The Crossroads of the Aether
A is for Amy who fell down the stairs
B is for Basil assaulted by bears
C is for Clara who wasted away
D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh
E is for Ernest who choked on a peach
F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leech
G is for George smothered under a rug
H is for Hector done in by a thug
I is for Ida who drowned in a lake
J is for James who took lye by mistake...
it was a wild night..
wind, thunder and rain made weird organ music around the New Caister Hotel..
out there by the old castle, midway between the low desolate flats and the turbulent North Sea, the few buildings that existed reeled and complained beneath the assault of the gale, while out on the submerged sands, wave after wave fell with a sound awe-inspiring and sad..
within the hotel was desolation of another kind _