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Rag Thing, the (1951) [Short Story]
by David Grinnell Rating: Weighted - 6.8 / Average - 6.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

A dirty old landlady polishes a picture frame with a filthy rag earlier used to cover raw meat. As she wipes the picture clean of dust and grime, she spits on the rag, finishes her job, and drops it behind the radiator, where she's too lazy to recover it. There it sits, damp from the dripping radiator, as the months of winter go by. Spring arrives, the radiator is started and stopped several times as the weather changes drastically from cold to warm to back again.

A man is smothered in the upstairs apartment. The man is not missed, and so the circumstances surrounding his death are not closely examined. The slime on his face, the dried scum on his hands, none of these are noticed. Then a new tenant moves in...

Original title: The Rag Thing
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorMonsters

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips

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