The House of a Thousand Lanterns Author:Victoria Holt That night I awakened startled. I sat up in bed and it was as though horror crawled over my skin. There was a faint light in the room which came from a crescent moon and the lantern was like a black creature hanging from the ceiling. — Then I knew what had awakened me. It was a movement at my door. The creak of a handle being slowly turned. I lea... more »ped from my bed and as I did so the door slowly opened.
In the gloom I made out a figure standing there. For a few seconds I thought that one of the ghosts of the House of a Thousand Lanterns had materialized...« less