The Judge, flesh and robes, sits in it. While Malcolm stares paralyzed, the man dons a black cap, takes up the rope and fashions a hangman’s noose. Like a cat playing with a mouse, he tosses the noose repeatedly at Malcolm, who barely dodges each throw. The Judge’s baleful eyes hold his, freeze his will.
He wrenches himself free and sees that the other rats are streaming from their holes and leaping to the dangling end of the bell pull, one after the other, until their combined weight begins to sway the bell. Soon they will set it ringing, and draw help!
Malcolm Malcolmson is a mathematics student who seeks a quiet place to study for his examination. He chooses Benchurch, a sleepy market town where he has no acquaintances to distract him. Fate’s apparently guided him, for he’s able to lease a long-unoccupied Jacobean manse fortified by a massive brick wall, solitude enough for anyone. His landlady at the town inn, motherly Mrs. Witham, pales when she hears he’s taken the Judge’s House.
These stories will haunt us even if you are not a believer in ghosts. These stories are nerve cracking and spine chilling written by the masters like Bram Stocker, Arthur Conan Doyle, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, M R James, H G Wells and the like.
Bram Stockerinte Judgiyude Bhavanavum Mattu Bheekara Kathakalum is a collection of 12 spooky stories published in Malayalam by DC Books.