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Doorbell, the (1934) [Short Story]
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Summary :

Henry Cecil, born in the mountains where they hardly know what an electric light is, where having a doorbell equals status. His house has a doorbell. There he lives with his mother and his brother on a small farm. A rival family nearby feels that it owns the land that the Cecil's are living on, and one night while Henry is gone, they shoot his mother and brother.

A grown man, and a steel magnate, Henry is one of the richest men in the nation. He never returned to the farm for vengeance, but Henry has his ways. For in a small cabin in the mountains near his old home, there's a doorbell. And when that doorbell rings, shrieks of hideous agony fill the house and the surrounding countryside, misery that fades into moans and sobs. He will get his revenge.

Original title: The Doorbell
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorror

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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