100 Great Operas And Their Stories : Act- By- Act Synopses by Henry W Simon
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An expertly-crafted companion for all opera enthusiasts, this comprehensive book offers a treasure trove of knowledge and insights. With meticulous attention to detail, it presents a detailed account of numerous opera compositions spanning from the 17th century to the present day. From the renowned masterpieces of Monteverdi and Purcell to the contemporary classics of Menotti and Briffen, every act is intricately described, bringing the operatic world to life. The author’s engaging storytelling style adds an extra layer of delight, making each entry a fascinating journey into the characters, their historical context, and beyond.
“Fear at Fernley Abbey: A Haunting Tale of Ghosts and Deception”
The Haunting of Fernley Abbey: A Terrifying Story of Ghostly Encounters
Written by Percival Landon
Three years ago, I embarked on a journey to the east. In order to have an extra day in London, I decided to take the Friday evening mail train to Brindisi instead of the usual Thursday morning route. Though many people dread the long train journey through Europe and the subsequent rush across the Mediterranean, I found it quite comfortable and enjoyable. While on the train, I met a man named Alistair Colvin who seemed preoccupied and restless. He asked me for a favor, which I later agreed to. Little did I know that this favor would lead me into a series of terrifying events at Fernley Abbey.
Fast forward to my arrival in Fernley Abbey, I was met with a sense of unease. The locals believed the Abbey to be haunted, and the workmen who had renovated the place were too terrified to stay after sundown. My friend John Broughton, the owner of the Abbey, had invited me to stay with him. Despite the rumors, Broughton assured me that the ghosts were nothing more than silly antics played by the previous tenant, Mr. Clarke.
However, as the days went by, strange occurrences started happening. Late at night, I encountered a terrifying figure in my room, cloaked in a tattered veil. It was a bone-chilling experience that left me shaken to my core. I later discovered that the figure was part of a hoax orchestrated by Broughton and some of his friends. Enraged by their cowardly act, I confronted them and destroyed the fake apparition. Little did I know that this act would unleash true terror upon us all.
That night, Broughton and his wife, overcome with fear, began to hear footsteps in the house. Panicked, we huddled together, praying for safety. The footsteps came closer and closer, until they reached the door of our room. We held our breath as the figure entered, but it eventually retreated, leaving us paralyzed with fear.
The next morning, with the daylight streaming in, we finally regained our composure. We knew we had to do something about the haunting, but none of us had the courage to face it alone. We decided to wait until the servants had returned before taking any action. Despite the lingering fear, we knew we had to confront the terror that had plagued Fernley Abbey.
And so, the haunting of Fernley Abbey came to an end, but the horror and trauma of those nights would stay with us forever. It was a chilling reminder of the mysteries and terrors that can lurk within the walls of even the most seemingly peaceful places.
As I sit here now, recounting this tale, it sends shivers down my spine. The memory of those ghastly nights will never leave me. The haunting of Fernley Abbey serves as a grim reminder that some things are better left undisturbed, and that even in the most innocent of places, darkness can take hold.