The Lost and the Lurking Author:Manly Wade Wellman Silver John Novel. Book Club Edition — Country folk, especially backcountry folk, are like to be a mite suspicious of strangers. But to be a plain man with a civil manner and no highfalutin airs can count on a neighborly reception from simple, decent people, so when the natives of Wolver looked to be fixing to whale on Silver John, he reckoned ... more »maybe it wasn't the sleepy little hamlet it seemed. But then, if it was, he had no buisiness there anyhow.
The man who picked the guitar with the silver strings had seen some doings in this mountain country, and had a reputation with some almighty powerful souls, not all of them flesh and blood. So when the government got curious about the goings-on in Wolver, it wasn't so strange that they should have asked Silver John to se what he could see, nor at all peculiar that the wanderer had sholdered his pack and his guitar and hiked up the trace of a road to take a gander.« less