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By Hugh B. Cave

Evil stirs within the center of paradise.

To plantation caretaker Peter Sheldon, St. Alban is a lush Caribbean jewel...but without notice, all isn't really what it seems.

A crime wave is sweeping the villages . . . and a mysterious eco-friendly fog is terrifying natives at the mountain paths. a bunch of youngsters has vanished whereas climbing close to Black Rock top. the dual of 1 lacking boy lies seething with fever within the village below-dreaming of a chilly, rainy hell jam-packed with bad eco-friendly light.

Ma Jarrett, clever within the methods of previous island magic, is starting to think the tales of a "Devil's Pit" excessive within the mountains—and so is Peter. His personal brain has been touched by way of the malevolent strength within the fog, with virtually lethal effects. quickly, either will comprehend the reality at the back of the legends.

Satan is alive and good and collecting souls for his darkish military. Ma Jarrett and Peter Sheldon needs to have the ability to forestall him—or his fury will sweep the area!

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The only we regarded down on from the loo Crow's Nest. " "Have you ever been in that gorge, Peter? " Edith requested. "I attempted as soon as with Manny Williams, yet we could not have the ability to climb the cascade the following. and there is no option to get down into it from above, as you recognize. " "It's unexplored, then? " Preble requested. "So some distance as i have been capable of finding out. yet that is not precisely strange. a few areas at the estate are thought of inaccessible. i have to express you. . . " Peter's voice ran down and was once misplaced within the roar of the waterfall at which he was once staring. "Show us what? " Preble frowned at him. "A map. . . " Peter needed to grope for the note. "An previous map i've got . . . " nonetheless observing on the cascade, he squeezed his eyes close and opened them back, hoping the mist he used to be seeing could disappear. It didn't. It persisted to circulate down from the gorge above, now not opaque adequate to blot out the jagged rift by which the cascade arched into area, but swirling down towards him like something alive. He had the wonderful concept it was once an immense eco-friendly slug, approximately obvious, slithering down from a few mystery habitat within the gorge he had simply been conversing approximately. He needed to get out of the following! keen himself to not examine the article, and attempting to preserve the phobia out of his voice, he stated, "Well, there is not anything extra to determine the following. we could return? " His partners checked out him in a few shock. "Are we in a rush? " Preble requested. "I imagine we should always be, a bit. The river remains to be emerging, if you've got spotted. And we have seen every little thing there's to determine right here. " It appeared to fulfill them, notwithstanding if the flow was once nonetheless emerging, it used to be not at all doing so with any pace. with out extra protest they him down the tune. two times he became to determine if the mist used to be in pursuit. It was once no longer, and shortly he confident himself it have been not more than a psychological invention attributable to the move of the waterfall. might be his watching on the fall and envisioning that darkish, never-explored gorge above it had caused a few fear-producing mechanism in his brain. by the point they reached the tree bridge he was once starting to consider a bit silly, all yet confident his mind's eye were enjoying video games with him. Then it occurred back. He had reached nearly the proper heart of the span, with Edith or 3 steps at the back of him and, as sooner than, the barrister from London citing the rear. unexpectedly the greenish mist swirled round him, blinding him. A misstep the following might suggest a most likely deadly plunge into the swollen circulate. He stopped. Edith, looking at her ft, walked blindly into him and all yet knocked him from his precarious perch. She cried out in alarm as she misplaced her stability. For a couple of seconds she teetered like a performer on a tightrope, attempting to retailer herself through the use of her out-flung palms as a balancing pole. Then she went down, yet in a last-second attempt twisted her physique and fell along with her fingers around the tree. Her toes hit the water and the present pulled at them as she struggled for a grip. simply because the river appeared guaranteed to drag her transparent, the arms of her correct hand came upon one of many machete-cut grooves and he or she was once given a moment or of grace.

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