer end. It had been there before anyone could remember, and it stayed there because no one could remember to have it taken away. It was very old and very weather-stained.

It was almost a toolshed, but then the necessary tools were, more conveniently, kept elsewhere. Everyone supposed that someone else used it."


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