The Gorgon's Smile, Text, Ch.1 The Gorgon's Smile--Text Only, Ch. 1 Excerpt from Kes Allyntahl's Diary, former resident of Narrak Island. For the last twenty-one years, I had lived with my cat in a cabin near a dark forest.I liked the peace and remoteness of Narrak. This was in great contrast to Orrim, the main island where I grew up. It hardly had any peace and quiet. Nosey relatives and irksome acquaintances almost always surrounded me; not only that, Gerdin had to do things one way and according to signs and silly rules in books.So much was my hatred of my past life that I went as far as to rename myself and give away most of my worldly possessions.&
Doorway to Darkness--Text Only Doorway to Darkness:The First Story of Kes Allyntahl"They are everywhere, those creatures."--August Derleth, The House on Curwen Street "It was over his shoulder, and indistinctly, that he first a face: a little evil wedged-shaped face, looking at him from a hole. When he turned around and confronted it, the thing had vanished."--Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows On Narrak Island, which was the most northernmost of the Orrim Archipelago, lived a Gerdin. She was a small, very slender woman, about four feet in height, with a delicate brown face, golden feline eyes, and long silvery-white hair.
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