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…(he) turned on his heel to face the echoing desolation of his bungalow, and the first thing he saw standing in the verandah was the figure of himself … It slid through the house and dissolved into swimming specks within the eyeball as soon as it reached the burning light of the garden …

  

This is from “At the End of the Passage”, in Life’s Handicap.

A young assistant engineer, at a remote Indian station in the hot season, is at the end of his tether through heat and overwork. He does not dare let himself sleep for fear of the terrifying nightmares that assail him. Later in the tale he dies – of terror.


   

   

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