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Scary Story

Halloween night is the perfect time to read a chilling tale of supernatural horror. Here’s one of my favorites: “The Willows,” a story written by Algernon Blackwood and published in 1907. H.P. Lovecraft wrote of it: “Here art and restraint in narrative reach their very highest development, and an impression of lasting poignancy is produced without a single strained passage or even a single false note.”

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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