Darkness

By John Saul

Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little city on the fringe of an enormous, eerie swamp. faraway from prying eyes. faraway from the legislation of civilization. right here parents reside by way of their very own principles -- darkish rites of altars and babies, candles and blood.

Years in the past the Andersons left city with a dream. Now they're again. To dwell out a nightmare. anything has been looking forward to them. whatever unspeakably evil. It feeds at the younger and the blameless. and shortly it is going to draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace....

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I’ll see. ” a couple of hours later, while he ultimately dropped her off on the similar position he’d met her that morning, he nonetheless hadn’t made up his brain. “Dad? ” Craig Sheffield appeared up at his son, his brows arching in an exaggerated expression of shock. “The Sphinx speaks,” he stated. Michael flushed, and Craig instantly regretted his teasing tone. “Well, you haven’t precisely been talkative this night. ” “Usually he talks too much,” Jenny piped up from her chair contrary Michael’s. “I hardly get to speak in any respect. And all he ever talks approximately are these dumb animals he unearths within the swamp. ” She appeared her brother with all of the scorn she may perhaps muster. “Sometime you’re going to move in the market and a tremendous snake’s going to devour you all up! ” “Jenny! ” Barbara did her top to glare at her daughter, yet wound up guffawing as an alternative on the little girl’s seen pride at her imagined destiny for her brother. Jenny, taking the laughter as a victory for herself, caught out her tongue at Michael, who pointedly overlooked her. “Do you recognize Mr. Anderson’s granddaughter? ” earlier than Craig may possibly answer, Jenny piped up back, chanting: “Michael’s acquired a female friend, Michael’s obtained a female friend. ” This time her brother glared at her. “Can’t an individual ask an easy query round right here with out you creating a jackass of your self? ” immediately, Jenny’s eyes grew to become stormy. “You take that again! ” she demanded. “Mommy, inform Michael he’s now not purported to name me names! ” Barbara groaned, leaning again in her chair and placing her serviette at the desk. “Enough,” she acknowledged. “If you tease him, you want to count on him to tease you again. ” Jenny opened her mouth, able to push the argument extra, yet Barbara held up a caution hand. “I acknowledged that’s sufficient, Jenny. a good way to remain on the desk, you may be well mannered and end your dinner. ” sooner than Jenny may well answer, she became to Michael. “Now what’s this approximately Kelly Anderson? ” “She came over today,” he hedged, finding out it wasn’t relatively a lie. in any case, she’d been jogging towards the journey headquarters while she chanced on him by way of the trench. If she’d saved jogging, and he’d nonetheless been at paintings, he most likely may have met her besides. “Well, avoid her,” Michael heard his father say, his voice sharp. Startled, Michael grew to become. His father used to be frowning deeply. “Stay clear of her? ” Michael echoed. “How come? ” “Now, Craig, you’re no longer being fair—” Barbara started, yet her husband didn’t permit her end. “The woman attempted to kill herself, Barb. She—” “Craig, please! ” Barbara broke in, glancing pointedly towards Jenny, who used to be observing her father eagerly. Craig hesitated, then grinned crookedly at his daughter. “Looks like you’re approximately performed together with your dinner. Why don’t you cross on in and watch tv? ” “I are looking to hear,” Jenny objected. “And I don’t wish you to,” Barbara stated firmly. Jenny glanced from one father or mother to a different, and discovered there will be no attraction. “Well, it’s now not fair,” she complained, relocating sulkily towards the door. “When I’m a grown-up, I’m going to allow young ones pay attention every thing! ” She slammed the door at the manner out, yet neither of her mom and dad answered.

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