Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tales: Silence - A Fable

(originally published as “Siope – A Fable” 1838 in Baltimore Book)

A Demon recounts coming across a man sitting on a rock. The man was looking out at the world, deep in contemplation, tired of life and “longing after solitude”. The Demon tried to upset the man with storms and chaos of all sorts, but failed. When the Demon cast a spell of silence over the land, however…

Summary written by Taylor Colegrove, May 2011. Title links to the full text of the story as it appeared in Broadway Journal in 1845.

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