Quiet Watering Places. No. II—Gwrysthlogwdd (Continued) [8/9]
Serial, Diary, Drollery
Spiritualism, Metaphysics, Ether, Crime
The narrator describes his experiences of waking early one morning. Likening the 'large round-hand scrawl' in his diary to 'Spirit characters', he dismisses 'Spirits' but begins to imagine 'Unsettled Existences on the confines of space, Beings neither altogether unearthly nor entirely ethereal, Incomprehensible Agencies capable of visiting us mortals even in our own rooms!'. On seeing the door to his room being opened, he momentarily refers this to the action of 'Nothing' and 'Spirits', and speculating that he might confront burglars, decides that he would rather meet spirits than burglars.
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