The Howling Man

By Charles Beaumont

The definitive number of stories through the award-winning horror author comprises such classics as "The Hunger," "Miss Genibelle," and "Free Dirt," and lines introductions through Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Roger Corman, and others. Reprint.

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Grunin--Grunger--" Kroner smiled; he made a megaphone of his arms. "Gruninger--Bartold Gruninger? " A small guy with a mustache known as out excitedly, "Ja, ja! ... s'war schwer den Friedhof zu finden," "All correct. that is all we would have liked to understand, no matter if you used to be the following or not," Kroner studied the pages rigorously. Then he reached into the pocket of his overalls and withdrew a stub of pencil and positioned the top in his mouth. "Now, earlier than we begin off," he stated to the gang, "I wish you to understand is there anyone right here that is bought a query or something to invite? " He appeared over the group of silent faces. "Anybody do not know who i'm? No? " Then got here one other wind, mountain-scattered and quick: it billowed clothes, set damp hair relocating; it driven over pewter vases, and smashed lifeless roses and hydrangeas to swirling dirt opposed to the gritty tombstones. Its fresh rain scent used to be long past now, notwithstanding, for it had omitted the fields with the odors of rotting existence. Kroner made a cost mark within the workstation, "Anderson," he shouted. "Edward L. " a guy in overalls like Kroner's improved. "Andy, you coated Skagit valley, Snohomish and King counties, in addition to Seattle and the remainder? " "Yes, sir. " "What you were given to file? " "They're all dead," Anderson acknowledged. "You seemed all over the place? You used to be genuine cautious? " "Yes, sir. Ain't not anyone alive within the entire nation. " Kroner nodded and made one other fee mark. "That's all, Andy. subsequent: Avakian, Katina. " a lady in a wool skirt and grey shirt walked up from the again, waving her hands. She began to communicate. Kroner tapped his stick. "Listen the following for a moment, folks," he stated. "For those who have no idea the way to speak English, you recognize what this can be all about--so while I ask my query, you nod up-and-down for definite (like this) and sideways (like this) for no. Makes it much more uncomplicated for these folks as do not consider too reliable. okay? " there have been murmurings and whispered consultations and for a short while the backyard was once choked with noise. the lady referred to as Avakian stored nodding. "Fine," Kroner acknowledged. "Now, omit Avakian. You coated what? Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria. Did you--find--an-ybody a-live? " the girl stopped nodding. "No," she acknowledged. "No, no. " Kroner checked the identify. "Let's see the following, Boleslavsky, Peter. you could pass on again now, leave out Avakian. " a guy in vibrant urban outfits walked promptly to the tree clearing. "Yes, sir," he acknowledged. "What have you ever obtained for us? " the fellow shrugged. "Well, I let you know; I went over long island with a fine-tooth comb. Then I hit Brooklyn and Jersey. Nothin', guy. Nothin' nowhere. " "He is right," a dark-faced lady acknowledged in a tremulous voice. "I was once there too. basically the lifeless within the streets, everywhere, all around the urban; within the autos I seemed even, within the workplaces. in every single place is humans useless. " "Chavez, Pietro. Baja California. " "All lifeless, senor chief," "Ciodo, Ruggiero. Capri. " the fellow from Capri shook his head violently. "Denman, Charlotte. Southern usa. " "Dead as doornails . . . " "Elgar, Davis S . . . " "Ferrazio, Ignatz . . . " "Goldfarb, Bernard . . . " "Halpern . . .

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