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…as I put my foot down I felt an indescribable drawing sucking motion of the sand below. Another moment and my leg was swallowed up almost to the knee. In the moonlight the whole surface of the sand seemed to be shaken with devilish delight at my disappointment…

  

This is from “The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes”, in Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories.

On a moonlight ride, Morrowbie Jukes has fallen into a sand crater full of the ‘living dead’ , where those who have recovered unexpectedly from cholera are imprisoned. On one side are impassable walls of sand, on the other, quicksands…


   

   

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