They sought death since childhood. Why?
"Her voice came to me from afar, ‘Please come. We need you to help us..."
It was a voice from the past, a distant memory of a childhood friend and her brother, drawing me forth from my own peculiar world. For peculiar it is—as you shall see.
As I journeyed forth I worried that I would arrive too late, unable to ease their suffering and fear.
These were troubling thoughts and so I drove my steed onward, faster and faster.
“Please,” I shouted, “there is no time to waste not a moment!”
And there wasn’t as daylight was fading fast.
I kept measuring the darkness for it was increasing by the moment and as it did my horse began to slow, still I drove it on. Then at last I saw a turret rising above the bleak woods.
“We are nearly there!” I cried. We were for we were already in sight of the house and so near to the sad occupants within.
Heathstone House was now coming fully into sight--Heathstone with the last two of its accursed line, the brother and sister Jeremiah and Christine, former playmates of mine. Well perhaps that is not the right term, for I was not really a child but only childlike.
None of us can help what we are, and I could not, though I wished I could.
Still it was enough for me to play with them and visit them undetected.
They called me their secret playmate and I was, comforting them as much as I could for no one else did.
It was the children’s desire to die which brought me to that lonely nursery all those years ago.
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