The House of the Nightmare
"Will your dog bite?" I asked.
"Naw," he answered; "he don't bite. Come in."
I told him I had had an accident to my automobile, and asked if he could drive me to the blacksmith shop and back to my wreckage.
"Cert," he said. "Happy to help you. I'll hitch up foreshortly. Where'd you smash?"
"In front of the gray house about six miles back," I answered.
"That big stone-built house?" he queried.
"The same," I assented.
"Did you go a-past here?" he inquired astonished. "I didn't hear ye."
"No," I said; "I came from the other direction."
"Why," he meditated, "you must 'a' smashed