It was passed down from generation to generation. The legend of the Dark 'Un, the strange beast that roamed Pale Dove Mountain. The dark monster that no one had ever seen - at least not and lived to tell about it - except, so it was said, old Fletcher Brice who lived at the food of the mountain. No one really believed in the Dark 'Un. It was just a story to make a child's flesh crawl. Until Old Man Brice died. Now, the people of Tucker's Mill, Tennessee, would be forced to believe.