Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist, and short story writer, best known for his evocative and beautifully narrated ghost stories.
The Bath Chair is a sinister tale of Alice Farraday who harbours an obsessive hatred of her selfish brother Edmund. Alice is a believer in occult powers, and she well knows that a hatred, nurtured and fed, will take on a life of its own and bring about disaster for its object.
She herself will not have to lift a finger to harm her brother. She must merely be patient and continue to hate. And indeed, before long Edmund begins to see a stranger with a limp wherever he goes. At first he is unable to get a clear view of the strange man... but when finally he sees him close up, the man's face fills him with terror, as he realizes the ghastly significance of the apparition.
Chapter 1Duración: 21min
Chapter 2Duración: 17min