Books: Vampires & Victorians

NOVELS OF MYSTERY FROM THE VICTORIAN AGE (678 pp.)— Edited by Maurice Richardson—Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($3.95).

I saw a large black object . . . crawl . . . over the foot of the bed, and swiftly spread itself up to [my daughter's] throat, where it swelled, in a moment, into a great palpitating mass. . . .

I sprang forward, with my sword in my hand. The black creature suddenly contracted toward the foot of the bed . . . and [fixed me) with a glare of skulking ferocity and horror. ... I struck . ....

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